Saturday, May 29, 2010

I just graduated from college!!!!! but this is not the end! no more student work but im in the biz now!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

here is an update on the one of the pigeon . . . and the sleeping guy. it is about half way painted but you get the idea. or you will once i paint the pigeon . . .

Saturday, May 22, 2010

i ended up going with the one where they are rocking out to congress. that's theo roosevelt on the banjo A-Jax on the tables and G' Wash is going to be crowd surfing with a base guitar once i draw him. im going to go with the blue color scheme *see post below there are a few things missing, like andrew jackson's neck for example, but i'll get to painting it soon enough.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

here is a quick color comp for the t-shirt i am going to make as a leave behind item for my self promo prof. i asked him what his favorite food is and he said it was eel sushi. so here it is in all of its majesty. better known as unagi domini. still trying to decide whether i should make the eel the orangy color it is after being cooked or to have it green. also i may or may not add other smaller sushi(s) below it in their own rice mandorlas. oh and the more orangey yellow is actually going to be gold paint like a proper byzantine mosaic.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

here is the first post that is actually for school in a while. and one of the last ever!!! a week from tomorrow i will have in my hands a shiny new B.F.A! so i figure i might as well have as much fun with my projects as i can until i have art directors on my back. i saw a guy sleeping on a park bench here in savannah and some pigeons were getting dangerously close . . . you can see where this idea came from. i am actually going with the one that is right under the one that is colored. but i will be using basically the same colors. ONE WEEK!

Monday, May 17, 2010

i just spent the last hour playing around with PHOTOSHOP CS5! very cool but not as cool as i had expected. didnt think i would end up saying this but even though they have the new "painter" style brushes corel still has them beat in "blendability". i just realized a second ago that the guy i just painted looks a bit like shaggy from scooby doo! completely unintentional.

Behold the power of my fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battl. . . illustration website!
my website is now up and working!! its still a little rough around the edges but the gallery works and everything. . . go here!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

ok i guess i'll finish the other one later. i started painting more on this one. the robot is a guy i used to draw in high school and was the first thing that i ever painted. if i can find the shirt that i painted him on i will put it up. these practice paintings i am doing are just quick practices so that i can work on my command of color schemes and just so that i can get faster and better at painting. i have always had a very strong emphasis on my drawing (which isn't bad i love drawing) but now i am trying to get out of my comfort zone and work on this while i still have the time to slack off on it. listen to me! i sound official! funny how i slack off from work with more work . . . oh and my website is now up (none of the links to the pages besides the home page are working yet but you can look at my homepage all day long if you want to . . . i know i do.

another definitely not finished practice painting and a new start on an old drawing . . . can you tell im focusing on my medieval art paper?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My final designs for my business cards are finished! not sure if i will pick one and get it printed or just do all three. Things are all coming together!! i have my resume done and now with these finished all i need to do now is finish off the website!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


(cue triumphant horns and drums playing Also Sprach Zarathustra in the background)
MY ACTUAL PORTFOLIO SITE IS UP!!!!! ok well really there is a place holder thing up right now but i am building the site right now and it should be completely operational sometime next week if not before then. but if you love the idea of being able to type BRITTIRICK.COM into the address bar as much as i do then type my name into the address bar you SHALL!!!!
(or you can just click this link . . . ) ((this one))

Monday, May 3, 2010

This is the underpainting for another "just for fun" thing. well it's not completely just for fun, i am trying to practice different techniques for getting color schemes and rendering quickly on the computer. woo! Fun! i will finish it soon enough. this is only the underpainting so i am not completely sure what the colors will be.