AAU Spring Show 2013

The AAU Spring Show, hosted at the Palace of Fine Arts, was amazing and inspiring. Congratulations to all those who got their work in! I unfortunately did not have anything in the show, as being my first year here, was unprepared. I was hoping to at least see my name on posters for some of the collaboratives I am working on but unfortunately no. I am looking forward to stepping up my game and getting something in to the spring show for next year, maybe I'll even try submitting some illustrations!All the work was amazing but here are some of the highlights to my evening. First, giant apologies to those artworks that I don't have an artist name attached to as I didn't get a chance to copy down and match the two together. The ones I do know the artist of is because I know them personally, so yay! First up is an amazing drawing of Tim Burton that won best in show for the Foundations department. There was also another amazing drawing of Hugh Laurie as Gregory House but it appears that I do not have a photograph of it; probably because someone was in the way and I forgot to go back to it. burton

I love Disney and was excited to see this amazing bust of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Following are a turtle head, by Joseph Jordan, and Kerchak from Tarzan, by Charles Larrieu. beastturtlekershak

I was painting textures for "Ruslan and Ludmilla" at one point so this skull caught my eye with its detail and textures. skull

This next sculpture, titled "Give it back!" first initially caught my eye with the neat textures that made up the body of the orange and yellow character. I also love how it tells a little story. give_it_back

The set and puppets of "Frog Bar", a puppet animation that is currently under production. frog_bar

An absolutely amazing macquette by Tatiana Samoylova that was the runner up winner in the maquette category of the show. It took her, I believe, 80 hours and 12 pounds of Super Sculpty to craft the maquette. She layered all the fur for the bear strand by strand! The hard work shows and clearly has paid off. werebear

Some amazing oil paintings. I love the physicality of the brushstrokes. It made me miss my oil paints but then I remembered that I hated those things. They were a mess, smelly, and a hassle. I prefer digital painting even though I do lose the nice tactile quality of working with physical materials. portrait2portrait

A lovely illustration of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. It reminds me a lot of Marta Dahlig's work. Particularly that giant circle thing in the back which reminds me of Marta's Deadly Sin series but is, I feel, somewhat uncalled for here other than it looks pretty. ariel

Adorable "Golden Coral Dragon"! This reminds me somewhat of Bobby Chiu's work but still, amazing and adorable. coral_dragon

Always love the fantasy genre and so here is a very cool forest guardian that caught my eye. forest_guardian

A character sheet for a short called "Tequila Rescue". I'm not sure who did this specific artwork, again extremely sorry, but it is for the thesis project of Rudy Waldstein and is about how a little chihuahua thinks it is a big saint bernard rescue dog. tequila