Sunday, December 28, 2008


Hey guys!  Hope everyone had a good holiday(s).

Here are some things:

I have a lot of work to do but just thought I'd share.

See ya next year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello My Sweet Children

I won the All School Poster Contest! Yay for Illustrators!

This is it for now, it might be tweaked, depending on the whims of SGA.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hi 9th Floor!

Hello to everyone on the 9th floor. Thought I should post SOMETHING, considering I am part of this blog. No special occasion, just saying kudos to everybody. The work looks great.


Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Years!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species!

Hello all! I think most (if not all) of you know me already simply because I am -always- in the studios~ but I have not yet posted on the 9th floor blog. To introduce myself- I'm David Wentworth, but many know me as "poncho man" ('that-guy-in-the-poncho' doesn't roll off the tongue as well haha). so obviously from the below posts I really like animals :).

this is the cover to my illustration 2 project. we had to teach people how to swim- I decided to make a dog teach the doggie paddle! its watercolour and photoshop digital painting- to see the rest of the pages/panels visit my blog! :D

this sparrow perches over my studio~


Thursday, November 6, 2008

T-shirt contest update.

Due to my surgery this week (and by this week I mean today, ugh), results of the black and white t-shirt contest will be available next week, probably Monday. I'll post them on this blog and around the studios, so look out for shirts at the holiday sale! Buy them! Excitement!

I'm gonna go take some medication now! Thanks for the patience, guys. <3

-Wounded Bamcat

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Hey everyone!
Wanted to share this comic anthology cover I've been working on. It's pretty strange, but most things I do are.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

monsters galore!

i feel that anyone currently on the ninth floor knows who i am, or at least knows me by my work at this point.
For my first post to this wonderful group blog though, i'd like to introduce myself!
my name is Alex Carlson, im a junior illustrator now. this is my first year at Massart, i came from the Milwaukee Inst. of Art and Design in milwaukee Wisconsin. Before that, i was living in Miami.
if you cant tell, i love monsters!

this was done for Advanced Drawing Project. The assignment was cast shadows and though the shadows arnt the focus of the drawing, theyre there! i thought this would be a good pice to represent myself with.


feel free to mosey on over to my blog for a full dose of monstery-goodness.


England in the Fall

Hi! I hope everyone is doing quite well this October. I am living in Liverpool, England right now, which is very lovely and yes, it is the home of the Beatles. It is not so unlike Boston, actually, and is beginning to feel like home. Oh yes, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am beginning to update my blog now! (and eventually my website)

I am glad to see that people are still working on their art. It's been inspiring and I am doing what I can as well.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Masks Aplenty

Hey guys!

It's been a while since I've updated my blog, but now that I've got more of my life in order here's what I've been working on! It's a mask project that will eventually be a part of a personal theater peice I've put off for a while. Here's one picture. You can see the rest on my blog.

Hope everyone is doing well :)


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kitty Bookmark

I'm making kitten bookmarks.  They are drawing with waterproof ink and will have decorative paper behind them.  I just wanted to make some simple are I enjoy in between making my homework.  

my comforter

see my blog for details. peace be with y'all!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mug Design and JP Open Studios

Hey all!
I've been mostly busy with just trying to save some money lately. I did, however, apply for a concept illustrator job for Nanco-Nancy toys. I haven't heard back yet though she really liked me and my work. Here's what I did for a practice assignment. Given more time I would have worked on a background.

Minnesota Zoo Mug- Illustrator
July- 2008

Click to enlarge....

Also, I'll have my artwork up for Jamaica Plain Open Studios this weekend, the 27th and 28th at 10 Seaverns Street, first house on the left on Seaverns right off of Centre St. There will be tons of local musicians playing as well all day. Go to for more information!! I'd love it if you could come by, also there's going to by awesome stuff all over JP that day.
I'll be there physically all day Saturday and part of Sunday.
Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Workin on a Kid's Book

Hey All, Dave C. here. How IS everyone? Current students as well as fellow grads: I greet you. I miss you. If I haven't met you yet... well I miss you even MORE. I've been blessed with this freelance job to do a kids' book for non-profit. Not much pay but I don't really mind, I absolutely LOVE doing this, and, the way I figure it is, I had recently been paying people to assign me to do cool stuff like this (you know, that whole going to art school thing) so for someone to actually pay me anything at all is a total step up. Plus I'm trying to make it a bomb-diggity portfolio contribution. Word.

So here tis. The one with all the doodles is the cover image (pre-crop). The other ones are from spreads on the inside. The whole book is about skin protection, like skin cancer prevention... I love taking on stuff like this: they gave me totally artistic liberty so I'm trying to make this book WAY funner than it may sound. Anything has potential - illustrate away!

Peace Everyone, stay good
and stay excellent too
and awesome
Dave C.
and please email me, that'd make me extremely happy:

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Whipped together an invitation for my daughter's first birthday party recently.
We're giving the party an Alice in Wonderland theme (How nerdy is that?), hence the portrait of Isabella as a mouse in a teapot.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hi everyone. Its Sam. Just letting yall know that I have a new blog where I'll be posting a series Im doing called "Radgast". The first few pages are alittle rough but they're up there, so anyone interested, check it out! I intend on posting a new page every few days. The site is


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

finally got some more stuff up! designs, sketches, all that good stuff.

hope u all are having a good summer.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Kitsune Noir Wallpaper!

Hey everybody,

I posted below about the little fox snippet, here is the full wallpaper

It got second place at Kitsune Noir's DeskTop Wallpaper Battle - yay!
It also got a mention on Cool (so happy!!)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Logo Design


I finished a wallpaper design for Kitsune Noir's DeskTop Battle, and took a snipet to make a logo for a little recording studio. I'll post the full wallpaper this is from soon.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

T-Shirt Contest

Hey everyone,
I wanted to share this with you.
This American Life, T-shirt Design Contest

Monday, July 7, 2008

Album Cover Commission

Finished this up today. I really like the way it came out, and the client was really pleased with it too. Ink and watercolor washes put together in photoshop. The DJ's alias is "Apalala" . A link to his website and music is posted on my blog's main page. Hopefully he'll have this image up on his site soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hey 9th Floor!

Here is some concept art for an upcoming project with Image/Shadowline Comics. The super-cool Kristopher W has written some really fun characters that were pretty exciting to draw up.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Hey Guys,

I have a question. I don't know if anyone can help me with this but I thought I'd give it a shot. i have the opportunity to do poster designs for a theater. They got back to me and asked me what I wanted for compensations and said they have a "minimal budget" for "these kinds of things". Has anyone ever done poster designs? Or knows how I should go about configuring an estimate?

I know this is the hardest part what we have to do.

Thanks everyone!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Thanks to Micah for adding me to this blog, looks like we're getting something pretty sweet rolling. 

I've been doing a lot of portraits lately, so I wanted to post this one and get some feedback. General craft/anatomy issues, and also: background or no? And if yes, what?

This is a guy I met in Alabama while doing Habitat for Humanity (Alternative Spring Break). High school student from Ontario, Canada. Cool people, awesome time. 

Anyways, feel free to fire me feedback or check out some other work on Flickr:

Have a good week!

Friday, June 13, 2008

PUPPETS! Well...almost.

Hey guys! Just working on some puppets. I've had a Little Red Riding Hood idea sitting on the back burner for a while. I plan on making a series of painted illustrations for the story and use them as promotional pieces for the Children's Market. At the moment, Little Red is a bit too saucy. She's got a little Latin/flamenco vibe going on there.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Bright Future

Hey Everyone!

My name is Dave C. I'm just posting to introduce myself and to let you all know that I am utterly available to give feedback or share ideas with. I really believe in the benefit of all-us-illustrators supporting one another. I got cha back. And I'm sure that I'll be posting plenty of sketches and new projects soon asking for feedback. WORD!

with love,
-Dave C.

Saturday, May 31, 2008


While taking a break at work one day, a costumer asked me if I did the signs around the cafe. After I told her that it was true, she asked if I did other artwork, something she could put up in her gallery window! I quickly made friends with her and gave her one of my brand-spanking new business cards. Her gallery is also her studio and as I helped her put my work up in the window, I learned a lot about her experience as a working artist. My interest in the gallery world is growing and this was wonderful fuel for the fire. I lucked out!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

might as well post up...

Hi everyone, I'm glad to see that people are actively posting on this blog; this thing really has a lot of potential (kudos, Micah). Anyway, now that school's over, I've had a little bit of time to work on ideas for oil paintings that I never got around to during the this thing:

graphite on Bristol paper, 8.5" x 11"

I've wanted to paint a still-life for a while now, but I thought it would be more interesting to take a more surreal approach. As always, any thoughts and criticism are more than welcome. Good luck to everyone, and keep painting!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Memory and Dreams

Hey guys. A drawing I made to illustrate my Memory and Dreams Final Project. I took the opportunity to experiment a little. This is a micron/sharpie drawing scanned into Photoshop and placed over scanned watercolor washes. I really like the way it came out. I keep playing with the idea of getting it as a tattoo.....maybe.

Take care! I'll see you all on Friday :)


Monday, May 19, 2008

just for fun :)

congrats everyone! (be seeing u on Friday)

"Peartalk" or "Gossip" acrylic and colored pencil on wood

This is small painting I did for fun. It came from a small sketch I did on graph paper. What a treasure sketchbooks are! I have really come to see them as sources of inspiration. This strange little picture was born from my liking to paint from observation and my wish to be funny.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Past and Present

Hey All,

I figured it was about time I get to posting on this thing. So here it is, its just something I did for Digital Illustration. Nothing too impressive. I'm going into my Junior year of illustration, just so you know where I stand in the scheme of things in Illustration. I agree with Michael, props to Micah for setting this thing up for all of us. It is greatly appreciated, at least from my end. The idea behind this blog is sweet, so I hope it will come together over time and really bring a sense of community among Mass Art's past and present Illustration majors. Though I must admit I'm probably one those illustration majors that contributes to the lack of community.

Live Well,

Friday, May 16, 2008

Polite words or a sign of welcome or recognition.

Hey everybody, glad to be on board!
(My name is Lenny by the way ...)

This is a portait of me when I'll be sixty.

(Should this blog be broadened from "MassArt Illustration Students & Graduates" to also include animation and GD students? Simply because they share the 9th floor ... I'm just saying)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


props to micah for setting this up, i think its a great way to communicate between us. hey so i hope everyone isnt stressing out too hard for reviews. dont forget sleep is good for yall. i just had a thought to share, which is if you know your gonna need certain supplies for next semester and they are expensive, get them on ebay. i save a good amount of money if i buy something there that i dont need right away . be well everyone. -michael k


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