Thursday, December 25, 2014

My Secret Santa Present (Miller side)

Every year for Christmas my family draws names to see who we will be assigned to gift giving. This year I am proud to announce that I am my mom's Secret Santa. Through out all my life she has asked for a landscape painting from me. When I was younger I was always busy drawing and painting what I wanted to paint and draw. Once college started I only did what my teachers told me. Technically I'm still mostly doing only what my teachers are doing but this past semester my teachers wants from me and my mom's wants from me finally aligned and here I have 12 landscape paintings, or "plein air" paintings I should say. Don't get me wrong though, I absolutely loved doing these paintings. As a class we would go out on sight to some of the most beautiful locations in the valley and up in the mountains and get our paints out and paint away. Some are definitely better than others, but I hope they all can be enjoyed by my mom for years to come. Merry Christmas Mom! I love you! ~Sarah

Friday, December 19, 2014

Aouda's battle against the Souix

My final project for my Concept Design class. A story moment from the book Around the World in 80 Days with a Sci Fi twist (Around the Galaxy in 80 days) Aouda is an alien princess and the ship has just been shot down by a viral humanoid alien group called the Souix. In the book there is a line where it states that Aouda is able to handle herself well with a gun. I have switched the gun for a futuristic bow and arrow.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sketch Dump

These are the highlights of this year's 2014 sketchbook