Painting Drama

Exciting news! I made it through Painting Drama 1, a composition and visual storytelling course mentored by Chris Oatley through Oatley Academy.

It was a rare and valuable chance to absorb vast amounts of visual storytelling wizardry, which I hope will truly affect my art going forward. My brain is still processing it all.

Here are a couple of pieces (along with just a few development sketches) I did for the class. Hoping to share more soon:

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I’m so thankful for such personalized guidance from the amazing Chris Oatley, and priceless interaction with classmates. Check out the work of my fellow PD students at the links below:

Sarah Mills  —-  Kira Slaght  —-   Magali Mebsout   —-   Andre Meister   —-   Zijian Yan   —-   Carolyn Arcobascio   —-   Garrett McGill   —-   Linda Lithén   —-   Sarah Ricketts   —-   Ryan James   —-   Lindsey Reimer   —-   Melissa Dow   —-   Lynne Yoshii   —-   Sara Burke   —-   Lisa Lindsay   —-   Ian Rosenthaler   —-   Casey Gustafson   —-   Kristen Schwartz   —-   Nick Jizba   —-   Brian Talbott   —-   Jeszika Lee   —-   Karlen Tam   —-   Cassandra Mazur   —-   Matt Gilson   —-   Dominick Carachilo

New Things :)

Just making note of some projects that are finished and available to the masses :).

Norse Mythology poster, size 24″x18″ : available for purchase here.

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Nanny and Me – children’s book, written by Florence Ann Romano, illustrated by Sydni Kruger (yay!). Available for purchase on Amazon. Reviewed on Goodreads.

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More to come :)

 

Norse Mythology Poster

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This is a poster commission I did for a folk band ( www.sassafrassmusic.com/ ). They sent it to buyers of their newest CD this month. It is a self-contained illustration of the world according to Norse mythology. The places and characters are all labeled in this image; I will be uploading a text-free version soon.

For a (most likely) better viewing experience, visit http://sydniart.deviantart.com/

To purchase prints, visit http://sydniart.deviantart.com/art/Illustrated-Norse-Cosmos-509414294

#Inktober Gallery

This year I took on the inktober challenge (one ink drawing a day for each day in October, posted to Instagram or other social media sites) along with artists around the world.

Take a look at www.inktober.com to see what it’s all about, and check out my own gallery of fresh ink drawings :). Click here or see the Sketchbook tab.

Some of these are available as prints at http://society6.com/sydniart/prints :).

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The Lion with a Top Hat

Progress on my digital painting assignment from Oatley Academy.

This character makes me think of a lion-tamer.. Some weird irony there :-P.

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Preliminary drawings, color comps, and the painting by John Singer Sargent that I used for the assignment.

 

Portfolio of Sydni Kruger