Tuesday, December 8, 2009

5 Hour Energy article:

About the real effects of 'Energy Shots'.

Monday, December 7, 2009

for jeff


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

article for shane


If you could make this illustration square that would be cool.

article for jeff


I would like the article to be 11X17 and the composition to be long rather than tall. Keep in mind a gutter, because this would be used as a two page spread.

Friday, November 20, 2009

For Logan

I want you to make an advertisement for the Panther Pub on Rantoul Street in Beverly. Final scale should be 11 inches tall x 8.5 inches wide. Any medium is acceptable.

-Must portray the pub as a clean, classy, and safe environment
-Must show customers enjoying themselves in a clean, classy, and safe way
-Must include the Panther Pub sign as it is portrayed on the front of the pub.
-Both the pub's food and drink options must be displayed
-Nothing that might put off our new white collar target audience (Mouse poop, dirty floors, suspicious characters)
-Anything else is up to you


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pinup Idea for Logan

George Washington pinup - not allowed to be a Valley Forge parody or reference. Anything else involving ye old general is fair game, however.

Size and scale of a dollar bill.


Article For Shane

Santas Lobbying for Swine Flu Vaccine: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_on_re_us/us_fea_lifestyles_santa_swine_flu

Square composition, to scale suited to your working - barred from use of cliché super saturated red and green.


Ideas for Logan.

Here are two ideas:

1. A one celled organism as idolized by scientific researchers for their benefit to society:
-Circle Format (but to be printed 6x6.)
-Must have three scientists. One old (70's), one middle-aged (40's), one young (early 20's)

2. Fishing Lure as Idolized by a fish (for an advertisement for the lure company "Strike King Lure Company".)
-8.25w x 10.75h
-must be a real lure from the catalog shown in the image.

-mark hoffmann

Article for Shane

-6.5w x 7.85h
-Must have room for the title to be placed on it (Roughly the top 1/4 of the image)
-Must have a red british style mailbox in it.
-mark hoffmann

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Article for Jeff!

Here you go!


Specifications: A horizontal composition that is more wide than it is tall. It also needs to have a limited pallet that has black, white and two other colors of your choice.

Hopefully that makes sense!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Senior Show

Show is up at 301, check it out. Also, please come to reception on wed. the 11th between 6 and 8. There will be plenty of art and food.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fred Lynch PinUp

Here is the final illustration of my teacher Fred Lynch, as directed by my friend Jeff Chouiniere. He's colorblind, so I decided to use this type of palette to highlight this aspect. Oh, and the mug there is a little homage to his series of paintings. Keep it real Fred.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Also for Shane


Article about caviar.

Friday, October 16, 2009

For Shane

For your next piece I'm going to have you redo the album review illustration for last month's Rolling Stone for the band Monsters of Folk.


Final print size: 8"(h) x 6"(w)
As a bonus: Color palette - Fall foliage.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Game addiction

For an article about Video Game Addiction being added to the list of 'real' mental problems.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hanging in studio.

The progress of my pencils on the first two pieces. I still need ground, clouds, legs, foot, and hand on the second one, but should definantly be done by end of weekend, then on to my third. I will start inking on these pretty soon. Hopefully the ink will make it easier to take a decent photo of these.

Thursday, October 8, 2009



New panels... some out of order

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sketch Character Concept

This is a concept design for my next project. Basically he's a war hero who died in battle but during his passing, his soul never went on to the afterlife. The idea of the game would involve the main character searching for the canopic jars that contain his organs, in order to gain back the strength needed to take revenge on the one responsible for his misfortune.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dear Emily,

Could you please pick the next person to give me a pin-up subject? Thank you.


redone pages

here are the first 6 completed pages so far (the actual first page is still pending. It's supposed to be an establishing shot but I'm too lazy to draw it at the moment). I re-colored all of the pages since the last critique, and I also blacked in Vlad's suit and learned how to color lineart. I'm still trying to find a font that works with the drawings, so yeah, I know my handwriting is not up to par.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

For Jeff


Comic Panels: Chris Thibodeau

sailor man

First 4 panels for my comic book.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Debating the influence of 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band'
Ink, watercolor and Gauche.
7 x 21

Friday, September 11, 2009

For Shane


Grandma PinUp

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Left Brain, Right Brain value and color sketch

Just a little introduction, my name is Shane Murphy, and I am an Senior Illustrator at Montserrat College of Art. I work primarily with Acrylic and Oil paint as well as ink in my work, and I am attending Mark Hoffmann's Illustration Thesis course this Fall.

Here is a value sketch as well as a color sketch for an upcoming editorial piece that I will be creating for my thesis portfolio. The article I am creating the image for describes the similarities and differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, as well as the important role that symmetry plays in the development of the brain during our lifetime.

The final piece will be painted on canvas with acrylics and oils, and will be prepared on a canvas that is larger to scale than what the reproduced image will be. (6.5h x 4.24w)

The value sketch below is not to scale, but will be important in finding my lights and darks when I begin work on the final piece. The color sketch is to scale, and I am very excited to work these colors even further into the composition. The image is a self portrait, with arrows on either side of the head to very simply emphasize right and left. Both halves of the composition are different yet are linked by color and pattern to achieve a sense of balance between symmetry and asymmetry. I would like to play with the patterns to achieve a "brain texture".

Value Sketch:

Color Sketch:

Any comments and/or criticism are welcome! Also, here is a link to my personal blog!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009