Friday, June 24, 2011

Moved on.

I no longer use this blog. You should check out my official website over at.

www.DaveHargrove.com

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Banana Butts



Posts are always few and far between on here. I think I'll keep this as a more professional oriented blog that will follow what is going on as far a my professional and school work. But for the more fun day to day less polished work I will be posting on...

http://bananabutts.tumblr.com/

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Life update

Chances are you probably got to this blog from this site but for some strange reason you didn't I finally launched www.DaveHargrove.com

It's where Im displaying my prouder moments thus far in Illustration. I'm currently in 2 of the 3 final Illustration courses before I get that big beautiful BFA. Im taking Portfolio and Caricature. Im making the best work that Ive ever made. Im getting work outside of classes and it's all strangely coming together. Exciting times now and ahead.

My roommate is gone for this entire 10 week quarter so I've just been locked away drawing in my apartment. So here you go. Look forward to madness these conditions are creating.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Latest Collaboration

There is literally tons and tons of work that needs to get posted. Currently working on a better venue to display my work than at blog spot. No offense guy its just a little dated. But here is a relatively easy post. A book I was commissioned to do some Ink drawings for. Its based on the Jameson Whiskey commercial for an up and coming Graphic Design Student Dan Ogren. Check out the link and Photos.













Latest Collaboration




There is literally tons and tons of work that needs to get posted. Currently working on a better venue to display my work than at blog spot. No offense guy its just a little dated. But here is a relatively easy post. A book I was commissioned to do some Ink drawings for. Its based on the Jameson Whiskey commercial for an up and coming Graphic Design Student Dan Ogren. Check out the link and Photos.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Children's Book

Finished my very first book last semester. I both wrote and Illustrated it. I never would have thought so much goes into such a simple book. I have most definitely found a new appreciation for children's books. Telling a good story in 12 spreads is way more of a challenge then you may think. It was a great experience to work on a finished product from beginning to end. Starting from writing and sketching to the layout, text, and finally getting it actually printed. I plan on having them up for sale to the public very soon. So I'll update for anyone interested. Here are a few images from the book.








Printmaking

This was my first ever Print that I ever made. It was a two block linoleum print. The design was made in mind for someone special so get off my back about the mushy subject matter. I made a small edition of just 4. One was the gift, the second was for My professor's student work collection, one for me to keep, and one print was entered into "Nice to meet you" a printmaking show at Desoto Row Gallery in Savannah Ga. It was listed as not for sale just because I only wanted it to be special for the certain someone, but someone inquired about purchasing it anyway. I was really surprised and told the special someone and they were like pshhh go for it haha so I did. And that is my story about my very first sold piece of art.


Portrait and Oil painting

More work from technique classes

These are more Illustrations in later material and technique classes. They were open ended as far as subject matter they focused on technique. I learned that I enjoy portraits haha.




Experimenting with techniques


These are studies and experiments from some of my material and technique classes. Some of my first uses of acrylics ever.