cristi lópez

I am a third year Illustration Major at Ringling College. All work on this bog is my own. Please direct all business inquiries to cristilopez7@gmail.com

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sketchbookI referenced an Aaron Feaver photograph for the pose.
5.5” x 8.25”
Cristi López 2014

sketchbook
I referenced an Aaron Feaver photograph for the pose.

5.5” x 8.25”

Cristi López 2014

Summertime
7.5” x 9”watercolor
This was an assignment from The Illustration Academy this summer. The prompt, given to us by Gary Kelley, was to illustrate a prospective cover for the North American Review Summer Fiction issue.
Cristi López 2014

Summertime

7.5” x 9”
watercolor

This was an assignment from The Illustration Academy this summer. The prompt, given to us by Gary Kelley, was to illustrate a prospective cover for the North American Review Summer Fiction issue.

Cristi López 2014

Luca
18” x 24”acrylic
Cristi López 2014

Luca

18” x 24”
acrylic

Cristi López 2014

process work
Cristi López 2014

process work

Cristi López 2014

rokurokubi

18.5” x 28.5”mixed media on Stonehenge paper
Cristi López 2014

rokurokubi

18.5” x 28.5”
mixed media on Stonehenge paper

Cristi López 2014

pastel18” x 24”
Cristi López 2014

pastel
18” x 24”

Cristi López 2014

katlynerin asked: I love your artwork and was wondering how hard it is to get in the illustration program at ringling? I'd love to go there and get as good as people like you!

Thank you so much for looking at my work. I’m so glad you enjoy it. ♥ 

I can’t tell you how hard it is to get in straight out of high school, if that is what you are looking to do. After a year and a half at UF, I applied to Ringling, Pratt, and RISD, and was accepted to all three. I used basically the same portfolio for all of them, which consisted of figure drawings, class projects, personal drawings, sketchbook pages, photographs, and sculpture.

My biggest suggestion is to make a lot of work, especially in your sketchbook! You won’t use most of it; I guarantee you that. Just remember that every piece you make will enrich the next. Draw from life. And definitely go to a portfolio day (x) to see where your strengths lie and where you need improvement in your portfolio. Getting your portfolio reviewed by Ringling staff will probably give you a good idea of your chances of acceptance.

I hope that wasn’t too lengthy of a response! I’m no expert, but I want to help in any way I can. Keep in touch, and good luck! Have fun. :)

sketchbook studies after Mucha
This May, I’ve been doing small master studies in my sketchbook. I often do them in colored pencil, and particularly enjoy the shades Henna and Tuscan Red by Prismacolor (used in the sketches above). They go together beautifully!
Cristi López 2014

sketchbook studies after Mucha

This May, I’ve been doing small master studies in my sketchbook. I often do them in colored pencil, and particularly enjoy the shades Henna and Tuscan Red by Prismacolor (used in the sketches above). They go together beautifully!

Cristi López 2014

book cover redesign for Peony in Love by Lisa See
Cristi López 2014

book cover redesign for Peony in Love by Lisa See

Cristi López 2014

Maya and Tyrone
He makes her cry, and she waters him with her tears.
This is my first proper digital illustration, drawn traditionally and colored in Photoshop. I very much enjoyed developing these characters and drawing in this style.
Cristi López 2014

Maya and Tyrone

He makes her cry, and she waters him with her tears.

This is my first proper digital illustration, drawn traditionally and colored in Photoshop. I very much enjoyed developing these characters and drawing in this style.

Cristi López 2014