cristi lópez

I am a third year Illustration major at Ringling College. All work on this blog is my own.

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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

wine labels for illustration class

Cristi López 2014

portrait of Ellyn, done in Adobe Illustrator
This was a lot of work and a great learning experience– vector portraits are deceivingly complex! It was refreshing to work in such a clean and graphic style.
Cristi López 2014

portrait of Ellyn, done in Adobe Illustrator

This was a lot of work and a great learning experience– vector portraits are deceivingly complex! It was refreshing to work in such a clean and graphic style.

Cristi López 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day from the sexiest aphrodisiacs in town.
Cristi López 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day from the sexiest aphrodisiacs in town.

Cristi López 2014

quick sketch of Yolandi Visser, done in vine charcoal
One of my present goals is to keep the feeling of quick, rough drawings like this in my final illustrations. I’ll be working more in this style from now on.
Cristi López 2014

quick sketch of Yolandi Visser, done in vine charcoal

One of my present goals is to keep the feeling of quick, rough drawings like this in my final illustrations. I’ll be working more in this style from now on.

Cristi López 2014