Barnyard Atelier: VisArts Fall 2023 Class Catalog Illustrations


Final Cover Art 

In the earlier sketches of the cover design, the duck had replaced an Airedale Terrier and the animals were orginally to be wearing clothes. The composition is mixed-media, made using cut-paper collage, ink, soft body acrylic paint, tape and color pencil. Each component was crafted individully and composed in Photoshop. The background and figure sketches were added digitally. 

Barnyard Atelier is a series of illustrations completed for the Fall 2023 class catalog at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Featured are the catalog’s cover design and 5 spot illustrations.

Intial composite sketch.

Proposal Sketch.

Here are some of the full paper cut-outs of the animals featured on the cover:


“The Laborer” Modeled in clay 1891.Alfred Boucher  Cast by F. Barbedienne.