Tuesday, April 29, 2008


my sophomore year is less than two weeks away from being over, and just like everybody else, i'm being eaten alive by finals. unfortunately i'm also being consumed by a cold which is leading me to need copious amounts of sleep. You can imagine these two forces colliding, it's been a fierce battle, plenty of carnage (powdered graphite, emergen-c wrappers, tissue boxes) but sleep has been winning out.
i'm also continuing my search for a job here in baltimore, where i plan on being for the summer with the exception of a few weeks. i'm updating with a few images from my sketchbook that i've been scanning in for my visual journalism class. i really love working in my sketchbook as of late, and i hope to keep posting images from it.
in other news, for once the scheduling gods have smiled upon me due to mica's long overdue transition to a system that lets you register first come first serve according to how many credits you've got. i'm taking all of my first choice classes; concepts, painterly drawing, illustrated book, and a few academics.
also, keep your eyes open for www.marissalanterman.com! if all goes according to plan it should be up in june.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

surprise! more portraits!

here are a couple portraits i've been working on- powdered graphite, pencil, and white acrylic on gessoed masonite. i think im going to work on the bottom one some more.

valentines day

an older piece, the assignment was just "valentines day". don't ask. just accept it.

intangible box

this assignment was to create a package for something intangible. i picked secrets. the construction of the box is a little shoddy, but when i finally get a working scanner i'll be able to scan all the images in and put them together a little better. acrylic and colored pencil.

andrew bird

a portrait assignment: pick any musician. i picked andrew bird because not only does he play the glockenspiel, violin, and guitar; he's just adorable. acrylic with black colored pencil lines.

i've given up on the scanner and started photographing stuff. this was for an article about dusty springfield, who is a fantastic singer from the 60's.

Monday, April 14, 2008


ok. thanks to the unending generosity of my parents and the amazon giftcards i've been hoarding i'm now the proud owner of a mustek scanpro scanner (is scanpro scanner redundant?). problem is, i can't get it to work! anybody who happens to be good with computers and can figure this thing out shoot me an email! i really want to put up my latest work. i ran the installation disk and installed all the drivers etc. do i have to uninstall the old driver? help please! mlanterman@mica.edu.