Old Hollywood Dining with Friends Donation Illustration
Old Hollywood Dining with Friends Donation Illustration

Finished a new Illustration! This illustration was created as a donation for a charity event, 'Old Hollywood Dining with Friends'. This event helps to raise money for Thrive Alabama (formerly the AIDS Action Coalition). 

Crenshaw County Logo Concept
Crenshaw County Logo Concept

I'm really excited to share one of my logo concepts I recently developed for Crenshaw County Economic Industrial Development Authority. Although this didn't make the cut, I simply had to show it off! Check out my full blog post on this logo.

Gateway to Oz by Lauren Hodges
Gateway to Oz by Lauren Hodges

Black and white digital painting inspired by the movie Oz the Great and Powerful. I wanted to incorporate the chaos of the tornado by using dark values and small details throughout the piece (debris, dust, destruction, etc.)

Victorian Costume & Fabric Studies by Lauren Hodges
Victorian Costume & Fabric Studies by Lauren Hodges

Pencil drawing focusing on cloth folds and shadows.

Stalagmites by Lauren Hodges
Stalagmites by Lauren Hodges

Reflection of the process of how stalagmites are created. Sculpture representing an hourglass.

Let It Go! by Lauren Hodges
Let It Go! by Lauren Hodges

Remastered illustration of Elsa from Disney's Frozen.

View My Process

LostType Raygun Poster by Lauren Hodges
LostType Raygun Poster by Lauren Hodges

Student work created for the LostType foundry. Represents the relaxed feel of the company while enticing viewers with playful typography related antics.

If Shooting Stars Were Pyramids by Lauren Hodges
If Shooting Stars Were Pyramids by Lauren Hodges

Another piece playing with geometric shapes. I took three planes of copper, wove them together with copper wire, and attached copper wire tails. This is a highly textured bright and colorful piece.

Sun, Sand, and Seaweed by Lauren Hodges
Sun, Sand, and Seaweed by Lauren Hodges

Another piece reminiscent of the beach. I used a lot of mixed media for this work: red thread, pouring medium, glass bead texture gel, red grommets, and gloss gel medium. The glass beads represent the grainy-ness of the sand and also create a subtle reflective texture in the painting.

Craters and Constellations by Lauren Hodges
Craters and Constellations by Lauren Hodges

This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. I read that outer space and geometric shapes are projected to be trending in 2015. So, I took that as an artistic challenge and platform for inspiration. I really just had fun with this one. I played with color mixing, texture, geometric lines/shapes, and power tools!

Behind the Waterfalls by Lauren Hodges
Behind the Waterfalls by Lauren Hodges

I mixed a couple techniques with this painting (Mostly drip and impasto techniques). This abstract piece was inspired by caverns behind waterfalls. I tried to capture the darkness of the cavern with flecks of light shining through the water.

Sea Dragon by Lauren Hodges
Sea Dragon by Lauren Hodges

4ft tall Copper sculpture. Utilized brazing techniques with acetalyne torch.

Self Promotion Toy Theater by Lauren Hodges
Self Promotion Toy Theater by Lauren Hodges

This self promotion book contains a custom introduction specifically written to the potential employer, instructions with diagrams, script, four scenes, four characters, and tear out resume.

View Details and Inner Pages

Waves and Red Seaweed by Lauren Hodges
Waves and Red Seaweed by Lauren Hodges

This piece pays tribute to my more recent memories taking trips to St Andrews State Park in Panama City, Florida. St Andrews is a gorgeous beach my family and I have gone to relax for the weekends. The beach has beautiful natural rock jetty's. Occasionally red seaweed washes up on the shore.

Contoured Strings by Lauren Hodges
Contoured Strings by Lauren Hodges

This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. It is inspired by my background with the violin. I emphasize on the contour of the strings by using pattern paper for the background and copper wire entwined throughout the piece. I was also inspired by the craft styles of violins. Some of the most beautiful violins I've ever seen have "flamed/curled" maple designs and I wanted to reflect that design style through the texture in the body of the violin.

Such is Greed by Lauren Hodges
Such is Greed by Lauren Hodges

This is experimental piece playing heavily with texture and soft contrasts.I thought it might be fun to have my husband name this painting and describe what he thought of while viewing it. From his perspective, this painting made him think of the story of King Midas and the corruption of his greed.

Rain in the West by Lauren Hodges
Rain in the West by Lauren Hodges

22"W x 28"H x 0.75"D

Acrylic on canvas. Growing up in Nevada, I was always fascinated with how drastically rain could impact the desert. This is my abstract rendition of the rain pouring down on the Nevadan desert.

Ruse Illusion Co. by Lauren Hodges
Ruse Illusion Co. by Lauren Hodges

Senior Project for my final year in college at Auburn University, this work spanned an entire semester. The objective was to create a fictitious company in which I designed all elements.

Ruse Illusion Co. is an online magic trick club.

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Pollard Birches and Clay by Lauren Hodges
Pollard Birches and Clay by Lauren Hodges

My recreation of Vincent Van Gogh's Pollard Birches. One of the tree's is recreated in clay, scored, painted, and attached to the drawing to give it a 3D aspect. I really wanted the drawing to push past the dimension of paper.

Old Hollywood Dining with Friends Donation Illustration
Crenshaw County Logo Concept
Gateway to Oz by Lauren Hodges
Victorian Costume & Fabric Studies by Lauren Hodges
Stalagmites by Lauren Hodges
Let It Go! by Lauren Hodges
LostType Raygun Poster by Lauren Hodges
If Shooting Stars Were Pyramids by Lauren Hodges
Sun, Sand, and Seaweed by Lauren Hodges
Craters and Constellations by Lauren Hodges
Behind the Waterfalls by Lauren Hodges
Sea Dragon by Lauren Hodges
Self Promotion Toy Theater by Lauren Hodges
Waves and Red Seaweed by Lauren Hodges
Contoured Strings by Lauren Hodges
Such is Greed by Lauren Hodges
Rain in the West by Lauren Hodges
Ruse Illusion Co. by Lauren Hodges
Pollard Birches and Clay by Lauren Hodges
Old Hollywood Dining with Friends Donation Illustration

Finished a new Illustration! This illustration was created as a donation for a charity event, 'Old Hollywood Dining with Friends'. This event helps to raise money for Thrive Alabama (formerly the AIDS Action Coalition). 

Crenshaw County Logo Concept

I'm really excited to share one of my logo concepts I recently developed for Crenshaw County Economic Industrial Development Authority. Although this didn't make the cut, I simply had to show it off! Check out my full blog post on this logo.

Gateway to Oz by Lauren Hodges

Black and white digital painting inspired by the movie Oz the Great and Powerful. I wanted to incorporate the chaos of the tornado by using dark values and small details throughout the piece (debris, dust, destruction, etc.)

Victorian Costume & Fabric Studies by Lauren Hodges

Pencil drawing focusing on cloth folds and shadows.

Stalagmites by Lauren Hodges

Reflection of the process of how stalagmites are created. Sculpture representing an hourglass.

Let It Go! by Lauren Hodges

Remastered illustration of Elsa from Disney's Frozen.

View My Process

LostType Raygun Poster by Lauren Hodges

Student work created for the LostType foundry. Represents the relaxed feel of the company while enticing viewers with playful typography related antics.

If Shooting Stars Were Pyramids by Lauren Hodges

Another piece playing with geometric shapes. I took three planes of copper, wove them together with copper wire, and attached copper wire tails. This is a highly textured bright and colorful piece.

Sun, Sand, and Seaweed by Lauren Hodges

Another piece reminiscent of the beach. I used a lot of mixed media for this work: red thread, pouring medium, glass bead texture gel, red grommets, and gloss gel medium. The glass beads represent the grainy-ness of the sand and also create a subtle reflective texture in the painting.

Craters and Constellations by Lauren Hodges

This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. I read that outer space and geometric shapes are projected to be trending in 2015. So, I took that as an artistic challenge and platform for inspiration. I really just had fun with this one. I played with color mixing, texture, geometric lines/shapes, and power tools!

Behind the Waterfalls by Lauren Hodges

I mixed a couple techniques with this painting (Mostly drip and impasto techniques). This abstract piece was inspired by caverns behind waterfalls. I tried to capture the darkness of the cavern with flecks of light shining through the water.

Sea Dragon by Lauren Hodges

4ft tall Copper sculpture. Utilized brazing techniques with acetalyne torch.

Self Promotion Toy Theater by Lauren Hodges

This self promotion book contains a custom introduction specifically written to the potential employer, instructions with diagrams, script, four scenes, four characters, and tear out resume.

View Details and Inner Pages

Waves and Red Seaweed by Lauren Hodges

This piece pays tribute to my more recent memories taking trips to St Andrews State Park in Panama City, Florida. St Andrews is a gorgeous beach my family and I have gone to relax for the weekends. The beach has beautiful natural rock jetty's. Occasionally red seaweed washes up on the shore.

Contoured Strings by Lauren Hodges

This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. It is inspired by my background with the violin. I emphasize on the contour of the strings by using pattern paper for the background and copper wire entwined throughout the piece. I was also inspired by the craft styles of violins. Some of the most beautiful violins I've ever seen have "flamed/curled" maple designs and I wanted to reflect that design style through the texture in the body of the violin.

Such is Greed by Lauren Hodges

This is experimental piece playing heavily with texture and soft contrasts.I thought it might be fun to have my husband name this painting and describe what he thought of while viewing it. From his perspective, this painting made him think of the story of King Midas and the corruption of his greed.

Rain in the West by Lauren Hodges

22"W x 28"H x 0.75"D

Acrylic on canvas. Growing up in Nevada, I was always fascinated with how drastically rain could impact the desert. This is my abstract rendition of the rain pouring down on the Nevadan desert.

Ruse Illusion Co. by Lauren Hodges

Senior Project for my final year in college at Auburn University, this work spanned an entire semester. The objective was to create a fictitious company in which I designed all elements.

Ruse Illusion Co. is an online magic trick club.

View Details and Additional Images

Pollard Birches and Clay by Lauren Hodges

My recreation of Vincent Van Gogh's Pollard Birches. One of the tree's is recreated in clay, scored, painted, and attached to the drawing to give it a 3D aspect. I really wanted the drawing to push past the dimension of paper.

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