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Devon Beal

Devon Beal
Saratoga Springs, NY
[email protected]

BFA Studio Art, Illustration

A portrait of accomplished writer Toni Morrison with bird wings and water blending into her hair. She is adorned with marigolds, a lady’s hat, and book pages shaped into a heart pierced with a fountain pen. The above text reads “Toni Morrison”, and the bottom text reads “The Pieces I Am”.

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
Colored pencil and ink pen on paper, Adobe Photoshop
16” x 22”
March 2021
ART 412 Traditional Illustration
A portrait of accomplished writer Toni Morrison with bird wings and water blending into her hair. She is adorned with marigolds, a lady’s hat, and book pages shaped into a heart pierced with a fountain pen. The above text reads “Toni Morrison”, and the bottom text reads “The Pieces I Am”.

Three scientific illustrations examining the American Crow. Images include the crow in flight, the crow perched on a branch, and a detailed close-up of the crow’s head.

“American Crow (Corvus Brachyrhynchos)”
Colored pencil and ink pen on paper
14” x 17”
November 2020
ART 312 Intro to Illustration
Three scientific illustrations examining the American Crow. Images include the crow in flight, the crow perched on a branch, and a detailed close-up of the crow’s head.

A fish skeleton in a frilly dress laid in an open coffin. The coffin releases a cloud of black smoke. The above text reads “Pollution is Poison” and the below text reads “Keep Lake Ontario Clean”.

“Pollution is Poison”
Adobe Illustrator
11” x 17”
November 2019
ART 323 Digital Media
A fish skeleton in a frilly dress laid in an open coffin. The coffin releases a cloud of black smoke. The above text reads “Pollution is Poison” and the below text reads “Keep Lake Ontario Clean”.

A reclining nude woman holds a scalpel, her throat cut. A woman wearing a plague mask and a nun’s habit lays beside her. Around the scene is a red candle and bulbs of garlic.

“Sore Throat”
Oil Paint on Canvas
16” x 20”
May 2020
ART 215 Painting I
A reclining nude woman holds a scalpel, her throat cut. A woman wearing a plague mask and a nun’s habit lays beside her. Around the scene is a red candle and bulbs of garlic.
 

A single illustration of a green heron standing in a marsh accompanied by leaves.

Green Heron (Butorides Virescens)
Pen and colored pencil on paper
11 in. x 17 in.
March 2021
Art 412 
A single illustration of a green heron standing in a marsh accompanied by leaves.

Text at the top reads “The Birds of Rice Creek”. Three illustrations of birds are accompanied by their common and scientific names; a green heron standing against a marsh background (text reads: Green Heron, B. Virescens), a turkey vulture perched on a branch (text reads: Turkey Vulture, C. Aura), and spot illustration of the head of an American crow (text reads: American Crow, C. Brachyrhynchos).

The Birds of Rice Creek
Pen and colored pencil on paper, Adobe Photoshop
11 in. x 17 in.
March 2021
Art 412
Text at the top reads “The Birds of Rice Creek”. Three illustrations of birds are accompanied by their common and scientific names; a green heron standing against a marsh background (text reads: Green Heron, B. Virescens), a turkey vulture perched on a branch (text reads: Turkey Vulture, C. Aura), and spot illustration of the head of an American crow (text reads: American Crow, C. Brachyrhynchos).

Two illustrations of the turkey vulture, one perched on a branch and one in flight.

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura)
Pen and colored pencil on paper
11 in. x 17 in.
March 2021
Art 412
Two illustrations of the turkey vulture, one perched on a branch and one in flight.

A series of three illustrations depicting the triple goddess myth. The first shows a toddler age girl representing the child holding white cloth in one hand while standing within the negative space of a crescent moon. She balances a bird’s nest with eggs and budding flowers. The middle image shows a young woman in a white tunic representing the maiden. She is seated cross-legged in the full moon, holding a nest of baby birds with flowers in full bloom. The last shows an old woman cloaked in white representi

Goddess Tryptic
Pen and colored pencil on paper, Adobe Photoshop
17.5 in. x 36 in.
May 2020
Art 312
A series of three illustrations depicting the triple goddess myth. The first shows a toddler age girl representing the child holding white cloth in one hand while standing within the negative space of a crescent moon. She balances a bird’s nest with eggs and budding flowers. The middle image shows a young woman in a white tunic representing the maiden. She is seated cross-legged in the full moon, holding a nest of baby birds with flowers in full bloom. The last shows an old woman cloaked in white representing the crone. She is seated within the negative space of the crescent moon smiling wistfully while holding wilted flowers. Adult birds fly around her.

Text at the top reads “Carnivorous Plants”. Three illustrations of carnivorous plants with their common and scientific names; the venus flytrap (text reads: Venus Flytrap, D. Muscipula), the cape sundew (text reads: Cape Sundew, D. Capensis), and the Crimson Pitcher Plant (text reads: S. Leucophylla).

Carnivorous Plants
Pen and colored pencil on paper, Adobe Photoshop
11 in. x 17 in.
April 2021
Independent Study
Text at the top reads “Carnivorous Plants”. Three illustrations of carnivorous plants with their common and scientific names; the venus flytrap (text reads: Venus Flytrap, D. Muscipula), the cape sundew (text reads: Cape Sundew, D. Capensis), and the Crimson Pitcher Plant (text reads: S. Leucophylla).
 

A scene of two nude women in a room with two mirrors, framed by curtains. Ghostly afterimages of their faces are between them.

Eyeline
Pen and colored pencil on paper
18 in. x 24 in.
May 2020
Art 322
A scene of two nude women in a room with two mirrors, framed by curtains. Ghostly afterimages of their faces are between them.
 

Text at the top reads “Poisonous Flowers”. Three illustrations of poisonous flowering plants with their common and scientific names; clusters of poison hemlock (text reads: Poison Hemlock, C. Maculatum), a sprig of wolfsbane (text reads: Wolfsbane, A. Napellus), and a cluster of oleander (text reads: Oleander, N. Oleander).

Poisonous Flowers
Pen and colored pencil on paper, Adobe Photoshop
11 in. x 17 in. 
April 2021
Independent Study
Text at the top reads “Poisonous Flowers”. Three illustrations of poisonous flowering plants with their common and scientific names; clusters of poison hemlock (text reads: Poison Hemlock, C. Maculatum), a sprig of wolfsbane (text reads: Wolfsbane, A. Napellus), and a cluster of oleander (text reads: Oleander, N. Oleander).

Main text reads “Knitting the Fog”. The illustration depicts a silhouette of a young girl. Within the silhouette, there are illustrations of mountains, tamarind tree branches, a dirt road with a silhouette of an adult, and the Los Angeles skyline. The text outlines an upcoming event by ORI (Oswego Reading Initiative).

Oswego Reading Initiative: Knitting the Fog
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
11” x 17”
April 2021
Art 423
Main text reads “Knitting the Fog”. The illustration depicts a silhouette of a young girl. Within the silhouette, there are illustrations of mountains, tamarind tree branches, a dirt road with a silhouette of an adult, and the Los Angeles skyline. The text outlines an upcoming event by ORI (Oswego Reading Initiative).