EARLY WORK

The evolution of Jud Burgess as an artist and designer.   Everything a person does creatively, whether good or mediocre makes them what they are as life goes on.  Never stop trying new things or falling flat on your face...you’ll get better.  It’s been said a person becomes a master at something when they’ve invested 10,000 hours into it.  That include countless hours of failure and redemption.  Don't let fear keep you from coloring outside the lines.

 

  High School Art Class Self Portrait Pencil on paper.   © Jud Burgess  1977  

 

High School Art Class Self Portrait
Pencil on paper.   © Jud Burgess  1977

 

  Statue in Bog Watercolor on paper.  © Jud Burgess  1978  

 

Statue in Bog
Watercolor on paper.  © Jud Burgess  1978

 

  Bayou Shotgun Shack Watercolor on paper.  © Jud Burgess  1978  

 

Bayou Shotgun Shack
Watercolor on paper.  © Jud Burgess  1978

 

  Green Storm Airbrushed oils and direct spraypaint marbling on paper.   © Jud Burgess  1978  

 

Green Storm
Airbrushed oils and direct spraypaint marbling on paper.   © Jud Burgess  1978

 

  Self-portrait Colored pencil on paper.  © Jud Burgess  1979  

 

Self-portrait
Colored pencil on paper.  © Jud Burgess  1979

 

  Bat Flight Airbrush enamels on coldpress board   © Jud Burgess 1980  

 

Bat Flight
Airbrush enamels on coldpress board   © Jud Burgess 1980

 

  Began 1961    Ended ? Airbrushed enamels on coldpress board.   © Jud Burgess  1980  

 

Began 1961    Ended ?
Airbrushed enamels on coldpress board.   © Jud Burgess  1980

 

  American Music Gouache and handlettering on coldpress board.   School project at TSTC.   © Jud Burgess  1983  

 

American Music
Gouache and handlettering on coldpress board.   School project at TSTC.   © Jud Burgess  1983

 

  Hollow Airbrushed gouache in coldpress board.  Done in my spare time while at TSTC in Waco, Texas © Jud Burgess 1983  

 

Hollow
Airbrushed gouache in coldpress board.  Done in my spare time while at TSTC in Waco, Texas © Jud Burgess 1983

 

  Insignificant Problems Ink and gouache on coldpress board.   School project at TSTC.   © Jud Burgess  1984  

 

Insignificant Problems
Ink and gouache on coldpress board.   School project at TSTC.   © Jud Burgess  1984

 

  The Victims Airbrushed acrylic, hand-inked lettering and applied photographs on coldpress board.  Done in my spare time while at TSTC in Waco, Texas.  My brother Roi co-led and played lead guitar for a band named The Victims which later became the locally legendary One Second Zero.  I created this “fake poster” and incorporated some photography I shot of Roi and him of me.  It won Best of Show at the Addies in Waco.   © Jud Burgess  1984  

 

The Victims
Airbrushed acrylic, hand-inked lettering and applied photographs on coldpress board.  Done in my spare time while at TSTC in Waco, Texas.  My brother Roi co-led and played lead guitar for a band named The Victims which later became the locally legendary One Second Zero.  I created this “fake poster” and incorporated some photography I shot of Roi and him of me.  It won Best of Show at the Addies in Waco.   © Jud Burgess  1984

 

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  Hello Goodbye Airbrushed acrylics, handpainted oil, applied painted paper, applied xerox on masonite   © Jud Burgess  1985  

 

Hello Goodbye
Airbrushed acrylics, handpainted oil, applied painted paper, applied xerox on masonite   © Jud Burgess  1985

 

Laurie as Rapunzel
Airbrushed acrylics on masonite   © Jud Burgess  1986

 

Laurie as Rapunzel (comparison of photo and painting)
© Jud Burgess  1986

 

Laurie as Rapunzel (detail)
© Jud Burgess  1986

 

  Shotflambeau Airbrushed acrylics and applied xerox on coldpress board.   © Jud Burgess  1985  

 

Shotflambeau
Airbrushed acrylics and applied xerox on coldpress board.   © Jud Burgess  1985

 

  Ballet Dancers Airbrushed acrylics on masonite.  I experimented using my airbrush at low pressure to get a thick stipple effect, something I hadn't seen other airbrush artists do.  After completing the painting, I sold the idea of creating a poster celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Ballet of the Americas to the organization.  I designed the poster and invitation for them and it won a silver addy at the local Addys.   © Jud Burgess  1986  

 

Ballet Dancers
Airbrushed acrylics on masonite.  I experimented using my airbrush at low pressure to get a thick stipple effect, something I hadn't seen other airbrush artists do.  After completing the painting, I sold the idea of creating a poster celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Ballet of the Americas to the organization.  I designed the poster and invitation for them and it won a silver addy at the local Addys.   © Jud Burgess  1986

 

  Ballet Dancers  (detail) © Jud Burgess  1986  

 

Ballet Dancers  (detail)
© Jud Burgess  1986

 

  Ballet Dancers  (strong detail) © Jud Burgess  1986  

 

Ballet Dancers  (strong detail)
© Jud Burgess  1986

 

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