Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring. Broken for the week.

It's 9:28 am, I haven't gone to bed yet.
When vacations roll along I turn nocturnal. Snowed last night. Where did that come from? Well, it did snow the morning of Easter last year.
Working on my website (again.) Sent out a bunch of internship requests, covering the San Fransisco area. I plan on expanding my search area and sending more.
Still working on my Styles piece, did some of the advanced structural redraws.
Almost done with Color Concept, just waiting for my "steam" to dry.

Watercolor of Bob, core shadows. I'm very happy with the head, although he has a bigger chin in life.

A series of happy accidents lead to a rather pleasing INTJforum challenge. The idea of having a larger than life animal licking "home sweet home" was always there, but just how big it is was the result of a search for reference. Color picking from a photo taught me a little about what was going on, and the broken vignette came to be once I realized I was zoomed in.

Working on a series of harpies for figure drawing class. At first we chose a background, then we added a background, played around line quality and rhythm, and in this case, we tried to convey a feeling with our value structure.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh, Mrs. Wong

Why must we argue? You think I am the one with the attitude because I don't think the identity of the man matters?
Some of the best motivation I ever had. I'm determined to make this a good piece. If she gives me an F on an A+ piece, I have ways of contesting that. Not so much if I get a C- on a B work.

In other news we are done with the BlackFire project for advanced structural, and are now moving on to personal projects. I'm going to go with alien guns, connecting it with my electronic illustration work.

We are working on coreshadows in figure drawing.

 Finally, something from electronic illustration that has been forgotten for a while. Graphite sketch colored in Painter.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Student assessments this week.

I'm up on Wednesday at 12:30 pm. I hope I'll pass this time.

I'm not sure what I did this past year was really that different from what I did back then.
I'd like to believe I improved over that time period, but am I focused?
I just feel that school is the time to experiment with techniques and approaches,
I know what I want to do after I graduate, and if it goes according to plan, I'll be doing it for years to come.

Tried the technique Tardino taught at the post earlier this year, I think it came out decent.
Maybe I should have used more fixative. Mr. Kumlien, my figure drawing teacher, thought it was getting muddy, and wanted to see what I could do with straight pastel. So I did a quick portrait.