Friday, October 29, 2010

Running Late- Self Portrait Sketch

So for my illustration class, our final project is a self portrait.  The theme had to be at least one of the three following: time, movement, or mood.  I'm focusing on time and movement, and last night, I drew up a rough.  I plan to digitally paint this, but the project required some "real" drawing in the process.  There are definitely things I'm going to change.  I need the watch on my arm to be more noticeable, and I'm going to try variations on the leg poses.  I used a variety of images together as reference.  My legs hurt from weird running positions.  I think I combined and edited about 5 different photos?  Here's the first rough, though.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Repeat Pattern

So for my "Color and Surface Design Class," we had a project where we had to make a 6 inch repeat pattern of anything we wanted.  We were given a white fabric, and had to dye it two ways, and then screen print the pattern.  I dyed my fabric this dusty rose color, then splattered it with bleach.  Afterwards, I printed it with this hand pattern.  It was a lot of work, and it isn't very consistently printed, but it was my first time, so I'm relatively pleased.  I want to make this into a pillow once I get it back from my teacher.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Just a little study I did while sitting in the computer lab here.  Definitely not accurate, but I haven't really worked on still life with a digital medium.  Maybe about 45 minutes of work?  More than that, but I started all over about 30 minutes into my first attempt, so 45 minutes on this attempt.

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's My Dad's Birthday Today.

Actually, we celebrated it yesterday, since my sister is gone until 9pm or so on Mondays.  Whatever the case, I made him a card and wrapped his present with grocery bags and newspaper.  He is 50 today.

Six Cat Illustrations

For my illustration class, I had to create six illustrations that successfully formed a "group" but could be used as stand alone illustrations as well.  We could use only one color, and the focus needed to be on shape more than on line.  I drew cats :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Emotion Quickie

So... hey all!

This is my first entry, so I thought I'd explain what's going up here.  Basically, I have a Deviantart account, but on my account I only upload my top-notch, commonly themed illustration pieces.  For some time, I've wanted somewhere to post my other work (sketches, graphic design, homework related pieces), and I figured a blog may be the place to do it.

I have the tendency to be perfectionistic.  Thus, by posting all my work, I hope to break out of my box and grow as an artist.  I appreciate comments and critiques, as well as suggestions for other artists pages (especially on blogger, since I'd like to follow graphic design or illustration related blogs).

This being said, I might as well upload my first piece.  Last night, I bought an awesome book from Borders (with a discount, to be sure).  Here's a link to the book.  It's basically a compilation of peoples "emotional portraits."  I don't like working from pictures because I feel like people assume the credit isn't all mine.  Haha, I like to take credit for my work.  This being said, I don't have a variety of models on hand, and I need some practice.  The photos are all black and white, so the colors at least are completely my own.  It probably took me between an hour and an hour and a half total.  Somehow, it reminds me of Jessie Ventura.