Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Journal 1: The Art Spirit- 01

072509 Study Study, Ballpoint Pen and Xerox, 10.5"x8.25"

072109 Mom Time, 072209 Twins, Ballpoint Pen and Ink, 10.5"x8.25"

071509 Pier Patience, Ballpoint Pen, 10.5"x8.25"
Everytime I see Barron Storey's Journals, they are always inspiring but I would always fail to comprehend what the purpose may be. However, I've noticed that there would be a common theme in each journal, so I am trying to approach a journal with that same quality. These are some pages from my "Art Spirit" journal, learning from the great teacher of art, Robert Henri. Of course, I have no idea what I am doing necessarily. I am just trying to sync myself with what the book is about, sometimes passages and sometimes approaches. The readings are very inspiring to me. I've also been collecting maps after looking at Corwin's sketchbook, where he had a few inside of it. They are awesome!

A passage and some notes from the The Art Spirit.

"The sketch hunter moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the short hand of his sketchbook."

He is looking for what he loves and it is found everywhere. Hunters don't see this. They are learning to see and to understand... to enjoy.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Figure Drawing- 003

Ballpoint Pen and Blue Pencil on paper, 11.5"x8", 5 minutes

Ballpoint Pen and Blue Pencil on paper, 8"x11.5", 5 minutes

Ballpoint Pen on paper, 11.5"x8", 5 minutes

Blue Pencil on paper, 8"x11.5", 2 minutes

Ballpoint Pen on paper, 11.5"x8", 20 minutes

Ballpoint Pen on paper, 8"x11.5", 2 minutes

Here are some figure drawings I have done over the summer. My goal has been to make it more of an experience rather than a systematic analysis of the human body and trying to kick the habit of not being too precious with what it is I produce. Sometimes I try to make notes of analogous descriptions about the subject.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sketchbook- Perspective 001

06/22/09 Billboard, Blue Pencil and Ballpoint Pen, 12"x8"

I thought I would post a sketch since I haven't done so in a while. For that matter, I haven't drawn anything from life either. I also just tried to create an interior out of my head, and man, was my perspective horrible... lame. So I am taking it back old school, via art28 and doing 6 perspectives a week, at least.

P.S. a Will Eisner interview. This is the part where he draws but watching the interview in its entirety is well worth it.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Prehistoric Pandemonium

Dragonosaur, Pencil and Painter

Jawsaurus, Pencil and Painter

Pirahnasaur, Pencil and Painter

Colored some old sketches. I wanted to practice painting and modeling on top of the line drawing. I was also trying to achieve a slick, metallic look on surfaces which I think I worked best on the Dragonosaur. I believe it was from the soft edges, high contrast and reflective light. Upping the contrast on the Pirahnasaur worked well but I removed the intense reflective light source which took away from the metallic look I was trying to achieve.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ox Demon- Warrior

Ox Demon Warrior, Pencil and Painter
This was a character design for Project Spank that I finally found time to color. I wanted to keep it high key so it has a more chalky, specter attribute but looking back at it, it appears to be closer to a mid-range of values. The palette was taken from a Frederic Church painting by color picking in a specific high key area. Oh yeah, Painter is awesome!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Forest Opening

Forest Opening Sketch, Blue Pencil and Ballpoint Pen, 10.5"x 8"

Forest Opening Color, Painter, 10.5"x8"

I pried the sketch a couple of days ago and just felt like coloring. I haven't done an environment since the "Tidepool" class. I focused more on saturation in this painting and I think it's time I explore different brushes for environment design. The forms tend become rounder as I render areas, which worked well for areas immersed in atmosphere but I wasn't too sure how to handle the read of details in the foreground. In conclusion, I am off to do more nature studies.


Shaman, Blue Pencil, Ballpoint Pen, Painter

She was the shaman who prophesized of King Aboiye in January (according to our Gregorian calendar). In addition, we can infer from the list of names etched in her cane that she comes from a family surviving fourteen generations; She was of the Enu Tribe.

I've been drawing characters out of my head recently and started exploring digital painting more. Painter has so many features on it but I found brush I liked and its blending application is more comfortable than photoshop's. I used one of Rembrandt's palettes for this image. I wished I developed it more but I accidently saved incorrectly and lost a chunk load of pixels.

Also... check this animation out... It's hilarious and involves ninjas.