Saturday, October 30, 2010

Crew of You - The Garden

Lines, Pencil
Paint, Acrylic on Rives

Adjustment, Photoshop
This climactic scene takes place in a Carnivorous Garden where these guards protect a sacred fruit. In this moment, my main character, who is the rookie of the team lets down his teammates when he becomes drenched in fear unsuspectedly out of ignorance of what combat is truly like. He fails to save one of his comrads even though he is the position to do so.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Old Man and the Sea- Character Portrait

Santiago Final, Photoshop

Santiago, Mixed Media

This illustration is a portrait study of a character from Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I tried to work the image so it would be good for print media but I still get a little unclear in the greys. Perhaps I become to careful and knitpicky.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Journal 02 - Thumbs Up - Studies 03

These are the last of plein airs I've done in Journal 2. This consistency of posting has been really helpful with understanding my learning habits as well as my strengths and weaknesses to work on or keep. So, I need to start doing these again.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Journal 02 - Thumbs Up - Studies 02

I also kept Nathan Fowkes work in mind when doing these. Simplify.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crew of You - Apocalyptic Bad-assery

Lines, Pencil
Paint, Acrylic on Rives Paper

Adjustment, Photoshop
These were for my Conceptual Illustration class, Fall 2009. I really want to fix the painting more but I am just finally deciding to move on. Concept-wise, I didn't really grasp what the purpose of the assignment was (hence the title).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Journal 01- Proof - 21-25

These are the last of my first journal. There are other pages but are just notes and not entries. I also realized how my I enjoy the act of drawing and found how much I use line to communicate a lot of my images.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Journal 02 - Thumbs Up - Studies 01

I tried to get into plein air more and found it pretty difficult to make color choices. I stumbled upon a tutorial on Erik Tiemens website about oil painting. He said to first start just copying John Singer Sargent's pieces in Black and White and then using Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue. I didn't do that at all, but I thought it meant simplifying color with just cools and warms, and so I began painting with that pallette. I found it helpful as it trained me to develop my senses of cools and warms, especially in the greys.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Journal 01 - Proof - 16-20

Drawing, Drawing. APE was pretty dope.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Journal 01 - Proof - 11-15

The main ingredients of visual journalism is: what's outside your head, what's inside your head, and their connections. I've been trying to keep these in mind.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Journal 01 - Proof - 6-10

I heard people said they like my sketchbook stuff better than what I usually put on this blog so I'm trying to get some of these things up. Some of these look wierd because I had no idea what I was doing. Number 9 are notes about visual journalism which I combined with something my other teacher, John Clapp, taught which was visual notetaking. There was also an attempt in how Jonathan Wayshak does his journal entries.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sculpture- Donato

Barron brought in a bunch of clay for the students during one class while we talked about our characters. This is what I managed to finish.

Journal 01 - Proof - 1-5

My teacher, Barron Storey, taught the difference between keeping a "sketchbook" and a journal. He taught a few things about visual journalism and tied in a lesson: "Lower the claim and raise the proof." In retrospect, many of these drawings aren't "nice" but say something more about the time it was recorded. Many of these entries are my attempts in lowering the claim and raising the proof. In fact, the ones that look "nicer" were less engaging to me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Figure Painting- 002


Forgot Name

Figure Painting. Word!