Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea of busy, busy Illustration Work

Here is the final with text included painted in gouache. 8.5"x11"
Here is another Illustration 1 project. We had to use a myth, fable, or popular novel. I chose to do 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and used a small excerpt from it to illustrate. There were many steps in creating this final, but above is a refined, full scale value study I did to ensure a better result for the final. To get to this point includes lots of reference, thumbnails, value studies, and color roughs before approaching the final. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Clothed Figure 2 on toned paper!

I liked how this one turned out. Took my time with it, but had fun and hopefully stands as a good piece for the level I am at, although I do look forward to improving in the next year and a half here at school.

Used some green with this- the bottom half seemed a little odd to me so I only photographed the top! I wish I could have gotten more done, but that will come with time as I learn better time management with practice.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall Costume Carnival 2008

Made some fire with pastels and conte around the figure

although I tend to overextend the legs, I liked the color in this one!
a fun experiment with color in a 20minute pose
this is a first! I started with the hand and worked right and successfully pulled off the 5minute pose!

one of my favorites of the day!

The Academy of Art University holds a Costume Carnival every Fall and Spring semester. This one came today, the day after Halloween. Zombies, dead cowboys, sorcerers, post-apocalyptic punks, and cool looking stands which I had the fun opportunity setting up with spiderwebs, draperies, cauldrons, throne rooms, graveyards, etc. It was a lot of fun and I got in 24 drawings today!! Not all are posted- some weren't successful, but these are some of those that I found most enjoyable. Hope you enjoy it too and that you had a great Halloween weekend!

Clothed Figure 2 Drawings

Clothed Figure 2 Drawings experimenting with different colors and simple portrait