Almost done with the portrait project for Drawing and Painting class. This is a typographical portrait of George Carlin, who was an awesome comedian. He appeared in a few Kevin Smith films (the Cardinal in DOGMA). He died last year at 71. I wanted to try to introduce my love of type, and comedy in my art with this project. It's a 12x16 business card for FCC employee, Shit Williams. There was supposed to be 7 of these, but I don't that much time to do all of them. My instructor agreed. But I would like to do a few more as a series. Maybe before Juinor Reviews! :D
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
So this is our final acrylic assignment for in Comm studio III. We needed to take an image, and repaint it using cool and warm colors. This is the cool one, also my first painting of underwater. Ocean life kind of scares me, to be honest, I went snorkeling when I was 11 and it freaked me out, I even kicked a fish. But I'm trying to put that fear aside to challenge myself. The real challenge will be to do the warm coloreds for this. Wish me luck!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This is my submission for IF, this week's word is "infinite". I got the idea from the arguments my sister and I have about who has a larger work load, since she goes to school and works at the Old Navy at the 3rd St. Promenade. I think that at times, our workloads are about equal. For example, one of her tasks at work is to fix up clothing displays, which she says feels like something that can take forever. The equivalent for me to this might be, finals week.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Last week, my teacher for comm studio taught us a technique for acrylic that combined the slick texture of oil with the layering technique of acrylic. It took me a while to get the hang of layering, but I'll catch on eventually. I really enjoyed this technique, less faustrating than texture. Acrylic is slowly becoming my friend again. This is a portrait of one my favorite artists, Marjane Satrapi. She made a movie, so she's important! :D
Okay, it's a little scary for welcome, but when I think of a word, my mind thinks of its opposite. This is the result, I'll probably re-post it to make the door even more frightening along with my thumbnail sketch of the project. Done in charcoal on strathmore paper.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This is my concept for the W.O.W (word of the week) submission for Illustration Friday website, which we are to join for my Comm Studio III class. The word is "Strong", which made me think of how much materials the student body of Otis carries, weather or not they have a car. So I gave a shout out to my colleagues with this submission. The idea being that despite his body mass, the boy just walked over the hill, meaning his passion for his work is strong enough to get him over that hill. I'll do the final piece on illustration board.
So for my first assignment in Comm Studio III, we could paint anything we wanted to, as long we used the painting method our teacher showed us. I had no clue what I wanted to do, so I just found a still life photo on flickr and without drawing it first, tried to copy it with acrylics! The texture was not my cup of tea, but the cleanup was SO easy, it makes up for the texture! Still not sure which paints are better though, Acrylics or oil, I'll leave that for the near future.
Here is my reference: