Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I went to the opening of "Deva Loka" by Yoshitaka Amano at LaBasse Projects, with Yoskay Yamamato's work, "Tell me a Story" in the little gallery. Both shows were wonderful, but I have to say that I favored Yamamoto's work a little more, I just prefered the style of his sculptures.
]\Amano's work yes was amazing and both nostalgic for me, but I just felt a little bit like I had grown out of being an anime nerd. Well, not ALL THE WAY, of course, I can't forget what inspired me, DUH, but seeing all of those kids cosplaying at the event, (the costumes were quite inventive and cute I must say) just made me think, "eeeh, this is cool, I'm just not that excited about it anymore...". Plus, I like Amano's past work A LOT better, all the concept art he's done for Vampire Hunter D and Final Fantasy campared to his newest work, was less...campy I wanna say. Maybe that was the point, I'm not sure, but it was still lovely.
Monday, February 22, 2010
For our next assignment in Communication Studio, we are doing illustrations for the "LA Life" section in LA Weekly, which has featured illustrations from JT Steiny, JAW Cooper, and Julian Callos. My main theme in these sketches are the bus systems that you can take all over LA. And I mean ALL OVER. I just think they fit LA because I've lived here all of my life, and since I was 12, I've had to bus at least 1 bus somewhere every other day. The buses are not only cheap transportation but to me represent LA's diversity, because if you want to see a Beverly Hills skank and a Hobo, at the same place, ride the bus. I'll be doing more skteches and posting them up soon. I'm expanding on the flying buses as well.
I'm putting these two together because I did them in a kind of series. They're both portraits of my cousins, "Muddy" is my cousin Brody and "Adrift" is his older sister, Emma. My favorite WOWs so far.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
A little late, I know, but here is my word of the week submission for last week's word, "focused". The man shaded is so focused on his reading he doesn't realized that he's about to walk into a pole. Recently gotten a little more comfortable with graphite rendering, now if I can get my hand to do that with ink, I think I'll be set.
4"x6" pen and ink and graphite
Saturday, February 6, 2010
For our first assignment in Alternative Materials class, we had to produce two lino block prints based on the TITLE of a country song. I choose to do "Lonely Blue Boy" by Conway Twitty. It's actually a pretty decent song. For the final two pieces I'm showing in this post, I will draw in faces with graphite. This assignment has been the most fun in the semester so far: