Saturday, December 13, 2008
However, hopefully I'll end up doing something artistic over this break, so if I make something I might put it up here or at DeviantArt, or both, so this won't be totally ignored during fun winter season time. Yesh.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Final painting assignment for this semester is two paintings, one the opposite of the other, in whichever way you care to interpret the meaning of 'opposite'. For mine the 1st painting is a tranquil ocean scene (well the waves are rather choppy but it's still cheerful). In the 2nd I will replace the water, with lava, and that happy dormant volcano will become a raging fireball-like lava dome surrounded by the shattered remnants of the mountain's sides.
Like the previous painting (get that back soon hopefully) I'm making the rouhgs in photoshop, from which I'll paint the finals. Making the rough for the 2nd at the moment, I hope to finish that and get some progress on the finals before tomorrow.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Here's my Ball and Tail animation. If I had a little more time I'd go in and add more frames to the part around half-way, where the ball jumps in from lower left, lands, looks around then jumps away (particularly the tail is moving too fast as it twists to the 'jumping' position) but other than that I'm happy with this:
Thursday, December 4, 2008
This pelvis drawing was just a study I did before drawing the pelvis in full. I used it on my title page because despite being unfinished and a little 'bent', still like how it looks. The pelvis was the only bone I did these 'studies' for, due to teh time constraints later.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Anyways, went with a shark for this one. Originally his head was going to be much more square, but Enzo (our teacher) suggested I put a more standard snout on it, so basically it now has the bow of the Titanic for a nose. I'll be using this guy for our final storyboarding assignment as well.
And now for a fairly rapid 2-point perspective room drawing. And I've already maxed out my caffiene quota for the day this morning! w00t
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
One of which is the landscape painting, which is tonight's task. But for now, Autobox, roll out!
(no, the bad puns have no end):
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I'll be making some colour studies based on this using photoshop and eventually in real paint (remember that stuff?). It's a sand desert, though as it is it wouldn't be hard to convert to an ice desert. But as the title for this post suggests, I'm headed for the hotter variant. The scene is supposed to have a man-made object in the foreground, I'm thinking either adding a wrecked plane, oil well, generic hut or just rip off a Wind Trap from the Dune series (link is NOT my work). Anyways this exercise was great fun and I'm much more confident about painting dunes now.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
As you can see, it really isn't very seaweed-like. Obviously this template was given to us so that we could clearly see the details of the motion, but many people end up making their seaweed move in the exact same way anyways. This template is EXAGGERATED, so if you don't want your seaweed to look like a wagging tail or some sort of vicious attack plant (I can just hear the 'thud' at the end of each swing), don't make it sway as far as this. 80% less sway might work.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Well here are the lessons learned when I started painting tonight:
A) Tape down your paper on something that won't warp when it gets wet, wood works, newsprint on wood doesn't (I was using newsprint to help avoid a mess, turns out it just created a mess on my image).
B) Good Watercolor paper is THICK (takes a lot of swipes with an exacto knife to cut!)
USE THE RIGHT PAINTS
D) Water soluble Oil Paints act and look painfully similar to gouache, until you try to mix them, or clean them off your brush (thank goodness that was a dirt cheap brush, the trash can now contains a very orange object).
Lesson D is particularly important to learn, as said water soluble oils are sold at the Sheridan store, by the same company (Windsor & Newton) and with the same selection of colours we were told to buy in GOUACHE. And since they're paints they are naturally right beside the gouache.
And since they're paints they are quite expensive.
Whatever, I'll hang on to them anyways, maybe I'll get to use them for a mixed media thingy, someday.
In other words: I've lost the receipt.
I got in with a 3.12/4 while taking the Visual & Creative Arts program at Sheridan. The previous year I got a 2.43/4 while taking Art Fundamentals...
And the year before that, during highschool I got about 4 out of 100 (the marking scheme was different, but not the standards!).
As should be evident, Art Fundies at Sheridan is an excellent program, and most highschool art programs are next to useless. They don't need to be, there's so much BASIC stuff they could just tell us that would immediately improve our art skills, but nah, we'll just run in abstract circles.
I mean I really enjoyed Grade 12 art and took it seriously, but I was NEVER told anything about line quality throughout my education before post-secondary. I mean it's SO simple. Use thicker lines away from the light source, and lighter lines near it, and don't use 'hairy' lines! There, that's all you need to get started!
Anywho (yes I use that alot), I'll only put up the stuff from my victorious portfolio (w00t) cause the other stuff is redundant or, in the case of my highschool portfolio, sacrilegiously bad.
The following piece is the only thing common to all 3 of my portfolios. Yes, I did it in highschool and could do much better now, but I still think it's a fairly good drawing, after all it did work eventually (I got 3.5/4 on my Personal pieces overall, so the judges certainly didn't hate it).
These selections from my sketchbooks were all put on one page, so they counted as one peice: