As part of the final projects in my illustration class, we were asked to recall a strong memory (good or bad) where the location (or room) was a focal point... well, I was unable to conceive of a particular "event" so I just went with the room that my memory of is that strongest... that just so happens to be the bedroom I occupied in my mothers house during my High-school (and later pre-Ireland) years.
Crazy lighting above, huh?
Going up the stairs... a view seen 10,000 times.
the old vines on the wall... and my uncles drafting table he let me borrow for many a year. The painting shown on the table here was not done back when I lived here, but rather in 2008... I just thought it would be fun ;)
Below you will see a little in-class work from last weeks illustration class... not thrilled with how it's turning out, but it does need a bit more work...
Below is some more illustration, but this time home-work. Since I was less-than-pleased with the previous incarnation of this copy-plate that I tried in a wash (the Moleskine does not seem to care very much for the wet media) I went back to a traditional pencil/graphite approach for this.
FOR MY PAINTING CLASS...
...we went back to the still-life. For this project we were glazing --
which is a style (or, technique) of oil painting.
I had finished the monochromatic under-painting, and so began the layering of colors onto the canvas...
Though the subject matter is far from exciting, I was quite pleased with the end result. (if you look closely, you can see a lot of color in the white walls and shadow)
More next week!