Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coming down to the wire...

Here are a few more sketches from the last few months of 2011...
a few more working with the crayola markers:

 


 Aligning with my anatomy class this semester, I have been studying torsos and mid-sections.



 I have also just been playing around a bit...



as you can see...









 The following is actually part of my Comic Book Illustration final project. It is the only finished page of it so far... and I shall be posting the rest of it at a later date:


 this next one was just me fooling around:


Here's to another year!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer roundup...

Damn...

...I haven't posted much lately... not counting that last one as it was more of a forgotten draft from a couple months ago.

Well, the semester is getting ready to start up again so perhaps I will find some motivation to post a little more consistently. In the meantime, here is a round-up of sketch-book pieces that I have done over the past few months!

These are a few from late in the semester that were not class related, so I didn't post them:



I didn't get nearly as much "art" done this Summer as I would have wanted... between moving to a new apartment and all the upheaval associated with such an endeavor. Towards the end of the Summer I got a little antsy and decided to try to "play around" a bit. I came to consciously notice that I have a tendency to doodle without purpose in lined notebooks (you should see my notebooks from college! A wealth of sketching ideas...) so I picked up a couple line Moleskine journals and voila!

stuff happened.

Random Guy:

Done while watching James May on BBC America:

Random Girl:

Britta from Community:

Random silly scene from Wild At Heart:



After that I decided to get a little silly and shade them:





In-keeping with my "just f'n around" theme I decided to get really silly and (since I noticed in doing the above shading that alcohol based markers are not the best thing to use on the thin paper of a simple Moleskine journal) hit them again using some of those very inexpensive (water based) Crayola markers:




This led to a whole group of rapid sketches:







I think it was about this time I got sick of drawing/coloring on these lined pages... they are fine
for pen and pencil, but the paper is just too thin for a marker, regardless of whether it's alcohol
or water based.

That being said, I started to really like the way these cheap markers were blending... since they are so inexpensive, I had little concern about fouling the tips by repeated layering, and I got some wonderful effects! First, I went back and attacked some of my earlier sketches with color...








 

...achieving mostly favorable results... Then I did a couple new sketches and colored them in, too:



 

... fun fun.

But just as I was about to go color Crayola crazy, I just worked on this piece last night :)
Nice to get back to basics...





Semester Round-up part III: Drawing

Okay, I know I've ranted about my drawing class before -- but despite my frustrations with it I do think that it has helped me in my drawing, regardless of how I define my approach. Interestingly enough, I feel that my color theory class actually helped me to embrace the lessons my instructor was trying to impart in me... 

...so without further ado, here are a few from the last couple classes!










Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Semester Round-up part II: Color Theory

Here is the roundup of my color theory final project; 

I took 3 compositions, 2 different paper types, and 2 different types of media to create a series of 7 paintings exploring various color relationships from Analogous, Complementary, and Split-complementary. By doing this, I also was able to explore more complex color concepts such as warm cool and push/pull.

Step I: the drawing...




Step II: the painting!
 


























Step III: the final product(s).

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That was a lot of work! ;)