Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sketchbook Dump + Oil Painting

Hey! Keeping up with my one week post quota promise I made with Cassie, here's some updates!

After his demo, Pratt gave us two oil paintings to do, so this was one of mine (the other is awful, promise).

Here's some sketchbook pages-- The first is my Makenzie. I miss her loads and haven't seen her for almost an entire year but she still makes good reference. Sad face Michelle!

The rest of the sketchbook pages (totally random subject matter!):

That last one is from my Eco of Water class. I have way too much fun doodling scuba-diving Michelles..

Still working on those thirty portraits and 3 cover illustrations. All of it is due next week so you'll get a pretty hefty update then too. <3

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I don't really know..

Working on some of Pratt's 30 portraits as well as revising some thumbs for Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I'm pretty content with all four of the final ideas so I think i'll love doing whichever he chooses.

So, thought i'd put some sketchbook pages up.. These are actually pretty boring compared to some others in my sketchbook, but these few are from yesterday. Pratt did another demo so I used up the rest of the acrylic he had on his palette when he moved on to the tar. And then the other little ink drawings are from my night class (Ecology of Water). There are actually a few really funny ones that i'll post a little later. The soda is a still life. Kind of.

Anyway.. Enjoy!

It's a Mi-shell-fish. They're vegetarian fishies that are often caught in the Sea of Japan and are commonly used in the sushi industry, feeding a large population all around the world.
Poor little Mi-shell-fishies.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Computer Illustration Character!

So I would have to say, my first attempt at photoshop as well as first time with the wacom tablet went pretty well. I had a lot of fun with it although it got pretty tedious towards the end.

Meet our little writer Meredith and her dear friends Edwin and Edgar.

Some sketchbook pages and/or paintings soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Character Design!

Out of my 12 characters, this is the one that Mr. Chapman liked most. She's a cutie. She lives alone in a little victorian house and writes stories. From her stories little creatures/imaginary friends are created. Here are some sketches playing with different details. For her presentation, I made a little paper house for her to live in. I guess i'll build and photograph it for class and bring in the flat pattern. I ADORE pattern drafting. ADORE IT. <3

Now on to the coloring in photoshop. First time using that as well as that wacom tablet/pen. It'll be fun. : ]

Computer Illustration!

So besides using basic block shapes and text last year in my intro to graphic design class, this is the first time i've ever used illustrator... Icons and portrait of mah loverr [ie. roomie]!

We're about to start photoshop so some of my character drawings in a separate post!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oil Demo!

George Pratt did his oil demo today.. So here are some pics of the final pieces:

I have pictures of the entire demo for both pieces so if anyone wants them, let me know. : ]
Now two of my own and the 30 portraits! Yessss.

Pratt Book Assignment

So for Pratt's handmade book assignment, I went ahead and did music. At the beginning of the assignment I sent out e-mails to any musician or person related to music in anyway. I was going to base my book off of whoever responded and had time to interview. I received three responses; DJ Rig who DJs at a club in Tampa (and is married to America's Next Top Model contestant Mollie Sue!), a co-worker's grandfather who plays banjo in a polka band, and surprisingly my all time favorite- the Brooklyn native band Matt and Kim! So after interviewing all three, I decided to get a little ambitious and make three separate little books all made completely from scratch. Even the cute lil boxesss. <3

So yeeeyyyah. Here they are:

sooooo yay.