Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
School's finally out meaning relaxation and lots of sketching to do. I was really lucky this semester to have two especially inspirational teachers who really made me push my work and my technique.
Also this break I want to do Sachin Teng's 30 day drawing challenge which will take me more than 30 days guaranteed but ah well.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I made the cow look like a dog.
This was my second time drawing at the Royal Winter Fair and it was so much fun! I love these sketchbook excursions, they're loose and experimental plus hanging around with friends is nice too. It's also nice looking back on the sketches I did last year and realizing I've improved tons. I hope we go next year too *u*
I think I sketched less this year, and we didn't see any horses ;_; I wanted to see them so bad! They're faces are just the cutest and their noses are soft and they're muscular and just fabulous creatures.
But oh man I did some serious communing today, these three goats came up to me and just stayed there while I pet them for a good half hour! They just stood there and it was just dddgggfsss cute QuQ And this one sheep! It came up to me and just stood there while I petted it (pet? petted?)
I love animals. So much.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
My scanner refused to make the pink neon. Like... would not even try. It completely flattened and dulled the colour so I had to do some major photoshopping to get the eye-burning intensity that the gouache truly possesses.
Truly a fabulous colour!
And a shout-out to Josh since he reads my blog (hi Josh!)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
For my electronic media course we had to contact a "indie" band and create three promotional pieces for them using only three pantone colours. I really enjoyed the project, probably because I just did whatever I wanted haha! The QR codes work too, one will send you to their website and the other will let you download a song for free!
(There are only 2 QR codes, I just repeated them)
Though they did seem a lot cooler a month ago :|
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I am such a great artist, you guys are all just jelly!
jks naw I'm far from that. I'm kind of worried about stagnation, I feel like my sketchbook is a huge comfort zone and it's really fun but it's all the same. I need to explore concepts and media and really challenge myself. Keep on getting better, do more!
And there was a grammar mistake on my last post, and I apologize. Not as cool as I was hoping to be now am I!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
8" x 8"
My decorative piece for school that had to be based on one (or more) of the four elements. I know it's not super decorative like Mucha's work (I can't do that level of detail; I honestly don't know how he could) but I wanted to take my own approach to decorative instead of being highly inspired by somebody else.
I really enjoyed working on this picture more than the final outcome. I could have pushed the patterns, it looks really simple still and I made a couple of weird colour decisions (the top of the mountains, that was a bad choice). But it was my first time doing a picture in gouache and after hearing my profs say how hard the medium is I feel pretty proud haha! It was hard to deal with, this picture probably took me way longer than it should have because I used gouache and not acrylic.
But it's cool now, we're cool.
What really helped me beside the b + w copy was doing a colour rough in photoshop. The colours are more united in photoshop (which sucks that I didn't pay more attention to what I was mixing, I should have limited my palette and stuck with the colours I started out with) but it really stopped me from worrying about what colours I needed to mix. It was like, "I need this colour, okay, I'll mix it!"
Next week I'll have my electronic media project done and I'm really excited to post it *u* It looks pretty sweet so far >u<
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Ink + Digital
The other image I did for Lovechild and posted everywhere else but my blog. I had to go off the theme of Summer and magic vs. the mundane. For me summer is walking home from school on really hot days and listening to the cicadas while I yearn for air conditioning. Once a couple of years ago I saw my very first cicada shell while walking home and it was one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. It really grossed me out.
This whole summer though I've been on the shedding kick where somethings popping out of something else or skin's peeling away to expose new life. There really is something magical about losing your old self to become something new, yet for things like cicadas, butterflies and snakes this process is so common. It's just a stage in their lives.
Plus, lets face it, every summer we shed our old school/ winter selves for brand new summer skin, fresh and ready for the sun.
I'm also happy that I caught a sort of heat in the picture. To me at least I can feel the summer heat from the picture, almost in that uncomfortable suffocating sort of way. I really want to express emotions and feelings in my art. It's one challenge to communicate a clear idea through a picture and a whole other to express an emotion to someone just through images.
Left: Original ideas
Right: Ink drawing before digital work
Friday, August 31, 2012
Dreams & Reality
Image one from Lovechild, a zine created by my good friend/ shrine idol Katherine and featuring art from my other good friends but not shrine idols Charlit Floriano, Melissa Chung and Carina Pudding.
I had to do an image loosely based off the book After Dark by Haruki Murakami (like, really loosely based). What Katherine really wanted was a feeling of dreams and reality merging together since the book is based on these two sisters, one who is in a coma dream state, and how the difference between reality and dreams blur throughout the story. I've never read the book, but I really should now.
Overall I'm pretty proud of myself, simply for the fact that I never do any sort of landscape/ backgrounds so as a first attempt it's not bad. The picture really shows my technical limits though since I wanted to put more detail into the buildings but a mixture of time constraints, inability and frustration left them pretty basic. And I used the liquidation tool for the fist time and idk if that's not kosher or not but I thought it turned out pretty cool. Hopefully this picture will push me to do some backgrounds since they really do add a whole other level of emotion and value to your picture (that was BS, man whatever).
On the left, my three ideas for the project. I liked the middle on the best, but the last one fit the idea better. Can you tell I wasn't exactly comfortable with the third idea? And to your right was my initial idea, but through Katherine's advice and my brothers... ya, I scrapped the shadow dudes and MERGED THEIR HEADS. So much creepier.
I'll post my second image after tonight because... I have work and driving -u- St. Vincent on my playlist all day long.
Just have the whole Purity Ring album w/e.