Thursday, December 31, 2009

Photoshop Layers-0, Paper Layers-4

My younger sister Melissa's piece.
So winter-break comes and I need projects! My wonderful girlfriend Kylie and sisters were here today. I had the idea of creating one art project everyday. This is what we came up with for day 1.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My New Companion: Nikon D5000

What's your Poker-Face? Pretty sure my heart stopped once I saw how much everything added up to at the checkout counter. I posted this same pic on Facebook and almost had another heart attack when I saw the quality it was reduced to!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Alchemy: A Little Practice

One of my buds showed me this program. There are many awesome variations you can get with it. There is everything from sound to pen pressure to change the pen thickness. You set a time limit and ever so many seconds the page is refreshed and your sketch is saved.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doomsday Project: Final

The day has finally come folks! DoomsDay! enjoy.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Life Drawing : The Final (Shell)

I think I can hear the ocean!? Or maybe it is just a crab that is yelling because he got stuck in my shell. I will have to say that I personally had the most fun with this final shell drawing. Adding the ink and color gave us more creative freedom and made everything a little more interesting.
(sorry for the difference in colors- one was taken in the gallery and the other in my room)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nice To Meet You- The Shaking of Hands

Never got a chance to post any of my hand drawings from about a week back. This has to be my favorite...most likely because of the cross-contour lines. Funny story: this may be my best drawing...but everyone else in my groups worst. Well I was the model and instead of just sitting there and doing nothing I decided to drawing my hand in my sketchbook. Lets just say my hand did not stay in the same position for too long. I seemed to have gotten a pretty solid drawing out of those 20 minutes...I think they are just being ridiculous (ha-ha). It has been way too long since the last time I drew hands. I remember the days I would draw hand after hand and was really quite good. Now it has been some 5 odd years and I have not gotten to know my close friend so well anymore...boy you have grown since we last met!
This is the 'limp fish' hand shake. Every met a man like this problem? Well he is no longer considered a male after such blaspheme.

Life Drawing: The Final

Well it is finally here folks! The final class period of Life Drawing 1 and what an adventure it has been (shedding a few tears a well). I mean that in all honesty. There are days when the drawing is coming along great and those where...lets say, not so much.
Looking back on my drawings from the first few weeks of class I want to curl up into fetal position and point to my neighbor and accuse him of the heinous crime of creating this bad drawing. We all know that wouldn't be fair to anyone so I just stick by my work and show how far it has come.
I can now draw a gesture drawing without spending half of the time trying to figure out how many and what direction they spine should start. Just yesterday I looked at my sketchbook from before this class...lets say it was alright. Looking at my sketches from the last week, so much better! All this hard work has payed off. As I stated in an earlier post...I was trying to at least draw for an hour every day (usually ends up being math class) and the improvement has been great. I just want to work on drawing with greater action and sharper foreshortening.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this class and am very sad that it has come to an end. The first few shell drawings were not my favorite but how this last one turned out made me think...well I have gotten much better and practice make perfect. I do wish we had finished all of the muscles on the mannequin but oh well and possibly for future classes there could be more homework. I understand this sounds insane but I really did not mind homework from this class at all.

Mannequin: My good ol' friend the mannequin why have you deserted me. I was one of the very few who enjoyed my lovely muscled friend. I really wish we could have finished him and gave him life. Boo-hoo...and sad face. He only has a spine, glutes, and upper leg. I guess we will see him around campus walking on all fours. WAIT! he does not have arms...too bad he will just have to kneel there. As far as Mr. Manne goes so long and fair well, wish we could have gotten to know each other much better.

WOW! As stated above they have come a long way and will increasingly get better the more time I spend drawing each day. I am much more confident with my drawing abilities as well which is never a bad thing.

Blog: Before this class I had never posted anything on a blog. After this class I am really enjoying what they have to offer and will continue posting my recent work as awesome videos as I deem necessary. I think we needed something like 25 posts...well I have more than 55! I guess you can say I enjoyed this part of the class.

Future: If I happen to get the chance I am looking forward to joining life drawing 2. Now that there is no more life drawing class I guess I will just need to study up on my own (bought a couple books, why not use them).

This is most recent sketch I have done outside of class
(link to flikr)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Library Signs: Linda's Little Warning

This was just a quick little sign I made for one of my fellow employees at the Library to make it obvious. Had a little fun with the wording at the bottom.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Doomsday Project: Cards

Here is what the final cards look like. Not the greatest quality pic in the world (taken from my cell phone at midnight) but it will do for now. The world will officially end on Monday, December 14th so be prepared. I will post high-quality photos in the near future.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I Present to You the DoomsDay (proto-type)

Here is are final proto-type. We are using this one to get all the kinks out before our glorious final product. Each player will have a 'life counter' that will turn the clocks hand (upper right) as well as their own mini clock for counting their 'life' before they get knocked out of the game. Good work fellaz!

Weekly Math Sketchbook

A facial structure study. Kinda fun to do. I may possibly work this into my sketches and work more on bones. I really need to get back to drawing faces more often. (side note: I understand the left eye is deformed. My pen decided to freak out on me.

Working with overdoing female ribs and had fun with the hips. Oh, the toes do not look too shabby either (no reference).

Another thing I really want to work on is female hair. As you can see the hair is a bit meh.

Mr. and Mrs. Saggy Eyes

Only 3 folks stayed after class was dismissed so we switched off modeling. Maybe all classes should be a total enrollment of 3 personas.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DoooomsDay Is Almost Here

Below are my designs for the logo as well as the cards. There are disaster, humanitarian aid, people, and special cards. They all have almost the exact same layout. The logo has definitely come a long way since my original sketches. We are hopefully going to finish our research as well as print most of our cards this weekend. As well as printing the cards we are hoping to have a final prototype of the clock done by Friday as well. I will post that once we have it all pieced together and looking beautiful.

Well not quite. This is the 6th and final character for our DoomsDay Project cards. Wow this project has been a great deal of fun.

Class Canceled = Me Learning Anyway

Well I was quite sad today when I found that my Life Drawing class was canceled. I am really excited for the next section we are entering into. No class? No problem, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I have been wondering about back muscles for quite some time. I have a few books as well as an endless internet resource to find pictures of back muscles. After studying my books and looking for pictures online this is what I came up with. It is only the first study I have ever done on back muscles so there is always more space for learning. That is why we go to school correct? Well anyways, enjoy.