Monday, October 19, 2009

Oil Rub 2

This was my portrait for an Oil Rub

It is based on a photo of Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oil Rubs

The oil rub technique is a fixed pencil drawing with a raw sienna rub of oil paint over it

It is then colored with colored pencil

And a light acrylic color with gesso is used for the highlights

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Drawing class

These are pieces that I made for Drawing class, using a variety of different materials. From Charcoal, to grayscale pens, conte, to India ink with a stick

Secondary Stages of Process for Music Poster

Okay, so this is phase 2 of the process work for illustration, the thumbnail has been decided upon, the necessary variations have been made.

Now, we get into the actual drawing itself

First, all of the elements of the piece are photo-collaged into place
Then a contour study is made, just to get a rough idea for placement and where the piece is headed

The finished line drawing isn't a finished work at all but a semi-resolved piece that will serve as ground zero for the finished product. Thus, a contour drawing is made on tracing paper on top of that, to alter elements, shift positioning of things like the bubbles, grass and butterflies, and then it is taken to the actually FINISHED line drawing

Final Watercolors

After 12 studies

These are the last two watercolor pieces from the assignment.

The one on the left is the one that I am handing in for the critique

Monday, October 12, 2009

A sketchbook from freshman year

This is an earlier sketchbook . . . just one of many many more to come

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Figuratively Speaking part 4

Latest from Figure Charcoal on Newsprint

Figuratively speaking Part 3

More stuff, just because figure is my best class, and where I achieve most of my best work i think

Figuratively speaking Part 2

More things from This years Figure class in a variety of different mediums, from Ink, Pencil, and charcoal

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Figuratively speaking


These are watercolor experiments from media class, first time actually seriously using the medium . . .

Paper cut

The objective was to use an exacto knife on a piece of cardstock to remove the positive space. The assignment consisted of transferring a drawing to tracing paper and transferring the paper to the cardstock and of course the initial cut

Variations for final thumbnail

last set of drafts before the rough

Music Poster

This is an assignment that promotes a certain type of music, I.E. Rock, Pop, Hiphop
I chose to do a poster with Certain Lyrics from the rock band Fuel,

The Lyrics are "She dreams a champagne dream, Strawberry surprise, pink linen on white paper, lavender and cream, fields of butterflies, reality escapes her"

The concept was a woman sitting on a bed with a pink sheet, with flowing hair and a silky gown, with a champagne glass that is emanating bubbles that turn into butterflies

Subject matter was Rock/Pop - Electronica

and Here is what I came up with

From Thumbnails to thumbnail variations

Final Piece for the Ink Project

This is the Final Piece for the Shark

And since I finished early I did another one just for laughs

Media Project Ink Fish

This was an Ink assignment, the subject matter was a fish, just a plain old run of the mill fish, for my subject, I used a hammerhead shark surprising a snorkeler, Here is my process

Photo Reference
Reference Drawings for Familiarization with the subject
Practice Ink Scratches and my finished rough

The Final Piece

This is the Final Piece in the endeavor (or, as much of it as I could fit onto the scanner), 18x24 Acrylic on Ill Board

Story Of My Still Life Finished Line Drawing

Story of my Still Life Project

This project was a representational still life . . . It was a grouping of objects that compose a narrative to tell an audience something about you or convey a mood

Here is my process
From the Thumbnails
The Line Drawing
The Value Studies
and The Color Studies