Sunday, March 20, 2011

More Works

Hellooo. It's 2:00, and I am not tired, and the last thing I want to do is my homework, so I thought I'd update this blog to pass the time. I don't have anything I'm really excited about showing, but yeah, I do have some works from my painterly class I am partially happy with. Plus, I have some drawings in progress I'd like to show. Okay, here they are:

"Untitled" (for now)

This is a drawing of my mom I've been working on and off for the last... I don't even know. I started it in August. Thought I'd post how far I am on it since I am pretty sure I won't find any time to finish it before summer. Evil 18 credit semesters... >:\

"Little Teddy"

For my painterly class, I had to do a drawing of a plush toy (not quite sure why). I wound up doing a charcoal drawing of this random teddy in my room. I feel like I could have done more with it. The whole piece just seems... unresolved, but I did have a ton of fun drawing the teddy's little fluffy face.

"Untitled" (for now and probably forever)
Photos I took of my window in Baltimore and at home

I also had to make a pastiche in my painterly class, which turned out to be surprisingly fun. I'm not completely happy with this piece - feel like the top needs something, like maybe some pencil details or something - but it was really, really refreshing and fun to make something without planning ahead. It was all just making decisions on the spot, something I haven't done in a long time.

"Untitled" (for now)

This is a mom drawing I just started for my painterly class. Our last assignment is to do whatever we want, so I decided to do one mom drawing and some sumi ink drawings. I still haven't started the sumi ink drawings, but am pretty excited to do them since it will be much different than what I usually do! I doubt I'll post them, though, because, well, I suck at sumi ink... but I am improving!

By the way, I am sorry if this drawing seems confusing. It's in a pretty early stage, so none of it makes all that much sense. Hopefully things will start to come together as I keep going... Hm, yeah.

All right that's all I have! Good bye.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Stuff from Book Illustration and Concepts 2...

"Under The Rug: Two Weeks Passed and It Happened Again" (color version)
Pencil, colored in photoshop

"Under The Rug: Two Weeks Passed and It Happened Again" (BW version)

For book illustration I had to do a black and white illustration (wound up coloring it for fun) to the phrase "Under the rug: two weeks passed and it happened again." This is what I came up with.

The phrase originally belongs to an illustration by the illustrator Chris Van Allsburg. You can view it by clicking here.

And if you can view more of his work because he's an amazing illustrator!

"Balloon Field"

For Concepts I had to do a small black and white illustration to an article about the Haiti earthquake. In the article, there was a detail about how thousands of white balloons were let go in the sky to symbolize the people who died in the quake. I decided to base my drawing on that, yep...