Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Realizing I had spent a hundred bucks on a program I never learned how to use properly...I decided to have a go. It's actually quite nifty. I used an oil brush and a blender brush, and then applied some yellowy lighting effect. All while watching Fargo.
Does anyone else find that exertion can shut down the subtleties of the visual mind?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Now, I intend to render this, by hand or machine. I started coloring the leaves, to moderate success:
I'm not sure if I like where this is going or not. I did bring it a little further than this, but became frightened, that the style of the drawing was getting lost in a cloud of PhotoShop techniques. I might just shade it all delicately with pencil...dark with highlights.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
reminds me of the "forest spirit" in Princess Mononoke, which I saw four days ago, strange:
Monday, October 22, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Since I have idiotically forgotten for at least a year that I always wanted to do character animation, I have decided to commit to entering the October "11 Second Club" character animation competition (www.11secondclub.com). I am learning that character animation takes a long, long, time. At least in the beginning, I guess. So here is a first pass of poses....I think I'm going to do the final in Maya or maybe Flash.
And then after you watch my crappy little thingie, scroll left in the YouTube browser and watch the Cyriak's Animation Mix video. I really loved it and I wish I could work for him.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
For each design, I focused on 1. diverse shapes and curves, and 2. diverse ways to marry wood and stone. I imagined these to be the master works of the greatest axsmith in the land, somewhere around 12,000 b.c. In the comic I do for this phase of the class I'm going to invent a primitive technology where the axsmith crafts dozens of blades by firelight in his cave, then goes out the sacred tree where he embeds the blades in its branches. Over many years, the tree grows around the blades, and when sufficiently joined, the axsmith lops off the blade-containing branch and has his naturally wrought power ax.
This process is relevant to today's designed objects...materials and design elements should flow seamlessly in and out of each other.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I tried to make a really nice comic page called "Paul won't play slapcat," but it sucks. I do not yet have the Dimitrian discipline to plan and execute a full page. I'll try again. But here's something I did on Paul's computer last week. I thought I posted it. But maybe not?
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Here are some weird color alternatives for the Device with Screen that I post some time ago:
Sketchbook drawing of some things in our apartment: funny, this looked good the last time I saw it...
Here is a white pencil drawing I did on a little piece of black paper. I wanted to make a pendant or something out of it, but it was too small to make out of sculpey.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
It comes off a little harsh--just an automatic tone I take when trying to scrutinize something...(my problem, I know). They are all really good. I am criticizing them from the standpoint that you have only one drawing to convey the structure and also make a good flat design.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
SO: I liked the way they do these little profiles in the "Skillful Huntsman" book I have. They are fast and if you don't produce an interesting variety of shapes, they look crappy.
THEN: Then I picked one of the stronger designs and riffed on it solely for the purpose of generating unique visual ideas. The water tank thing will be now be blended in.
Monday, July 30, 2007
This was a project for my perspective drawing class.
I didn't make an interesting space so I just "dressed the set" a lot.
Those paintings are from a color theory assignment, where we made watercolor paintings of the same scene in different seasons.
Photos by Niva.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Late in the evening...working on my Color Theory final project: key a Beatrix Potter illustration to colors chosen from one of four Snow White backgrounds by Maurice Noble. You can see the beginnings of my final painting, which is required along with a value study and two color studies (one warm, one cool). I like painting in the kitchen at night.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
For my perspective class, our assignment is to sculpt a Looney Tunes character, and I've chosen Daffy Duck. I watched the cartoon, "Rabbit Seasoning" about six times through tonight, pausing to make sketches of Daffy. Then I started to animated a turnaround of him, but I didn't have the patience to see it through. I will start sculpting tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Paul and I promised that there would be more posts in July than any previous month. Let's stop making July so lame!
Paul, you can go to Iowa with Winnie for $950 including EVERYTHING--airfare, hotel, car. I just bought a package tonight and am throwing the bus ticket in the trash (non refundable boo hoo).
Life drawings and sketchbook doodles from this summer so far.