Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sci-Fi Acrylic

DING DING, round two, suckaz. This one's dedicated to a single project, still from media, that I had fun with. That's right, you liberal art school pansies, I have fun while I work. Booyakasha.

Painted in acrylic.
The assignment was "Sci-Fi/Fantasy," very open, very do-whatever-you-like, very fun.

Ok, I'm going to walk you guys through my whole process. Sort of. IT STARTS OFF in the upper left hand corner
of that first image; just a thumbnail, just an idea. Below it, you had a close second for the final decision
of what to take all the way, that being Space Monkey vs. Space Velociraptor. The composition is worked
up a bit, and then traken to a much larger piece of paper, and tightly rendered.
THIS HAPPENS IN ALL MY PIECES regardless of what medium I use.

Once I've got it drawn out to my liking, I can it into the computer, and print out like 10 copies, since I'm
roughly 90% guaranteed to screw up at least once. One of those copies is matte medium-ed down to a
board, and I throw a darker tone over the whole thing, so I can draw everything out INTO the light. I hate
working the other way around. Never really turns out nicely for me.  From here on out, it's essentially a slow
process of working dark-to-light

Watercolor, Gouache

Wussup chumps? Day two of the old-art-onslaught (old, of course, meaning done in the last couple months). Here's some stuff I've done for Brooke Olivares's (spelling?) advanced media class. There are a couple pen and ink ones I've left out, only because I don't quite know where they are. Regardless, you fools are getting a double dosage tonight, simply because one post can't handle this ish.

Watarcolor portraits was the assignment, so that's what I did.
After hours of scouring Google Images, I found what I thought were
three of the ugliest, goofiest, most interesting mugs in the history
of basball. Couple tweaks here and there, and Bob's your uncle.
Rory, Dad, I'm sorry about the teams, that's just
how it worked out.

Never touched gouache before, but I've grown to like it.
Master copy portraits; the miner was done by the late, great,
Norman Rockwell, the fat sailor was done by...the other...late,
great, Dean Cornwell.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Christmas Illustration

I hope y'all are ready for a waterfall of old material that is FINALLY coming into light. After almost a full-semester dry spell, I'll be dropping all the artwork that has remained in hiding until now. For tonight, I'll hit you guys with some illustration stuff. Keep in mind that, while this isn't necessarily a whole lot, I'm currently working on 2 projects, and may or may not have a third to accompany those for the end of the year.

This was the first assignment of the semester. We had to
illustrate what we got for Christmas. My brothers and I
gave each other money out of our wallets, among other