Monday, August 12, 2013

Goodman Brown Illustration Process

There were many more pen sketches that led up to this composition. As always, I wish I had more time. I want to revisit a lot of these projects and improve them now that I have no time limit on them.
Well, I'm always told class is for failing so you don't screw up in the real world.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Filter Jam

Many of us had never used Photoshop filters before, so we had an opportunity to get all the crazies out of our system by trying out every filter and making something out of it.

Digital Painting

Self Explanatory.

We received line art for this painting and were told to get comfortable with the brush and texture possibilities Photoshop has to offer.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Greyscale studies of the Macbeth set project

The assignment: Imagine Tim Burton has contacted you to create a set for his rendition of Macbeth or A Midsummer Night's Dream.

I really should have picked the latter, Macbeth is really stretching me. It doesn't help I had to speed read it. Guy and ambitious wife murder the King of Scotland and numerous other people because they're hungry for power. Ultimately, they are killed as well. There are dead bodies everywhere, and they don't sit still until Macbeth is off the throne.

Shakespeare had zombies. Really. Macbeth's friend, Banquo, is murdered by a hired hitman, and although his body was dumped in a ditch, it doesn't stay in the ditch. It moves around, and the sun takes the next few weeks off, all to prove how unnatural it is for Macbeth to kill the king and take the throne.

His wife is the scary one. Macbeth is a bit wishy-washy, but his wife keeps him on task, like a terrifying personal trainer, killing people who could take the throne from Macbeth.

And this whole mess started because 3 witches decided to spread a little gossip. This play is dark and depressing and I am so frustrated because everything I make looks...just wimpy.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Some sketches

One of the assignments is to sketch every single day. that thing. I like to draw from reference more than on my own, or it has to be inspired by something.

Dad told me about how China has this problem Japan started having a while ago. There's a surplus of men, and the women are getting more educated and independent. They don't want to marry/don't need to marry. The population will probably decline, I heard this happens in Russia too. People don't settle down as much as they did in the past, and the population is also in decline. 
It's really interesting to me, because I'm heading the same direction.

Reference photo at verticalizando. Oil pastel! I dunno how to use that stuff, so I just jumped into it. I always get better results when I don't read directions on these things.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fancypants Strokes

You know the paintbrush icon with all the fancy little strokes you can use to outline your things? Instead of having a flat line, you could have dots or arrows or any little flourishes you want as long as it's found in Adobe Illustrator's library?

That's not enough. You want  more.

You can make more.

I didn't say it would be very good. Does the pupil look like a cat to you?