Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sad Girl, 3/10


"I'm Sad because Only Bears Seem to Like Me"
Ball point pen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Map About Flying...


"A Time Map of All the Things I would Do if I could Fly for One Day"
Photoshop

For my concepts class I had to make a map about whatever I wanted. I decided to do one about flying because, well, lately I've been kind of obsessed with drawing things flying and/or levitating. Not totally sure why, but okay. For some reason the colors don't look very nice here on blogger... If you'd like to see a better idea of what the colors are like (and just an all around better picture of the piece), you can click on the following link...

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/293/b/6/a_time_map_of_all_the____by_o0amphigory0o-d316kwe.jpg

Also, I'm a little weirded out by how fuzzy everything gets in the very top panel. I'm not so sure how I can fix that. It's clear on photoshop, but for some reason it's not anywhere else? Don't really understand. ... Well, now that I look at it again, it's not so bad on the piece in the link, but here on blogger it's pretty insane. ... ;-; I don't know.

Okay, well I might make some changes to this in the future if I have to. I've yet to get this critiqued, so yes, it's quite possible I've done something horribly, horribly wrong and am not aware of it. For now, though, here it is, finished!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sad Girl, 2/10


"I'm Sad because Whenever I Smile, I Still Look Like I'm Frowning"
Ball point pen

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The First of 10 Very, Very Sad Girls


"I'm Sad because my Umbrella's Polka Dots are Actually Holes"
Ball point pen

For my class "The Lab" I have to make 25 copies of a product to sell at the art market in December. The product I've decided to make is a book called "10 Sad Girls." It's going to consist of 10 illustrations of little cartoon girls in sad situations. This is the first one I've managed to finish, which, well, is kind of pathetic, because it's the middle of October, and I only have 2 months left! But oh well, that is okay - the first month I was too caught up in just trying to get the planning done (which I have admit... isn't quite resolved... yet) This is my first time trying to do "finished" illustrations in ball point pen. As a result I ran into a lot of mistakes while doing this, and although that was disappointing, it should (or at least I hope) make my next 9 illustrations go a little smoother...

In case you are curious, here are the 9 other sad situations I will be illustrating (in no particular order):

- I'm sad because my family sold me at our garage sale.
- I'm sad because I threw my kitten into a desert and now I want it back.
- I'm sad because my bicycle helmet is actually a top hat.
- I'm sad because my head is more rectangular than it is spherical.
- I'm sad because my neighbor poured gravy all over my garden.
- I'm sad because an army of bunnies has been after me for years.
- I'm sad because only bears seem to like me.
- I'm sad because a giant robot crushed my lemonade stand.
- I'm sad because whenever I smile, I still look like I'm frowning.

Way back in the summer, I asked people on facebook to suggest what kind of sad situations these girls could be in. Although all of the suggestions were fantastic, only one really worked with my concept, which was "I'm sad because a giant robot crushed my lemonade stand." I thought I'd give credit here to Greg Murphy for being the one who suggested it. Thanks!

Okay, well that is all I have to share for now. So long!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Business Cards and Concepts Homework

So last Tuesday in my class "The Lab" we did letter press printing, and by some strange miracle I had a lot of fun. In the past, I hated everything having to do with printing - gocco printing, pressure printing, screen printing, you name it, I despised them all. Something about the process irked me. I don't know why. Either way, Tuesday was different... I wound up printing some business cards that I hope to use at the art market. Here is what they became (after a little bit of coloring done in photoshop)...



(NOTE: Some of the textures got lost in this thumbnail. If you can, full view this by clicking on it. Thanks.)

The following piece is a drawing I did for concepts. It's a drawing of a hoarder. It's supposed to be a little ambiguous. Hm... yeah. I wound up not liking this piece very much after I finished it. I actually disliked it so much I avoided looking at it until midterm yesterday. When I saw it again, I realized it wasn't as hideous as I imagined it to be, and thought I'd be brave and post it onto this blog. So, yep, here is my hoarder:


"Hoarder"
Charcoal


And that's all. I'm working on a whole bunch of things right now, but none of them ever seem to get finished by the time I want them to get finished. I'm super hoping I can get my second independent study drawing done this weekend. I'm so close... I think there's only about 7/8 hours of work left in it, and even though that sounds like a ridiculously long amount of time, it's actually a ridiculously short amount of time! Buahaha I draw so slow. ;-; All right, well I am going to go now!