Saturday, May 23, 2009

Junior year is OVER! plus, "Brides Nouveau"


I am beat!

BUT.... I am also, officially, a senior.

Goodbye Junior year.... you kinda sucked a little. However, here's to my summer internship at Portosa Studios working on designing art for Disney Cruise ships! WOOT!

Now, finals. Here's my final series of the year. I was looking at Audrey Kawasaki's technique (her assistant even responded to my email, I felt so special!) and Alphonse Mucha for inspiration and as a reference to Art Nouveau.

I was super excited about this project, but after spending the whole night in the studio and experiencing a scary encounter there with a delusional (and bleeding!) drunk dude, I was starting to feel a little annoyed with life, and the series.
However, after having time to recover and after not looking at them for a few days I am excited to keep tweaking them and to further dabble in this method this summer.

They looked so pretty before I colored them. :o[
They represent seasons (only 3, the assignment was a series of 3). Represented are (from left) winter, spring, and fall.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Latest Reporter Illustration

They may or may not use it but I was a last minute replacement for this illustration (the top is the final version, the bottom just looked cool, like a wanted poster from the west.) The article was called "What is Reporter" so I made it into a pun. I like humor, or at least, I try. The middle figure is our mag's editor.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rethinking Camoflauge

I am being a bad blogger. Blame it on finals. Last project is due tomorrow. Here's one from digmix that I need to fix up, and I definitely plan to because I will be giving it to my Dad (I pretty much stole this idea from him!) :o) So MOM please don't let Dad see.

The project: Illustrate the concept of reinventing the wheel.
The solution: industry adapts to blend in with nature (the submarine with the sea dragon camo that is totally impossible to see) while nature adapts to blend in with technology (even if its not quite up to date, evolution takes time after all!)

Enjoy, I'm sure it will be awesome eventually. :o)

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Radish Story

Here's a mini assignment from Digital Mixed Media. We drew the veg in class and were then instructed to finish at home without further referencing. I am a reference slave so this was a little scary at first but once I got into it I actually had fun.

India ink painting with digital color manipulation as well as under and "topical" digital painting. The tablet I tried using has no pressure sensitivity, so I had to disguise my lack of proper tools. I think I was overall successful.