Saturday, September 19, 2009

First-Time Gradient Meshes

OMG I'm actually posting something new!!!!!

I apologize but the problem is that most of the stuff I'm doing these days is confidential and owned by Disney.
I am however back in the swing of classes and will have more and more fun things to share.
First up, I'm working on a new style for myself, attempting to use Adobe Illustrator to create a look reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. I want to render faces in the round and keep the rest of the shapes nice and flat with quite a bit of ornamental illustration and flat patterning giving those spaces lots of vibration and energy.

But I didn't know how to render faces in Illustrator. I figured gradient meshes would be a good route to go.

Long story short here is my first ever attempt at gradient meshes in Adobe Illustrator. I think it turned out pretty good for a first time study and I am comforted in the hope that I will be able to use these sparingly in order to achieve the aesthetic I am searching for.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Senior year.... GO!

Moving back to school today!!! Senior year starts Monday!!

My last First-Day-Of-School EVER!!!! (Grad school doesn't count, :oP )

I would apologize for the lack of posts, I spent my entire summer interning in Ithaca with Portosa Studios. We are a studio contracted by Disney to design/create art for two Disney cruise ships currently in production. All of my work is confidential though, hence I haven't gotten to show them off here (though I thoroughly would have loved to!!)

But guess the seriously good news......
So I will be driving to Ithaca Mondays and Fridays (though we discussed staying home to work if the project permits) and going to school in between. I am not so ignorant to assume that I wont be completely exhausted by the end of this quarter, but I am not complaining. I have only one year left to make the most of.

Let's hope I can finish college right.