Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - Week 4 - Insects

Week 4 is INSECTS!  I'm really excited to learn how to draw insects because I really like them :)

UPDATE: Insect Re-Design project -

Crustaceans with a quicker sketch style applied:

Insects commonly found locally:

Parasitic Insects:


Mantis and Stick Insects:

Spiders - Ground Dwelling:

Spiders - Webbing

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Digital Painting - Week 3

Homework from Digital Painting week 3.  Assignment was to paint something from observation, requiring us to mix our own colors without sampling colors from photographs.  Pretty fun stuff, but the outdoor environment seems really hard to make look convincing...

Some things on my desk:

Grizzy Falls at King's Canyon:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - Week 3 - Plants


This week, we were to re-design something using a plant-themed mindset.  I chose to do a plant-based theme park!  I drew a couple different rides that were based on different plants that we saw at the Arboretum:

We visited The Arboretum this week.  Drawing a lot of plants and scenery.  As usual, felt pen, tone paper, marker, white pen.  I'll be working on a 're-design' project for this week's HW pretty soon.. will update soon.

Figure Drawing - Week 2

20+ more figure drawing sketches... this week's emphasis was on using mannequins to construct the figure, focusing on the upper body and torso.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Digital Painting - Week 2

For our digital painting class, we were to paint some frames from a movie of our choosing.  I chose Pan's Labyrinth because I remember it was shot quite artistically and beautifully, with strong compositions and some interesting things to paint (I like that baby eater monster).  We were to work in only black/white values.  Definitely a worthwhile and fun assignment.. as this is really my first attempt at painting in Photoshop!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dynamic Sketching Week 2 - Form and Texture

So much homework....!

We were to draw organic forms, textures, combined basic shapes, and plants... and lots of them!