Friday, December 24, 2010

School Stuff

Finals for the semester:

Animal Drawing Class
We were suppose to show the type of stuff we would put in our portfolio in the type of career we would like. Well, like many, I would like to be a concept artist... and here is a creature design...woohoo! Still got lots to learn yep yep!

Sketch and head detail

ACG 132 "electronic paint"

I didn't draw it though, the teacher did. He gave us all the same drawings and put em together to make our own environment and to put our tank in (that he also drew).
Rendered it in PS from head and can read without lines...yay! still needs work, but I'm ready to move on... and draw my own stuff.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Self Portrait and Sketch

I hope everyone had a great month of November and a fun, full Thanksgiving. I was able to spend time with lots of family and relatives. Good times.

Now here are some doodles...

Horse Studies

I've been trying to learn how to draw animals. I've done many studies of horses and some big cats. Very tough, but ya gotta keep drawing to get good. Here are a few pages I did in the beginning of the month. Most notes from books, pictures, and imagination.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Comp Surge

Sketches with my brand spankin' new WACOM TABLET!!! This thing is fuuuun to use. Thanks Mom and Dad. Another great investment you made.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

School Stuff

Work from Marshall's Animal Drawing class at FJC. First one was a practice where we drew from a picture for about 30 minutes. The second was the skeleton I chose at the La Brea Tar Pits Page Museum.
We had a pretty good time and the tour by Robert was cool. I learned.

Self Portrait and Sketch #4

Thanks everyone for the Birthday Greetings! And Happy Birthday to the other people having one this month.

Style this time is based off of cute lil' Jade's style ;]

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cloud Gazing #1

Some right brain activities...

Bunched them up together in PS and these sketches came out

It's always fun to use that right brain, but I also see my lack of skills and knowledge to bring these out into more "finished" looking pieces. And I seriously got to work on my value massing for composing.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Self Portrait and Sketch #3

I had the impulse to grab a sharpie once I set up a mirror on my table to draw myself. Quick and fun.

Also did a crazy doodle then scanned it and played around with some brushes in PS. Sooo many brushes... I used like 3... out of a gazillion different ones that it comes with... I wonder why I would even need to make my own brushes like others have mentioned. Still can't wait to get a Wacom Tablet!!!!

School stuff

Been doing a lot of horse studies and a ton of time playing around in Photoshop.

After learning some PS painting techniques by rendering boxes... we have moved on to coloring an old truck that our instructor drew.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1 Point Excercise

It's been super record breaking hot here in SOCAL and that's no exaggeration. We hit in the 110 degrees and up around here and you can feel it. Been a long day: disc golf, class, and little bros birthday. Super tired, but couldn't sleep because of the heat. But it was a good thing because I had an itch to practice some 1 point perspective and ended up having a blast. I had a minor creative explosion and came up with a few pretty cool environments. It may seem like scribbles, but some may be worth taking furthur. Can't wait to get a wacom tablet and bust out some more sketches in Photoshop.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Self Portrait and Sketch #2

Headache!!!! Ending the month with a wack headache, sheesh. This self portrait shows how I felt during that day...despite that, I still had a good time in my digital painting class and I got to play in the La Mirada Weekly Disc Golf Tournament.

Next to it is a horse sketch I did from my head while I was practicing drawing horses. We had to prepare since we had a class trip to an Equestrian Center in Laguna Niguel (The Beverely Hills of OC). Crazy rich people with their beautiful animals... dang...

Fall 2010

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet Schooooooool is bbbaaaaaaaaaack!!
Taking animal drawing and digital painting this semester!

1st Project from digital painting class... photomanipulation:
Our teacher, Phil gave us stock photos to choose from in the class blog (CLICK HERE TO SEE STOCK PHOTOS)
and we had to put them in together using photoshop and make it all fit and look freaking aweseome!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A month of Disc Golf and Pirates!

I spent a lot of my summer free time outdoors, mostly playing disc golf in the month of July. It's soooo addicting. Never heard of it? It's a game of golf involving a disc (aka frisbee) and you throw it into a basket anywhere from 200 to 450+ feet depending on the "hole" basket. My quick illustration should give some insight to it.

I also spent a lot of time reading One Piece! After 3 weeks, I finally caught up and now declare OP as my favorite. What a fun July. Now enough of my excuses... back to the other fun... art!

Sketch and Self Portrait #1

Last minute update for the month haha. Here is a quicky self portrait I did of me and one sketch (more like a doodle) I did this month. I got the idea of putting a sketch and a self portrait together from an artist named Hung Liu who was the recent Artist in Residence for Fullerton College. She's a pretty good painter. I'll try to keep this up every month. I am rusty.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Portrait Drawing (Spring 2010)

Will upload the rest once I get that camera back...

Monday, May 31, 2010

Painting 2 (Spring 10)

After seeing all these paintings together, I realized that all my paintings from the first semester were all vertical, while my paintings from the previous were all horizontal...interesting.

The first project was to work from the same still life as painting 1 students, but instead of just black and white, we had to add some color to it and still see them as black, white, and grey objects. What a difference a year made...

The second painting was to do glazing again. For painting 2, we had a theme of "fruits and/or flowers". I worked from a picture of a still life I setup in my dining room. Glazing!!!... now I like it haha.

Third was to paint from a photograph and create more DEPTH than what is being shown. This was from a picture of my car that I took a few years ago.

The last project was called "Make it your own". My painting teacher gave us 2nd semester students all the same black and white photograph to work from. The minimum we had to do was crop and use color, but we could do whatever we wanted. This is what I did... it was okay.

Painting 1 (Spring 09)

Oil Oils Oily Oil Paints!

The first painting was a still life of basic forms. Black, white, and greys. It was a great way to learn the characteristics of the medium and how to handle it, but I was "rendering" more than "painting". The fact that I was learning how to render from Scott Robertson's DVDs influenced me to make it look clean.

Second painting was to learn how to glaze with oils from a still life of random objects presented to us. The underpainting was purple and white. Then we glazed the colors after. Not so fun the first time.

Third painting was to do a copy of a master. I chose John Singer Sargent of course. It wasn't going at well at all at first, but that changed when I went to go see an orginal Sargent painting at the Huntington Library. What an inspiration! Doing the painting also made me looser and painterly in my treatment.

The last project for that semester was to do a painting in the style of the master we copied. This was based from a picture of my mom and sister about 18 years ago. I may finish it someday.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Perspective and Rendering

White color pencil on black illustration board. Still life of a statuette.

For the perspective project, we had to choose a location on campus and draw outside. 18x24 First in pencil, then inked for the final.

This is a piece done from a photograph. Color pencils on top of grey value markers on grey paper. This made it into the annual student art show and I ended up winning a nice little scholarship award. sweeeeeet! tough competition too. But now I have one of the teachers on campus calling me "sardine man" since he loved how I rendered them. He says that when he saw it he wanted to go home and have some sardines...hahaha.