Monday, March 29, 2010

This one's only about two weeks old; was kind of experimenting with...something? The model was great, though. She didn't even have to stand like this and I could get her body structure pretty accurate.

The only thing is...I don't know what I was trying to say with this, by deliberately not painting her in the pose she was in, by still stylizing the figure and adding the little arrows to the background. I just don't know; just decided I should stick them in. I also couldn't do justice to that gorgeous dress she had on that day; the yellowish panel had all kinds of intricate patterns on it, which I barely touched on with splatters of red. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Okay so this is my first of two Mexican pinups for a veggie burger. It's an art direction assignment that I'm not a hundred percent 'INTO' right now, but it's not bad either. I still have some rendering to do on this one, hopefully it'll be done tomorrow.

Annnnd a sketch for the second one. I'll start it soonish, I just don't know if I like the face enough. We'll see!

I didn't enjoy the first one so much because...well, I think it looks weird. Just sayin'. The second one I'm loving alot more, I just have to finish little bits of it and then I'll post another picture of it. I'm finding more and more that I'm interested in drawing Latino/a's. Very NEW.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This is just a bit old, but it's still from this semester, so whatever. I love the band Crystal Castles, so when we were supposed to try a print-ad for some kind of product or service, I figured I'd promote their self-titled premiere album. Like so.
  I've always loved doing cross-hatchings; they're really therapeutic. Unfortunately, I still have little bits to learn about doing it so that it also looks good in the end. This result was alright, but I lost will with Ethan Kath. Alice? No problamo, but I can't just choose the hot ones!
After reading The Painted Bird by Jerry Kosinski, I painted...well, the main character. He doesn't have a name, he's just a stray boy roaming Europe. It's a pretty rough read, but a really good one. There's no huge moral to the story, it's just a coming-of-age type of thing, but it's fascinating to see how this boy is taken through a life of love or hatred, belief or skepticism. The novel is actually high controversial for some reason, probably because of the harsh content but...I didn't think it was THAT bad. Maybe for the time it came out...anyways, I don't know.
This next one is a birthday gift, long LONG overdue, for a friend on LiveJournal. She didn't know what she wanted done, so I looked at her profile interests and somehow came up with this. I had fun with it...I just wish it wasn't so late.

Annnnd this is just a sketch of a guy I saw one day at Millennium Park. He didn't stay still for long.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ehhh, terrible picture of it, but this is a little watercolor I did in my sketchbook. It's a scene I've imagined of Uri fighting in the Warsaw Uprising. He's about to stab an SS Officer that raped and 'killed' his girlfriend. He's just pissed. It's not exactly how I wanted it to come out, but not bad either.

That's all I've got for the day.
This was an Art Direction assignment, even though it has nothing to do with Art Direction. The Higher Learning Commission is having an art contest with the theme of 'Quality in Higher Education'. Their usual entries/winners are extremely abstract, but this is as far as I wanted to go with it. It used to have a square format buuut I think this was alot better.

I'm still working on some new stuff to scan in, should have at least one thing in here by tomorrow.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sketchbook, first page. Was thinking about the Holocaust as I almost always do. I wanted to work on more trivial actions throughout one's day, and so here's a character taking a break, drinking a soda. His name is Uri, and he's a runaway, about fifteen years old. He takes care of orphaned boys.

Following on the same thought track, I drew a profile of Misha, one of the young boys Uri takes care of. He's probably like, 8 or 9 years old. 

And another. Rabbi Goldflamm from 'THE WALL'. I don't know if I'm really into this book yet or not, but....I'm still giving it my time. It gets really interesting and then severely slows down. Then something suddenly happens to make it interesting again. It's like a pendulum of a book.