Monday, November 17, 2008

Royal Winter Fair '08 Drawings!

One page of sketches and another of colour studies for a life drawing assignment. I love going to the Royal Winter Fair. Maybe it's my hick-town roots, but the animals, the displays, the smells (yeah, even the barnyard one) and the farmers in general all remind me of home. It's pretty awesome to see people so passionate about their animals, from painting horse toenails all the way to cow groomers. Overall this year was pretty fun, I have never drawn people at the food court before so that was an interesting cross section of country mouse/city mouse. I also brought along the new pastels which has become the new big thing in life drawing this year. I'm really starting to like them now, there's a certain depth they bring to drawings that really helps show the form of the figure. About the drawings, the sketch of the lady on the first page(with the mushroom shaped hair) is a personal favourite of the day. I'm sure she was on to me while I was drawing it too. So funny.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Old paintings brought back from the dead!

I realized I never posted the coloured version of this western scene so here it is

'ello govena

Found these on a lovely stroll of the internet.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

World Literature Assignment

So this is my take on Charles Dicken's 'A Cristmas Carol', more specifically on the character of Bob Cratchit since that is who I have to present about. After I finished this I had the strange urge to sit by a fireplace and read. I also want to write/draw with a quill pen because those things look classy. Even if the outcome is pure crap, it was done with a freaking bird feather. lol But method wise, I put some thought into placement and colour for this picture because I need something to say for 10 mintes. Such as, I tried to make Cratchit round and coloured in warm tones to contrast Scrooge with his dark blues and Mr. Burns-like frame. He could destroy someone with those elbows...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I am still here

So I realized yesterday that upkeeping this blog has to be something I focus on now that i'm thinking about the internship portfolio and just to get feedback on my work in general. I have always been terrible at keeping journals, i've tried but never really found them a good use of time. I'm changing my ways though and this little blog is going to actually start getting posted on. Now I just need to scan all my stuff...

WOW I forgot about this blog... So here are some life drawings

Friday, January 25, 2008

Needs more cowbell... or tumbleweed

A digital painting for my western themed story assignment, eventually it's going to be in colour for my exterior painting class, man i love overlapping assignments

Paintings and random stuff

The first painting and the following larger versions are from the first year master copy project. The orignal is by titled 'Terrorsel' by the amazing artist Joy Ang. You can check out the original on her site

Leny, a chameleon character from first year

POST--- the First. Better late than never but still served fresh daily!

OK, so I've finally done it.
After months of just surfing through everyone Else's artwork on their awesome pretty blogs and seeing all the projects from class up there I've decided to join the herd and stop being such a damn closet animation student. Technically I've had this blog for a while... I just have never actually posted anything. Yeah, i guess that doesn't count. Warning: there's going to be a bunch of last year's stuff and i may regret posting it later...
So as a newbie to blogging I'm actually kinda excited, perhaps enough to post on a regular basis which I've noted is not a regular thing people seem to do on this thing...annoying, but I'm sure like a bad cold I'll catch it eventually. Everybody gets theirs in the end.