Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
different drinks that I normally would be afraid of. This is partially for the Edible class that I'm not officially in, the need to feed my obsession with collecting food packages, and because I'm .....bored. La. Oh yeah, and it was a bad idea to drink them all at once. blaaargh. Also I forgot to mention the green drink in "Yes! The Best!" is Green plum.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
New comic for illustrophilia. I like how my shared blogs force me to update this blog. One thing, this was influenced not only by my need to draw a mouth vortex, burger suckers, and a nose hair guitar ...but also by my love of Taiyo Matsumoto's work. Ex Tekkon Kinkreet, which was made into an awesome movie:
I want to get EVERYTHING!!!! I have Blue Springs, Tekkon kinkreet, No. 5 vol 1 and 2, and I even got this anthology of french and japanese comic artists because he was included. I had Ping Pong and Hana Otoko, but now they are tragically lost. I want THIS. Definitely in Japan I will get as much as I can---even if I have to throw away my clothes to make it all fit. I don't care if I can't read any of it. It's all just so beautiful.
ALSO, I love the linework and grotesqueness of Junji Ito. Unfortunately I lost my collection of his stuff too....Gyo, Tomie, Uzumaki, shorts.....ugh...I can't think about it, it makes me sad.
Anyways, here's an example of his work; this is from Uzumaki (stories about a town haunted by spirals):
AND FINALLY (for now) I've recently gotten into Datuk Lat's work.
I love Kampung Boy.
I wish I could read the other work he's done, the stuff that hasn't been brought to America.(like a lot of the other stuff above) Also I wish I could find that Discovery Channel Documentary about him. I did find this T.V show based off of Kampung Boy:
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This is a new comic for the illustrophilia blog. This is basically what I've become over the break:
Comic for the assignment last week.
Badge sketches for The Society of the Okay blog.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Final animation (better to watch it in high quality on youtube):
Screenshots of the scene and masks:
Main Mask design:
Concept sketches for masks (unused):
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Creating an environment, first animation (moving the camera and object in the scene) I never figured out why the oyster edges don't connect....anyways, the video looks better in higher quality...if you feel like going through the link to youtube.
More organic materials, playing with the terrain.
More detailed objects, addition of textures, pelting.
Basic shapes, lighting, color.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Characters in an Environment:
Monday, January 5, 2009
Work from my Concepts class, taught by Rebecca Bradley. It was pretty difficult working more...commercially(?), but I know it has to be done. I think I learned this year that I prefer 1 week assignments over anything longer—otherwise I end up overworking/thinking things.
Also, I think my problem is that I don't have a particular style and I like changing up my materials depending on the subject and/or aesthetic I'm aiming for. I'm not sure how that will work for me when I graduate...but here’s the work, again starting from the most recent pieces:
Movie spot illustration for Burn After Reading. Had some trouble with George Clooney and Tilda Swinton. Actually I have trouble with portraits in general, but this was a fun assignment, I liked the sketches I did in the theatre too, so maybe I'll post them later.
Map assignment. My idea was "Miss Ann Thrope's Maps", maps for other misanthropes, ways to avoid people, places to go, etc. The idea may have been too complicated for a two week assignment. I liked my line work (almost died drawing it all) but not so much the coloring. Maybe one day I'll revisit this........one....day..........
Gift wrap assignment. My theme was spring. I missed doing brush painting with sumi ink and rice paper.
Poster design assignment that was actually used for these bands at the 8x10 club in Baltimore. Didn't get at chance to attend the concert though, got caught up with work. It was a difficult illustration to come up with, each band was so different (Higher Hands, The Grilled Lincolns, Sara and the Help).
This assignment was to make an illustration based off of a statement from "Overheard in NY". Then we had to turn it into some type of product. I thought this would be a fun billboard. This was cut paper, sort of a continuation of a design I did for the HHF, right here. I admit, it's a little hard to read, my quote was "Chicken is the enemy of man."
First assignment, which was an op ed piece for the New Yorker. Requirements were black and white. My piece is based off of an article on how the pop memorabilia of today is equal to the value of religious relics in the past. Also, I am apologizing in advance for the guitar not being left-handed.