Monday, December 21, 2009
My design of Arden Wood, from the Shakespeare play As You Like It. First time with a visual development assignment in my illustration class. I also designed two forests from the plays Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth. I'll post those once I put the finishing touches on them.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
For my intermediate illustration class with Alice (Bunny) Carter, I have to do 25 studies of natures a week. I'm really practicing on getting looser with my drawing style and understanding values. We are preparing to paint three forests we are designing, and I can not wait to start painting!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Acrylic object studies for my "tide pool" class with professor Alice Carter, a.k.a Bunny. Right now I am preparing to design/paint/render three Shakespearean forests this semester. The three forests are from Macbeth, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Oh yeah, I'm looking forward to this semester!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I spent the month of June in Paris, taking a class on creativity with my professor John Clapp. During that time, my outlook on life and art changed drastically thanks to the creative exercises and constant wise words of John. Self exploration became the theme of the trip for me, so the sketchbook I carried contains mostly notes, scribbles, and some journal entries. Here are some pages I thought looked finished enough to put on the blog.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
This is the 80 hour color rendering I did for my intermediate illustration class. The original painting is 8x8 inches. I used the low key, limited palette adjusted with a touch of yellow-orange for the final piece. Below are color comps, experimenting with analogous, atmospheric perspective, limited neutralized, and split complimentary color pallets.
Plen air painting with Cameron Chun, the instructor for my intermediate illustration class, and the rest of my peers at Monte Bello near the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was my first time ever painting outside and painting a landscape. I think I have discovered my new passion!
A few figure drawings from the past Spring semester. The bottom two I used for the SJSU A/I portfolio. Yey! I got in the program! The top two figure drawings were done after I finished my portfolio. After that, my figure drawings improved a good amount. Maybe I was celebrating through my drawings. Hmmm...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I spent about 90 hours on this rendering for my 113A class: intermediate illustration. This was my first time doing representational painting, and I had a good time learning. I find matching values to be a lot of fun, and I can't wait to apply it to future work. :)