Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In-Class Gestures.

These are a selection of gestures from today's Drawing From The Tablet class. We were given 30 seconds to describe each pose. Still working on varying my line quality and remaining loose- I think I remained nice and relaxed for this round but was pretty heavy-handed, so the line quality isn't as good as this post's.

In other news, the blog will be getting a much-needed revamp as soon as I can squeeze in the time.

Monday, March 29, 2010

CD Single Update.

My piece, "Hotel Song", was chosen to be put into the current Narrative Illustration show on the 3rd floor of the Fox Building. It's quite exciting!

Info on the show.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sobe Energy Label.

For Illustration II we were asked to create a drink label in acrylics. Been a long time since I painted with them so it didn't exactly end up how I had planned... I'm not a fan of how the flames turned out.... Anyway, I ended up choosing Sobe's "Energy" drink, and went with a phoenix motif since they tend to go for a mythological-Aztec vibe with their bottles. We were allowed to tinker with it digitally, so I fooled around with hue/saturation. Not sure which I prefer- currently leaning towards the one in the middle. First image is the original, second and third are the digitally edited version. Finally made a decision. Going to place the Sobe name in there eventually, just need to decide where is the best area for it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

CD Single.

For Narrative Illustration, I had to design a wraparound CD single cover for the artist/song of my choice. I ended up choosing Regina Spektor's "Hotel Song". The beginning of the refrain is " I have dreams of orca whales and owls", which inspired the piece. Was really an experiment in line weight and value, was initially going to do the linework in pen but ended up going digital. There's some hiccups but I'm think I'm content with it.... for now at least!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

In-Class Quick Study

Another Drawing From The Tablet piece... this was just a fairly quick study of our female model working from a grey background.

In-Class Gestures.

Some more gestures from this week's Drawing From The Tablet... my aim in the game was to try and loosen up for once and vary my line quality. I'm far too tight in the wrist when gesturing (and drawing in general, actually...) but I think I made a huge jump when compared to this post.