Next assignment for digital illustration, sleep depravation. We're to do a serious or a humorous piece about how people have trouble sleeping. Here's a little sketch of what I might possibly do. I got this idea from, well, my class. A couple of us (including me) have a hard time staying awake in this 8-o-clock class. So the piece is just going to show a classroom full of sleeping students. Fun? Yes? Let me know what you think...pretty please.
I fixed my Santa, and I've very pleased with it. I stuck with the idea of a Santa who's teeth were rotten out from all the cookies he had eaten throughout the years and applied that gross/grungy look throughout the piece. Oh, check out that line work! I love the new brush I created just for this piece. Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think!
For our next project in Intro to Illustration we had to do an illustrative advertisement. I chose to do a band poster for The Avett Brother's New Year's Eve concert. I decided to be ambitious and do a block print...with three different colors. Yeah, three blocks. Did I mention that this was my first time doing a block print? Yup, ambitious. So here's the process...
Matt being helpful.
So if you can see from the photos, I had some trouble with the ink. How did I fix it? Well, at first I decided to paint it. Since it was Sunday night and I didn't have access to my locker which had my paints and brushes, I had to wait till today. Long story short, I started painting it at 7 am. Had to go to class at 8, decided to do it digital, but then a friend told me to just paint it because doing it digital would lose the aesthetic. So I painted and inked it...volia!
Merry christmas folks! Yes, I'm getting started early just like Wal*Mart and the rest of the commercialized world. Our next project is, if you haven't figured it out yet, is a Christmas piece with the concept, "The Happiest Man In the World." Here's what I have so far....
So this assignment was particularly difficult for me. Let's just say I had creativity block. I changed my concept, but I feel like I didn't really portray it to the best of my abilities. The new concept is breaking down the walls that keep you from moving forward. Check it.
See what I mean. It feels kind of elementary. Let me know what I can do better. Suggestions please! Peace out.
Guess who I've been stalking! Banksy! When I was a junior in high school, my art teacher, after looking at my sketch book, asked me if I was going to be a tagger. I said no. Well Mrs. Jenkins, I just might be after all! Banksy is just amazing. Check his work out!
My cool friends introduced me to this British street/graffiti artist. This guy is legit peeps. His work is being preserved, like putting plexi glass over his graffiti. When in San Francisco, we looked all over China Town for one of his works. We found it, but it didn't look like this...
It looks like this. Yup, disappointing right? How dare someone try to upstage Banksy. What a shame. But I'm glad we I got to see it. If I had known him earlier, I would've looked for his stuff in London. Anyway, hope this gets you inspired, cause I am. Peace out.
Boy do I have some catching up to do. I was in San Francisco last week for travel studies. Oh man was it amazing! We went to the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, the SFMOMA, De Young, and the Legion of Honor. Well, the amazing-ness came to a halt and reality came back into my life. Now I have much to make up. Upon my return, I stumbled upon the "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" assignment for digital illustration. Here are some sketches I have so far.
This is what I have so far. My concept is a narrative about me. Remember how everyone is onto me about being Picasso and being all adventurous with my style? Yup, this is what this fancy piece is about; my dilemma about being who I want to be and what others expect of me.
Oh by the way, I fixed my portrait. I fixed the color and texture that indicated shadow under my nose. I also added another orange shape that I forgot in between my head and pony tail. Check it.