Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Star Wars?

These sketches are the result of flipping through some of the Art of Star Wars books. I drew a basic figure, scanned it into photoshop, copied it 7 times, printed them out, drew over them, and then scanned them again so I could make this blog post. So it's been processed a lot, and I don't have a super high-quality scanner, hence the grittiness and speckles.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Another Miscellaneous Post

Facial expression! Showing teeth!
A buncha guys
Cute cats, Pirate Girl variation, 1920's roller-blades, etc...
Possibly Doctor Manette from A Tale of Two Cities
Originally, it was just the girl. You're welcome.


I'll eventually fill these pages and more, but here are some of my drawings of wrinkly old people!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Yaaaay for ugly trolls. You're welcome, Cait.

The guy in the lower right hand corner kind of resembles Jack Sparrow, just like one of the Pirate Girl Sidekicks I drew. I have no clue why.

So. These are a little out of the ordinary, no? Just a sneak peak of the ugly trolls I've been drawing. I've also kinda sorta been thinking of a story to go with them. The most that I can tell you about the story, really, is that it involves characters...and a plot. Details forthcoming.
I started drawing ugly trolls 1) because Cait requested that I draw something hideous and 2) because I was kind of in a rut. I'd been drawing girls, princess girls, pirate girls, Jane Austen girls, girls named Door from Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere--did I say girls already? Really, the only things I'd been drawing other than girls were Sherlock Holmes and Roger-from-101-Dalmatians-esque guys with trench coats, big noses, and a toothpick physique. Not much variety. So whenever I get around to scanning my drawings, you'll get to see plenty of non-girls. Yay.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Design projects!

So, I just finished a design class that was sort of fun...I don't feel like I learned anything from it, but now I have some cool(ish) new artworks to put on my blog! Yay!

This was done in pen (Micron). I had to unite two opposite concepts (blooming and wilting)  in one composition. This one was chosen to be included on the campus Art Fusion flyer, so that's exciting. me. No, really. The assignment was to create an abstract self portrait using paper collage. I wasn't allowed to use color, and was restricted to using bristol board (thick paper) that I had to paint and then cut into the shapes I needed. 

This was probably the most frustrating piece of all. I had to create a collage landscape that expressed an emotion or feeling. I had to incorporate a linoleum print into the composition, meaning that I had to first carve those swirly lines into a 5x7 block of linoleum using a linoleum gouge, roll ink over it, and then put a piece of paper over it and send it through a printmaking machine. I made about 10 prints, and then cut them up and made a collage out of them. It was displayed at the Art Fusion, though, so that sort of made up for the disgruntling experience of linoleum carving.

For this one, my teacher gave each person a photocopy of a page from the dictionary. We each had to choose an adjective from the page to illustrate, and then use one of five color schemes (monochromatic, complementary, analogous, split-complementary, or triadic). My adjective was "two-way," so I painted two people having a two-way phone conversation.
So there you go. Like I said, I didn't really learn anything. I just confirmed that I like making tedious artwork (with the exception of printmaking).