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
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
|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
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.|
|This...is 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.|
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).