Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Painting : Week 4 and Figure 1 Final

I'm starting to get annoyed with trying to take pictures of my oil paintings. They're so shiny that the flash causes a really bad glare. If anyone knows some kind of trick to get around that I'd love to hear.

Anyway, here's the latest painting I did. Only worked 2.5 hours on this one. It's not as detailed as the last, but adding in an extra color makes the whole process different. Having all the shades of a new color allows you to describe things in a way that doesn't require such fine details. (Though, the pencilman could look better)

Oh, for those who don't know, or if you just don't recognize them, these are sculptures that I did last semester. Check out this post to see pictures.

Also, here's some final views of the full figure I modeled. I ended up with a C. So I guess I'll need to work harder on the next ones. I pretty much had to start from scratch the second day I was working on this because my proportions were so off the first day. Here's what it initially looked like incase you forgot.

That's all for now.

Hand and Foot

I finished up the foot model that I showed earlier and I also did a hand model to match. Though, I guess they don't really match since the foot is Anne's and the hand is mine. Anyhow, I got an A on each of them, so I guess that means they're not too bad. Here's some pictures.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Painting : Week 3

These are the paintings I did for homework this week.
The first two are 20 minutes each.

This last one is a diptych, if you can't tell. I know the picture is a little blurry. The problem is, oil paint is shiny, and using a flash causes glare, while no flash makes it blurry. Can't win.

Anyway, please leave comments! I love to hear what everyone thinks.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clay People

For my human figure class I do a lot of sculpting in clay. First I worked on a life-sized foot.

And next a full figure, about 18" tall. (sorry about the distracting background) Obvioulsy, I can't have a picture of the model for this to compare, but she has about the same build as Anne, for those that know her. So, you can see that it's not all that accurate, but hopefully it will come together more after another session.

Both are works in progress.


Tower Painting

I had to do a large painting that would require several hours. So I decided to do something that I enjoyed and was familiar with. The Tower. It's done all in black oil paint. (I haven't graduated to colors just yet) And it's really big, 39"x27" on cardboard.

The first shot is after 2 hours and the final shot is after 4.


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Backyard Warm-Up

My painting teacher told us we should do 20 minute drawings with lots of "energy" before we do any painting. I'm not completely sure how to tell if a drawing has "energy" but I thought some of these turned out pretty well for 20 minutes, especially the one with the pool.

That last one is also almost the same view as a previous ink drawing I did.

Anyway, what do you think? Energy or no?


First Oil Paintings

I just started using oil paints last week in painting class, my first time. It's pretty much just practice at the moment, and I'm only using one color. Trying to get used to the medium before I try anything too complicated.

The first two are still-lifes from class.

This one is a fairy statue sitting in my mother's garden that I did today.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fall 2006 Semester - Week 1

Here's a few of the things I've done in the past week and a half for school.

The first two drawings were done using Adobe Illustrator in my Intro to Computer Media class.

Next is one of four drawings I've done so far for my Human Figure class. This was the best I think. Obviously I really need this class :)

And last is a texture study done for my painting class.

(I also did a little Team Joe's Basement Logo last week)