Friday, December 7, 2012

And the final dun dun done of them all

2D design - We had to make an abstract composition and then convert it to a realistic image. Not gonna lie, I kinda decided what the representational image would be and worked on the abstract according to that. The idea was inspired by the Cloud Atlas Sextet from the most amazing movie of all time - Cloud Atlas. If you haven't watched it, WATCH IT NOWWWWWWW it's mind blowingly asesomeeeee asdjhf kadhf~

Anywhoo here it is, the only 2D project that I'm kind of proud of:

I tried mimicking John P Smolko's technique of making up objects from scribbles.. it was fun (and of course time consuming) to do. But now I'm officially DONEEEEEEEEE

Time to go home, sleep and eat.

Dun dun done continued - Figure


Our teacher had us do a 20 minute drawing on the first day of class way back in August when we were all super scared and anxious and extremely out of touch.. And he made us do another 20 minute drawing on the last day of class to (hopefully) see our improvement. What entailed was this:

The left is old, the right is new. I feel like there's no way anyone CAN'T improve if you are constantly working.. which is why i really need to up my game this winter break, draw lots and lots of people and NOT get lazy. But I can do all this and get enough sleep :)))

I'll post more of these but for now, a foreshortening pose:

Lots to improve about this too, the shadows and stuff aren't the best and the figure could be changed up in a lot of places. 

Dun dun dun doooooone

One does not simply get enough sleep during finals week.. Here's a culmination of things from this semester, some of which are final projects. I feel like I've improved from the start.. I can't wait to look back and see how much more I've improved at the end of the first year!

Coffee, by the way, is my new BFF. 

Perspective Final: 'The Sky is Falling!'
There are a number of things that aren't right about this; most importantly, the lighting. I shall change it and I might even color it in the holidays.. YES. HOLIDAYS.

Futuristic Vehicle:
This supposed to be a cool-looking alien tank thing which has forcefields instead of glass and they've invaded earth and all.. the usual. Maybe this is foreboding the end of the world. 

Interior room in 2 pt Perspective:
This was an interesting assignment because these rooms were not our concepts. We all wrote down ideas for our rooms and handed them into our teacher, who then jumbled it up and randomly handed it out to everyone. My concept was a rookie french cinematographer who lived just above a bar, messy as hell, his room looking like it was struck by a tornado with storyboards and film reels everywhere, dirty dishes, the works. What I got was a clean, organized Lawyer's room, one who neglected his family. It was challenging to be neat but rewarding too! This was the first time I tried markers and I can say that I've grown quite fond of them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Figure Dump

Just a bunch of gestures and long poses from 1st semester :)

Overlay 1 - Front Pose

Overlay 2 - Back Pose

 Gestures - 2 minutes or less

 Long Pose - 20 minutes 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Semester at Ringling

.. is probably the most hectic curriculum I've ever done. IB can hang its head in shame. 
Sleep is for the weak!

Gallery Assignment for Perspective: I decided to make the inside of a robot's brain a museum, hence the cogs and computer chips everywhere. Also, all humanity is slowly being wiped away by technology, so the few humans that actually care try to save the last bits of life from being lost. 

Figure Drawing: 40 minute pose. Need to improve. 

2D Design - Diptych 

Inventive Cityscape: For perspective. Temples are hard to detail o.o but it was pretty fun to do this!  

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Thought I'd put up my accepted portfolio to Ringling. I'd Almost forgotten how much I love color pencils and dry pastels! Prismacolor, Y U no cheap?

Gotta love guitars. But what gets more love? Guitar and hands drawn with color pencils :)

Chalk Pastel. Such an awesomely messy medium.
Colour pencil~

Another Precollege piece. 15 - 30 seconds gestures.

Contemporary dance is amazing. Drawing the gestures: even more so.

Markers are awesome.

This final one is a character development/turnaround I did in precollege the year before, and it developed into one of my IB art pieces. It was so much fun to do!

Friday, August 31, 2012

 SO. IB Art.

Two years ago, when my art teacher told me I needed 12 pieces to submit to the IB, I nearly cried. Surprisingly, I finished the course and got a 6 on 7. Mind = Blown. And this was after a very very shitty interview with the external examiner.
        Anyway, we were supposed to have a theme to follow throughout the 12 pieces. My theme started out as the strings of life, and then it evolved into the broader spectrum of "Connections". 
"Strings of Life": Oil On Canvas
"Oblivious": POV 1
Clay, Sand, Plastic Tubes, Vellum
"Oblivious" POV 2
"Wired": Clay, Wire
"Symbiosis": Clay, POV 1
"Symbiosis": Clay, POV 2

"The Gift": Pastel on Paper, Linoleum Print on Paper, Fabric, Thread
"Society": Clay, Front View
"Society": Clay, Back View
"Facade": Clay

"Encroach": Clay, Front View.

"Encroach": Clay, Back View.

"Imagine": Colour Pencil on Paper, 18"x 24"
"Shackled": Oil on Canvas
"iCon": Collage, Mixed Media

"One": Linoleum Print on Canvas, 8ft. x 3 ft.
Edit: I have another piece, a digital painting. I'll upload soon as I find it.