First assignment in our illustration class.. it was to record strangers having a conversation and then make an illustration of a short text exchange from that conversation -- as well as take it out of context
Spot illustrations that I should of done size-as instead of drawing them so small -- again for interpretive illustration class.
Short one-night assignment where we had to illustrate the word 'perfectionist'... I took the control-freak approach.
And here are some sketches I did during that fall semester...
They brought an elephant to our school!
Here are some mock-up subscription cards we had to illustrate for the magazine of our choice.
altertanate front with the crap all over it
and here's another sketch -- handed in for one of my final sketch portfolio's before christmas in life-drawing.
I love your stuff from your mind - the portraits with exaggerated features are really strong. It's too bad this doesn't carry over to some of your heavily referenced pieces (like the celebrity paintings) - they come off a little stiff. But hey, you certainly seem to be learning from 'em, so keep it up.
Jesus de Haro, Thanks for the kind words and you're welcome.
Thanks for checking out my website too.. heheh
Bhanu, thanks for dropping by. Yeah, you're right I do need to watch out for the proportions... especially the amount that can go wrong by not looking in the mirror. Maybe next time you see my stuff I'll be better at it, hehe.
Ryn, thanks for coming by. I appreciate the kind words. Yeah... see likeness has always beena huge struggle for me and I'm scared of combatting it... so I tend to tighten up on stuff like that. Hopefully with more practice it'll catch up to my other stuff. Glad you like my exagerated stuff.
I go to Cambrian college of arts & technology, taking graphic design. Basically it rocks in applied arts (one of the best design programs in Ontario thanks to our awesome genious of a coordinator) but it falls on its face in fine arts. In fact, the fine arts is being removed after this semester because of low attendance. We DID have an awesome painting teacher this semester for about 2 months, but the fine arts girls chased him away for stupid reasons. So aside from the stupid little projects our foundations teachers give us (in all seriousness, we are painting faces on eggs. I feel like such a man) I get my artistic learning from this site.
About Sudbury - it's a dirty industrial town with very little going for it in the way of attractions, unless you want to see the largest smoke stack in the world. It has a decent little art scene I suppose, if you can ever find a gallery to visit.
Anyhoo enough about me. Hope to see an update soon
hmmm, so thats what u learn on an illustration school eh?
looking good! love it that u have a lot of happy characters instead of the more sad ones a lot of people here make
Hahaha, I'm not sure how to respond to your first comment. There's alot I didn't get around to photographing or posting... mainly the first two years of life-drawing, painting, drawing systems, flat tone designs, and conceptual excersises.
Beyond that we kinda move in our own directions.
Thanks! Yeah, I guess my characters are pretty happy. I'm working on a couple sad ones though, I'll post tthose up.
Bhanu, Thanks! It's to know my style is developing. For a while there I was kinda all over the place and wasn't sure at all.
One of the things my interpretive teacher suggested I do was to draw from paused DVD's and recorded TV shows.
I started looking at illustrators who do arts and entertainment decorative pieces for magazines and a cool illustration about the show; "Lost" caught my eye.
To do most of my finals I use photoshop for the more painterly stuff with my tablet.
In the one you pointed out I used illustator to create the more 2D characters and sculpted the old man head by hand out of sculpey. I photographed and dropped it in using photoshop.