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Thursday, April 30, 2009

o./~ Schools our for summer! o./~

Well....two weeks at least.

At last my 2-D Design class is over! This was the first, sit in a class room and get real art instruction class I ever took. I took the class because it's part of the Art Minor program at the university I work at, not because it was really 'my thing'. Now, while I maintain that acrylic paint was the creation of the devil for the soul purpose of pissing me off, I learned a heck of a lot more in the class then I thought I would. Some of the things I learned:

*Balance - how placing objects on different parts of the picture 'weigh' it down in certain ways
*The Rule of Thirds - I've seen this a lot in other art works, but I never realized that it was a real 'rule'. It's one of those 'wow, this makes a real difference' type of things.
*Line Differences - making a line thicker, or bending it vs a sharp corner, etc, can drastically change how a design looks.
*Color - Now, everyone knows about the color wheel, but we learned how to use colors properly. Which ones go best with what, how to mix to get certain colors, etc.

And much more which i'm probably forgetting (it's been a long day at work already). I'm by no means an expert of course, but it's been a great class and I'm glad I did it, paint troubles and all. My classmates were a lot of fun too, so that made things better (The professor was just awesome:) ).

In two weeks I start my next class, Introduction to Drawing. It's a Spring semester class, so it meets 3 times a week, 4 hours a day for 6 weeks. For that time I'll probably be busy as heck, but at least I'll have lots of drawings to post :)

After class ended I came home and did my first scribbles in two weeks. All I did were happy faces, just cause I was glad to be done. Once I get back all my other assignments I'll work on getting those up here for others to see:)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hey, where's the posts?

So, the handful of you who visit this site might be wondering where the posts are. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about the site. You see, it's close to the end of the school year and as such, I have a final project in my 2D Design class. As a result, this is taking up quite a bit of my time, so I haven't had nearly as much to sit down and sketch away. Sorry about that :(

Have no fear though! In the spring I'm taking Introduction to Drawing, and from what I've heard, it's lots...LOTS of drawing. And most of those will probably end up here. I hope that makes up for the lack of posts:)

In the meantime, here's an angry 20 sided monster.