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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Class Sketchbook III

More class sketchbook drawings....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Class Sketchbook II

I have nothing witty, useful, wise, or insightful to say today....

So here's some more sketchbook pages. Meh.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Class Sketchbook I

Wow, I really need to do updates more regularly. If I wait too long I end up with a bunch of pages in my sketch book that I need to scan in and that takes forever with my little old scanner.

Over the next couple of days I'll post some of the sketches I've done since I started class a week or so ago. It's not much, but it's kept me busy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Long Weekend

Wheeee, the joys of a long weekend. The wife and I took a day off work and headed up north to Mackinac Island. Great place if you've never been there, simple little island, accessible only by ferry. And no cars whatsoever (okay, that's a lie, there's an ambulance, a police car, and I think a fire truck as well as one or two construction vehicles, but they're not out and about very often). Everyone gets around on bicycle or horse, residents and tourists alike. I love going into the interior of the island where you can mountain bike for a couple hours.

Anyhow, I took the time to do some 'warm up' for my upcoming Introduction to Drawing class. Some of the scans came out poorly, sorry about that, I'm too tired to go back and rescan them correctly. You're not missing much, trust me :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What I Did In Class....

I haven't done much drawing the past couple of days, but I figured I'd post up a couple pictures of what it was I did in class over the past couple of months. As I've mentioned before, it was a 2 Dimensional Design Class, not necessarily drawing, but it taught a lot about the fundamentals of art design. I know I'm missing an assignment or two in there, but I can't find'em right now. Oh well.

(Sorry about the quality, I had to take pictures of these with my camera. The scanner isn't large enough.)

So we started out with just dots. The goal in the first assignment was to draw (dots only) several 'words'. The words were: Order, Space, Chaos, and Pattern.

Assignment 2 and 3 were more dot designs. We had to draw one thing geometrically and one thing organically.

More word designs. One was done using black marker, the other was done using black construction paper.
Left side words were: Angry, Sleepy, Running, and Free Association (I think I did Joy in my case).
The right side picture were Bold, Playful, Congester, and Increase.

This was a fun one. We had to start in the center of each side with a 1/2 inch thick bold black line. In between we had to draw '5 Words Into Line'. The words were: Metamorphisis, Trapped, Splatter, Broken, and Organic.
Everyone did different things, pretty darn cool (I tried to go with a 'life of a line' theme in mine).
The neat thing was when he put them up on the board afterwards. Each of those 1/2 inch thick black lines matched up perfectly, so it seemed like it was one giant drawing changing shape constantly. I wish I had taken a big picture of it, it was neat.

Another line picture. This was done using five different areas/patterns of lines to draw one uniform picture.

The painting begins. The first was an excerise in gradiants. I did this three times, that was the best I could do. Oh well. The second was taking one of our prexisting line drawings and putting it to color.

Our logo project came next. Using black construction paper we designed four different logos. Then we picked one and painted it five different ways (Black/White, One color and tints, Two colors, three colors, then whatever else we wanted. The final square doesnt show up very well because the bottom colors are dark. Drat

This one was fun. We had to take an object (a 20 sided dice in my case), and draw it. Then crop and zoom in, then crop and zoom in more, then crop and zoom in a lot more. Then there was a colored painting, and a black and white + 1 color painting. I don't like how the colored one came out, but the Black + White + 1 Color looks kinda cool.
One of the students in our class did a drawing compass and it came out looking like Tucan Sam :)

Translucent Project! Hard to work on, but the end result was pretty cool. I wish the picture showed more detail, but it came out alright except for a few small mistakes. I was one of 12 people who turned the assignment in on time (he gave us some leeway), so it ended up getting taken to a gallery nearby and displayed for a month.

And last but not least...my final project:
Spatial Illusion, we had to have several layers stacked in here, plus extra details as you can see. It was fun using different colors to make the image of things being distant or close. It wasn't until I was all finished that I realized I needed to add something in the bottom center, but oh well. All in all I was pleased with how it came out :)

More drawings later, I hope.