Saturday, December 22, 2012

Started to really reference artists I admire and channeling their influence and their approaches into my own cafe sketches.  Interesting how it's finally just now clicking that lines and rhythms are like these demi-elements to create strong, weighty shapes.  I've also started working in Maya again, which it will be very fun to finally see how these incorporated principles of drawing will translate over.

On a side note, I've been writing less and less lately since, just this past semester, I realized that I was too into art philosophy and not enough on technique itself.  As a result, I've been more productive and have been more doing than thinking (though I'm going to have to go back to it soon since I've been having a harder time expressing my thoughts clearly as of late).

On a side-side note, I visited my old high school and they put up a Ringling poster.  Neat!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter Break

Finished my first semester at Ringling - now I'm back at home and doing more cafe sketching.  These are some things I've been aiming to keep in mind and interchange every time I draw.
  • Things overlapping and twisting the from creates depth and interest
  • Check silhouette for clear depiction of the pose
  • Exaggerate the silhouette to make it more clear and interesting if it's too contained
  • We use shapes to animate, so think about the most basic shape breakdown
  • Think about strong, bold shapes
  • Don't forget perspective
  • Remember that when cafe sketching, we are not just drawing people, but people doing something
  • Eat your dinner first, then you can have your dessert
  • Sight measure
  • Draw negative shapes too

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2D Design:Unity

Final assignment for our 2D design class where we have to make an abstract composition, then channel it into a representational drawing.  All in all, this class was really life-changing as to how compositions work and what it takes to create compose elements appealingly...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Memory Project Portrait

Thought I'd try to put my studies to good cause and volunteered in the Memory Project, an annual club here at Ringling where we do portraits for orphan children from another country.  Did digital since I'm trying to learn more about rendering in photoshop and whatnot.

I hope he likes it :]