Thursday, October 18, 2007
Pen & ink drawing

This was for my 2-D Concepts class to study"deletion". It was my third try because I spilled white paint on the first one cleaning up mistakes, and then spilled ink on the second one. Third time's a charm!

We took pictures from magazines, rubbed graphite pencil on the back, and then traced the images onto illustration board. The whole thing took a lot longer than I originally thought. At least 5 hours (maybe near 7?). I have a vague idea because I listened to several discs of DVD commentaries for Family Guy/American Dad while doing them. Sounds weird but I like having them on in the background because I don't have to pay too close attention to know what's happening on the screen and it keeps me from getting bored as opposed to having complete silence.

All in all I like it. Very time consuming but somehow relaxing/fun.
posted by Janelle at 1:17 AM | 0 comments
Thursday, October 04, 2007
A new semester begins (or rather began 4 weeks ago) which means new classes. I'm now officially in the Drawing & Painting program which will be better off for me when applying for animation school.

I'm getting rid of my "Freshman" foundation classes so I can move forward in the program. It's great taking studio classes again. I have Art Survey (lecture), 3-D Concepts, 2-D Concepts, and Quick Drawing which is basically 4 hours of drawing a model.

This is one of my project for 3-D. I was given a choice of words and had to convey it without being too literal. I chose "hinge". The piece is a little abstract, but not too far from the mark I think.

This self-portrait was actually my final piece for my Life Drawing class last year. It didn't go over well with the class ("too cartoony" was one of the comments), but I don't care. It was fun being able to get on my pointe shoes again to combine two of my loves - Art and Dance.
posted by Janelle at 1:57 AM | 0 comments