I’m currently at a college preview at an art school. I don’t have a lot of the work I’ve done so far scanned, but I do have two pieces that I’ve done digitally. Although I’m fairly good using programs like Photoshop, I don’t usually draw and paint things digitally. I also haven’t worked with Illustrator which is the program we are learning and what these pieces were done in. Both were done using photo reference.
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Materials: pigment pens, copic markers, pastel
This piece was done in Drawing II. The project was to create a composition using four hands in four different styles (realistic, contour, outline, choice).
Last semester I took Drawing II. Drawing II was great. Way better than Drawing I. In Drawing I there are a bunch of people who don’t care about art and the projects are less interesting. I’ve posted some of the pieces I did in it on other posts, but I figured I show some of the other things I did.
This is for our extreme closeup project. It’s based off a magnolia seed pod. The seed pod was purple, orange, and brown. It has a bunch of these little pods split open with bright red seeds hanging out. The split pods have a really intricate and interesting pattern to their insides. I was lucky to take it off the tree at the time I did (if you wait too long before picking them they are just brown). I love seed pods and pits.
Materials: watercolor, liquid acrylic, colored pencil
This is a graphic design project. We had to choose out of a large list of fake products created by my teacher to design an ad for. I chose Sensory Drive which is a device that is implanted in your brain and allows all things you experience in all five senses to be recorded. I like the image. I don’t think it’s entirely obvious what the product is.
Materials: copic and primsacolor markers, photoshop
I was experimenting with mixed media. I covered the canvas is newspaper using modge podge. Then I drew on it with sharpie and added acrylic washes to it. I finally cut the hole and did the stitching details on the chest and eye (I don’t know if you can see the detail on the eye).
Materials: newspaper, sharpie, acrylic, thread
Last year I took a printing class. We worked with silk screen and linoleum. I got the ink all over things. I am interested in doing more printmaking but I think I really need more practice. And maybe access to the equipment.
Above is the first linoleum print I ever did. It goes along with my love of furry monsters puking cute things. This was my final silk screening piece and the first time I did five layers of different colors. Overall I think it turned out well. The colors were not what I expected. It is what it is.
This is a large linoleum print I created in the printing class for my regular drawing class. The assignment was to do a high contrast drawing using black and white. My friend posed for me. I used the softer linoleum and it wasn’t doing well going through the press. I had to hand print it. That’s where it gets its texture.