Saturday, December 14, 2013

Updated Full Figure

Reworked my full figure. Used gesso on top of the watercolor blue paint and got a cool effect with it. I was going for a kind of frosty, winter window tinge instead of straight-up dusty iron bars of a jail cell.
Hence why I whitened the bars of the jail cell with gesso and completely changed the image I had initially wanted to portray.
I personally like it better this way. I also worked on the figure itself, lightening up and darkening needed areas.

All of my pieces this semester

This is all (or most of) my pieces on a panel for the Winter Art Show.
They're all printmaking with additive collage and other mediums.

Observational drawing collage

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Additive Monotypes

(Character belongs to Andrew Hussie)
Not my best work. Not as realistic as I would've liked it to be. Oh well.
It was originally a print. Went in with ink and pastel.
The background is actually purple, but my phone turned it blue for some reason...
The letters across his shoulders say "ALMOST HUMAN" because the character, Cronus, doesn't like being a troll; he would rather be human, hence the human skin color coming through the gray troll skin color and the brown hair coming through his troll black hair. 

(Whoever came up with the astrological symbols, well then those belongs to that person)
The background is a print that went really wrong haha, it was SUPPOSED to have the symbols in the print, but the ink was too thick and too dark. 
So I used my ghost pull print which had more visible symbols, colored them with colored pencils according to the color of each sign, and then glued them onto this background.
I arranged the symbols in the orders of the months, going clockwise.
The larger symbol in the middle is the Scorpio symbol - my symbol.
The order, going clockwise: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Sagittarius, with Scorpio in the middle.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Unrelated to Advanced Drawing and Painting posts

I really just wanted to post some of my other drawings/projects on here as well because some of them I really like and am proud of so this post is dedicated to those:

(Characters belong to Andrew Hussie)

(Characters belong to Andrew Hussie)

(Characters belong to Andrew Hussie)

(Characters belong to Andrew Hussie) 
(Jarrod Matthew)
(This is the picture I referenced)

 So that was mostly all just Homestuck fanart and then my appreciation for the existence of the beautiful Jarrod Matthew.


So what we did was used the brayer to lay down ink and then we subtracted the ink from the plexi-glass to shape our faces and show the light versus dark places on the face.
Then we ran the plexi-glass through the printmaker (with paper on top, obviously) and got our image printed onto paper woo hoo!
Like I said, I loved this activity. I had maybe 1 or 2 stand-alone pieces, but the others that are pictured here are cut-and-collaged together from other pieces. I don't have pictures of ALL of my prints, sadly, so I'll need to take pictures of those.

(This one's my favorite)

Another drawing from life

We had been doing drawings of our faces/upper body from small mirrors which we were going to go over with watercolor paint, but deer god am I AWFUL with watercolor. I cannot control the carnal rage that is the tiger of watercolor paint! But I really liked my initial sketch of myself before we put the paint on it.

Full Figure

I still need to work back into this and I fully intend on doing so before the Winter Art Show.
Medium: Gesso, Graphite stick, watercolor paint for the background
Technique: Subtraction, drawing from life

I'll post another update of this once I work back into it and make it look nicer.
I like some aspects of it, though I don't know if I'm diggin' the background, honestly...
I need to add some lighter areas, and I need to fix up my face a bit.

Ahhhhhhh update

I have not been updating my blog as diligently as I would like to. u__u So here are some posts of what we've done since, what, September??? It's November already, almost December!!

So since the cut-and-collage thing, we've done a full figure, monotypes, water color selfies, monotype mixed media stuff... Yeah we've done a lot haha and I've missed a lot of school....

So okay I will post some pictures of stuff I've been doing. They're iPhone photos from distances for some of them though, and for that I apologize. Also this is not ALL we've done. I just need to take more pictures of my work.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Illustration Friday: Together

The I-Friday for this week was "together" so I drew this yesterday when I was finished with my triad mash-up painting.
It looks better in person, scanners take away quality. -.-
Also, lyrics from Fall Out Boy's new song "Alone Together" \m/

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Triad Mash-up Painting

Media used: gesso, watercolor (background), acrylic paint, india ink

^This is the very first attempt (for lack of a better word). I got critiqued for the road, as it didn't really fit with my Fletcher color scheme, and the ink just kind of looked weird.
Mr. Wertz suggested I gesso the road out and use charcoal on it, so I did, and that is what you see below.

I think it looks better with the charcoal.

And here is my finished product, matted and fancy-looking.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Final Triad

After drawing the triad with graphite, pen and India ink, and charcoal rezens(?) with subtraction, I sprayed fixative on the finished pieces, slathered a matte finish on them, and then washed them down with a blue oil and turpentine mix. Here is the finished product and close-up of each piece:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I have made a blog

This is a post.
May as well add a piece of my personal art to here.
Have some Homestuck.