Tuesday, July 15, 2008

George Clinton and the Beanstalk in outerspace

So here are the two assignments given to us for this week by Scott Anderson and Robin Eley.

first assignment was to do a portrait of a conceptual portrait of a well known musician. I was given the letter "G", so I had fun thinking of was to mix UFO's, dreads, funk, and color. Heres the piece.

The second assignment was to Illustrate a scene from The Gift of the Magi, The Tortes and the Hair, or Jack and the Beanstalk. I chose Jack and had fun with the drawing. When it came down to media though, it was an experiment mixing graphite, acrylic, gauche, oil, colored pencil, and ink, but it was a fun experiment. Anyways, Heres the piece.the Academy is almost over and our last assignment is already underway. Ill update with that final piece this weekend.

thanks for reading

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

so here is our fourth assignment given by Chris Payne. The idea was to get across a conversation between two people who can only be shown from the sternum up. I learned a lot on this piece about little things to help the story, and really experimented with the technique. I jumped in with pen and ink drawing, did a little pencil rendering, dropped on some acrylic washes, came in with colored pencil, more acrylic, then guache, then colored pencil, then oil washes and lifted out with eraser, then some more colored pencil and acrylic glazing, and some acrylic dry brush to finish it off.

below that is a second go at the bee keeper, done a little looser, darker, and over all more fun to me.

comments and critique always welcome.