Thursday, April 29, 2010

2D Projects, Lockers, and Yoda

Ok, so I am working on my painting for 2d design. I finished the underpainting last night and the blocking in just now. Heres the pics if you want to see them.

Also, this brings me to my locker. I commute so I have a locker at store to store my tools of creation. So last night i had the following things stuffed in my locker:
-Carrying case for paints
-Music piece painting
-My new painting shown above (drying)
- Box from a project earlier in the semester
-Sleeves for my presentation case
-Projects from last semester

(Not shown)
-Lock ness monster
-Gary Coleman
-King Solomon's Seal

Last but not least, my drawing final: Yoda. Need I say more?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sketchbook peaking

Well heres two pages from my latest sketchbook

 These were the first sketches for my 2D project "Maturita' " and for a webcomic I'm doing this summer. It's a love story based on someone I am fond of and this character trying to win her affections as she goes for the wrong kinds of guys. This is a personal problem but also one that many deal with sadly.

And this is my secretary/notepad, which without I could never remember anything

Monday, April 26, 2010

Self Identity Piece

Well its crazy now with Uarts finals coming up, and then end of the year. THE FINAL STRETCH. So I was working on sketches for my 2D project. We got it a week ago and its been boggling my mind. It can be a video, painted, drawing, sculpted whatever we want. So open ended. thats a good thing and a bad thing. So I finally came up with a design.

This is the color sketch for my 2D piece. It was done in oil pastel but I also carved and drew into it with a pencil. Obviously it is a kid writing with a nuclear bomb going off. It's meant to represent maturity and the regret or fear of it. The boy is myself as a kid, wrting "maturita' "(maturity in Italian) on parchment, eating a quince (the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge... i'm reconsidering using an apple), a snake (reinforcing the forbidden fruit aspect and slithering toward the nuclear bomb and maturity), and the mushroom cloud is a 20th symbol that in a lot of ways represents fear and a maturity in the global political system.

I know, a lot of symbolism. I'm going to do this in oil paints and in a style similar to Velazquez... i hope

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sweeney Awards

I'm trying to get ready for the Sweeney Award. It's an award that is earned at school only by freshmen Illustration majors with a superb ability with drawing. The winner gets a scholarship of about 2 or 3gs for the next 3 years. I'm crossing my fingers! Heres two possible drawings I'm submitting.

Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sound/Image Conversion!!

I just figured out how to convert image to sound and sound to image. Ever since Jenx told me about the Aphex Twins doing it I have been intrigued. I'm going to play with video being converted rather than image, but we'll see how that goes. Now how to convert this all in real time.... hmmmmmmmm

heres something from turning my sound into music.