Friday, December 31, 2010

Long time no post

OK, well after several days of holidays, no internet, a busy work schedule and a break up; I am now BACK!! :D   (please, hold all appalause till the end)

Now, I have been working on amny things lately. Here are the pics to prove it.

So I've been boning up on my anatomy by taking these dvd courses called "Structure of Man" By Riven Phoenix. Let me tell you, these are amazing tools to learn anatomy, even if its just a refresher course. And once I start watching them I'm hooked and watching them till 11pm-2am at night. They are that good. 

And this is a logo design I just finished for my best friend/colleague Mr. Victor Rodriguez of Studio 206 (of which I am also a part of). He commisioned me to do the redesign of his logo (below) and the grundgy cube is my attempt. Hopefully he likes it but I have some more tricks up my sleave if he does Wahahahahaha

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 3

Ok... so far the only thing I like is the top right corner. That to me is friggin beautiful. But everything else needs work. At least 10 more hours which I am willing to put into this.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 2

So this is the underpainting for a bird painting I am doing. Their are two things that really really get to me. One of them is animals suffering for humans messing up the planet. Seeing weather patterns acting odd, statistics about 50% of animal populations dying by 2100; its not fair. So I wanted to quantify this idea in an illustration. Three birds: a mom, a dad and a baby all freezing in the snow. The mom is holding the freezing baby, the dad is overing them but looking into the distance at a human town way in the distance. There will be other little things in it too but thats the main theme. I'll be working on it right after this post!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ok so now I FINALLY have some time to talk. School is now over for the next month. Most people like or have to deal with the holidays. Working, spending money on loved ones, etc. In other words, they don't produce any art. I am determined to not be that person. I have constructed an illustration regiment that I will practice everyday till school starts again. Today was 1 hour of anatomy while watching River Phoenix's "Structure of Man" dvds, then started a portrait drawing, read "The skillful Huntsman", worked on thumbnails for the next school project about the big bad wolf and then did a cloud study. Here's everything I did today:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blocking in

So these are the paintings I have to have done by THURSDAY... fun lol. All in oil. I have the third one but its not really moving too far, but I shall work on it tomorrow, along with the others :D

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Painting no. 3: Jordana Gets beaten!

Herro all. I am currently woring on a final drawing for a small oil painting. The project has to do with a door knob. So I figured why not make us the door knowing sing through the keyhole? So I took references with my friend Jordana wearing a 1950s dress.

And then I started doing these drawings. 

Once I'm done I will try the "Donato Method" of making a printed copy, of the drawing and then using matte medium to mount it on a board and then painting on the copy of the drawing itself.

Here's a better drawing.

And this is how we did her makeup :P

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The blocking in

so I started the two paintings today and blocked them in. I used blue black and flack white on plywood. My teacher, Ralph, told me he's never seen anyone use this type of plywood for painting before so he and I are both intrigued with what the results will be. I have some idea. Theoretically, the texture should peak through. But with some thick passages, the texture will be mixed with painted textures and be more integrated. Right now the texture is too distracting. But, this is sophomore year. A year for experimentation. But this texture is intriguing.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010