Saturday, July 30, 2011

Emily Carroll Week

So for this week we got to pick an artist to emulate. So I chose Emily Carroll! I've loved and admired her work for a while now, and she is definitely up there on my favorite artists list. Her style is so different from my own and still carries some similarities at the same time so it felt like the perfect thing to try. It was so much fun, and I really learned a lot from her work!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Colin Jack Attack

So the assignment for week four of my Character Design class was to create 4 characters and 10 heads in the style of the amazingly talented artist Colin Jack. And for this week my teacher said to take a note from Colin Jack's artwork and have fun with your designs. I really tried to take this to heart and as a result I had so much fun I wound up with an excess of drawings! It was by far my favorite week of our assigned artist homework and it really had an impact on my artwork in the long run.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Heads Up!

Here is a collection of in class and assignment drawings I did during my head drawing class. I love doing portraiture and this class really helped me practice capturing a person's likeness. Sorry for the poor quality in pictures. I took them on my cell phone in class before they would smudge on the way home. The drawing above was my favorite in class drawing. We were talking about using different levels for the background to get our desired effect. I liked the drama vibe so I usually opted for a darker background.

This was my final. It's based off a fellow student in the class who had an awesome serious sailor vibe.

An in class project where we did a portrait alternating between three students. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would!

A thumb nail for testing out different background levels. I liked this one a lot.

Some drawings from earlier in the semester.

Our first time dealing with a darkened background.