Saturday, January 10, 2009

So very sore...

So I decided to go play volleyball last night with a good friend and his mom, since I've been dying to play and haven't for 4 months now. I was so rusty and not in shape that after the first game I didn't think I was going to make it through the night. I did so bad too haha. But it actually got much better when we started playing the men's height net. Although after the last game my arms and fingers would not let me control them anymore. I came home very sore and tired, but it was worth it. I'm planning on going once more before heading back to Philly, where there is no volleyball :(

Friday, January 9, 2009

There was really no concept to this piece whatsoever, but I wanted to overload it with pattern, so that's what I did. Acrylics. Done after the first semester of Sophomore year at Uarts.

Extra credit piece for Tom's Pictoral class Sophomore year at uarts. It was to be done over winter break but I ended up finishing it at the last day of crits. The criteria was "illustrate God as a little girl who changes her mind". Acrylics on Stratmore illustration board.
A Christmas present I decided to do before finals week. It actually turned out to be my teachers favorite piece I did and said that I should continue to do this style. The reason I did pattern was to slow myself down, which it did, quite a bit. Acrylics on illustration board. There was a concept, but I dont remember quite what it was haha. The two pieces above this one were done after.

One of the smallest pieces I've done. It was a commission for someone, and they told me they wanted a picture of "jazz", so I assumed they were talking about music. After I finished the piece I found out that "Jazz" was the name of their dog. HAHAHA. Done with acrylic paints.
Done for fun. I was working with Ellie, Nikki, and Rachel, and they wanted to make them a unicorn, an astronaut, and a mad scientist. I believe this was sharpies and watercolor.. and maybe charcoal pencil? I can't quite remember.

I wanted to take a stab at throwing paint on my canvas, so this is what came out. I enjoyed every second of it.
Phobia pieces for Tom Leonard Sophomore year at Uarts. Watercolors. The one on top was the first one I did, and I thought I'd give it another go since I finished early, and I was pleased with the second piece.

Experimental piece for Tom Leonard Sophomore year at Uarts. Cardboard, charcoal pencil, tempera paints. The one on top is a bad picture, but it is with the blue/redish lighting that I used in my presentation.

Last thing we did for Paul King's Anatomy class (1st semester) Sophomore year. I used the famous P-King-Pastel-colored-paper technique hahaha.

A failed experimental portfolio for Tom Leonard Sophomore year at Uarts. The blues are Crest Toothpaste and the tan background is Diet Coke. This is supposed to show how people are always synchronized even if they don't it.

A rushed shadowbox drawing for Tom Leonard, Sophomore year at Uarts.
Illustration of Redding Terminal for Tom Leonard, Sophomore year at Uarts. The final piece had the pig all black.

Courtney Brown. I don't remember when I did it, but I believe it was the beginning of Sophomore year at Uarts. Pencil, and then photoshopped it.

Kate Egan done the same time as the one above. Done with Pencil, probably hb-2b. I needed to practice on making faces look more like the actual person, because it's probably one of my biggest problems. That and going back and editing little things that matter.

Mixed media collage done Winter break of freshman year at Uarts. Cut paper, ripped paper, chalk pastels, charcoal pencil, string, and hot glue.

One of the last projects done for Buy Shaver freshman year at Uarts. I don't exactly remember the criteria, but I'm pretty sure it was a self-portrait of some sort.

Done for Buy Shaver freshman year at uarts. I believe this was one of the music series pieces. It did not go over too well because it doesn't really go with the music all that great.

Freshman year in Uarts. My very first photoshop illustration when I got my tablet. I'm also a fan of Spiderman haha, but working on the tablet was so fun that I stopped using traditional materials for awhile. Then I lost the pen, and I have yet to get another one. I think it was a good thing because now I'm starting to really love painting the traditional way, and I'm learning alot.

Quick sketch of a still life using the tablet. Freshman year (winter break) at uarts. I visited the hs and drew the still life that they were using.

Done freshman year at Uarts. Pointilism (not completely) using Sharpies. Props to Photobooth for the reference hahaha.

Oil painting done for Rob Matthews during my freshman painting elective at Uarts. It was very frustrating, but at least it got done.

My first ever oil painting done sophomore year of high school. Yeah it's a boring landscape (Waterloo Village). I loved the fact that you could work it on the canvas and how thick you could lay it down. I even liked the smell. The only thing I DIDN'T like was the cleanup, and the fact that once it gets on your clothes, it's over. Who wears painting clothes to hs anyway?

Cardboard piece done senior year at hs. The colors, blacks, and whites are done with chalk pastels and charcoal pencil. You can't really see but there is hot glue everywhere. Originally his hands/arms were supposed to move, but I didn't get around to doing it.

Done senior year in hs. I decided to do a drawing marathon one day of my friends. Each drawing was about 5 mins long (more or less). My teacher told me it would be cool to put them all together as one piece, so I did. It probably took longer to put it together haha. Done in chalk pastels. This is probably the biggest (longest) piece I've done so far.

Done junior year in hs. The school mascot is a marauder, and I had some free time, so I decided to draw a marauder haha. Sharpies and colored pencil.

Done Senior year in hs. Sharpie and watercolor. My teacher gave me the word "hubris" and told me to illustrate it. I had no idea how to draw the figure, especially the female figure, so the anatomy is very bad haha.

Old drawings and such

These are some old drawings from back in high school. I liked drawing with ball point pens because they were smooth and you could almost control them like a pencil. Plus no sharpening :) The old man praying is done in sharpies though, and it seems that people see a river between two chunks of land.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finally decided to make one of these since all the cool kids are doing it... will post some stuff later