Friday, January 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Semester

              So the classes that I submitted myself for have gone over my head and a lot of advance time consumption to deal with. But overall, the classes are going along swimmingly well, even if they are all illustrations course.

              The busiest time that I have are with Illustration IV and Illustrating Fiction. Both classes seem similar as an illustrator but with different approaches. In Illustration IV, we are tackling basic client/ business assignments that a typically illustrator will be presented with. Mainly we have done children book illustrations to edition cartoons. However, the instructor has an particular time lapse, as we have to present final sketches, color studies and then the final piece. It is very time consuming and strong contrast from my other illustration course.
            In Illustrating fiction, it tackles the same issues but more on illustrating fictional literature. Here you are able to display our interpretation and appearing visuals based on the stories. But the stories aren't fairy tale, as the list of stories off old folklore, Swan Lake, Tarzan and so on. Our current project is to illustrate a book cover and two interior illustration prints. Here is a preview of what I got for the cover, with hand painted type and slowly built up illustration on the bottom left corner. More will come Sunday. Also, any finished illustration will be added to my website, so keep an eye on that.      

           Then on my fridays, I have another life drawing class known as Perspective in Anatomy. The class is pretty much described in the title, we look at the human anatomy and know how the muscles and bones work and look correctly on the form. It is an requirement but also looks like an interesting course to be in. Not only do was have to draw the figure, but we are currently making a clay model that will show what the bones and muscles are. It is pretty much a hands on class that I hope will be good in the end.
           Unfortunately, my schedule did change as I wasn't able to take Comics & Sequence arts, as I wasn't getting any sleep. But I am going to continue practicing on my own and try to attend any comic lectures at my own time. I'm hoping this isn't a step back from my original path, but an smaller step forwards as I am getting new information and figuring out what I want out of my comic appear. So for this, I have inherited a tumblr. I will put a link up later on, once I get some stuff up there to look at.  

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Big 21

Yay!!! I'm now official at 21, which is 12 in reverse. 
Even with my plans changing this semester, I still got to enjoy my night just chilling and eating what I want. I just wanted to make a shout out to everyone who wished me a happy birthday today. Also the delicious birthday cake that my roommates came to me when I came home.

         Speaking of today, on fridays I have my Perspective of Anatomy course, a six hour class about mastering the human figure and drawing technique. I would say that it similar to the two other life drawing classes I took but it isn't. The course is the teachings of the human structures, what the bones and muscles look like, how they move and work off each other and tightening my illustration style. Also, to make sure we know the human skeleton, we have to craft our own clay model with the bones then layered with muscle pieces on top. The class is pretty much split up into two sector, three hours on clay figure and three hours for drawing. And this clay project has the estimation to take up the entire semester. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I'm here again!

         So I am back for another semester, probably difficult than the last. The reason for not posting over the break was because of the holiday but also of all the work I had to do for the Illustration themed assignment.
         This year theme is Cryptic: having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure, or to serve to camouflage an animal what natural environment. This was one of the more challenging and interesting topics to illustrate for. Looking at the sketches, you can see how much time it took to figure out the final piece.  

And this is what I got so far with my final illustration. Wait for tomorrow for more updates.