Friday, September 26, 2008

The Kickoff

I've been at Ringling for just over a month now and have enough work to kick off my blog!  So here it is.

In Figure we've mostly just done gestures with some sighting/proportion emphasis recently.  I've gone through so much newsprint and vine in that class.  I can't wait for FEWS to finally start next week so I can do even more figure drawing and just go crazy, without having to work towards objectives.

Gestures ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes:

Long poses, 1-2 hours:

In Drawing all we've really worked on so far is perspective, so aside from box still lifes and this observational drawing of my residence hall I don't have much to post.

Film Language is great.  These three shots were for a project illustrating basic camera rules.

depth in frame

medium shot

rule of thirds

I don't have any photos of projects for 3D Design handy, so I'll hold off on those for now.  The next image is an attempt to use painter X.  Hopefully my next try at it'll be better since I just learned how to actually turn on pressure sensitivity for brushes today.

This other drawing is for Concept and Ideas club where we come up with concepts for various chosen topics.  This one was to design a superhero in silhouette, which we did and then developed further.  I went with some sort of water/shapeshifting power, which is just plain cool and fun to draw.   Some suggested that I lose the bikini on her, but I think that would come off as water nymph -ish and a bit contrite in the genre of fantasy, and to be honest topics tend to bore me anyways.  I'd really like to make her more of a swimmer, maybe giver her some goggles and other accessories.  She's be like the Wonder Woman counterpart to Phelps.  I don't know why she's holding swords... she needed something and I just couldn't think of anything better, and while I do think they look cool, I'd like to replace them with something more fitting.  For next week we're supposed to come up with a composition of them in an environment and I'd really like to use some extreme forced perspective (if I can pull it off...) in a showdown with a nemesis (TBA).  We'll see...
Well, enough of me flapping my fingers.  I'll end off this post with some of my sketchbook pages.