Wednesday, January 27, 2010

this just in

The lastest: silly portraits and drawings of birds on a post it - soon to be an etching.


Stuff actually from this year. Some sketches from open mic night and some portrait night watercolor sketches.

more semiOld stuff

From last semester. Some stuff from portrait night, some sketchbook (pretty much the only legit sketchbook stuff I've done...), and a couple of drawings from when I visited Crealde over winter break.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Our last project for traditional was a collaborative dance (so play this while you're listening to some music and pretend it works), this was my section. Medium was fairly open, though pretty much everyone stuck to hand drawn. I used cut out paper that was watercolored. The pieces were also covered in contact paper, which cause a reflection issue at the beginning but really protected the small paper pieces from all that abusive handling. Since my animation required a camera move and I couldn't get a hold of one of the HD cameras to crop the image down I had to rig up a moving set with foamboard, tape, and a couple of pegbars. When finished I had a great big piece of plotter paper that I attached punched paper to for registration and could roll up on the far edges. The super pegbar (made up of three) could slide up and down and side to side in the foamboard. Probably took around 8-10 hours to animate, with a lot more time in planning things out. I don't ever want to work with a puppet consisting of parts that small.


Because my favorite part about my simple poly exercises were my title cards, I'm not going to post them. These screen shots are more fun anyways.

Well, to start things off you always need a good breakfast, or a 3d paint placement map that looks like one.

Extrude and I had our differences. Graphics cards apparently aren't too fond of me either. I couldn't imagine why.

Penguin jugs, however, look like a promising invention

as do coincidental legos. I wish legos were as coincidentally found as pennies, then at least I'd be able to build stuff.

Colors hate me.

Ripping apart geometry is fun, always.

I have lots of great ideas, like cranking up the smooth on poorly made geometry and then turning on the vert ids. It makes for a pretty great fullview adventure, I must say.

What I learned this semester: buckets are cute, in a way that parallels first generation pikachus and toddlers.


I printed stuff!

Inkless embossing based off of one of my monotypes

Collograph in oil paint, based on the tufted titmouse

Linoleum based on my experience with the quadruped walk cycles

Etching based on a water color sketch I did back during spring break after watching the Theif and the Cobbler. Same basic image, but with a different opinion. Done with line etch, aquatints, and spit bite (but for some reason parts of the plate had a really hard time etching directly with that acid....) One of the prints of this edition was pulled for the department's permanent collection.