well school's out for the year, meaning that i'm bombing this page with homework stuff!
Portfolio cd mailer design
it was a little tough putting this together because i'm generally useless in the physical craft dept
1-page comic illustration
wordless storytelling ftw
teacher: "do what you want"
HOTPOT AWW YEAH
Asteroid City, acrylic. learnt loads of application tips from this
GARUDA, gouache. check him out on wiki he's so badass
overall it was a pretty cool semester. i had the chance to take two classes with Luc Desmarchelier, who is awesome at what he does and his classes - i took Visual Development and Illustrative Painting - were really helpful. the amount of studio classes i took was a bit much this time though, so i'll be easing up next term to work on more personal stuff.
for now, gotta run to catch a plane!
posted at 12:59 AM
my screen printed poster at ArtCrank 2012 LAX @ Orange 20 Bikes!
honestly, i was so nervous because this was the first time that i was participating in anything like this and i was really hesitant if my work was good enough.. but i guess it turned out okay. meeting people who said they liked my art was a huge boost and it helped that one of my best buds was there with me too :]
here's the original digital design! colors look different when they're screen printed i guess.
also, i have extra copies of my poster because the studio that printed them - Two Rabbits was nice enough to print extras! if anyone wants to buy one, let me know!
posted at 12:37 AM
i haven't been posting in forever! apologies to whoever still checks back, school has been hectic. here's a quick update on a recent event - CTNx! i was freaking out and squealing like crazy inside the whole time because of all the crazy good work and artists i met.
some loot from CTN. the amount of amazing artists this year was incredible.
a print and buttons from Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying!
OMGOMGOMG MINDY LEE WAS THERE AARGHGHSGK
i totally regret not bring my copy of Chop Suey for her to sign, but i got her latest collaboration book Catra which was still awesome.
a tiny sketchbook gem from Nicolas Marlet, a Dreamworks character designer. he worked on stuff like Kung Fu panda and How To Train Your Dragon.
a couple of silent graphic novels from Federico Bertolucci.
beautifully drawn animal-centered stories aren't they? *v*
a print and art book from Pascal Campion! i think this was my highlight of the day - i can't believe i had an actual conversation with him! and he saw my sketchbook -barely filled and with anything of substance at all oh god why did i do that?!?!?!- but he was a really nice person and i felt so encouraged after.
talking to an artist I admire was intimidating at first, but it got better.
i hope i didn't come off as some crazy girl to the artists i met, i think i was wearing a psychotic grin on my face the whole time. but seriously, the whole event was a really good experience. meeting industry professionals and seeing the work of other hopefuls like yourself is like a huge reality check. you understand how much better you need to be, how much more you need to push yourself in order to get up there.
posted at 1:39 PM
evidence that i'm still alive here. some vis dev stuff for school that isn't really relevant to the project but i still thought they were pretty cool and rather successful brain farts anyways.
also i'm thinking of restarting my dusty 30-day challenge too, i only managed to get to day 16 before i was overwhelmed argh
posted at 6:46 PM
Day 14: your favorite book character
Scribbleboy - i remember this bok so vividly because it inspired me so much. i picked it up when i was 12 and it left a huge impression. not just the story, but also the illustrations that accompanied it - they were done by one of my favorite artists, Chris Riddell!
posted at 11:23 AM
Day 13: flora/fauna
a child of the forest and of the village, he belonged to neither. the trees raised him, but he could not be a tree. the village children ran when he appeared and the villagers threw stones if they saw him. the animals hid when they saw he was two-legged. his only friends were the leaves that fell from above, fell to him. discarded like he was.
posted at 6:41 AM
massive dump of schoolwork from the past 4 months!
portrait drawings from life
figure drawings from life
my first ever oil painting! grayscale portrait, 9x12
grayscale figure, 2-3 hours
color figure, 2-3 hours
i really like this one
and this one too
master copy study (Eakins?)
color study of the next master copy
master copy (Auburn?)
i meddled too much with it and i don't really like how it turned out
color study of our final figure painting assignment
i like it better than my final result lol
final figure painting! done over 4 5-hour sessions
my favorite part of the painting. that hand
and random environment cuz we needed one for advancement portfolio review lol
posted at 6:38 PM