Thursday, December 29, 2011

Old Stuff-Part 3

This Old Stuff is more hand-drawn, and all but the door handle are personal "projects":

The day I didn't bring a crossword puzzle to do in
math class a while ago, I brought a sketch book.
Again, this is from a while ago.  And we were studying functions.
Note that I do not know your mother, and this is not meant to offend her.

A relative gave me a very cool book a couple of years ago: 
Picture from Amazon
And I drew a lot of superheroes from it:
I don't know who this is.

Or this.  But I thought both of them were cool.

A drawing of a door handle.
I entered a comic contest a couple of years ago and here are some of the comics I drew (not all were entered):

Not all of them were funny, either...

I didn't (and don't) want to offend people with this, I just thought that
blind people would be really good at in-the-dark hide-and-seek and deaf people would be really good at charades.

Note: it's difficult to think of funny and make it into a comic.
This kind of psychologist setup will show up again shortly...

These next two were my favorites of the bunch I submitted:

Remember what I said about it being difficult
to think of funny and make it into a comic?...
 I made Christmas cards last year for some of my art class friends.  Some highlights:
(On front of card)

(Inside; The frog is because the friend's favorite animals were frogs.)

(On front of card)

And just something else I drew a while ago:

Playlist: Xenia

Old Stuff-Part 2

So, apparently I have a lot more pictures of old artwork than I thought.  I'm going to post what I found in this incredibly long post now.  There's a "click for more" button partway through, fyi.

My Color Theory class last fall required a rainbow made only of saturated colors from magazines/printed material.  It was very difficult cutting the pieces just right and transitioning the colors (which were difficult to find the right size of in most magazines).  I had to use some pieces of an Office (the show) calendar that I had.  Then I took a ton of pictures of the rainbow throughout, playing with the focus of the camera.

Still have to do blue-green to violet...


From the other side.

Another angle

Mounted, final rainbow

Same in grayscale
 These are pictures of my desk during a color mixing and negative/positive-space project:

In 2-D Design last fall, we had to use images of a meaningful place and turn it into positive and negative space, just black and white, but in such a way that you couldn't tell whether the black or white was the positive space.

I chose pictures from a China trip I took in 2010:

Photo taken by a friend.

Photo taken by a friend.

Small versions


Yet another

Monday, December 26, 2011

Harry Potter/Hairy Pawter

I hope you've all been having great holidays!  I had a wonderful Christmas yesterday!

So, I hoped to post more now that I'm on break, but obviously that's not the case.  I've still been drawing, though, most recently faces from a terrific book: Harry Potter Page to Screen.  I am one of the biggest Harry Potter fans, and there is so much fantastic artwork and behind-the-scenes information.
(Picture from Amazon)
This behemoth of a book will take me a very long time to read and look at all the pictures, but that makes it worth every penny.  Through the book I've learned about many new artists (mostly concept artists), and more about others.  The standout artist was definitely Stuart Craig.  I really recommend looking at his work.  Actually, just watch the Harry Potter movies--he designed pretty much all of the sets.

Here are some of the drawings I did:
Harry (Dan Radcliffe)
Harry, and I think that's Hermione (Emma Watson) behind him. 
Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch)!
Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione
Seamus Finnigan (Devon Murray)
Now I will attempt a segue.

Speaking of Harry Potter, a while ago we dressed up our dog, Koa, as Harry Potter (aka Hairy Pawter).  She's so great at staying still. :-)

There's more!