Thursday, May 31, 2012

Portrait 6: Martin Freeman

As I've previously posted, I love the Sherlock series!  Series 2 of Sherlock was so good!  Unfortunately, I have to wait a whole year to see Series 3 in the US, though.

So, while I'm still trying to solve the Series 2 finale, I did a portrait of Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. John Watson (and was Tim in the British "Office," by the way!).  Maybe I'll paint Sherlock, too.

My reference was from a picture I found on IMDb.


This was a fun portrait!
Playlist: Doug Paisley (New EP!!)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pen & Ink Project

Finished!  This 4 week pen and ink illustration was ultimately very fun!  This was my favorite 112a assignment.  We started in early April!  Here's the process of my illustration of "As I Was Going to St. Ives"
100+ thumbnails
4 best ideas:
Upper left: a guy--B--has to wait behind the husband--A--who is purchasing wives and cats.
Upper right: A has to take B's family picture
Lower left: A pushes B aside before his 7 wives see the jewelry store
Lower right: A has his wives and their cats on a plane ride B has to endure

I chose the plane concept, and the main theme was 'annoying'--the worst plane ride ever.  I got rid of the cats, and unfortunately had to take the wives from out of the overhead bins to make the concept clearer.  My professor kept asking why the husband didn't just buy the wives seats, and the wives also looked like hostages or like they were dead.

After many other composition choices, Annoying became this:
Half-sized pencil rendering.  The husband was Ryan Gosling,
but then I changed him to be more generic.
Full-sized pencil rendering
Starting to ink.  On the left is an ink practice.
The right was my final, until about 4 hours in, a splat!
Try #5, I think.

Made one face too dark, but after some clever handiwork...

Playlist (this was a 4 week project, so there was a lot of music): Miike Snow, Hockey, The Shins, Lindsay Pavao, The Black Keys, Animal Kingdom, Norah Jones, Beck, Keane, Passion Pit, MGMT, Tony Lucca, Maroon 5, Alex Clare, Meiko (new cd!), Staind, Metric, Aqualung

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Why Are British Shows So Short?!

Last year I happened upon the show Sherlock.  It's incredibly intelligent and addicting!  Dr. John Watson is portrayed by Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hobbit, etc.) and Sherlock Holmes by the elfish-eyed Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, The Hobbit, Star Trek 2, etc.).

Series 2 FINALLY started airing in the US last weekend, and while watching episode 2 tonight, I was drawing:

Tomorrow is the last 112A class for me and the last day of Humanities Honors is on Tuesday!  This year has gone so quickly!  I definitely plan on posting more frequently during the summer.

Playlist: Broken Bells, MGMT, Norah Jones, Sia

Friday, May 4, 2012

2 Figgys

This week there were two drawings I was okay with!  I'm trying to think more about silhouetting more.  There was a really great demo in class today pushing another artist's poses and working on their silhouetting and it really hit a chord in me.

I can't wait till next Friday!  Then I'll be done with the bulk of my final projects.  Granted, at that point I'll still have 2 finals left, but I'll have more time to study fundamentals!!