Monday, September 22, 2008

Character Design fun time

In light of the extremely-helpful character 360 assignment from Chris's clothed fig class, I've been doing some three quarters front/back designs of some of my characters. It's a good exercise for making proportions consistent and drawing clothes onto figures. They're sort of for fun, but they'd also be cool to use later for like a senior project or something. They could use some tweaking, but I'm happy with the result so far. Couple other characters on the way.

The guy on the left is Joseph, he's uh, an angry, hairy type who likes to hang around the saloon a bit too much. The guy on the right is Dodge. He's a civil war surgeon-turned-outlaw. See, he has a suave manpurse full of goodies. With lock picking tools and weapons and crumpets and such.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Figure painting hurts my brainmeats...

Welcome to Episode 4 of Kelly-arts. I'm here to report, happily, that the first week (and a half?) of school were a success! I am enjoying my classes (even math!) and all my teachers are awesome, as usual.
First I had Intro to Printmaking, which I have on Friday with Termeh. Here are my first two lino-cut prints - apologies for the photo quality! Many of these are taken with my cell phone as I can't take all of them home while they dry.

Then on Mondays I have Intro to Figure Painting with Jason Bowen. I already had him for Intermediate Fig so we already get along and I know how he teaches, kinda...but I was NOT expecting to be awful at figure painting. I am awful with plane changes and my color is all wrong and I'm like temperature-blind and just BLUGH. The only thing I've done right so far was the still life homework which isn't even a figure. Woe! Ah well, I'll just have to go to tons of workshops. Here is my still life homework, and week 1 and week 2 in-class paintings.

Tuesday is Fine Art Heads and Hands with Tomutsu, which has gone swimmingly so far - pretty small class, it's really nice! I think I'm really going to grow this semester with my head drawing. Anyway, hopefully I can post some HH pictures later on, as well as some character designs I've been doing on the side when I'm not working or crapping homework assignments.