Friday, February 27, 2009

tooth fairy





i love shanth enjeti.

Friday, February 20, 2009

lifedrawing


5 minute poses with mary


5 minute poses with [?]; it was his first time modeling
(surprisingly good at staying still)



study of skeletal structure
(note amazing inaccuracy of shoulder blades)


10 minute poses with mary


10 minute poses with newbie
(wow. i really need to start drawing on an easel instead of having it flat out. the head is kind of slightly way too big hah. balloon head.)


artistic anatomy
taught by fritz drury

[i used up half of the new pad of drawing paper i just bought today :'<
so much for conserving on cash
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

coraline colours

colour experiments in photoshop. i clearly gave up when i got to the arms & shoes.

well, anyway i saw coraline with some risd fav/illustration kiddies and it. was. beautiful.
just the right amount of creepy, magical colours, spectacular stop animation. just.. awesome. they totally changed the story from the original book but in ways that improved it as a movie script. the actual book was scared the hell out of me though. when i read it a little over a year ago, i was living in this old "historic" house with a really creepy basement with lots of creepy little nooks and rooms that had no lights with doors that went nowhere. it wasn't a good situation. but fantastic piece of writing. good for scaring the bajonkers out of ungrateful children.

but anyway. the movie:
you need to see it in 3d

apparently, in providence anyway, coraline goes back to 2d after friday cause she's getting the boot from the jonas brothers. it seems they think tainting the music industry isn't enough and have decided to grace the film world with them pretending to be themselves. in concert. in 3d. because they're not 3d enough already.
maybe we should sew buttons to their eyes. and mouths while we're at it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

pillsbury adventures


"the doughboy"


ballpoint in sketchbook, colours in ps.
huzzah for yellow tones :>

mmm.. yeah.
for monsters class, assignment about "transformation"

also, a bit of triviality, but i'm trying out a new signature/tag thing. just cause.

parents&sister came down to visit for the weekend. it was awesome. celebrating me getting halfway to 40 and my old man being 50 young. mom got slightly drunk - highly entertaining, we had fresh raspberry creme brulee that was the best creme brulee i've ever had, then watched part of kung fu panda and passed out on ultra comfy beds with a bajillion pillows that absorb your head.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

growth(s)

original version?

met⋅a⋅mor⋅ pho⋅sis
/ˌmɛtəˈmɔrfəsɪs/
1. Biology. a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly. Compare complete metamorphosis.
2. a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft.
3. any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.

uhh... "metamorphosis" of a city >__> (i'm stretching it a little, aren't i?)
the assignment was to make a piece about metamorphosis. annnd since i have a 25% presentation in another class due the same day and felt like colouring this drawing instead, i just... did it. so there.

ball point pen and textures/colours in photoshop
aaahhhhhhhhhhh there are so many things i'm not happy with about this piece -_-


unfiltered


on acid

not really sure which one's my favourite version yet.

here's a lesson kiddies: you can't go wrong with acid.
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on a separate note:
GUESS WHO'S GOING TO HER FIRST COMIC CON THIS WEEKEND????????

puahahahaha

FINALLY.