Monday, March 30, 2009

mangos and dirigibles

i've been chained to my computer for several weeks now. this is what has come from our abusive relationship:

i realized a few things while forcing more knowledge of color into my brain:

1. black is a crutch, avoid it when you can.
2. mint green, magenta, and violet are BEAUTIFUL together.
3. at least one of the light sources in a naturally lighted scene is the color of the sky. no matter what.
4. rain will make your colors fracture and break on the "edge" of objects.
5. color is difficult. really difficult.

there are a bunch of things i want to touch up in my three keys for the boarding piece (take out the black, fix that damn "rain texture" in the bottom piece...etc) but i have to scramble for time while doing other pieces before portfolio review day.

btw, the best way to live requires a few friends who will eat, work, sing, and bake with you.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Big stuff going on

a couple of things today:

this was for jon foster's "cover to cover" class. he liked it a lot but said that i should change the silhouette of the electric hair (or just make it look less like a forest haha). anyway, i had fun with it. it's oil on paper and digital.

THIS monster of a painting is finally done. i struggled with it for months (witnesses say that i may have even cried and bled over it hahaha). anyway, it's dead and gone. now i can move on with my life!! it's was completely different when i started's actually kind of laughable where it was before:

so yea, i guess i'm happy with how it turned out.