Sunday, March 9, 2014
It's really Sunday morning, though. I rode the train up to Salt Lake City to visit a friend of mine. I really did want to be home at a reasonable hour because I had to be at work at 8:00 A.M. the next day, which left me with two choices of time to catch a train: 10:05 P.M. or 11:45 P.M. It's just over an hour on the train, so if I took the later time I'd get home at 1 in the morning. That's what I ended up doing, and that's why I didn't upload this stuff that night. So here's Friday's stuff. And people move around a lot on the darn train.
This guy was squirming all over the place. I couldn't get a good angle for anything because he kept moving.
This lady was holding relatively still, so the fault that everything is broken is my fault. I constructed some good underdrawing stuff and then as I was going over it with heavier line realized that I was off on everything. When you're off on one thing you get off on other things and then it's kind of a mess and nothing is where it should be. So I'm going to try and observe more carefully next time.
The sleeping guy was the last guy I tried before I arrived at my destination. I thought that he wouldn't move or go anywhere. Things were great for about 15 minutes but then HE GOT UP AND MOVED to another part of the train! Maybe he knew I was drawing him? He was probably squinting at me through those eyes, watching me the whole time. That fiend!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
People I Saw Today, THUSFAR:
My teacher in my first class. He kept flying all over the classroom so I drew the girl in the the bottom left.
Then I had rotten luck. I started drawing the guy on the left. He was awesome. Then he moved. I started drawing the guy in the middle. He was okay. Then he moved. Then I drew the guy on the right, so he didn't go anywhere. I drew him.
Twice. I drew him twice. And his cohorts. It's apparent to me that I'm having issues keeping various body parts proportionate. His face is messed up. This is why we practice! Whatever.
This ended well. He actually looks like the guy I was drawing. It's a miracle. I improved. As a reward I'll buy myself a quart of ice cream and eat it (but in my mind only. Just imaginary.). His computer didn't really say "FART," but I couldn't see what it really said and I just wrote the first thing that came into my mind. Typical.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Today Jake Parker came to my class to lecture. I'd never met him before, but I've seen his stuff. He's a really cool guy. When I think about what it must be like to be an artist I think I was imagining Jake Parker. Thanks to Will for bringing him in to class. He gave me a bookmark. His lecture was awesome. I attached the notes I took to the bottom of the post for you to peruse. But first, what I drew during class:
I'd really like to go back with this idea and... Well, you know,
Finish it. Do a finished composition and color it so it looks like it's properly lit and doesn't look like monkey vomit.
I censored this one because it seemed needlessly graphic today.
These guys are so cool! That's what they're thinking.
These are the notes I took on Jake's lecture. Since he told us all sorts of new secrets I blocked most of it out because it sounded like he was about to publish it to the internet. I won't reveal too much of it here... You'll just have to follow him on tumblr and youtube and stuff to see. I think you'll agree, it's awesome advice.
I'm going to bed. It's too late and I have a long day tomorrow.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Last year, the UVU Illustration Club brought pictures to a children's hospital in the year. We have an opportunity to do the same again this year. It's typically an Easter-themed Spring thing. I like to think I've learned something since then... I won't post a link to what I did last year but it's out there and not too hard to find. And I don't want you to look for it. Ha!
Here's a look at what I'm working on for the kids:
Then some stuff I was noodling on tonight:
That bottom right robot has potential. I might try to turn it into something I could enter into the student show. Maybe I'll do an environment or something and throw him in front of it? Maybe I could actually finish something? Nah, of course not.