Welp. Her we are. The final countdown. The last blog post. I gotta admit I did not expect this semester end so fast. I seems like yesterday when this whole class began. Then again, considering how fast the semester is coming to a close, it might as well have been yesterday. Today for my final blog post I’m here to talk about five my best pieces from my creative project from this month. I’ll start with my first one piece
This my very first animal sketch I did for this project. I personally really like this one. I was looking through a National Geographic book that talked about Rhino’s. I decided to give my first try of drawing animals with one I’ve never drawn before. I felt like worked hard on these sketches. I never have done shading with markers before so I felt like this turned out a lot better then I hoped for. I felt like I put a enough weight and balance on each rhino to get them life in my sketches.
This one just might be my favorite sketch out of all of them. Like the Rhino sketches above went to National Geographic for resources on Silverback Gorilla’s. I also believed Silverback Gorilla’s would be a challenge to draw. Especially since they are our Primal Ancestor’s. I had a load coloring these drawings! I feel they add a lot more emotion and feeling to them.
This one was another Piece I took from National Geographic. This time I chose to draw various animals instead of of just one group of animal. I had a fun time drawing and coloring the reptiles in these pages. Mainly because I’m fan of reptiles. I also gave a crack at drawing buffalo’s, an animal that I’ve never drawn before up til now. I also tried to put in a little background for a few of the drawings, and I personally think it works well.
This one is honestly in my opinion the most funniest sketch page I did for the whole project. I was watching various videos on the internet. An I looked up on animal which might be the most goofiest bird in the animal kingdom. Toucans. These little guys are honestly the dorkiest, and adorable birds I’ve ever seen. Honestly they’re the stars in this page. I actually kinda regret not dedicating a whole page to these little big beak birds!
Finally this one was the toughest one for me to do. The last piece I did is a tribute piece for my dog that tragically died last year while I was away for school. Me and my dog pumpkin where close when she was still alive I thought I would to to make something to honer her memory. she was a very lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was hilarious as well. I’m really sad to see her go. But hopefully she is in a better place.
And with that that is all I have to say. All and all this class has been fun and surprisingly helpful to my art. I might actually miss this class a bit. I hope everyone has an awesome summer!!
For this week I’m continuing my animal sketches for my creative habit project. It’s been difficult to draw these days during finals, especially when you have to write a twenty – thirty screenplay for screenwriting <=P But I’m a glutton for punishment and I was not about to give up just yet. Like last week used national geographic and planet earth as my sources and references. I decided this time to challenge my self by drawing in a smaller sketch book this time. Namely a moleskin sketch book. I’m always use to drawing in big 8×11 sketchbooks so to try to draw something smaller I think is a way to push myself. I also chose this time to double up my sketching since moleskin book is smaller. So now for the last five days I did four pages. I once again chose to color some of the animals too, though not all. The last sketch however is a tribute page to my late Dog Pumpkin how died last year when I was away here at CCAD.
That just about wraps up about everything I wanted to say. Thank you!!
So like I said last week I decided to change my creative habit focus from Comic strips, to animal sketching. I wanted to work on them because during my student assessment my teacher told me I need to work better at the stuff I’m not good at drawing. One of those things were animals. I decided to go to the city library to find some resources for my animals. I rented out a few Discovery channel and National Geographic magazines, as well watching the show on Netflix, “Planet Earth”. Due to a tight schedule and because I have a lot of Screenwriting and Animation work, Especially during finals, I decided to do two pages a day for five days. This also helped me finish up some of my old sketch books I had laying around my apartment. I also chose to color a few of my pages because I haven’t really colored anything for awhile. I used Faber-Castell Markers and some Watercolor. For the last day I decided to draw cats because cats are awesome!!
Day 1: Rhinos, Tigers, Eagles
Day 2: Gorillas and Elephants
Day 3: Giraffes, Red Pandas, Parrots, and Polar Bears
Day 4: Cheetahs, and Baboons
Day 5: KITTIES!!
And I believe that’s all I have to say, soooooooooo yeah thank you!
For my next and FINAL assignment I was given the creative habit project. For the next four weeks my class and I must focus on an area of art that we are interested in and want to develop. The rule is everyone must work on the subject they chose for 5-7 days a week, and then post it on this site. I wanted to chose a subject that no was going to do. I originally wanted to work on sketching animals, but it seems a few people already had that idea to. So I decided to chose one else did. Comic Strips.
I’ve always had a fondness for comics. They were simple short comics that had a little funny quirkiness to them. I plan on making around 1 Black and white comic strip per day when I’m free from all my work. The strips will be loosely based around my life in and outside of collage.
I wanted to show a few of my influences below. These are well known comic strips for newspapers and the web
Calvin and Hobbes
Dumbing of Age
The Anime Club
That’s all I really have to show for now. I see you next week. Thank you!!
Hello again. So I showed I showed some of my cards to our group leader Tyler. And while he did like the cards I made he said he wanted me to add more backgrounds to the monster cards. So far I have seven cards done.
While I don’t have all the cards done just yet here are few close ups of some of the monsters above, and some I plan on using for the cards I’m currently working on.
That’s all I have to show for now. I hope these cards will be printed out soon before the deadline.