Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quantum Physics GO!

Didn't have SOCA last week, so no sketches. But we're getting together to do our Faux SOCA friday, so I should have stuff from that. Here's a set of playing card faces I did.
The theme for these was Schrodinger's Cat. If you haven't heard of it, I suggest looking it up, as it would take me too long to explain it here. But for the purposes of the cards, it's a cat that is both alive and dead simultaneously. There's bits in here I'm not 100% on, but crit for them is tomorrow so we'll see if I get any help on them then.

I'm going to be doing an acrylic painting this weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to put something up here that's not just more sketches soon! I just have a lot of semester long projects this semester, so I won't have much to show until it's over.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Steam Machine

My first piece for my Honors class. There was a lot of worry about starting this piece, and there's still a lot of imperfections, but over all, it's not something I do generally, so for that fact, I'm happy with how it turned out. Circles are such a pain to keep perfect when you're painting them. x_x

The idea of this piece was to portray a steam machine without directly drawing one. So I've tried to grab the essence of the technology, and use it to get the feeling of the machine. I made the copper oxidized to show the age and wear of the tech, seeing as how it's not really used anymore, and highly inefficient.

I used watercolor, gouache, acrylic and a bit of white ink on this.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Prop night

We had our own little SOCA today at my place, and gathered a bunch of props for people to use. It was tons of fun. Tiffany insisted we give her a mustache in the one on the right there. All of these are done in 10 minutes.

I made Crystal into a fabric angel. :B

Sarah was wearing cat ears, and I just turned them into real ones. It's almost a satirical image of Japan. Can't wait to do this again! there's some other good ones from others and ones I posed for, I'll have to point to them when people post them online.

Monday, March 15, 2010

SOCA with an earthy taste

SOCA once again. This model always does great poses. Some of them had to be cut short, but it was understandable.

It's spring break! Which means just doing more work! So Maybe you'll see something from me that's more than figure drawings by the end of the week. Maybe.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gouache is a funny word

playing with gouache, trying to get a feel for it. The colors can get muddy so fast. Just some random tentacle haired guy for the test. I think I went over board on the lighting. I think I'll just use white chalk on it's own next time, and probably not ink it. A fun experiment either way. I learned a lot.

Saturday, March 6, 2010



Since it was first friday, and the shows were all closed by the time I was done in the crafts dept, myself, Tiffany and Sarah all got together and drew each other.  Each drawing was about 10 minutes, since none of us are professional models, and holding poses past that really sucks. What we're thinking of doing, is every first friday getting together, and possibly bring some kind of interesting prop to interact with to draw each other. This would give us all practice with clothes and with people interactions with objects, so I'm all for doing it. We each got about six pages out of this in about two hours or so. 

I drew Tiffany saying arg because she was covering one eye, and we were calling her a pirate. :B It was fun! A relaxed atmosphere, no rush between poses, and we could break any time it was needed. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Neck's pretty long, but it was fun to do. Exercise in Digital Drawing class. About an hour. We had to draw this Geisha from a photo, and then use specific color swatches to color it with flat colors only. Done in Ps

Monday, March 1, 2010

SOCA and DeathSquids

Two non SOCA related life drawings. The one on the left is a person who moved before I could finish her and the view I get from the place I sit for lunch. The drawing on the right is my wax organic object I made in my crafts class. It's been affectionately deemed the death squid. 

Three drawings from SOCA. the first one was five minutes, and the other two were 15. She was a lot of fun to draw, I hope she gets to model for us again. My scanner was not a fan of these colors. They WERE a pale yellow and purple with red ink. 

And a 20 minute pose. Lots of fun foreshortening.