Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This was a really small assignment for our immunology class. We were asked to take a drawing we produced for textbook illustration and render it in Adobe illustrator using a cel shading approach. It's not great but I thought I'd post it.
Monday, November 15, 2010
So happy to be done this one! This assignment really made me come to the conclusion that I simply can't produce my very best work when I am pressed for time, have a million things on my plate and pretty much just want to finish so I can sleep and relax for a little while. I don't like what I've produced, but I accept that I couldn't have done more.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
At least I hope it is. I've been asked to make so many revisions (by my content expert) that I pretty much loathe this assignment and what i've produced. I hope rendering the final goes more smoothly. At this point I just want to come out of this with something I'm at least a teensy bit proud of. This draft was painted in photoshop on top of the hand drawn sketch. I added labels and some schematic type things in illustrator.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I really don't like how this turned out but I am posting it anyway. We have so much work right now that I don't feel I can spend enough time on something to make it look as good as I want. Anyway, the labeling isn't quite finished. Ugh... so tired.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This is a graphite study of a European statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This was one of my portfolio pieces for entrance into BMC. I'm posting it now because I got a high quality scan done at a print shop and I think it's looking pretty good.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I generally avoid Photoshop but I am trying to make an effort to learn how to render/paint different textures and make them look life-like. I had trouble with the leaves... but the flesh of fruit is so easy to paint. It makes me feel skilled heh. For the first time I started without outlines (I have a very hard time drawing without clearly demarcated lines). Instead I blocked in large areas of color and built up the shadows and highlights, which is probably what most people do but I have a hard time since I work so much in Illustrator and am used to problem-solving a piece rather than building up through fluid, blending forms. Anyway, I'm happy with it. I'm going do a series of these relatively simple photoshop pieces that focus on texture, depth and color rather than likeness.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I've wanted to start a journal for a while now and since I'm entering Biomedical Communications in the fall, it's a good time to get organized. I want to have a space where I can post works in progress, finished pieces and sketches. I'm starting things off with a self portrait in Adobe Flash CS3.