Archive for August 2012

Scream


I'm seriously debating whether I should sleep at all.
On ne devrait pas essayer de faire trop d'activites a la fois. Ca cause une multitude de problemes.
Si je survis cette semaine, je serai une fille contente.

Gift #1


It's finished! I made a little trip to Staples today to get a poster done and it turned out great! Oh glossy paper, you complete my art. One done, two to go.

P.S. Small confession, TforT isn't going to be finished. Mainly since I'll be busy working and volunteering for the rest of the summer, I'll just have enough time to prep for school/ complete gifts. I'm kicking myself in the shins.

P.S.S. Will post incomplete TforT stuff/ other things soon.

Time taken:~15 hours (mostly due to learning Photoshop)

One Year Older, One Year Wiser (?)

[Looks like it's a party for one]


WIP

"I've been waiting for this!"
  Lineart for a friend's birthday gift.

Double Dose

Well, it's been one heck of a week. Volunteering, tutoring, work orientation session... Friday was the first day I was able to actually do something all to myself. The result?A 13km run, the completion of Avatar, and a small painting. And I didn't stop there, no sirree. Another painting today, that's right. Oh, how I love traditional media. If you're interested on me blabbing about the process for each and my feelings for painting, read the descriptions below.

[Galaxy Girl]
Okay, the photo doesn't do this any justice whatsoever. This took about..2-3 hours total. The materials used were some old absorbent news print -like material from art camp, watercolours, and some acrylics (and construction paper for the background). The most frustrating part was probably the watercolour portion. The wash turned out alright, but I couldn't seem to get the galaxy feel with just green and red blobs. As soon as I grabbed my acrylics, balance was restored to the world. Hooray! 



[Le Coucher du Soleil]
Ignore my attempts to be cool and use my rapidly rusting French knowledge. Again, the photo doesn't show the texture of the painting that well, but it's better than Galaxy Girl. The materials used were Naugahyde (a brand of pleather), acrylics, and a small amount of watercolour paint. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I grabbed pleather from art camp (with permission of course), but it was awesome to paint on. The thick texture allowed me to slather paint without worry of damaging the material, aka best thing for Jennifer .Plus it gave a cool timeworn look with the cracks (not pictured). This one was more fun to paint since the limited palette (2-3 shades each of blue and orange, as well as black and white) gave a great contrast. The hill/ person could have been done better, but whatever - the background is what matters the most. I was intending on doing a simple sunset, but in the end it became my vision of this quote (taken from Le Petit Prince):

                           «Tu sais, quand on est tellement triste on aime les couchers du soleil...»
«Le jour des 44 fois tu ├ętais donc tellement triste?»
Mais le petit prince ne r├ępondit pas.

Confession Session / Art Dump

Well, I've clearly underestimated TforT big time. Putting it off until July was not such a great idea. Add a dash of frustration/ running out of my comfort zone for each illustration makes a not so fab experience. As much as I hate to admit it, I will not be able finish TforT by the time school starts - woo serving food to teenagers at the amusement park for the month of August / promised art for birthdays/ school-related things.

But that won't stop me. I can promise that all the sketches (pre-digital painting) will done, but colouring is another matter. If I live like a hermit for winter break, it'll be done. Maybe.

But to better things! I went to my first life drawing session since 2 years ago. I'd like to say I've improved (hallelujah for slightly better anatomy knowlege), but my sketches prove otherwise. Aka, I rocked the 3 minute and 5 minute poses, but still struggle with 30 seconds and 1 minute.

Ready for the art dump? Lets go.

 [inspired by James Jean's cover for Fables Animal Farm story arc]

 [TforT / Avatar]

 [quick sketch that's going to be painted tomorrow]

 [TforT extras]

 [Life drawing: 3 minutes]

 [Life drawing: 30 seconds]

 [Life drawing: 5 minutes]

 [Life drawing: 5 minutes]

[TforT sketch. I hate perspective.]


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