Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Drawing From The Tablet - Color

So we've finally started working in color in my drawing from the tablet class. I would post my first attempts if they weren't mostly embarrassing and very rough. Although, today we did an all day color life drawing, and I was pretty satisfied with the results. You would not believe the amount of time you need to invest in this kind of work to make it look decent at all.

I was somewhat obsessed with the silky robe she was wearing, as it reflected the red and green lights on either side of her pretty nicely.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Finished Curiosity Cabinet Book

Edit! My teacher took this from me to be displayed in the very short lived book arts show at MICA. It's a real shame seeing as it was a great show, but I'm not especially mad seeing as this book was sold to my teacher afterwards. :)

 The gold frames are done with linoleum printing. The inside images are etchings, painted over with a little walnut ink. Sewn together with red linen thread, and glued with archival pva glue. Ties with a little bit of gold ribbon, and the cover is black linen covered, and then hand painted with white ink.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Drawing From The Tablet

So it's been half a semester and I've been taking a more modern life drawing class in contrast to the more traditional class I had last semester. This class requires all drawings to be done in photoshop with a tablet and stylus. I've used the tablet and digital before to color over other works like the maenads, and flight of the conchords pieces, but these assignments are done in a way to sort of emulate a painterly style with a digital medium. It's challenging but interesting.
Today we worked on one pose all day long, focusing as well on the background as well on the figure. I think it sort of resembles some kind of sci-fi art school experience... very weird. I think my teacher said the first time he saw the students set up with computers around the models he thought it was the perfect metaphor for modern culture. I can't disagree.

I might edit this later, the right leg just bothers me a lot.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This is sort of a precursor to the carousel book that I'm making. These will go inside, but I thought I'd go ahead and post them separately so they can be seen clearly. My theme is a curiosity cabinet, I decided to do etchings on zinc, not with drypoint, but etched with acid onto the metal. I sort of had to sneak with a friend into the printmaking department to do this. >.> Sacrifices, sacrifices.