Thursday, October 25, 2007
A month ago I whent to see my first concert other then the russian folk songs or classical concerts I have been to with my faily; Adrew Bird. I wanted to do a illustration. This is the idea sketch for it.
I recently started working full time 9 to 5 storyboarding. Im a rookie and still have tons to learn there. Its forcing me to be less fussy and work on my ability to draw characters in a more dynamic way and its forcing me to think about perspective. SOO I noticed that my compositions are very flat when i just sketch the first thing that comes to mind.
So for this piece I am working out small compositional thumbnails. I want to try and encomporate atmosphere if i can. So that is what i am working on in my spare time to keep myself artistically sane in my new adult working life.
I will post the process and compete piece soon.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
These pastels are the unfortunate example of what happens when you use fixative, and either use too much or spray too close...I'm not sure exactly what I did wrong. The one on the bottom was butchered the most. I tried to restore it in Photoshop but it lost a leg and an arm from the fixative.
I'm trying to play with pastels once or twice a week. It's a slow learning curve. For some reason I cannot seem to get the pastels to go smoothly. Maybe the paper I am using is no good...but most likely its me.
The top pastel is of the park at sunset outside my home in Toronto.
The bottom one is of Liberty street near work on a clowdy day.