Monday, July 20, 2009
Yea, G0-onger is an awesome show, so I did a quick fan art of go-on gold. I've got a few plans for projects to finish up before school starts. I'm going to illustrate Shin ken red from shinkenger (possibly in acrylic), finish a comic (or at least finish penciling a comic), and get a few environment focused pieces done. That should take me to the rest of the summer.
In related news, I visited Orange Element, a design firm in Baltimore to get my portfolio reviewed by the art director as well as some of the designers and interns. It went really well. They really liked my fish piece a lot and were really curious about the process behind it. It was great to know that my hard work is paying off. They also helped me realize what the unifying elements of all my art, my 'style' if you will. I think having a better understanding of that will help me build a stronger body of work in the future.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I felt like painting fish.
This piece was an interesting experience to the end. I'm really enjoying the journey my art is taking this summer. At the same time, I really wish I could figure out how to combine my love comic art and my new found passion for painting. I guess all I can do is continue to experiment.
I'm finding that my artistic thought process streams much more spontaneously during the summer, probably because I can focus more on the task at hand. I need to find a way of working this efficiently (preferably better) in less time.
It's going to be interesting to see how my oil painting and inking sensibilities will change after working in photoshop exclusively for the past couple months.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Greetings true believers, I decided to work on a subject matter that has always intimidated me a bit.... Roboto paintings!......I did it because it's something I hate to do......but I hate weakness more......
I took inspiration from this painter whose work I found at a beach gallery last week named Pino
I was more satisfied with the painting in this piece then the drawing. The mark making and the color was about where I wanted it to be, but my draftsmanship needs to catch up.