Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just thinkin...

At what age in an artist's life do they become, if so lucky, the person who made the art they are known for?

When do we become real?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The "Real" Great Falls

I went home on Rosh Hashanah and drew some rocks by Great Falls. I transfered the image to a block and created this woodblock print:

(Note, the edges have been trimmed because of the size of this scanner.)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Summer Reminiscing

It's officially coat weather. I have my first official cold, and I have finally allowed myself to accept the inevitable weather change. Oh for strawberries to be back in season! This past June, I went strawberry-picking with my mother in a field spotted with five-year-olds. We found this incredible fruit there (which I drew when it was still composed):

This picture evidently doesn't look better with paper, or at least the paper I tried it with... but this one does:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Life Drawing

It's hard not to take Richard Willams' word to heart. If you don't know about him, he was the animation directer for Who Killed Roger Rabbit, and with his Animator's Survival Kit, he has become know as an absolutely amazing teacher. So I've been going to life drawing classes (and hosting some) every week or every other week now for the past two months. I'm not out of practice, but not exactly in it either. But it does help, I can feel it in my work. I still listen to music while I animate though... (And if that last sentence made no sence to you, well, read the book.)

Check out the magic:

Life Drawing

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Portfolio Pictures

I just (a week ago) put my portfolio together for an abroad program to study animation. Instead of dumping all the pictures in one post, however, I'm going to post it here bit by bit. (On a side note, and that side note pertaining to the word "bit," I'm taking an engineering course at our engineering school in digital logic design a.k.a. circuit building.)

So in this first installment I will present to you the precursor to my animation. I bought myself a huge piece of paper and covered it with whatever popped into my head - creating a Bosch-like landscape (loosely based off of Great Falls, its namesake).

and here are some details:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Paper Epiphany

I "painted" in this sandwich drawing on Wednesday.

On Thursday I went to my paper-making class and the teacher gave me a bunch of old student work she was going to throw away. I scanned in a sheet, gave it a little curves correction, and multiplied the image from the other night over it.