Saturday, April 19, 2014

Egon Schiele!

Self portrait done in the style of Egon Schiele-3hours

I got the opportunity in my painting class to try and attempt a self-portrait done in the style of Egon Schiele. I have just recently grown fond of Schiele's work. Schiele's observations of the human form blow me away. I also really admire how he applied paint to his portraits, on the one hand it just looks like he put color and value as if it where a mere whim, yet after taking a closer work I realized each line serves a purpose in describing the form, the color and value help show volume and the planes of the face! Put simply Egon Schiele really understood all the fundamentals. I had trouble starting off, my line work was timid and wiry, however once I added the value and color the painting just came to life. I think the best part of this assignment was playing with the opacity of the paint.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Painting with Inga

Here are the majority of the 1 hour paintings I have done for Ani113a thus far. My Professor Inga has been pushing us to work hard, I have been seeing signs of growth in my work...slowly but surely. I have arranged them from earliest to most recent.

1 hour apple

Tomato no time limit

Red Pepper 1 hour

Orange 1 hour

Orange 1 hour Round 2

Yellow Onion 1 hour

Artichoke 1 hour

Lemon 1 hour

Red Apple 1 hour

Red Onion and White Onion 1 hour

Grapes 1 hour

Orange, Apple, and Banana  1 hour

Ladle and Apple 3.5 hours

Passed Portfolio Review!

So I found out today that the Portfolio I had submitted was accepted. I'm still processing this milestone. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for the friends and family who stuck with me and encouraged me to keep moving forward during the trials. A special Big Thank you to Jon, Ryan, Youri, Daniel, Joaquin, and Rodney; You guys are awesome. Thank you guys for guiding me on this journey, I look forward to what the future has in store for us all. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mid Program Portfolio Spring 2014

So a couple of days back I submitted my portfolio for review to be able to move forward in the Animation/Illustration program. I feel that like always I need to keep working towards improving, however I did my best and that's all that can be done. It's out of my hands now. A lot of my friends were interested to see what I submitted so without further ado