Saturday, December 28, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This is my final painting, prompt was for it to be a landscape but I went a little south, or north, somewhere and made it more of a children's illustration. I did mention I was frustrated, and unsatisfied with the colors in my last post and I stand by that partially,because now I'm beginning to enjoy the whimsy of it. Kind of like a coloring book where you just start putting in colors. There are many elements I wish to enhance, and clarify. But I'm finished ,indefinitely, to enjoy the holidays.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Gaining ground on my 2nd self portrait for drawing. due in a week. I'm excited about this one now even though it started out rough. this is the third LARGE piece of paper that I've sketched a portrait on, the 2 previous were other completely different , TOO abstract ideas. this one's simple and has no blank/questionable/awkward spots. I actually based this one off of a simple idea, of the picture of me when I was less than 5 hanging in a tree smiling. Funny how you can draw more meaningful, beautiful pieces from the simplest elements of life.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Its Strawberry Jam time! I'm currently working every hour of my time into 2 different portraits. One is for painting, in a traditional master's style and the other is for drawing( still deep in progress). So far I'm amazed with my painting, I thought I would never come close to my teacher who is a realist with her work that is so perfect. I was struggling on the first day of class doing a landscape like a 2 year old just slapping on bright green for the grass and disgusting brown on the trees. I felt like crying or smashing the tiny canvas. Now I'm just speechless, I've hardly touched acrylic before but because I've been doing so many other projects all the skills were there they just needed to emerge.
And here's to you Mrs. Robbinson, Hey Hey hey! that song makes no sense to me but it's so cheerful C:
Off to work now ):
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
charcoal and red clay
This project was one of those that I had to anchor myself down for a couple hours at a time to get it done. I could have done something so much easier but I really do push myself when I have the room and time.
Again with this class, being drawing, I'm always on top, even the student I admire in class with me is falling behind, but that position doesn't cross over to my Painting class. I've done paintings, and worked with acrylic but in this class I feel I'm a beginner like all the rest. I actually get frustrated when I don't understand what the teacher wants of me or how to make wood look like wood not just a smear of poop. And it's good though, it toughens my ego, and makes me work harder at drawing. Things take time and concentration, that's how I learned to draw and that's how I'll learn to paint.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Funny thing, I ended up with this still life because the day we were to start in class I left my box of objects at home so I compromised by taking off my boot and scarf and using random objects from the class cabinets.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Here's an interesting comparison, little under a year ago from now I did an in-class assignment of a water colored skull, similar to the one I did today. And as it shows I've changed a bit.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
I told Kyle who was sitting next to me at the dinning table, now used more for arts and crafts, that he has to make all these birdhouses real. He's over there slowly brushing on paint for his wooden shin blade he made for his cos-play costume. Huffing and puffing. he grumbles "Ya right, It's taken me 2 months just to get to this point."
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is a recent piece I did for my friend at work. There is a story she brought up to me a few times about a boy that kissed her on a car tire. At her playground in elementary or preschool there where tires of all kinds laid out like equipment to play on and the kids there weren't too nice to Arica. She was the only one small enough to fit in the middle of the tire, just a small little thing, nothing wrong with that, but kids are mean, especially in groups. So as she was crying on the tire a boy, thee ladies boy of the playground came over with his baseball hat and lemon sucker and told her to ignore them, then kissed her.
She hasn't had too much good luck lately with boys or life in general, that's probably why she brought this story up so much. Just a happy memory to think of above all the bad in life.
Happy Birthday Arica.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Here are my most recent illustrations from my MCAD class for children's illustration. I did my own typography for the little chick one which scared me. Not something I've done before but a new skill that will soon be fun to play with.
The second picture was a huge surprise to me for what I expected of it. The concept for it was sucked out my skin through drafts after drafts, until finally it made me smile, but at that point I only had the next morning until 5pm to paint it for my class. SHI!#. Well I woke up early had the most nutritious breakfast rather than my usual cup of ice cream. I turned on the lamp, my lap top, plugged in my headphones and sat down for 9 hours listening to Alt J ( ) on repeat up until 5:30pm the whole time thinking that this was going to me a fail. The first words from my teacher as she saw it were as vexed as Alice in wonderland; "Okay, Heather, what did you do?"
The three other students had already presented their pieces of cute, adorable scenes of a girl sleeping with bubble dreams above their heads, very lovely and sweet, and mine was like a dark shadow of teeth beside them all on the wall.
Well, Carrie, I had fun C:
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
some more recent things: this is a negative space project for drawing, called "story time". Ink, newspaper, charcoal and acrylic.
This was a suprizing thing, one day M said that one of my pictures where down stairs at school in a big frame. I never go down stairs so I never saw it, later I went down their and discovered it was framed beautifuly with a little plack with my name on it C: And beside it, outside the picture, is a frame of my friends work who was with me in the same class, it's kind of a duo with us, if my stuff is showcased hers is too. Its like a thank you for putting up with me, always being a few steps ahead of you.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here is the final product I've been so excited over the past weeks. I got a great idea for my best friends little brother; making a characture of him as a giraffe. I got the wood specialy cut out and bevelled from "CraftCuts" cost me a bit but it looks professional. I spent 2 days painting it by hand with no stopping and lots of repeats on my playlists.
I'm happy with how it turned out and glad that J likes it. My favorite part is the basketball! C: