Right, this blog died a little bit after my second year of university. I made it to record the progress of my developing practice module. Since then I have graduated, with a first class I might add, and .... been living at home with the parents for a year or so. I've been looking at why things aren't going anywhere for me at the moment and the bottom line is - I need to work harder. I need to stop expecting things to drop into my lap and for everything to be smooth sailing. In an effort to improve, in an area sorely neglected I might add, I have enrolled in The Magic Box . A Chris Oatley class which deals in the art of digital painting. I have only just begun and I thought it would be good to track my progress here.
So watch this space, I have just begun the first assignment; 'Fancy Animals'. You have to choose a painted portrait with atmospheric lighting and then an animal to replace the head. This is right up my street as I am keen on character design, however the aim is not on design, but the next step; Colour Comp.
You can see my research for the first assignment here
I generally try to take my sketchbook out with me so that, should the mood strike, I can do a couple of quick observational drawings. Its good practice for me and I really enjoy it.
I am in a musical called Sweet Charity and it's now started to get serious. We had a sunday rehursal so I took my sketchbook along, it's really hard to draw people when acting because they move so much, but I tried. Also some one braught along their kids and someone else braught their dog, always fun to draw.
This was on holiday, but I was being distracted by over the shoulder lookers so I quite pretty quickly.
Random at homeness, my sister talking on the phone. It was good to study one person for a little while, you sort of get to know their shape better and they become easier to draw after a while.
This is a fantastic site for how to make a good informative poster. It's worth the read and not too long either.
I have looked at a few sites and they all say some pretty similar things;
name and tital should be first, your tital should be your punchline
condense your information
you have roughly 11 seconds to grab your audience, so use your tital well
don't put too much information on the poster, if its too busy no one will bother to look at it
and the text size needs to be able to be read from 6 feet away.
These are only a few of the criteria but they are pretty helpful.
So I scanned it in and coloured it and now I actually have some sort of finshed thing! Yay! Though I apologise for the sound quality... not entirely sure how to fix it but hopefully you can work it out just from her lips haha.
And yes, I am indeed proud of it, even with all the faults.
... the image behind her is one I found on google... I just wanted her to be outside due to her flowy hair.