Friday, July 29, 2011

I Like Colorful Things!

This is a design I did a little more than a year ago. I outlined a design in pencil, then I colored it with colored pencil, and then I used sharpie to make the outline bolder. This, however, is not the original thing. I spent the last two days putting the design into Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I'm finally done with it :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Speed Painting #8

Soooo, being the awful, awful student I am, I hadn't done a speed painting in forever. Here's number 8 from Goro Fujita's sample photos.

Nerts... They always look worse to me when I upload them onto here. I'm not sure how long this took me because I stopped to take a phone call and a nap in the middle of it. It definitely took at least 2 hours though... This one was funky because the perspective on the building in the photo itself was wonky, but it was still fun. I wanted so badly to photoshop the picture and fix the perspective on the drawing.

Ugh... I'm such a slacker. I loathe myself.... I resolve to do more speed paintings before I get my wisdom teeth pulled this Friday.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Biggest Drawing I've Done. Ever.

It's been a while since I posted.... I forgot about this blog. I have so many blogs to update, and I don't update the other ones very often, so I don't update this one as much even though this one actually matters.... Somewhat....

Anyway, this is the latest thing I had been working on. It's for my church's Vacation Bible School, which is essentially a summer camp for kids 6th grade and younger, but on top of all the summer camp things, they also learn about the bible. The theme this year is "The Big Apple," like New York. My job was just to draw a subway platform that will go on the wall where the stairs are in my church, and I had to make it look like the kids could just step into this picture and board the subway. The dimensions are 7 feet and 10 inches by 5 feet. The coloring will be done later by some other people on staff because I don't have the time to color it myself.

I have to admit, although I'm not too happy with the way it turned out, it was still pretty fun. Major props go to my friend Anh Nguyen for working on this with me for hours. Thanks also go to Patrick Khachi and Ryan Ramirez for their help as well. And thanks to all three of them for encouraging me when I wanted to burn it because I couldn't stop thinking about how much I hated it. All in all, I'm glad it's finished. It really doesn't look half bad. I guess I had just been staring at it for too long.