Tuesday, October 25, 2011

But you gotta have friends!

A couple of weeks into the semester, I hadn't quite found my niche and was feeling a little blue. I remember thinking, "I just need someone to grin at me!" Then I got to know Carissa a little more. Not only does she grin, but she also laughs heartily, talks to everyone, and sticks her finger in people's noses. You take people like Carissa out of this world and it's a sad, boring place! Now I just need to meet a nice guy who grins and sticks his finger in unsuspecting noses...then I'll have it made!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketchbook - Night, Noon, and Morning

This is my final concept drawing - we have to incorporate morning, noon, and night into one painting of an organic object. I'll post the final product when I get there. Does it seem backwards? The sun rises in the east (right) and sets in the west (left). I'm also going to include background color.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yucca, yucca

For my latest assignment we are supposed to find an organic object to paint from. I didn't want to go with something as ordinary as flowers, but I did. This is the New Mexico State flower - who could not paint that!?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Do you have a license for your minkey?

For my tooty class, project 2 (part 1) we learned about figure/ground relationships. We had to choose an object to create a silhouette. Wherever the silhouette overlapped another silhouette we left the space white. I chose the monkey from the barrel of monkeys.

For part 2, we learned about repetition and rhythm - basically wallpaper. BTW, my monkey wallpaper made it to the hall of fame, woohoo!

Also, I included the "do you have a license for your minkey" clip from The Pink Panther only because I thought about it continuously while painting my monkeys.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hall of Fame

The instructor of my tooty design class picked out six of the classes' pieces and displayed them in the hall. You can see my final airplane drawing in the lower right.  For this project, we had to each choose an object to draw from. From the top is a dental tool, a sunflower, a dream catcher, a tea can, a bracelet, and a toy airplane. After this I'll take a break from posting so much of my own artwork! I feel like I've been tooting my own horn too much... even if it is tooty design.