Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mice Round 2 and Round 3

Been working on my mice architecture.

For a second attempt at drawing mice, I experimented with drawing some real mice and then some cartoon mice with skinny upper bodies and large lower bodies.

Then I decided to draw some more human-like mice. I liked the look of the girl mouse with the cat-eye glasses. However, I decided that the tall male mouse wasn't the look I wanted for my male lead. So I experimented with making the girl mouse shorter. I think she came out very cute!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Giraffe Sculpture

For the final for my sculpture class I made a giraffe out of (grapevine?) branches. It took me a long time to make my sculpture be able to hold its neck up! To work on it more effectively, a man in the sculpture studio helped me suspend it from the ceiling. It certainly made life easier.

I really love giraffes and have always been sadden by why they are killed. The sculpture is fully made of (grapevine) branches and is only held together by a rope called jute. I added leaves for its mane and tail.

It was pretty fun to make this even if it I was struggling to hold it still at times. It can't stand on its own so it is suspended by rope and held down by bricks. My peers that it was better that it cannot stand because it represents how giraffes need help to survive right now.

For the final project I really had no idea what I wanted to make. I like to draw more than make sculptures and have a hard time coming up with ideas for sculptures! So I decided to make something I love--a giraffe. I also wanted to make something that was delicate and pretty.

Here's a close-up of its face.

And its legs.

Self Portrait

It's finals time again! This time I had a self portrait to do for my drawing class. It was originally supposed to be the midterm project but it turned into the final project instead. I been working slowly on this since my spring break. This weekend I finished it! I worked for almost 12 hours on it in a day to finish it!

I had wanted my self-portrait to have an Alphonse Mucha-look to it. But I didn't follow his style too closely.

This is completely colored in colored pencils. I went through many pencils and now I need to buy a new set!

Here are some close-ups of certain areas.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pirate Characters

I been drawing these characters a lot lately. So far they don't have names or much of a backstory. However, I do know I want the girl to be the main character and that I want them to be some fantastical pirate-like characters that go on adventures. I want the girl to be very strong willed and daring.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Lion King and Pocahontas Film Studies

The Lion King


Dead Men Tell No Tales

New composition for Will's class. This assignment was a lot of fun. I got to draw a lot of skulls. It was my first time ever drawing a cave so it was very interesting.

Here is a bigger version of the composition:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pirate Ship

This is my first prop design/layout design I did for Will's class. I have really enjoyed this class thus far. It is a lot of fun! It has made me really interested in pursuing visual development for entertainment.

The theme of this project is a pirate ship made by children.

Here's a bigger image of the composition:

And here are some boat designs I did:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sculpture: What is A Woman?

For my readymade sculpture I really wanted to represent the many "hats" most women have to put on in their lifetimes. A woman is expected to be the wife, the mother, the caring nurturing member of the family. Even if she has a job outside the home, she is supposed to be the cook, the cleaner, the stereotypical house wife. But yet she is still expected to be beautiful for her husband and look like all the other jobs she has to balance don't effect her.

In my sculpture I used found objects such as an apron, cooking mitten, a spoon, yarn, and a mop to represent the house wife aspect of a women. While, I did want to imply a sexual expectation a woman is supposed to preform for her husband by the use of having her body be a pillow, I did not mean for that to be the main theme. However, my professor took my sculpture to be commenting fully on sex. Which upset me slightly since he started asking me questions I found to be very personal... I used makeup on the wig foam, not to represent a "hooker" as my professor said, but to show how women try so hard to look beautiful. I wanted to comment on this expectation men and other women put on women; this expectation to be pretty.