I nominate this as the official sport of art-burn...
An introduction to Face Ball.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Here is the three word assignment given to me by Edowyn. I tried to approach the coloring more like a silkscreen, limiting myself to a few colors. The idea behind these 'assignments' were to get each other out of our comfort zones, drawing things we might not otherwise draw on our own. This was good for me, 'cause clowns totally freak me out and i can't remember the last time i drew one. There is a nice surprise factor in free associating with arbitrary words, you never know what yr gonna get...
Sunday, July 15, 2007
An assignment given by Thomas Pitilli. Illustrating three random words into a concept. I was looking at a lot of Japanese postcard prints and loved the design of the page and conceptual ideas behind them. I also enjoyed the bold lines in the illustrations. I attempted to do a non scratchboard piece and to work out pen & ink skills and feel a bit rusty. But I'd rather put it out there to all could see rather than just put out the 'good' stuff.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
At first I hated Illustrator, 'drawing with math? that doesn't make sense'. Then once I figured a few things out, I was okay with it. I realized it was good with typesetting and fast with simple shapes. But now, I love it!!! I've been reading a bunch of tutorials and unlocking the secrets to making awesome crap easily.
Check out these places if you want to improve your Illustrator skillz:
BITTBOX - Not sure how popular this one is, but I found the tutorials very easy to understand and follow.
NDESIGN - A lot of good tips here. Not the most in-depth tutorials, but it got me to use some methods I hadn't before.
ILLCRAFT - Gabe showed me this one, so I owe him a candy bar. Drawing comics in Illustrator?!! It CAN be done! The tip about the pencil tool settings (at the bottom of the page) is one of the greatest Illustrator tips I've ever seen. Now I can draw naturally in Illustrator. I'm going to attempt to ink the next page I do with it - I've already done some 'sketching' and it works great!
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