Sunday, September 14, 2014

School Week 3

Totally crazy week- 3 paintings due in a row- and sadly I didn't finish any of them.  I REALLY need to learn to paint faster.  Granted my 'not finished now' is WAY above where I was in my 2000 level classes... but it isn't to where it needs to be yet.

I wanted to share where I got with the paintings BUT I forgot to take pictures- so hopefully I'll have them back next Saturday so I can post them as well as the process on the new ones I've been assigned this week.

By the end of this semester I will have done 32 large paintings (4 of which will *technically* be mixed media drawings; but honestly- they'll be more like paintings when I'm done with them)  I hope that out of those 32 pieces there will be some that are good enough that I can put in my portfolio for this spring.  On top of all of those I REALLY need to get some personal projects done as well.  We'll see if I have time for that :P

This is a short post- mostly just to keep up posting weekly on my blog.

Here is digital painting #2:

It was supposed to be a high-key image based of the illustration friday word 'radio'.  I went with kind of an Edgar Dega theme... but I didn't really get the same kind of beautiful brush strokes that he pulls off.  I painted this one on my ipad in the app Sketchbook Pro.  I fully intend to go back over it this week and bring it to a higher level of finish- and fix a few of the compositional issues.  (Ballarina's are to short, Radio is to big and to far forward in space, the baby doesn't have as much grace in her form as I'd like... stuff like that.  In general I feel like it is really flat.)

See ya later!

Saturday, September 6, 2014


I couldn't come up with a post title- so that little emote will have to suffice.  It is now the end of the second week of Fall Semester- and already this has been one of the most stressful semester ever.  I don't even know where to begin.  Until yesterday I had no idea what my schedule would be- crazy things kept happening.  I had a few classes drop.  One class I walked into and after sitting through the whole class realized I was NOT where I needed to be artistically to do well in that class- so I had to drop it- then came the fun of trying to find a class to replace it.  Which I have.  I have a VERY full schedule right now- 15 credits.  Of course adding on my cute kids, the portfolio that I *HAVE* to finish this semester and the fact that I really do want to do Salt Lake Comic Con in April (though that is a lower priority at the moment- but it sure would be nice if I could fit it in) and of course keeping our living space in some form of repair.  Oh yea- and I do want to exercise.... The fact is I am BUSY.  However- I'm pacing out my time and so far I'm ok.  Hopefully that continues to be the case.

So one of my courses is Digital Painting 1- I've never painted digitally.  It's a very new thing for me.  This:
Is my first ever attempt.  Honestly I had a lot of fun doing it- more fun then I thought I would painting digitally.  It is clearly not a finished piece- though that is the level of finish I got it to to turn it in.  The more I look at it the more I see wrong with it, but it was a start in a new medium.

Anyway- I'm going to update this blog at least once a week.  I'm going to attempt to do sketch dailies and upload them to my social media accounts; also I'm going to try to be more active on instagram and twitter specifically this semester.  I hope to have links to my social media accounts on this blog soon.