First Tea, Then Adventure

My last painting for art school, at least this time around for my Bachelor’s in Illustration.

Who knows what will happen in the future now, right?

And that is the point- a little tea, a little catching up on my breath, then adventure.

With #edwinthemouse from start to finish.

(Don’t roll your eyes, but I totally have “The Breaking of the Fellowship” Lord of the Rings OST track going in my head. I am refraining from saying “there and back again yet” because I want a lot more of going “there” to come before it is time for “back again.”)

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Second Modo Class Project

I haven’t decided if I hate Modo or if I’m just experiencing a sharp learning curve in 3D art. My feedback from teachers has been very hopeful- however my 3D classes have been really the only ones that make me worry if I’ll get a project finished, despite how much effort I put into it. Hours and hours can = nothing to show for it… I’m not used to that.

Still. I can’t decide what I think of this field.

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The project was to recreate Trident Gum Layers in 3D

I start Zbrush next semester. I’m pretty excited about that actually.

Sophie & Rinn Children’s book

Once in a while you sell your soul to a project. This children’s book project for my Book Publishing class may be my favorite project up to this point. As in, ever, in or out of school. I hope I write well, because creating the entirety of this story and designing the visuals made me so happy.

These are pencil comps for a book dummy that we will complete in my next class.

Meet Sophie and Rinn (the mer-boy). Edwin my mouse is hiding somewhere, as usual.

 

 

The world of Story-dom is one I will definitely explore more. I already knew that, but it was nice to have that solidified for me through this class project.

My First Finished 3D Model

This past semester I took 3D modeling 1. This is my final for that class done with Modo. Modo killed one computer during that class… I hope the new used one I got now will survive 3D modeling 2.

Anyway, 3D modeling was totally new to me, so I enjoyed start to dabble in this field of illustration last semester.  I liked modeling the wax and adding the point light in the flame.

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Creature and Texture Study

This is a project I did for my photoshop painting class. I forgot how many textures we had to combine… but the focus was on using a variety of animals and textures for the sake of creativity and practice with realism.

I made a red panda dragon. Sort of. It was actually based on a photo of a baby I used to babysit. I can see the resemblance actually.

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Don’t Worry It’s Safe

For my last photoshop project we had to pick a song and make a painting based off it. I chose “The Beginning” by One Ok Rock. This is a song that was kind of my soundtrack to a summer about 3 years ago, when I decided things had to happen, despite money or health issues. Funny how things come when you need them eh?

I was also looking to the Dutch still-lifes for influence. They are still-life, which some people complain about as boring, and yet somehow the detail and creatures and life happening in these paintings make them look vibrantly alive.

I am so happy that I am getting a grip on the world of digital. Kind of. I am sure I will ALWAYS be learning, but to make something look like I had planned more or less makes me so happy.

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Digital Kenshin!

This post is special to me. I’ve been struggling for, well, enjoyment in my long journey to digital art. It’s been so difficult that so far, it’s not been really fun. Until now. Granted, it’s still difficult and I have much to learn. I always will. But this! I had a moment here! It somewhat worked, and I surprised myself for the first time. These paintings represent so much to me.

1) They are my first digital paintings I LIKE.  That look ok. That I am proud of.

2) They are Rurouni Kenshin related. I didn’t grow up with anime and I don’t know much about most of them, but I know enough to know Kenshin is amazing and one of my favorite characters.

3) I’m starting to like digital art and I want to learn more. Things are coming together.

Enough of my gushing, here you go. Judge for yourself. 🙂 I would love any ideas or suggestions in regards to these paintings, and really about anything related in general.

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Rurouni Kenshin live action Japanese film digital photoshop painting.

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These were made as a set for a commemorative stamp project for photoshop class.

John William Waterhouse’s Mermaid Cyborgified.

Here is another of my Color Theory Class projects. We had to redo a masterpiece, and I have always loved John William Waterhouse’s Mermaid painting, so I made a cyborg version. At least, cyborg was what I was going for… it’s more of cyborg-mixed-with-elvish-armor-style it seems.

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Editorial Illustration

In one of my illustration classes we are learning about and making different kinds of illustration- such as editorial illustration. This is my first attempt at such a thing really. We had to pick an article out of a stack of magazines to illustrate. I picked an article in the National Geographic about a Siberian medical train.

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