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.”)
The theme is samurai/geisha. The Challenge always intimidates me a little because of the incredible artists making incredible art each month! But at the same time it’s cool to be able to participate, learn, and practice with them. 🙂
Here are some of my first projects. They are my first attempts, my first mistakes, and I have to say I’m pretty happy with the results. Not to mention I just like it. I am watching tutorials and practicing more. While I am happy with these I know I have a long way to go. Assuming my computer can take it- sometimes I was limited in my details and subdivision because of my computer. Oh well. I am trying to learn some methods around this for efficient geometry and models.
It’s also helped me realize how far I have to go in anatomy study (that it’s basically a lifetime of learning) and it has helped me progress with anatomy, even with the little I have done so far.
I recently found the Character Design Challenge! group on Facebook and wanted to submit this little character study of the current challenge, which is generally a “Shaolin monk.” I used it to help me practice using line work in my illustration… I love line work but I haven’t quite polished how I like to use it, especially when working digitally.
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.
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.