Monday, October 25, 2010

crafts crafts crafts

So I'm really enjoying book arts as a Materials & Process class. I have been making some books to sell at Noel Night along with the CCS Papercraft Society merch and these are covers I've worked on so far:
I've also got some great sheet music pamplets and other book binding materials through the Detroit Public Library. :D really nice stuff to take apart for book arts:

A couple weeks ago, I also stopped by King's Used Bookstore down near the Taubman Center and Wayne State's Police Station. Got some 80s GQ's and some comics:

I gotta work on stuff in Fig 2 and other classes, so the next post will be awhile from now.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

fig 2 painting and etc

So I've been late with updates but here is some stuff from Figure Illustration 2 that I've been working on these few weeks.

Sketchbook stuff (sorry these are crap camera shots, will scan better images later):

  1. Process work for my Wyeth mastercopy (sketches, B&W studies, color study, thumbnail, charcoal study, lineart, underpainting):
N. C. Wyeth's Boys of King Arthur illustrations are really cool, but have a wide range of color. With my limited palette of titanium white, yellow oxide, red oxide and mars black, it's weird to go by the tone of the piece... color swatches ahoy! the "dirty" earth tones are difficult right now.

And an in-class from last week I actually like:
Harry needs to dress as Santa sometime. The "Surfin' Santa" from those beach ads, to be more specific.