Tuesday, February 22, 2011

28: No Rhyme or Reason

I don't post enough anymore, do I? Here's a mishmash of (more) school project concepts and some personal doodles. I'm working on a fairly ambitious sculpture project for my illustration methods class, for which I'll make a separate process post once it's complete.

The lowdown on my printmaking situation: As much as I love looking at woodcut prints, turns out I'm kind of awful at the process. And 18 credit hours overloaded me like woah, so I bid an unfortunate goodbye to relief printmaking. Thankfully, I recently managed a solid grasp on the lithographic printing process, and just in time for mid-terms next week! I need to have another photographic transfer plate and a traditional lithograph stone drawing completed fairly soon, so here's the concepts I've been noodling around with for those:
Trees and reptiles are the thing now.

A silhouette of this guy was another option, but it still seems strange to make numbered editions of a personal character no one cares about.

And on an ending note, here's an experiment from illustration methods; a traditional and digital collage. The end product is a bit...garish, and is another example of a project I wish I'd had more time with, but the process was very rewarding. I definitely need to try something of the sort with more personal projects.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

27: The Grayscale Concept Post

Quickie concept for a Freddie Mercury portrait. And then I realized it had to be 7x10". Time for some revamps!

Quick-and-dirty mockup for my first woodcut. The process is proving frustrating as hell, but I need to remember that it's my first attempt. Pictured is a man about to make a bargain with an angry sea, a homage to the Decemberists song "Annan Water".

Acrylic painting on acetate for a positive photo-plate lithograph. The plate itself turned out rather well; I hope to have some printed by the next time I post.

Scribblings from the past few weeks.

We got to play with Painter's acrylic tools in electronic illustration class. The texture and form of the face could use work, but I feel that the colors I chose show a bit of progress. :] About two hours.