Monday, March 30, 2009
So I feel I should update with some new artwork. This was something I did for the OCAD portfolio. A stray from my usual stuff, mostly because I needed some life drawing and in a medium other than paint. Plus,who doesn't like a picture of a bum? I have an acceptance to OCAD, but the portfolio interview was very VERY disappointing.
I was expecting hip professors who may like to see stuff like Alice in Wonderland having a syringe party with the Mad Hatter and the like, but they barely asked me anything. On top of that, they barely even glanced at some of my work, literally 10 seconds to look at some of the stuff I spent HOURS on!
Maybe this art was a bit too low brow for them, or they are just full of shit. There was only one prof that would make comments, she was a Dr.House fan, which automatically makes her cool, and my House painting won her over. But aside from her, it was not anything like the portfolio interview I had at Max the Mutt animation school. Which was so much more in depth, and less disappointing. Hopefully Max will give me a scholarship(I am handing in the scholarship forms to their school today and will have to wait for them to get back to me, * fingers crossed *). I guess I will decide which school to go to based on funds available...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
So I recently bought some gauche paint. A form of watercolour that is very opaque. What does this mean? It can blend real pretty like watercolour, but can also be made to look ultra realistic (with skills of course).
Speaking of skills, the one man that showed painting in gauche (or watercolour) was not reserved for little old retired grandmas at the park. Yes, I am speaking of Mr.Alex Fucking Ross. The only person to make superheroes in their crazy pedophile-inspired tights look photo-realistic. When I was a kid and saw his work, it inspired me to start using watercolour. it wasn't until years later that I realized most of the paintings Ross did was actaully made with gauche, not watercolour.
So recently, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on some really high end Winsor and Newton Gouache (Thanks Amy). I'll tell you, gauche paint is a lot like an expensive handjob, costs a lot more, but worth every stroke.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I know I have not updated in a while. Have been busy learning how to use my bamboo tablet, which was used to draw this piece right here. This is an idea I had while having trouble sleeping one night. I think it was about 4:30 am, while I was tossing in my bed. I was trying to think of amusing ideas for a T-shirt for Threadless. So I thought, wouldn't it be funny if a mythical creature was accidentally created due to the slut-i-ness of a horse and rhino? yep, really cranked up the perverseness of my mind for this one. This is not 100% done yet, so I will update this again when I am 100% sure it is the best it can be to my limited abilities.
Friday, March 6, 2009
"10/6" on the hat, as originally shown in the Alice illustrations and Movies, refers to the price of the hat (10 Shillings and 6 pence). This price is taken under British dollars before decimalization (British people were so bad at math, they didn't allow their currency to add up in a way that required decimals). This is the equivalent of about $105 American dollars today. In conclusion, the mad hatter was as they say "Ballin".
Another note of interest is that the mad hatter, although a reference to people who made hats and experienced mercury poisoning, becoming mentally unstable, was not that crazy. most of them would experience the opposite symptoms of that which the hatter displayed: Fatigue, low confidence, extreme shyness.
All this information would not have been gathered without the influence of marijuana.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
So this is the painting converted to a shirt design. Its up for voting at Threadless. Just click here to vote, don't forget to comment ;P.
If you have never heard of Threadless, you are in luck. They have millions of shirts, with really great designs, all created by random people from across the globe. They put designs up and its voted, and may become a shirt. You have a chance to be a part of history here! Vote for the shirt, and while you're at it, browse around the site, I am sure you will find a couple of shirts you will love.
Monday, March 2, 2009
You know what I hate. When it's so hard to draw something correctly; and the moment that you manage to get it right, you realize that thing you drew correctly was suppose to be closer to that other thing you already drew, but its not, in fact its too far away. Then you resort to changing the pose, or composition of the entire thing, just because you are too lazy to start over and get that "thing" that was hard to draw, redrawn somewhere else. If this makes any sense to you the reader, kudos to you.
Anyways, as you can see compared to the stock photo, I had to change a few things. Some of the things were changed on purpose, others were due to lazy/poor gesture drawing (Those stupid gesture exercises may be stoopid, but fuck they are so essential to putting together a picture!).