Friday, March 20, 2015

Project 7

This project is by far the best one I have done all year. I am completely comfortable with where I am and what i am doing. I am going to continue using pen and ink along with stippling as I find it easy, time-spending, and relaxing. Although I am not finished with this work it has to be the best work I had ever done. I will do more stippling as it seems to come more naturally to me than anything else i had been doing all year. I plan to use this pen technique for all of the next semester. This project is a WIP and  I will post a final product on the blog when i finish it.

Project 6

For this project I wanted to climb out of my comfort zone and put myself in unknown territory. Having seen other artists paint around me I decided to give it a shot and I am disappointed in the outcome of this project and let if unfinished. the paint was hard for me to control and the right color I wanted was harder to get than I had imagined. I have to admit I took too big of a step out of my comfort-zone that I wanted to. Rethinking it I should have done a pen and paint combo media work again, however; I am flatly stating that I am not going to do this media again as it is messy, difficult and too much for me. I am going to admit that i am not a painter and I do not want to paint I am a sketcher and a drawer, I am not suppose to paint I am suppose to draw. Stating that I had decided undoubtedly to continue with my pen work as it is fine alone and looks nicer than anything I had done previously.

Project 4

Project four, there is not much to say about it because it is self-explanatory to me, though; an explanation is in order I would guess. Well most comic books have something called a full-page which is a single panel that usually takes up 1 to two pages and is a climax of that particular issue, comics usually do this when introducing new major characters to their comic universe. OS i did a full page putting what I call a nightmare, which is the large orange-ish creature with the mask, against someone who I plan to have as a main character. This artwork features her pinned against it and that is it. What I used to do this project is pen and water-color, both were fun to work with. For the pen I tried something different I used finelines for not-so gradual shading and a thick point charpy to give it all a cartoonish type feel. The water-color stayed exactly where I wanted it due to the ink but it was harder to get it into the parts that had finer lines for some reason. Even though theses two medias work nicely together I do not see myself working in this combo media again as it messy but applies the cartoon/comic feel I have been trying to apply.

Project 3

For project 3 I decided to continue to go along with the comic book feel I was making with my work. For this project I played with multiple medias and different ink techniques, it has been awhile since I had done stippling and I was nervous to do it again for a project fearing the terrible outcome that was bound to happen, however; the outcome that became of it was more of a success which was nice since it is an easy technique to apply and use for nearly anything. A second technique I used for this project was fine lines which happens in the panels two and three. The fine lines allowed me to add gradual shading that became darker over time. This was also a fun technique that came easily to me but it did not give me a change unlike the graphite part I used for panels four, five and six. The use of graphite is sort of cliche on my part but the application came out nicely and looks as if the story is being viewed from two different perspectives. Overall this project gave me a somewhat difficult time but the outcome is something I enjoy viewing and something I see as worth the time I had put into it.