Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dirty 30s

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Here is my priiide and joy from Narrative Illustration! This is my final project - a 4 page comic that pretty much ate up my social life for a good while, but it was totally worth it. :) It doesn't have a name yet. Man, doing a really accurate period piece is way harder than I ever imagined. I apologize if there are any anachronistic things in there. I really, really tried to make everything 30s accurate.

These were all 14x17" on bristol board, scanned into photoshop and then minimal colors and text put in! 
I can now say I have somewhat whipped graphite into submission. I want to get people to take graphite seriously! It's not just for sketches! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Gouache wooooooo

Here are some more gouache paintings I did for illustration 2! The assignment was to do six sketches based on the words deadly, quiet, cluttered, intimate, simple and vast. Then we had to choose the best 3 sketches and do color finals based on them:




Cluttered is a highly exaggerated Downtown L.A. Skyline, Intimate is my living room at school, and Simple is from the Angeles Crest, also in LA area. AGAIN, blogger killed my colors!! but they are more bright than they appear here. Again, if I can get better scans I will! 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

With Arms Outstretched

Here's an assignment I did for Narrative Illustration... the assignment was to do a front and back album cover for a song, as if it were coming out as a single LP. for mine, I chose "With Arms Outstretched" by Rilo Kiley. The lyrics are here! These are also my first official gouache paintings! I had a lot of fun with these.

For some reason, Blogger killed the colors a little, so they appear way more desaturated in these scans than they do in real life. Sigh, technology. If i can get better color scans I'll update this later.