Monday, September 29, 2014

New Post!

Hey everybody! I don't even want to look at the last time I posted something...I know it's been too long. lol. But, I am back and prepared to keep up this blog! School has started, I'm finally in my senior year, woo-boo! It's exciting, scary, nerve-wracking, and stressful all at the same time, but I'm loving every minute of it so far! 

For right now, here is a master study I did of a flower, painted by the amazing Nathan Fowkes. Mine is on the right, digitally painted and Nathan's is on the left, watercolor I believe. This was a really fun study. It's tough getting that painterly effect with a digital brush, but I will get it sooner or later! Which is why I plan on doing at least one of these studies every day. I don't know if I will post one everyday, but if not I will unload them all within the week. :) 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Work!

So, right now it's the busiest time of the semester for me, but I thought I should do a quick dump of a few things I'm working on right now. 

This is recent work of a few ideations I had to present in class just the other day. It went really well and I'm glad my overall story was well received. I'm definitely loving this semester a lot and I'm growing so much as an artist. I know that choosing to be artist, you never stop growing. Right now, it feels amazing and it's exciting to experience a noticeable jump in my thought process and quality of my work. I can't wait to see what the rest of the semester brings and what going into my last year of college is gonna be like! :) 

BUT for right now, this is a project I'm working on for the next few weeks. We have to design an off roading truck, as well as two animals native to California in which one will be the driver and one will be the gunner in a fictional racing video game! Here's a few of my preliminary sketches. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fall Semester is Over!

The Fall semester is over and Winter break can finally begin! This semester had to of been one of the best semesters I've had since starting here at SJSU. I got to fly on a plane for the first time in my life, I went to Canada, and I also took my first Visual Development class.

Taking my first Vis Dev was such a bug learning curve for me. I poster my kitchens in an earlier post, and now I have my Gary Soto Treehouse paintings to post. I spent these last few weeks figuring out my design and composition, but honestly I tried to take my time with each step and when it come down to painting them... there was still a lot of info I hadn't figured out and that I honestly don't have the painting mileage for yet. But I know with time, I will get there.

I can say these treehouse paintings are a turning point in my painting and thought process when it comes to approaching my work. I will definitely be posting a lot more during the winter break.

Just a shout out to my friend Wendell who helped me understand lighting a lot better. I have a ways to go to get to his level, but I know I'll get there with a lot more studies and practice. ;) You should check out his stuff!  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CTN This weekend!

Here's what my final business card looks like. There was about...10 other designs before I decided on this one. lol.

And here is a quick little painting I did of my niece...she's ridiculous in the best ways. haha. Spiderman flip-flops, Tinkbell dress, helmet, and goggles....only a three year old who thinks she's the Hulk would come up with this stunning outfit lol. 

Preview of Gary Soto's Treehouse

Right now, I'm working on our last big project in my Vis Dev class. It's based on the same short stories of Gary Soto, except this time we each had to some up with a treehouse design that charter in Gary's stories may have created when he was younger.

I decided that my overall theme I wanted to have was "Adventures in The Great Outdoors" which lead me to creating things like a pirate ship shaped tree house and a submarine shaped treehouse. I'm leaning towards my submarine idea, so I think I'll push my future ideations in that direction

Here's a few things I've doodled searching for my idea :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gary Soto's Kitchen

So, I sat in on this same class laster semester and I'm very glad that I did! The teachers were different and both offered different/great information when it came to attacking the project all the way to the end. I definitely learned a lot from this assignment, having to follow a story I created from a few of Gary Soto's short stories and then create something from imagination as well as gathering reference that matched what was in my head...does that make sense? lol. 

I haven't decided if I will come back to these during winter break, fixing up my values a bit more and redoing my color scenes. I have learned a lot from this entire process, so I may just take my new knowledge and move forward with something new. We'll see. :)   

My line drawings...I will eventually rescan my bottom line drawing because I have a cleaner version, I think I just messed it up in photoshop. lol. 

This is my Medium shot, it looks kind of smokey. I loved working on this shot the most, getting to focus on the little details. :) 

Wide shot #1 Fun fact: That cabinet to the left is based off my grandma's cabinet she has since passed down to one of my aunts. lol. 

Wide shot #2