Monday, March 31, 2008
Here's what I learned...I need a new camera. Mine is too old.
I already go to the gym three times a week...after seeing these photos, I now need to go FIVE times a week.
I have a whole new respect for actors and models.
This caricature business is just so freakin' glamorous. :)
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Harrison Ford...and the final concept will be Indiana Jones. Real shocker there, I know.
Busy busy week, personally and professionally, and didn't get to devote as much to these as I would have liked. I spent four or five hours on the third likeness on Friday and it just never came together...couldn't get it to look like him. I probably chose the wrong reference photo for that one or just couldn't see what I needed to, so I only handed in two.
I noticed this morning that I have no detail whatsoever in the left caricature's neck. DOH! The final image will likely be a blend of these two, as the left one has the age I was looking for, but the right one a little more of the expression I wanted, but too Han Solo-ish on it's own, I think.
Not looking forward to Jason's critique on this. :)
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I had trouble with the rocks, I just couldn't get them to seem like they fit - they either ended up too photographic, or too painterly. I think if I would have spent more time placing the texture, it would have integrated better. Overall I like the effects that came out of this lesson though.
Off to start the next lesson!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Well here's my assignment 6 - thoroughly enjoyed this one.
I am totally impressed by Bobby Chiu's students work, and the new class looks awesome too!
Yep, I'd definitely love to do every course on Schoolism, there's some really exciting stuff and incredible teachers too.
Storyboarding with Kris Pearn
Course Description: What is the key to success in visual storytelling? A willingness to collaborate, the flexibility to evolve, and an understanding of the basic rules of cinematography…these three points will be the focus of this course. The best way to learn how to storyboard is by storyboarding, and here you will be provided with focused assignments and opportunities to do just that. With Kris Pearn as your instructor/ virtual pretend director, you will learn in a studio environment and feel what it’s like to send ideas rocketing across the room. We all have stories to tell, and whether you have ambitions to tell these stories in live action, animation, or hard copy mediums, such as comics, this course will help you to develop those muscles of communication so that your ideas will have an opportunity to shine.
Lessons: 9 lessons in 9weeks
Start Date: August 5, 2008
Fees: $998 USD
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Week 3 is here, and a brand new technique learned! I had honestly never heard of this technique for painting with textures before, and I have worked with photoshop for a long time. I did misstep in the process and had to start over, but I love the results!
Thanks to all for the kind words, and all the outstanding art! I love seeing everything that's coming out of this group!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Just kidding! I don't know what I learn more from, the lessons or the critiques. Kelly was right when she said this is the new way to learn. Where else do you get one on one focus like this on your own work? Now, if only I could take these courses full-time and not have to do that whole 'work' thing that keeps distracting me.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
okay so here is my bruce after tweaking. This is the version I ended up submitting so I hope it is better than my last post :p Everyone has done SUCH an amazing job, it has been great to see everyone develop and grow. This is so the future of education and we are part of it . . . *tears up*
I enjoyed this one a lot, almost as much as being done with it...
Here's my Bruce. I used split-complimentary technique with blue-green, orange red and yellow. I'm really impressed with the power that comes from a limited palette. I'm also impressed that Bruce's mouth can live on one side of his face.
Hey guys this is my submission. I decided on a blue green dominant and a red and orange split (something like that it escapes me now). It was alot of fun and I love how everyone interprets this guy. He was difficult!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Pretty much finished. I'm still tweaking but figured I'd add to the mix. Anyone see any glaring issues? I tried keeping the values darker as suggested and blocked in more. The color was tough because he has a pretty splotchy face. Also since his face is lit from a flash it seemed to me that the cooler colors were more centered and the warmer tones further to the outside instead of the other way around. Am I off there?
Still learning tons from all the critiques and lessons. You guys do amazing stuff.
Well here's my final! With more time I may have changed quite a few things, but had to work up what I've got!!!
I appreciate the tips on my previous post - definitely some food for thought!
I'm really excited by what I've seen - everyone seems to have really got into gear and shown something of their own style in their work - very cool to see.
The photo reference that Jason supplied wasn't grabbing me, so I asked him if I could use others I found on the net. He said that as long as I submitted the reference photos along with the finished piece, that it would be fine.
I enjoyed this one. Put a lot of time into it, but learned a lot in the process. I used the first painting method that Jason taught in Lesson 5.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The same here, I could not resist to try out that week his technique of visualizing through darkness. Because a year back I left unfinished some light beings concepts, unsatisfied with my technique. I started Photoshop a year back. I almost lost hope to finish those black and white concepts when here came the life saving Bobby's lesson 1! And very easy in 2 days during the lesson I did a new one from linework to final finish. It is too dark, but at least I could visualize it so much easier and faster! The character in the center is after the lesson, the 2 at the sides are before it.