Saturday, December 21, 2013

Final Portfolio

For our final, we had to create a portfolio consisting of what we deemed our best sketches each week as well as summaries of our goals going into the class, and of our overall experience.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Live Action Sketching (11/22/13 homework)

For this homework assignment, we were to watch a live action movie and draw 16 scenes involving 2 or more characters from that movie. The movie I chose was Pacific Rim which is one of my current favorite movies.

7 Samurai (12/2/13)

For our last in class work session, we watched and sketched from our instructor's favorite movie, Seven Samurai.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Zoo trip (11/24/13)

Instead of our usual class session for 11/25, we went to the Columbus Zoo. As part of our session, we were told to bring multiple medias so that we can get some variety in our drawings. Once we arrived, a small group of us decided to go to the aquarium in order to warm up.

Page: 1
Media used: Brush Tipped Marker
Number of Drawings: 24

After warming up, we went to another nearby exhibit featuring one of my favorite animals: manatees.

Page: 2
Media used: Pencil
Number of Drawings: 21

Once done, a member of our group wanted to go draw the apes, so we did. Not many types were out, but we did see some gorillas.

Page: 3
Media used: Pen
Number of Drawings: 17

Afterwards, another group member wanted to see elephants which were in the Asia section. The indoor area we sat in also had a rhinoceros, so I took the opportunity to draw both.

Page: 4
Media used: Fine Tipped Marker
Number of Drawings: 6

Page: 5
Media used: Colored Pencil
Number of Drawings: 5

The next exhibit we went to was across from the area we just left and houses several Asian animals.

Page: 6
Media used: Pen
Number of Drawings: 14

For this last exhibit, I wanted to go to the reptile house. Since I knew this would be the last exhibit we would go to, I used a slightly messier medium that would also force me to work quicker and with less detail.

Pages: 7 and 8
Media used: Charcoal
Number of Drawings: 14

Total Number of Drawings: 101

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holidays at the Shadowbox (11/20/13)

For this class session, we went to the Shadowbox for the third and final time this semester. This time, they were rehearsing their "Holiday Hoopla" show which is a series of holiday related songs and skits. We got in time for the second act which was about an hour long so we had a shorter class session. Here are the results:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Miranda July (11/18/13)

For this class session, we went to the Miranda July artist talk. Afterwards, we went back to the classroom and watched another video of an artist explaining their process of drawing gestures. Since those both took up a good portion of our class time, we did not do much sketching this session. What we did do though was draw some gestures from a french movie. Here are this session's sketches:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More Opera! (11/14/13 Homework)

For this week's homework assignment, we had to do sketches from another Opera performance. I chose the Opera "Don Giovanni." The other part of the assignment is that we had to gesture scenes that include 2 or more people as well as the setting.

More Live Models (11/13/13)

For this class session, we worked with another model in-class. For the first 10 or so minutes, we watched a demonstration video that talked about one artist's method of approaching gestures. I took notes on the first page of sketches. Each pose done was held by the model for 2 minutes and are done in pencil.