Thursday, December 13, 2012

Le Finalement!

The end of the end. 
After countless hours and a few revisions, I present my final project.

I'd have to say it has come along way from those first sketches I did:
These were just the beginning. I've changed a lot in the process.

Going on my post from last week: < link >

Dear Martha, I'd done a lot of work in that week.

So in the end of this project I've managed to learn Illustrator and become more efficient while working in it. I've also learned that Illustrator can be very temperamental if you try to use it like Photoshop. Euh.

Back unto the work, I really liked how it came out. I love the combination of flat colors with textures and gradients. Happy that someone have me the idea to at least try it out. c:

If you would like to know about this project from the beginning, here's a conilogical list of all of my previous blog posts:

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Secret Santa: Sgt. Major Kururu

This was done for a conjoined Secret Santa that the Animation Student Collective and the Illustration Student Collective organized. I did this traditionally/mixed media (Sharpies, paper, ink).
The name of the person I did this for is whited out because I do not know if they would want their name on my blog/internet. 

If you don't know where this character is from, here's a link to the wiki bio: Sgt. Frog
This character in particular is known as Sgt. Major Kururu.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Retard sur le calendrier. Zut.

Due to illness, workload, and life, I a behind on my schedule. I should be able to catch up by Thursday.
Also, I found out I was coloring and cleaning up my images in Adobe Illustrator the hard way. My roommate finally asked my why I wasn't using the 'shape builder tool' and I just :headdesked:. I've made a lot of progress in the last few days because of that information.
Unto the progress, so far I have all of the gods outlined and basic colors applied. 

NOTE: This are not the final sizes. The final sized are more elongated. These are screen shots of the files being worked on in Illustrator. 

Also, I have the designs sketched out but have yet to outline them. These are very rough sketches and have been refined in the final outline (above).

Monday, December 3, 2012

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
Catches Tigers
In red weather.

-Wallace Stevens

A piece I did for my American Literature class where we had to make a piece of artwork that went with either a short story or a poem. As shown above, I chose the poem Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock by Wallace Stevens. 
With the poem, I took a literal approach with a little hidden depth.