Sunday, December 20, 2009

Final Maya Project- Zenith Radio

For our Maya final this semester, we got the freedom to model an object of our choice. I chose to sculpt out an old zenith radio I found online. So, here are the final renders!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Little Autumn Tree

Unfortunately my pastels didn't get much use this semester, but I did get out one day and did a painting of a little yellow tree that I thought came out nice.

Mega MONDO Maya Post

Here is a small sampling of my projects from my first semester of modeling in Maya. I still have the final project to do, so I might post that up later.

Our first project, a lincoln log cabin. I added the trees to spruce up the atmosphere...

For our next project, we delved into the nooks and crannies of the surface of the Death Star from Star Wars. Here are a couple final renders of the greebles.

And of course, the Death Star would be incomplete without a snazzy Light Saber.

And, to to stick a fork in this post, here is a comfortable brown leather Ottoman we modeled as our second to last project.

Sweet, done!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Gary Soto's Kitchen Designs

Here are my current designs for a kitchen based off of Gary Soto's writings. Hopefully I'll have time to back and make some more adjustments later. I like the mood I got in each piece though.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Late Summer Days

Here are a few pastels and a painting I did recently. The first pastel I did on a beach up North near Eureka. The other two I did around town.

And as something extra, a few people sketches.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Garbage and the County Fair

Due to my decision to devote most of my free time to studying figure drawing, I sadly haven't been outside to sketch much. However, I do venture into the heat occasionally and here is a 10 minute pastel sketch and a couple drawings from the county fair.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Diner Sketches

My goal this summer is to draw enough so that I have enough good drawings to update my blog every week. It's turning out to be every other week or so... but I'm doing a good amount of studies so I will forgive myself for now. Here are some sketches from a 24 hour diner for you.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mountain Air

So I finally broke away from paint last week and brought my dusty pastels up into the mountains. I've always loved pastels but haven't much time to experiment with them. Pastel is harder than it looks so my percentage of "post-able" pieces wasn't that high, but here are the good ones.

This one I had the most time for because the light wasn't changing too fast. I did this at about 10am.

I got some great advice to try painting the same place at different times of day to see how the light changes. So, I did the same location at sunset and found the colors to be much brighter and darker than before. The shadows are much harsher also. I didn't have as much time for this piece though.

Cool thunderstorm clouds at sunset. Got a good lightening storm later that night out of them.

This was on the drive to LA before we went up camping. It was the beginning of the pastel experiments so it's not technically great, but I like the overall feeling of it.

Here's a value sketch by Big Silver Creek.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Story About Hair

Alright, I think I'm finally emerging from a mini hibernation period that was much needed to recuperate from the semester. Here is my final film from Art 115. It was about 40 seconds longer than the the 30 sec suggested time so it was a tough cookie to finish off. However, alas it is done! Enjoy...

Also a Youtube link:

I also have some pastels I did on a recent camping trip that I want to get posted but I have to scan those first. Lots more posts coming this summer I hope so stay tunned...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Cherry Tree

Hooray for spring break! I celebrated today by finally doing a plain air painting! And boy does it smell good to be outside... Anyways, I haven't painted in quite a while but I think it came out kinda cool looking despite my rustiness.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A few class projects for you.

Here are a few painted studies I did in 113b, my illustration class for the semester.

The colored eggs:

The painted egg that I did of Eve from Wall-E when she had the Christmas lights wrapped around her and Wall-E is dragging her around with him. It didn't turn out as good as i had hoped, but I still like it:

This is the painted object from our tidepool environment. Mine was Australia so i picked some Eucalyptus bark and a flower that grows there:

And, lastly, here are a few older pieces. The first is my reversal from John Clapp's class which was done off of a beautiful photograph called Staircase of the Tower of Palazzo Vecchio. Also, there is my final 113a color rendering.

The story for my rendering is that there is a kid who is obsessed with aliens, so he stays up late in his tent outside, hoping to catch and enslave one. These are the items he might have:

Ok, now i feel satisfied with updating my blog and I promise very hard to try not to neglect it again.

The Pariscapade

So, I created this blog last summer but have sadly neglected updating or telling anyone about it. Plus, I had no work scanned to post upon it. However, I think it's about time I kept it fresh and updated so here are a speckle of treasured drawings from my Paris sketchbook last summer.

Here are a few studies of places and people:

This is at the cafe where the filmed the movie Amelie (note the poster in the back):

This I drew at a classical music concert in the Saint Chapelle Cathedral which is covered in stained glass windows:

A jazz cafe, the Lourve at dusk, and a skull from the catacombs with some feedback from the people around me while I was there:

Some classwork from 113b coming soon...