Monday, April 30, 2012

Rats, Owls, and the End of the Semester

This is officially the last day of my Freshman year at Ringling. It's been a pretty weird day, but satisfying nonetheless. I feel like I have accomplished and learned a lot, even if I haven't slept much. Ringling is where I've always wanted to be and it's great to be surrounded by people that are so talented and passionate. Here's my Drawing II final, which coincidentally was the last one to be finished and the first one to be posted.

The assignment was to reinterpret the Trojan Horse story. So, I chose rats, owls and a giant piece of cheese do the job! And this is the result.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In the jungle, the mighty jungle...

Jungle Gardens might be a small little zoo in Sarasota, FL, but it sure is fun to bike over there and draw their animals. They don't have a very big collection, but they have a lot of loud birds and some interesting reptiles and lemurs. Oh! and one single spider monkey.

Here are some gestural drawings from my two visits to Jungle Gardens the past week.

 And here are some squematic drawings that are based more on construction.
By the way, flamingos are far scarier than they seem. Especially when they are nibbling on your sketchbooks and looking at you with their beady eyes.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Don't Mess with my Bubble Gun!

Monster in the bedroom perspective assignment.

In which a girl imagines her stuffed animal has grown to massive proportions as she, playfully, tries to fight him off with a bubble gun. Will she be able to defeat him?

And now, for process:

First crappy thumbnail

Second pass. 

Final linework

Work-in-progress. Much experimentation with a "chalky" brush.