Friday, December 23, 2011

113A Acrylic Paint Still Life

Another semester done! Here's the result of my biggest project over the last few months. I'm aware my still life subject is not obvious, but it's the story of how I dislocated my kneecap last November. It was the night the Giants won the World Series, and when my roommate rushed to see me in the hospital, she brought me gummy bears. The weird object on the right is a leg brace. (Thanks to Danny for lending that to me, as I threw mine away in a fit of frustration).

I learned a lot from the beginning to the end. I think my color rendering turned out a lot better than the b/w one! I couldn't quite get the colors to photograph right though, in real life the blue violet is much less blue and more violet. If anyone knows a good trick to fix that, let me know!

Color Comps

Have a good winter break, everyone! :) 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fall 2011 Figure Drawings

Hello! Been a while since I posted anything. These are the three portfolios I turned in for Sheldon's figure drawing class this semester.



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Speed Painting #6

Wanted to try something different. Don't like the end result very much at all (probably could've stood to nitpick a little more this time), but at least the colors are closer than normal. Just noticed I erased the snail's third... antennae thing and forgot to put it back. /facepalm

Photo credit: darknight-stock @ deviantART

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Speed" Painting #5

I had a #4, but abandoned it because I was nitpicking too much. Need to work faster! 

Not sure exactly how long this took, but it was on and off during 3 episodes of Fringe. I know this one gave a lot of people trouble, so I decided to try working on it rotated 90°. The darks need to be darker (as usual), the whole thing should be a bit more red, the angle of the window is off, and I had no idea what to do with the stuff outside the window. Still, I'm mostly happy with the end result. 

 Original photo: 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Speed" Painting #3

Spent wayyy too long on this, oops. I mostly just went until I got bored with it. Really need to work on cutting down the time. Picture from Goro Fujita's sample speed painting images.

Time: 90 min? 120 min?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Figured I'd post up a few of my animations. Both happen to feature my dear Kcow, the questionably emerald bovine (by the way, did you know there are shades of green called both "India green" and "Islamic green"? The things I learn from Wikipedia). 

This first one was done with paper on my scanner for my 2008 De Anza "3D Media" animation class. (Do not use your scanner for stop motion. It takes forever. Just set up a tripod.)

And this second one was my animation final last year for Art 28.

Speed Painting #2

Not sure how long I took on this one, because I started it Friday, gave up on it, then came back to it today. I don't feel like switching majors as much as I did when I gave up the first time, so that's good. The colors don't really feel like they belong in the same picture together though...

Photo is one my dad took at the church near Lake Sevan in Armenia.

Time: An hourish?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Speed Painting #1

Hey guys, I finally made a blog too. Here's my first speed painting. Still regretting I missed the original presentation everyone went to to learn how to do these, but they're fun.

Time: 60min.

Picture was one I took on my recent trip to London. The colors are so wrong on the trees! And the perspective is embarrassing. I need to stop getting so caught up on little details before I have the whole thing blocked out. Also, next time I'll remember to pick something that doesn't have a white background.