Hey dudes. I'm posting a little earlier than I planned because I'm supposed to be writing a paper right now and I really don't feel like writing a paper right now. I could go to sleep, but that would completely remove any possibility of writing anymore of this paper tonight, and I don't want to give in like that. This way, at least I still have Word open and I can write something should it come to me. It probably won't.
So instead I'm up real late writing blog posts and drinking soda and listening to tunez. Not a bad living.
And here we go. As I mentioned last time our paths crossed (on Internet), we had to redo the Roadkill images that we did in Fantasy Art. My whole deal, apparently, was to make the composition more centralized, which I am generally opposed to. Well, I'm not really opposed to it if it really calls for it, but if someone uses the word "central" or any of its variants, I get a little uneasy. Well, whatever. Here it is.
I don't know if I like it better or not, but I do know that I can draw animal skulls in my sleep. It's always nice to add a another thing to the vault of things that I can draw in my sleep. That list also includes many types of shark, most dinosaurs, and a lot of comic book characters (more on that later). This was done in sumi ink with digital coloring, as was demanded from teacher.
But this next piece I think is better. If you follow School of Ill, you already know the deal, because this has been up there for a day or two. This was for my Fashion Class, which is full of some pretty outrageous artists. It's intimidating in the best possible way. For this assignment, we were each issued one of the most anticipated films of 2008 and we had to make a piece utilizing a main female figure who embodied some aspect of the movie in attitude or whatever.
So, I got Quantum of Solace, which is also the 22nd James Bond movie. I have a love/hate relationship with the franchise, in that I adore Casino Royale and generally dislike the previous entries (especially the more recent installments). It was something I had to deal with when making the piece, and if I were to show the process sketches leading up to this, you would notice it quite a bit more. Here's the final:
I had several other compositions that were ready to take to final on this one that I ended up tossing because they were stupid and boring. I had to find a middle ground between what I liked about the films and what I liked to draw and I think I found it. Sexy women? Check. Murdered thugs? Check. Shark tank bar? Double check.
Triple check. Check check check.
This was done with pencil and photoshop coloring. I tried ink beforehand, and it turns out I am terrible with ink. Well, it wasn't so much a revelation as it was a confirmation. I am like a drunk ox with Parkinsons. I got the shakes, man. This was also done in about 10 hours from Sunday night to Monday morning. I am an idiot. I think it turned out pretty cool.
If you're at MICA, you should check out the Fashion Illustration show we have up on the third floor of Fox. It's full of stuff that will shame your ancestors so hard. It's got a pretty dope sign, too, which plays to the fact that all illustrators are goofballs.
So! Next week there will be a bunch of things. There's a a new wardrobe for Megan Russell, who will be wearing pretty dresses and such. Then there's a thing for Fantasy Art which is an animal human hybrid of some sort. Expect a crocodile or bear or lobster to be involved, but don't be too surprised if it's not any of those things. Then there's the final for The Yellow Wallpaper assignment, which will probably be painted but it might not be painted. I love saying things and then canceling them out. I am essentially saying nothing, but maybe I'm saying everything.
See what I did there?
Oh. Superheroes! Daniel Krall (check the linkz) threw down the challenge from Project Rooftop, which is a redesign of the Ironman Armor. I'm not going to spill the beans on this one, because Danny Boy might steal my johns like a sneak-thief and I wouldn't want that. All I'm saying is to expect multiples. Take from that what you will.
Thanks for all the comments, everybody. Especially those of you who only know me on a cursory level, but also especially those of you who know me personally. What I'm trying to say is thanks.