Jul 14, 2008

Little dudes

Hey bros and lady-bros, no new finals this time, but a couple of quick little things.

I've been having some trouble thinking up pieces to do that aren't just more of the same. I'd love to post here and say that I've totally gotten over that and these sketches are the wave of the future, but I can't really do that. So, here's some big monsters and tiny people:

I had some scraps of paper left over from cutting down larger sheets for pieces, and so I drew boxes in charcoal and brushed it around with some water, then drew into it more and added some black and white watercolor at the end to round things out. The first piece is probably the 20th incarnation of a little sketch I've been working on...it's still not quite working for me, and I think it's because of lack of focus. What's going on? Who are these people? Who's that big dude? I can only answer in vague, disconnected words (protector, forest fire, offering), but beyond that there isn't really a narrative or whatever.

Maybe in the future or something.

This one didn't have a sketch or idea behind it. I just blocked in some shapes and went to town. Then I drew some little dudes with hats.

I hope to have some more little guys like these soon...maybe when I finish the sketchbook I'm working in and buy a nice new watercolor Moleskine.

Even more, I hope that I have some actual finals and maybe an idea for my thesis in the coming weeks. Later bros.

Jul 7, 2008

corrección de color

Hey, remember when I was all like, "Yeah, I color corrected some stuff and I'll put it up when I get the chance," and you were all like, "Yeah right, Bosma. I'll believe it when I see it." Well look who's got the last laugh now, eh?

Here are the other two frontier giants I did last semester, all glossed over with a nice sheen of CS3 and then color corrected some more. I'm much, much happier with the top one, as that was the weakest of the three paintings and therefore the one I spent longest correcting digitally. So I'm pretty happy with the advancement.

In other news, I just got back from Icon 5 that was held in New York City this past week. I was volunteering there with a bunch of other MICA students, on account of our department head (Whitney Sherman) being the chair of the conference this year. It was pretty rough working from eight am to six or seven at night, but two open bars, free copies of American Illustration 26, a bunch of other swag, and the opportunity to cavort with with a lot of my heroes in the industry was a nice little prize at the end. The last night was especially great, as Sam Weber, Jillian Tamaki, and Frank Stockton all but gate-crashed and ended up talking to a few of the MICA kids for awhile.

I'm hoping to get to work on a couple pieces I've been sketching lately, but I'm not sure if I'm just treading the same territory I always do (giant monsters, small people), so I may or may not try to mix it up. I'm going to update this thing with some sketches once I get things worked out, or hey, maybe even before then.