Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Illustrating Sound

The current assignment for my Concepts and Composition class is to make an illustration that visually represents a sound.

These are my initial concept sketches, which are on the tighter side of rendering. The advantage of clarity is that it's easy to see if the composition will work out and my "client" has a clear idea of what is going on. Also, I am learning to be selective and accurate with my lines as to expedite the sketching process. Something new that I tried was drawing the borders after I roughed out some of the basic composition. This resulted in a greater variety of borders and creative cropping of figures.

The sounds that I made attempts to visualize include scratching fingernails, sanding with sandpaper, the overtone series you hear when you blow in a straw, the Doppler effect, tinnitus, and television static. If you have never made music with a straw, I suggest you listen to the overtone flute or overtone singing.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bearded Cloud Folk

Here are some more cloud people. This time, I had some fun with facial hair.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Odd Animals 2

Here is another page of animals with exaggerated features:

You have from top to bottom, left to right: Malayan tapir, some type of iguana, sun bear, a young fossa, and a scheming chipmunk. Gouache on recycled file folder.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Benefit Art Show

You can see the original for this piece....

In this show... here. It's a show benefiting victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Friday, 1/10/14, starting 6pm and open to all. There will be food, beverages, and live entertainment! Not to mention awesome artwork.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Meet the Cloud Folk

Meet the cloud folk.

This was a fun rough painting session. I'm gearing up for my Digital Illustration class and have been wanting to get these guys out of my head and onto pixels. I have this story in my mind that's developing and it involves these types of fluffy individuals. Combining clouds and people gives you a wide range of creative outcomes, especially in the facial hair department.