Friday, October 29, 2010

rich and wonky

Basically a cutout collage I made for my drawing class. The jewels are reproduced from a Childcraft Book and printed in b&w. I modified the girl from another image that I xerox transferred and the rest is just paint and ink! I dig the graphic quality and the jumble of jewels :)


Thursday, October 28, 2010

"ghost cat" photos

These were taken for my photo class. The theme for our last project had us taking "haunted" photos. I did a variety of scenes, but I really liked how some of the cats turned out.

Hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

some sketch stuff

It's been a minute since I posted some sketches. Just pencil and some paint!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

munsell color system

Here is one of my recent projects from my color theory class with Robert Meganck! Basically the project was to make an image using the Munsell color system as a map.

The cat acts as the middle of the sphere which goes from dark at the bottom to light at the top. The colors around it go from desaturated in the core to more saturated towards the surface and the top has lighter colors and the bottom has darker colors.

I thought it would be fun to show you my process of the project. I took reference photos of Ginger, the cat and I got a yarn ball off Google and just reproduced it to get the basic composition. Next I draw it then scanned it in and digitally colored it!
I know the perspective and lighting are kind of off in the final image, but I think it gets the point across.

Here is the Munsell Color System, in case you are wondering what I'm talking about! :)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

glass raccoon

So here is my trashy glass raccoon. I think the photos give it justice. The main reason that the butt if fur is because I didn't measure the glass correctly to the mold so it never filled all the way, hence there being no butt. I had to compensate by making it out of fur and stuffing it with paper towels.
The body of the raccoon is hollow and it was supposed to be filled with light to illuminate it, but the light I had was very BLUE and it was too unnatural and the second light source I had died right before the critique started. Bummerrr! It's ok though, at least the overhead light worked ;)
Besides that, I hope everyone's enjoying themselves as the weather gets colder, brrr!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

sad about blogger

Why is it so hard to upload photos consistently?? I've been trying to make new posts, but it's not letting me upload images. Hopefully maintenance will fix the problem sooooon!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

art shows!

I'm sure many of you Richmondites have already been to these galleries because of the First Friday art walk. I had to share how much I love these artists! :)

Here are some photos from the art opening of my wonderful glass professor, Sayaka Suzuki! She made these amazing little glass veggies that I was convinced were edible. Some were complimented by these beautifully crafted home recipes. (she makes amazing zucchini bread!) You can see us having a loving moment in the last photo! <3
Her show took place at Quirk Gallery in the Vault Room, it'll probably be up till the end of the month, so don't hesitate to check it out!

So, right after Sayaka's opening, we ventured to the phenomenal Josh George's show. Sadly I didn't get a picture of the artist with his work, but I got a lovely photo of Geraldine Duskin, one of the owners of Ghostprint Gallery (the location).
This show blew my mind! I love the combination of the shredded paper, vibrant colors and intimidating sizes of his works. Again, if anyone's in town, definitely check it out before it's too late!!!

Thank guys!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

glass foot monster: Complete.


I haven't had a chance to post for a while because I have been SOO busy. I'm talking about class from 9 to 5 and every night in the studio till 2 or 3 am making making making...and getting really dirty.

This project has actually been done for a good week now. I've been working on a hollow form that went in the kiln today. (YAY!)

Ya, so the lighting makes it hard to see the details because I really want everyone to see the noses, lips and ears. After this piece came out of the kiln, I must have spent a good 10 - 12 hours in the cold-shop grinding and grinding and grinding. The reservoir was attached at the top, so I had to carve all the noses back in.

The harsh transition from the red to white was pretty cool because it made the foot flow into the red stream. The red stream was made from liquid latex mixed with some acrylic paint(for color correctness). It's really fun when it dries and peeled right off.
Anyway, it was very tiring, but sooo worth it. The critique went great and I'm looking forward to my new mold coming out ahhhh!

Thanks! I hope you all like!