So, I decided to post my project for my Conceptual illustration class. We were given a quote and a word we had to base our final black and white illustration. My quote was:
"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" - Mae West
My word was disguise.
My teacher was kind enough to let me do my 3-D/digital technique for this last project. Overall, i've probably spent around 20 hours on this. My goal is to get fast enough to do one of these in a day (model making time included). And being as this is my first sculpture that I've done that has to LOOK like someone, let me just say...it's really, really hard. I think I got pretty close.
Again, these next few images may not be suitable for young children. Please use your own discretion.
The model. Pretty rough, but i've found that when I use this technique, it's ok to have some "rough" edges and any background. I love the light over my oven.
about 3/4 done
I always see things that I want to fix, but I have to learn to stop messing with it. I exaggerated the arms and angle of her body and other....attributes.
Yeah, like I said. Pretty risque. DEFINITELY a huge step from what I normally do, but it's refreshing to do something different and out of my comfort zone.
I'm also working on a rather risque piece for my conceptual illustration class which I'm not sure I should post here...but we'll see. Let's just say it involves Mae West dressed (or not dressed...) as Snow white, apples, and...well..that's about it.
I thought you all might be interested in seeing an "in progress". Here, i've pretty much completed the face and laid in all the basic shapes and flat colors. Next step is to add highlights (there won't be much, since it's night) and details. Enjoy!
For my final digital illustration project, we got to propose what we wanted to do to our teacher. So, why not kill two birds with one stone (bad pun!) and get my christmas cards done at the same time? This is the first one of the four that I have to do...I made a little clay cardinal (see below), combine a couple photos for the background, drew my own twigs, etc... I wanted to keep it pretty simple.
It's interesting to see how much the little clay model changes in the final product, isn't it?
If anyone's interested in some custom holiday cards, let me know!
It's snowing outside which I thought was quite appropriate considering the next piece that I've been working on all day. Meet...
Nicole is a character that is loosely (or not so loosely) based off my cousin, Nicole. I created a "snow" effect with white washcloths on top of my stove...Keep checking back for a colored version and more photos soon!
I was asked to do a pet portrait for a friend of mine, and thought it the perfect opportunity to use my 3-D/digital technique. I'm very pleased with the outcome! If anyone wants a pet portrait done, let me know! :)
Who says that albino horses can't be show horses? I'm pleased to introduce you to...
Ch. Cream o' the Crop
This big-boned beauty knows he's the best of the best. Just look at that stride...how could he NOT be a champion?
This is the first full body armature that i've made, and I'm pretty pleased about the way it turned out. I also used real albino taxidermy eyes, which I think gives him an awesome realistic look! I can't wait to take some "good" pictures of this guy and start painting him in photoshop!!