Tag: art school

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Old WIPs Pottery – Vases Con’t

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Check it out, I even found a picture of this vase once it’s finished. I gave it away to my partner’s mother. Sometimes, I just give works away because I know it will be hard to sell them and someone will treat them better than them being shoved into my storage area. I love my art, but I really want to sell most of it just so that it has a good home and it’s actually serving its purpose. It makes me sad seeing my drawings and paintings collecting dust.

It’s also that art is a physical object, and like everything, it gets old. Paper turns yellow, acrylic leaks colour, oil cracks… I don’t exactly have optimal storing conditions. Art museums are acclimatized for art. They don’t have constantly fluctuating moisture and light levels, or the same kind of air pollution we have in our homes.

Tip: Never put original art or prints you care about in a window or in your bathroom.

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Old WIPs of Pottery

And now, for something completely different:

Recently, I’ve been doing a massive clean up of my hard drives… I have a lot of work files for art and films and of course personal stuff. Amongst many other things, I found these pottery photos maybe a few of you might be interested in seeing. Note that I am also adding pottery to my website now that I found the files and actually dealt with them. Yup, I took photos 2 whole years ago, and just now did I finally get to making them look pretty. I’ll try post these sporadically so you won’t get bored if you hate pottery. I love pottery and I wish I had the chance to do more of it outside of school.

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These are some vases drying before going into a bisque firing. These have a thrown lip and handle that were shaped and attached separately. The body is made of 2 thrown cylinders attached together while on the wheel.

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Concept Art – More Silhouettes of Dragon

0048-bSo at this point, I selected which concept I will pursue and expanded on it. I picked the dragon because I felt like working on a dragon and seemed to be coming up with ideas for it more easily – the other two have to wait till I think them through more. These are some different wing types, skull types, positions.  Again, quick and to the point. The back-story I have made up so far is that the dragon is ‘hump backed’ by having wings on its hips instead of shoulders, and is bred for transport. A camel comes to mind.

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Concept Art – Silhouettes & Vampire Myth

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I should stop lying and saying I’m not up to “that much” when people ask me about my creative work. I don’t rush myself, but I definitely have a lot going on and a lot of projects rotating from the back burner. Here are some silhouettes from my Digital Painting class. These are to generate some ideas for a concept, and are meant to be quick. Jeevan, my teacher, says what’s most important is that they shape has a good composition. If it looks good like this, it will look great enlarge with full detail. So here I have some different character ideas – a previous character I am working on up-top, the weird fuckin’.. George Bush thing, and some concepts for a harpy or a dragon.

Let me tell you about the floating mask with a spine at least – I was reading a great Asian period comic (if my memory for titles and names existed, I’d love to tell you what it was), and I learned through the story about these vampire creates. They are basically floating heads that have become disembodied, and to survive, they must capture a person, steal their body, and consume their blood. The monsters in the story were ritualistic and powerful – they would lure beautiful woman, kill them, steal the corpse. Because one body doesn’t last forever, this was a continuous process. I’m guessing it’s implied that either through magic or some creepy process, the brain in the head has the ability to consume.

Cylinders and Floating Cast Shadows

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Some really thrilling stuff I’ve been working on in my Digital Painting class. Learning lots about lighting. Probably the most I’ve learnt about lighting in my whole academic art career.

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I want to post this video along with this image because it really helped me and it explains what is happening beautifully. Perspective and light are mighty complex.