Monday, December 14, 2009

Dynamic Sketching Final Book

For our final project in Dynamic Sketching we were told to do a 'best of' our drawings from each of our 8 field trips. I repeated my theme of interactivity from my scrap into my book. So there are pull tabs and spinning wheels and some pop ups in there.

I have some still photos of the book and included a video minus sound (tv was playing some CSI in the background) because you can better see the book. Pardon the amateurish way it as done and the glitch here or there where the tabs get snagged. The awkwardness is me trying to get it work.

Dynamic Sketching Scrap

One of the assignments in Dynamic Sketching was to do 'scrap' which was supposed to be doodles and sketches on random stuff like napkins, coasters, books, etc. I asked at the beginning of the semester if I could do dimensional and/or interactive work instead of flat drawings and my teacher was sure. So here's some of what I did.

Where the Wild Things Are pop up diarama

Squid vs. Octopus

Combination Lock using zoo animals

Paper toy Cowboy

Digital Life Final

This is a painting about Rashid, a famous storyteller in this decrepit village. He's such a wonderful storyteller that people create makeshift stages in alleys and monkeys stop their chattering from the rooftops just to hear him speak.

Digital Life

In class paintings from my digital life class. Thus they were done digitally using a combo of Photoshop and Corel Painter. I'd say about 1.5 hrs per painting is what we were given.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bryn's Thank You Card

This semester at school I joined the DotExchange Mentorship Program and was lucky enough to have an amazing mentor. Her name was Bryn Imagire and she works at Pixar as an art director! She's the nicest person ever and very patient. I asked so many questions and she answered them all plus more! It was a great mentorship exchange and has really influenced me in big ways. So I made Bryn a thank you card for encouraging me to pursue what I love and one of the things is pop ups! Thus it only seemed fit to make her a pop up card.

Handmade Card + Handmade Envelope

Outside of the card reads: "Just Wanted to Say..."

Inside of the card

Rest of the card reads: "Thanks a bunch!"

Close up of monkeys inside

Friday, November 20, 2009

CTN Expo

The CTN Expo was this weekend in Burbank, Ca. I got to go with a few friends and it was pretty cool. They had studios there to review portfolios as well as give you feedback. Although I didn't get my portfolio reviewed, it was still a cool experience and gives me some idea of what to do and look forward to next year.

Luckily, I was able to meet one of my favorite artists, Brittney Lee. Originally I thought about commissioning her to do a piece, but picked something up at the expo instead. I love her work and how she combines the ideas of animation/character/storytelling with paper work. The following is the piece I got from her. Really beautiful stuff.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Call for Entries

For my Digital Life class midterm, we were assigned to do a poster of some sort. I choose to do the option of a Society of Illustrators call for entries poster.

My concept was to do the Pied Piper 'calling' all animals together just like the call for entries flyers gather artists together.

This is the poster when you first view it.

It then unfolds into this long procession.

Sketches of the back and front ends.

Sketch of the middle traffic jam.

Landscape Paintings

Here are some landscape paintings I did over the course of the semester.

The infamous Art Center Bridge.

A digital painting of the Art Center driveway.

Digital painting of koi fish swimming at Descanso Park

This weird purple cactus at Descanso Park

A pond at Descanso park

Monday, September 28, 2009

Digital Master Copy

For our first assignment in Digital Life we had to copy a master's oil painting but do it digitally. I used a combination of photoshop and corel painter to redo N.C. Wyeth's Indian with Lance.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

For my final in my 3d pop up engineering class, I decided to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. It's done through 5 scenes stuck together, so it creates a 360 degree story. This is known as a carousel.

First round of designs for little red & the wolf.
The wolf kind of looks like a cat-bear.

Sketches for the wolf meeting little red.

Front and back cover.

Top View

Hand lettered font on the front done with gold paint.

Front cover corner image.

Little Red Riding Hood leaves her house with a basket of goods for her grandmother.

Along the path she meets a wolf who convinces her to stop and pick flowers.

By the time she gets to her grandmother's house,
the wolf has eatten her grandmother and is waiting for Little Red in the bed.

When she meets the wolf, he jumps out of bed and gobbles her up.

But in the end, the hunter comes and saves the day,
so Little Red is reunited with her grandmother.