Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time is Flying

So! It's been a crazy week. Time has been FLYING.
On monday was english. Easy peasy. Then 3D. We had to turn our plasticine sculptures into wire sculptures. HARDEST THING EVER. We again only had 2 hours. I took a picture, but I forgot to upload it >_< It didn't look that great anyway, you're not missing much.
After that was drawing, my favorite class. We talked about gestures. She wants us to put a lot of energy into areas of weight and force. It's hard to explain what she talked about, but I tried it, and I didn't like my results. Me and conte are still at battle, and I'm not used to doing full page gestures. My gestures are little. It's a lot harder to get anatomy down on a full peice of paper, not sure why.

After that we did our critique of our blind contours. Most of them were terrible, a lot of students spent maybe 5 minutes on them before class. I put in a good effort for mine, but she gave us all the chance to redo ours, so I decided to do it anyway, since she mentioned mine was too small.
Then we did the class assignment, which was more outline drawing. It's due next time, but I already finished in class. She stressed the importance of line weight, meaning if the line is the outline of say hair or clothing it should be a lot softer than the line for the easel or the heater.
Then it was time for extra! We had a young male model. His poses were good, but he moved a lot. I tried to do more of what she instructed us to do.

It still frustrated me, so I moved to pencil
I've been thinking a lot about the way I draw. I really need to wow the portfolio reviewers, with something original and different. I dunno, I just want to be more creative than just drawing the figure. So I've been messing around a bit.

Of course, old habits die hard.

Tuesday we had imaging systems. Spent the whole class doing the isometric drawing. I should probably color the rest of the label, but I'm not sure how I want it to look
Tuesday I did not go to extra life...I went to yoga! It was fantastic, and some of my friends also happen to be in the class! It felt good to do something that helped me clear my head :)

On wednesday we had color theory. The assignment was this: we got into groups of 5 or 6 and were given a color painting in black and white. It was our job to repaint it in color together. To do this we split the painting up into piece and were each assigned a grided portion of the painting, and we all used the same color tones to do it. Our group had a really cool painting, some sort of castle on a giant rock in the sky, I forgot who/what is was. We spent a lot of time mixing the paint, and had to super quickly paint it all in the last half hour of class, but it looked pretty darn good!
I went to extra again on wednesday. I finally started to get along with conte pencils I think

I liked the model quite a bit.
On thursday I did not have class, but I spent most of the day doing 2D Design homework and trying to get shit all figured out. I also went to a Zumba class, which is like a latin cardio dance fitness class. I broke quite a sweat! It was a good workout.
Then I went to extra yet again :) I love all this life drawing.
The model was cool, and by the second half there were only 4 of us left. She was super tired, but chill. It was so odd to interact with a model so much, usually they hardly say a word.

In this one I tried to mess with perspective. There are a bunch of examples in the hallway outside the drawing room, so I thought I'd try it. I think it came out ok, except for the hands, which are all fucked up.

Thats my favorite of the week ^.^ The lines around her head were an afterthought, but I think they add a lot

On friday I went to 2D Design, a little late since I had a doctors appointment, which was a 30 minute wait for maybe 3 minutes of face time with the doctor. So silly. I forgot to do pictures of my final composition, I was handing it in just as she was walking out the door. Gouache is tricky in such a small scale, when I'm trying to be so precise! But I had a lot of people tell me mine looked good, and that I had really good thumbnails. All those years of doodling weren't for nothing :)

After class on friday, me, Christian, Tahini, and Mike went to McDonalds for dinner, then headed down to Toronto. We walked all the way up and down Queen Street, then met up with Mike's old friends from Max The Mutt. It's some animation school in Toronto which I've never ever heard of. But Mike is fairly skilled from his 2 years there, and one of his friends actually interned with Pixar, whom I met. We all went to a pub, first pub experience ever! I was so disappointed I didn't have any cash (my bank here is RETARDED. If I try to cash a check I have to wait 5 business days for it to because they didn't card a single person. Totally could have gotten a beer if I wanted one :P But Mike's friends were HILARIOUS. So many nationalities at one table! I sat with Tahini (Indian), Erik (Greek....also sings constantly. who needs a stereo when you have him?), Andres (Columbian. Super talented guy I mentioned earlier), Alejandro (Mexican, and um, super attractive ;) ), and Christian (Asian). And me, who is American. Those guys were a ton of fun, I definitely want to hang out with them more. After a bit we parted ways and headed back home.
This weekend there are a few things I need to get done. I'm redoing that portrait, I have to do some hand sketches for drawing class, work on my presentation for Color Theory and yep, thats about it. It's so weird to have such little work to do!

Anyway, Canada really suits me I think. Life told me to come here and I'm glad I listened.

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