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Birthday card~
Apr 7, 2014

Birthday card~

Makin’ a secretary bird character for classsss
Sep 16, 2013 / 6 notes

Makin’ a secretary bird character for classsss

What? A drawing? It’s true! I’m alieeeve :U
This is an assignment from the character design class I might magically be able to take (I’m so supercalifragialistically excited for this but it conflicted with a required class but I might be able to get into a forbidden section of that other class next semesterrr aaaah Marc please let me take this class). We had to create a character that was a self-portrait, sort of. Since I’ve been real tired and kind of a grump, it turned into this.
It’s so good to draw~ why don’t I do this more often?
Sep 8, 2013

What? A drawing? It’s true! I’m alieeeve :U

This is an assignment from the character design class I might magically be able to take (I’m so supercalifragialistically excited for this but it conflicted with a required class but I might be able to get into a forbidden section of that other class next semesterrr aaaah Marc please let me take this class). We had to create a character that was a self-portrait, sort of. Since I’ve been real tired and kind of a grump, it turned into this.

It’s so good to draw~ why don’t I do this more often?

pollinationinprogress:

Illustrations: by Otto Schmidt

wow I like this
Sep 1, 2013 / 2,306 notes

pollinationinprogress:

Illustrations: by Otto Schmidt

wow I like this

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Aug 18, 2013 / 36,392 notes

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Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)

I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.

For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin

Happy composition-ing!

YELLS WOW THIS IS GOING TO HELP ME SO MUCH

Not anatomical, but this is a very helpful guid to composition.

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Mar 29, 2013 / 2,135 notes
30 Day Monster Girl Challenge
Day 9, Demon

Nananananananananaaaaa pretty quick (for me, anyways)
Aug 6, 2012 / 2 notes

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge

Day 9, Demon

Nananananananananaaaaa pretty quick (for me, anyways)

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge
Day 7, Plant Girl
She’s an iris I guess… I don’t really like how this came out :/
Aug 4, 2012 / 3 notes

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge

Day 7, Plant Girl

She’s an iris I guess… I don’t really like how this came out :/

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge
Day 6, Spider
this background it’s like the best you’ve ever seen
Aug 3, 2012 / 3 notes

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge

Day 6, Spider

this background it’s like the best you’ve ever seen

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge
Day 5, Mermaid
She was supposed to be a shark, but it didn’t really work out. Meh.
Aug 2, 2012 / 3 notes

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge

Day 5, Mermaid

She was supposed to be a shark, but it didn’t really work out. Meh.