Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Illustration Post #3

Describe your typical creative process, from getting an assignment to finished piece. 

     I usually go first into thumbnailing mode first off. Not a set number of them but getting my initial ideas on paper first and then when they're out visually trying to mess with them to refine it more. From there I go to the internet and get some relevant reference photography or textures, for textures either something logical to what I'm drawing or something way off for just a textural effect.

After I've decided on a composition/idea, I do a light pencil sketch at or near print size to get the composition solidified. I either then ink the drawing then scan or straight off scan and do digital inks.

All the tones/coloring is digital in Photoshop.

Describe what you think your creative process should be like.

Ideally, I should expound on ideas and get more elaborate/risky with ideas, if they worked they'd pay off well visually in the end. 

Research and describe a professional creator's creative process (this person need not be a visual artist. Dancers, writers, film directors, and so on, may have equally illuminating views on creation).


Illustration Post #2

Of the artwork that you have done, what is your personal favorite? Why do you like it?

So far...

What piece do other people like most? Do you agree? Why do you think they like it?

Well, I'm not really sure lately but people used to like this one a lot. 

What piece surprised you the most?

Probably this one. It started out so bad in colors and everything but by the end really turned around I think. 

Choose five doodles or sketches that you like as much as any of your finished pieces. 

I'll get back to this one.

Illustration Post #1

What media do you like workin in? List them.
  • Pencil
  • Ink
  • Digital

What media do you hate working in? Why?
  • Paint, I tend to hate it probably because I have less control than with digital (I've spoiled myself with the ease of digital use). Getting one color then having to remember how exactly I got that color was a problem for me before. There was a part I did like about it though.
  • Cut Paper, I don't hate the aesthetic I just hate working in it.

What media would you like to try, but haven't?
  •  Screen printing for it's graphic nature
  •  Woodcut, haven't tried it for illustrative purposes

List three non-Illustration classes that have influenced you and / or your work positively. Explain.
  1. Drawing Composition, Really got me to start looking at composition more analytically and to structure imagery better. 
  2. Design Systems I, Notorius class but it improved my design sensibilities and craft noticeably. 

How has the work of your peers influenced you and your work?

       Seeing everyone's work progress over the past years and the varying range of styles and approaches has really made me want to do the best I can to even just keep up with everybody.

What sort of subject matter do you like to create work about?

       I like to create art about fantastical things either in fantastical settings but a lot of times in seemingly normal surroundings. 

What sort of subject matter do you like to read about?

      Strange things that have actually happened. In stories I read mostly fantasy as well.

What kind of music do you like? Why?

      I try to find as much different kinds of music to listen to. Mostly I listen to variations of Indie Rock when it's down to art making. Lately I've been getting into some pre 1950s Blues though.

     I like those types of music because most of the time they're not too busy to distract my mind but still make me feel better because it's music.

What non-art related interest/hobbies/skills do you have?

     I like video games and everything that goes into making them.  I build computers from time to time, and skateboard (every once in a while). 3D Modeling is something I can do pretty well also (but that's sorta art related).

What is something that you like that nobody else likes?

     Probably the Scissor Sisters.

If you had the run of the world's museums, what three works of original art would you like to own?

Rembrandt's The Mill

Jose Emroca Flores The M.K.

Maxfield Parrish - Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Saturday, August 28, 2010