Friday, December 27, 2013

edgar payne

this took 45 minutes.
I've been wanting to do an edgar payne study for awhile. i need to do some original work of my own soon though. I've been looking at the warmth of lights and shadows of different rooms on my spare time also. Reading the James Gurney light and color book helps a lot :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Break is starting..

The semester just ended, and after a few days of rest I finally recovered from the craziness of finals and some post final sickness. Definitely had one of the craziest and most amazing semester of my life.

1. I had the opportunity to work in a small project with my teacher and 4 other students to create a small commercial for a good cause. (Brandon's Goal - video here)
2. Had the chance to go to Ottawa for the Ottawa International Film Festival and had such an amazing and inspiring time. 
3. Went to CTN and volunteered - meet so many amazing artist that terrified and inspired me at the same time. 
4. Had the opportunity to work with Dave Yee on his thesis project called Jimmy Loves Juice! ( here's the trailer!)
5. Taking my first Illustration class ever since 113b a year ago. (and learned so much!)
6. Taking a class with the amazing Barron Storey
7. Experimented with stop motion animation for our Physics of animation class (footsteps!)
8. My first semi - interview for an internship.
9. Visiting Pixar and becoming a WIA member.

Really, I couldn't believe that it was only 4 months ago that Summer break just ended and fall semester started. So many things have happened and everything felt like it was so long ago. I look back and realized how much I learned and experienced and just feel really grateful. I am really excited for the next semester and also this break. Hoping I can learn and grow even more before school comes back around. 

Here are my final paintings for the Gary Soto Tree House project. Definitely not perfect or 100% correct but I learned so much from painting these paintings.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

persimmon season

Fall and winter are persimmon season! My sister's boyfriend gave us loads of yummy persimmons so it's today's practice painting! Finals week is here. I have to finish off the Treehouse color paintings by Tuesday.

Monday, December 9, 2013

zine project - Pants Off Dance Off

"Greetings fair maiden, will you doth dance with me perchance?" 
I don't think that's the right language for the era but.. here's the piece i did for Barron Storey's conceptual illustration class. We are making a zine with the theme "Pants Off Dance Off" so everyone in class is making a piece interpreting the theme. I have to say, everyone's piece looks amazing! Can't wait till the zine is finished and I bring home my own. Along with the zine there will be a collection of songs that we each put in. Really really excited to hear everyone's music!

Thursday, December 5, 2013