A quick little diddy I drew for digital imaging class. The assignment was to draw any thing we’d like in grey scale using a tablet. I got swamped with a different assignemt that’s due very soon and had to do this very quickly before class. I decided drawing some thing from scratch in the time frame i had would take too long so I did what any good artist would, I stole. I didn’t actually steal this as all the line work, design, and shading was still done by myself, but I traced over a pre-existing image. Though it’s not totally original, I was rather pleased by how it turned out since it really was my first real attempt to draw any thing with a tablet.
Below is the original image I used to trace. You can tell which one is mine, cause the original one is better :P
Back at’er, as the locals of my home would say. This is quarter two of my graphic design course, and already, the banner I made for this blog before school is making me hate myself. Ah yes, the awakening of a mind, learning new ways to pick things apart needlessly.
So to the point, here’s a bunch of stuff I did during school so far.
This was for design class. We had to make a cardboard spaceship. I chose to do the Sith Destroyer from Star Wars. pew pew pew.
Digital Imaging 2. We had to create a CD cover for a band of our chsosing. I really like the Gorillaz and thought it would be interesting to work with their art style. I was unconfident with photoshop at the time of this project, and had missed a class. I asked my friend Steve, a great artist and graphic designer, to help me catch up. While he was there we did this project together as a kind of quick tutorial.
This is Digital Imaging 2′ assignment 2. we had to create an ad from a select era. I was once a huge TF2 player, bus since have waned in the game. I am still a huge fan of the art style of the game. I chose to do my ad from the 40s-50s era, and drew lots of inspiration from TF2’s mock poster advertisements since the game takes place in that era.
Hey look, I drew some tomatoes, and here they are :D
With more and more projects piling on, it get’s harder to find time to sit down for a few hours and just draw. Of course this is really just an excuse, I’ve played my fair share of hours in Minecraft and Mass Effect 3’s multi-player to have four portfolios completed over the last few months. A friend wants me to do his story boards for his film, starting school again in August, and seeing friends of new and old surpass me in ability and passion was more than enough to motivate me to get back into it.
I was going through some of my old images and found my old “art”, I figured I’d share it since I’ve yet to do it on here. Most of these images were done while I was attending the Art Institute in British Columbia. Some of it is incomplete and now forever lost. While I was moving back home there were missing items… mainly, all my work.
My printer scanner is working perfectly, too bad the cords for the damn this is missing. Here’s a progress shot of a little diddy I did. Sorry for the quality, I’m still too lazy to install photoshop (the real reason why I’m drawing “old school”) and all I got left to share this with you folks is a phone cam. Oh well, if life gives you lemons, murder a nun.
It’s been a very VERY long time since I’ve exercised my creative mind. We all get in to our slumps now and then, but I was able to find the slumpiest of slumps. Some times shit happens and inspiration strikes out of no where. I decided to pick up a pencil, find some paper, and put myself back to work.
To help stir up some old coagulated juices in me I decide to start drawing again. Since it’s been so long I wanted to go right back to the very primordial ooze of art, all the way back to when kids really learn to draw… in math class, with any scraps of paper and an HB pencil. Nothing fancy, no tricks.
This is great, I hadn’t had the drive to draw in what seems to be years (and it very well might be), but the question is… what the hell do I draw? I’ve always enjoyed drawing people, but now the question is who do I draw? I thought about drawing celebrities, but I’ve seen a lot of my more artistically talented friends post some already amazing renditions of the famous. Then I thought about back when I was in the Art Institute, one of my favorite things to do was when my friends and I would just draw each other for fun, or for practice. Although it might seem a bit awkward, I figured screw it, I’m going to just go ahead and draw some of my friends with out them knowing. Besides, being slightly awkward and strange is a part of who I am pokadot kazoo. (If I’m drawing you, I’m probably familiar enough with you to do so. So don’t get too creeped out).
These drawings are more characatures than portraits, so they’re a little stylized and their not intended to be replicas of the original photo. I just find it more fun to draw.
So here is a couple of scribbles I did. A bit slow going, probably a billion technical problems, might not even look like the intended person! But what odds, it’s practice and I need it.
There you have it. Some lines on paper. The ultimate goal is to have at least ten done of an assortment of random friends, that way I can update my portfolio at the very least. So expect more updates of a similar variety.
If you recognize your self here and don’t want it posted publicly or for any other reason at all, please feel free to contact me and I’ll take it down immediately, no hard feelings, I won’t even question it. Since these are drawings of my friends, you’ll know where to find me :)