As of week 4, this was my final illustration. Reflection below was written after class.
The class feedback was to:Reduce the opacity of the glasses’ reflections to showcase the wanting, crazy eyes even more. Try rendering the blush in the same way as the lips to give a little more control as the blush now seems too loose.
Here is the updated Read more →
I had a speed bump during my illustration process, and so had to go back and revise the way I render my figures.
I tried rendering in an even more detailed way, which was sadly not adding value to the composition. It was too refined and too ‘shiny’ for the raw ugly (in a funny way) desire and ridiculous petty greed Read more →
This post is all about me scanning myself to get the best results of composition and squished-up faces. Below are process videos and a 30-second skit.
I had fun filming this skit. (Bonus points for making you laugh?)
It was quite funny scanning your face, although it is hard to compose the way I want to as it is so spontaneous. But I Read more →
Yay finally I’m back at OSS! And I’m back for the Illust for Designers module 😀
So, the first project as you can see is called “Self Portrait”. We’re required to make our own self -portrait but in a stylized way. The teacher asked us to draw each other’s faces to get a grip on drawing faces and here’s what I Read more →
In this post, I will talk about the class exercise, analyze my artist references and assess some compositions I have made.
Class exercise: Drawing Portraits
Sketching someone feels very intimate as you unabashedly have to maintain your gaze on them for a prolonged time. Social customs deem looking at someone for too long to be perhaps taboo or just plain impolite. So Read more →
How did the activity made me feel?
This activity made me feel a little nervous at first because I knew that it was timed and I had to stop drawing after a few minutes later.
Why do you think this was so?
I think I felt a little nervous because I was afraid that it was unrecognizable by the person I drew and Read more →
Artist ResearchKate Powell
Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde, Illustrator and Character Designer from Munich, Germany Quattrocento has collaborated with young artist Paola, also known as PIMP MY MAG, in order to revive and reinterpret an already existing campaign, showcasing her amazing talent and passion. Her work is based on fashion magazines’ ads and editorials on which she adds another layer by Read more →
In-class exercise: Portrait
Sketching a portrait was more intimate than I thought ; it was different from the usual live drawing sessions where I had to focus more on the model’s dynamic postures rather than their faces, and it definitely got a little awkward (perhaps because my ‘model’ was also drawing my face, so we were just… stealing glances Read more →
First in class assignment- drawing portraits
Research & ideation for assignment 1/
Left: @brookesmartillustration I love the minimal use of outlines as well as the watercolor texture and the use of negative spaces.
Right: Mónica Andino
Color blocking, minimal use of outline/ outlines used to suggest depth.
Left: Julia Sarda for The Liszt
Right: Griz & Norm, Frida Khalo
Left: Read more →
In my opinion, self-portrait is an expression of the self, made by the self. It can depict your self-perception, or how you want others to perceive you. In this assignment, we can showcase different sides of us such as our tastes and preferences with regards to food/music/etc, our heritage, and even small things like what we like.
I have a few Read more →