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Assignment 1: Self portrait, final rendition


Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 05:24:08 pm

@ Yay cake.

Explored different strokes to break up the harsh division line, decided to go with the second one. The strokes are more subtle and blended compared to the third piece.

The last one is so cute the border is very floofy :D
Hehe, dyou think it works better?? I'm really open to either hahahha
I like both! (Somehow personal preference for the second one cause it looks progressively less harsh than the first one) :O i think looks way less harsh than the line. Can experiment with gradient through strokes also but idk if that's necessary, these ones look good already :D

Self-Portrait, Part V

Christy Stephanie

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 11:27:17 am

@ Christy Stephanie

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 →


Self-Portrait, Part IV

Christy Stephanie

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 10:34:51 am

@ Christy Stephanie

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 →


Self-Portrait, Part III

Christy Stephanie

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 09:41:40 am

@ Christy Stephanie

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 →

You did make me laugh! :D x Lisa

Self Portrait - Research

Kezia Agatha

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 04:38:25 am


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 →

Tags: 2d | draft | drawing | research

Self-Portrait, Part II

Christy Stephanie

Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 09:00:48 pm

@ Christy Stephanie

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 →


Assignment 1

Rachel Fong

Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 06:09:07 pm

@ Rachel Fong

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 →


Assignment 1: Self portrait

XiaoJing Peng

Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 05:24:53 pm

@ Grace Peng

Artist Research

Kate 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 →

self portrait: conceptualisation and references


Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 03:35:24 am

@ kc

In-class exercise: Portrait

some takeaways:

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 →


Assignment 1: Self portrait


Thursday, Feb 01, 2018 - 03:16:51 pm

@ Yay cake.

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 →