Monday, February 15, 2010

Demo Pieces

Oh yeah, I have a blog! I totally forgot.

So I've been working so hard on my computer imaging course that I think I gave myself carpal tunnel syndrome. I'm not kidding. I'm actually in pain as I write this weblog entry. In any case I thought I'd share a few pieces I worked up for my in class demos.

First a digital coloring project. The point of this assignment was to color a black and white line drawing (what I use Photoshop for 99% of the time) and using layers to help unify a color pallet.

First I worked up a limited color pallet. I started with the fire and kept the cast of characters in more or less the same pallet.



Then I added a solid purple-blue color in a new layer at low opacity and used the eraser to pull back the lights. I took it a step further this week and added textures over a few elements. So...



The next one is kind of exciting. This was my demo for a digital collage assignment; I used elements of victorian monograms to create a griffin. It actually makes me want to master some of these decorative elements and try some drawings in this style. I'll have to break out my french curves. Thus...



And finally one more texture demo. For this I scanned in a crumpled piece of tinfoil, adjusted the threshold under image adjustments and tinted it blue. I erased away a few areas and I had this...



Then added in a drawing of an explorer and did a knock-out layer over the mountains in the foreground. Gimmicky but effective!



So hopefully these are not the last images I ever make. I'm going to do a Google search for pinched nerves now.

Ouch!

7 comments:

Mr. Joe said...

GET A TABLET ALREADY. You're insane.

Also, these are very pretty.

kelmurphy said...

Freaking cool stuff Evan! Man... these are demos? I wish I was your student!

Mike Vance said...

Tell Joe that TABLETS HAVE NO SOULSSSSS!!!! The style you did the griffin in would be rad with some inking work and a little HUMAN TOUCH, (talking at JOE) also the tin foil is rad.

b.t.w check out myartwhale.blogspot.com its my only active blog at this point.

Mr. Joe said...

Forgive me, I forgot the act of clicking a button atop a plastic brick is akin to a spiritual experience. (pettily talking back at Mike)

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mikematij2 said...

The griffin is ass-um Evan. I'm kind of a closet video game nerd so I like shit like this because it reminds me of some cool looking boss with a lot of Hp.