Brush markers+markers+pens. I need a new sketchbook.
This is another portrait of a friend for the project mentioned in my previous post. I used her for my book cover project. Linework: Contour line. Wanted a comic-book-style look. I don’t think it really looks like her, but I think I captured her personality well and the bright yellow paper further emphasizes that.
So today was the last day. Handed in everything and wrote my final Art History exam. Tore my boot apart when I was leaving the lecture hall and later (at work) discovered that I’m coming down with a lovely cold so I had to leave a little while into my shift. Yup, so good start to the holidays. But hey, at least I’m all done. I’m really excited that I’ll have so much time off to work on personal projects.
Here’s a portrait I did of my friend, Joel for my Surface Interventions class. It was part of the first project. Line work: scribbling.
It’s photographed, so the quality is kind of bad. Will fix later. *Updated*
It’s been an incredibly slow week in every way. Currently at work, listening to Azure Ray on the “Calm Playlist” (StereoMood.com). What are you doing?
One of my teachers makes it mandatory that we research other artists for inspiration. So, next Friday I am obligated, and I’m not complaining, to attend Art Toronto 2010. I’m looking forward to the field trip, I haven’t been on one since high school. In grade 10 I convinced my high school religion teacher that going on a trip to see the film train wreck “Alexander” would be educational and relevant to our studies. It was neither, but $7 is not a bad price to pay for skipping a religion class.
After the art fair, I’ll be attending a Harbourfront reading that will include Lynda Barry and Yann Martel. I was introduced to Barry’s work at York University when I took a course on comics and cartoons. I loved her work right from the start. Who wouldn’t like an artist that has been quoted saying, Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. See Barry’s MySpace page here. Martel on the other hand, needs no introduction. He’ll be reading from his new book Beatice and Virgil.
I think that discovering William Kentridge in my Surface Interventions class has changed my life. His work is beautiful and captivating. It really makes me want to use charcoal more.
In my Form and Structure course we had to pick a shoe and recreate it using different materials with the exception of paper and pipe cleaners. We were also restricted to working only with lines and planes, no form.
Although I came up with concept I really liked, the process work was incredibly difficult. I am pleased with the finished piece.