Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This is Roy Lichtenstein's "The Kiss", an oil painting done in 1962. This was the first of many comic strip style paintings he is now famous for, including "Drowning Girl". Lichtenstein described his pop art as "actually industrial painting" referring to his trademark use of techniques and images taken from comics, especially in the use of Benday dots. His lines are thick and defined, and the backgrounds often are nothing more than large bold colors.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I've seen some of Alphonse Mucha's work before, but I never had a name to attach to the works. The pieces he made are fantastic poster images of mainly women in almost tarot like settings. Like Gustav Klimt, his females have fine, delicate faces against patterned backgrounds.
Gustav Klimt paintings and drawings are beautiful in their depictions of the female body and frank eroticism. He's known for his gold techniques and Byzantine images with lovely patterns and intriguing subject matter.
I love the mix of flat colors and dark shades, with blurry outlines and finely lined faces.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Project Proposal 0.) Project Title : Other Realm
1.) My goal for Other Realm is come up with an interesting storyline, and draw it up in a lively manner to the best of my abilities.
2.) Other Realm is going to be the story of a boy and his search for meaning in a world of dreams and false realities. He sets out on a journey of self-awakening in a place where being alive means looking with one's eyes closed.
3.)The sort of references I'm going to need are basically pictures of everything that will be drawn in the entire comic. Not to worry; that's what the internet is for.
4.)Other artists I might draw inspiration from are the inhabitants or Professor Inada's comic cabinet.
5.)Visuals for Other Realm will not be appearing online but in my folder, because I hate using computers.
6.)I'm working with marker and watercolor pencil, the first being not very forgiving and the latter being much more inclined to forgive mistakes. Between the two I will eventually develop some sort of style, I guess.
7.)Timeline for Other Realm:
October 7th- Decision making
October 21st- First chapter made up
Nov. 18th- Second chapter made up
Nov.30th- Third chapter made up
December 4th- Finished?...