Saturday, January 05, 2008

Traditional Artwork

While I'm in the process of getting this blog updated.... I thought that I should throw in some more recent artwork.
(The Disney movie covers thing was done 3 years ago and since then I've grown a ton as an artist)
I have attend the fine art program at my local community college for 1 year and a quarter. I had previously planned to earn my associates of fine art degree... but instead I ended up just taking a ton of drawing classes for my own personal benefit instead. I ended up taking the Fundamentals of Drawing, Color and Design, Installation Art, Photoshop for Fine artists, and 5 figure drawing classes!!! The figure drawing classes are where I've seen the most improvement. I was told by every animator that I've ever talked to and I read it in my animation books...that figure drawing is super helpful for animators. Man, they weren't kidding. It has helped me so much...from posing, clean silhouettes, weight, balance...everything! I would definitely recommend life drawing classes to other aspiring animators!

Here's a couple of my drawings
(I haven't scanned my work from this most recent quarter yet, but I'll post a couple of those once I do)
-this first one is one of my favorites! I didn't like it at the time (very frustrating and lots and lots of hours spent on it) but I made it in Experimental Drawing class. It's a huge abstract/self portrait made entirely out of those little black rubber stamps!

(wow-that seems like a lot in a strand like that's all I will post for now)

I have decided to take a break from the art classes for now so I can focus solely on Animation Mentor and devote every little bit of time I have to it. I've heard that the upper classes 3,4,5, and 6 require a lot more time, so I'm prepared and pumped for it! If it's true that you get out of it what you put into it...I'm going to give it my all. (don't worry though..I will always have my sketchbook!)


Heather said...

Hey Teresa,
How odd, I just finished a year and a half as well at my community art college before deciding on AM. The piece of the woman laying down drawn in bright blue; this one is my favorite. I can see you got a lot out of your figure drawing classes, I'm pleased to hear they paid off.
Question: what quarter are you on with AM?
-Heather Kilber

Alexiss Dawn said...

I will admit it -- I've never taken a life drawing class. o.0 I know, I know...something must be wrong with me. Just never went that way I guess. Stellar work my dear.

Oh, and just in case you forgot -- 3 1/2 hours to go. :D

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