Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Forest Den

Hello again. This is me shifting gears to try something new. I experimented with painting with pattern 'brushes' and such. Early on in this I lost the original sketch, and some how got to distracted by all the craziness to fix the bendy roots and trees. Fortunately I am viewing this as a painting exercise , and not a design exercise . Having said that I kinda like it. Though I have 'painted' in the past, I had generally made more rigid design choices in the forms before. This is one of the first ones where I just let the forms find themselves after the original sketch, which was just a bunch of squiggly lines. Originally I had planned to put various creatures in some sort of festival throughout it. Since I didn't include them in the original sketch or painting, i could see it getting messy fast. Not to mention its time to put this down. It was fun while it lasted , time to move onto something new!

Otherwise things are good, starting my second year at Insomniac. The first was pretty epic, no doubt the next will continue the trend. I am very thankful and fortunate to be in a place with ridiculous artists and teachers. Also the kitchen is pretty sweet too. aha!

Also good luck to all you SCAD students who just started the winter quarter! I hope all those out here and Cali where able to sign up for Concept Design Academy classes before they filled up!

Until Next time!