Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall 2011 > AS:Proposals

These are from AS: Proposals - you might remember Makoto from an earlier post. The layout is his parent's house and the red "highlighted" room is shown below that. This is his mother's tea room where Rieda is introduced to her mother-in-law before the Dinner Party. The Character Sheets for Saori Naru and Takeshi Yoshimoto can be found on my Digication page in the Personal Projects tab.

This is an oil portrait I did of Mio Jane Sakuma. Mio is from the Sendai, Japan and spent a year with my family as a foreign exchange student with the YFU program (My senior year of high school, immediately following my own YFU adventure in Kumamoto, Japan) - essentially becoming one of my sisters. There was no under painting -finished in roughly three hours based off of a couple pictures of her...

November 2011 > Clarice

This is the character Clarice from the play "A Servant of Two Masters." She's supposed to be rather flat and one-dimensional (The Lady-in-love, but a superficial love) but I liked the idea of her "poofing" herself up to appear more substantial. I was inspired by a research paper I was writing on Japanese street fashion - particularly Visual Kei style, like the band Versailles - which led to researching Rococo revival. I enjoyed creating the turn around and the exaggerated expression which I accomplished via use of a mirror.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall 2011 > Card

SO...I have the amazing opportunity to go to CTN this year with my friends. (Most if not all linked under the Fellow Creatives section) I am really excited. Seriously. REALLY excited. I will get to be in the same room as Andreas Deja. I might get to meet Andreas Deja. I get all spastic giggly when I think about it. He is such an amazing animator/artist. ^^
Anyways, this is a painted-up version of a sketch I did for my current Directed Themes project - the character is Yang Guifei, one of the Four Beauties of Ancient China. (With a face so beautiful that it put flowers to shame) I'm using it as half of my business card for the CTN trip. Will no doubt change my card when I take all the final portfolio classes next last semester. ><