Monday, November 21, 2011
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...
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
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 semester...my last semester. ><