Monday, December 28, 2009
I took a couple of classes from one of this centuries greatest children's book illustrators and for the 'caricature of a hero' assignment I snuck in with my camera and took some reference shots. I was still in my early development stages of my own style and strong technique, wait I am still there. All the same I need more practice and I need to get more up here!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I am just trying to stay alive, it feels after the past two weeks of trying so hard to just learn the minimum amount of arabic not to fall behind while seeing so many others run ahead way too fast. The test standards of the final test we take here have been adjusted a little and we all should be right on track to make it to the end. It really has been a tough week but I am determined to make it a good experience, and I am trying to focus a little more each day on the activities that make a difference. One thing that I try to do more of is listen to arabic when ever I can. The more exposer I get the better I will be able to ear new things. On the side when I need a wind down and some personal time I am trying to focus a little more on my artwork and get a few things done. I am well known to start and get excited over and over and forget about the joy of finishing the project. I have reworked this project twice now and have sent it off to two friends that were willing to comment back.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My wife saw me working on a little cartoon that was very much like that of another artist and so she put me in my place and simply said why don't you do your own design, well here is a painting I have been wanting to do for some time now and I would love any feedback on it, you know how to improve it and stuff.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I had a test last thursday and through it all I felt the love of my family and the support of their prayers, unfortunately I did not study enough and still ended up not doing so well, but I did have fun with this drawing of a bird. I saw one similar on a fellow artists blog and drew up my own.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Seriously, I have to keep myself focussed on the Arabic. I catch myself drifting off, drawing in the edges of the book, where I am suppose to be writing my notes. Here is an example in the notes on a page as we are working through the chapter on sports which for the world is soccer being the major sport and come to find out the middle east have some history with the sport. I finally remembered the arabic word in the image. I had to photoshop a small part of the word but I think it looks okay. I have to run, more rapid rote to work with.