Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How cool is it, when your assignments involve watching movies :D We had to watch To kill a mocking bird and create beat boards from it .The 10 most important panels that tell the story.  I'm finally encouraged to watch older classics after watching this one.


For people who haven't watched the movie, the story is about a little girl Scout and Atticus, played by Gregory Peck who is her widowed father. Scout, her elder brother and their friend are terrified and fascinated by their neighbour, the reclusive Boo Radley. Boo radley has a reputation of being crazy and dangerous. Few people have seen him for years since he is always confined to his house. Scout shares a very close relationship with her father who tells her to look at life through the other person's point of view before judging them. A lesson she ends up learning due to the events that follow. Atticus is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a young white woman. Atticus establishes that the accusers, the white woman and her father are lying. Despite significant evidence of Tom's innocence, the jury convicts him, as a result of the racial injustice prominent in the society at the time. Despite Tom's eviction, the white man is humiliated by the events of the trial and he vows revenge from Atticus. Initially he tries to provoke and insult Atticus. Finally he attacks his children while they walk back home on a dark night after the school Halloween pageant.A mysterious man comes to their rescue and saves the children by killing the white man.It turns out that this man is Boo Radley. Atticus thanks Boo Radley for saving his children. To kill a mocking bird is to destroy innocence. Through out the movie characters like Boo Radley, Tom Robinson  and Scout's brother can be identified as mocking birds who have been injured through contact with evil.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

There is always a part of me that is looking for excuses to dance. Although I don't get to do it that often, it was just plain awesome when I could incorporate some elements of dance into my drapery assignment. We had to arrange cloth/drapery in a way so as to create interesting poses highlighting the basic folds, which are 
1. Pipe fold
2. Spiral fold
3. Zig Zag fold
4. Diaper fold
5. Half lock

For a more in depth study refer to Barbera Bradley and Jack Hamm's how to draw folds.


Monday, May 8, 2017

CHIAROSCURO
Chiaroscuro is a technique that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to create 3 dimensional form. This time we were asked to make a self portrait. We started with individual studies of our features before getting to the final one. Also anybody interested in portraits should refer to the Artist's complete guide to drawing the head by William Maughan










Monday, April 17, 2017

The Gift
One of our assignments required us to come up with a beatboard where a character should receive a gift. So this story is about a girl who loses her precious balloon and how she gets it back as a 'gift' from her mother



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Studying at the Academy of Art university has been great so far. Never before had I sketched in a studio from a live model with jazz music flowing in the background. My professor, Diana Coco worked at Disney for 15 years. I had a real 'oh my gosh' moment the first time I heard that. I mean these people do exist for real and I can actually meet and interact with them every week.  For the past two months we have been focussing on anatomy and figure drawing. Although I have dealt with these topics before, I realize there is so much I still don't know.






Tuesday, December 27, 2016

character designs for book

I was working as a freelance artist for book illustrations. The client required me to create 8 fictional characters for his book. I explored several shapes for the character designs before approving the final 8 below.






Wednesday, December 21, 2016

I see people, I sketch. It helps when they sit since they are less likely to move around. Here are some live gesture drawings of people around me.