mercredi 9 septembre 2009

Pensée de la journée

Self-Reflection works better when your high above the ground.


My head is your mop. 

dimanche 16 août 2009

I killed my "Vans"



So much...for trying.  I had an old pair of checker Vans that were due to be thrown out.  I decided why not recycle it.  I sprayed gesso on the shoes and just doodle with permanent markers. Gosh...I killed it. Everything went pretty much wrong... first the damn "spray can" that clogged every 1 min and then my 2 darn black markers kept dying on me...my patience was "done". This project was due to be doom.

Next time, i'll just buy a pair of white "keds" and some acrylic paint markers!!! Save me from all these problems. 

lundi 25 mai 2009

I like 2 play

video  
Little abstract animatic based on music done for a storyboard assignment last year.
I'm in the mood to play...so I shall go and PLAY.

lundi 18 mai 2009

Enclosed





Experimentation : I did drawings by using acetates. 
I've painted acrylics on it and overlayed the sheets together.  
Then, I scratched on the surface instead of drawing.  
It was fun working on these little pieces.

I need to find a job "rapido presto" because as time goes by...I'm slowly getting bored of the normal routines. 

FUNKY GIRL


I wish I was funky.

mercredi 1 avril 2009

Preppy geek

*modified version* 
The colours gave a pep to the illustration. Thanks for the advice Paule.  



PREPPY.  PREPPY.  I couldn't choose.  I'm more inclined to the first one.  

mercredi 25 mars 2009

STOP MOTION

Preliminaire sketches. I decided to do a sheep for my stop motion project.  He is a wannabe superhero. I liked the idea of playing around with opposite traits. Instead of being the typical scared sheep... why not make him brave but at the same time silly. His duty is to save a pure innocent flower. 







Making the puppet : The armature is simple, I only used wires and epoxy.  The body and head are made out of Model Magic ( to keep it light ) Finally,  the shoes are made out of Fimo.  The only problem I have with my puppet are the legs,  they are difficult to manipulate and they get wavy. Gaahhh.  Don't worry he will have a little cape :)



Building the set:

Getting into character.

    Little props : Barns made out of paper,  aluminium foils, brochette sticks, ink and acrylic.


Fence : basic materials : wires and tooth picks.



We used Astroturf for our grass. The bushes are done with easter grass product that I bought for 0.75$ at Zeller.  Hooray for easter!


Pure innocent flower ...got it at Dollarama.
A courtesy of Carlo.



I guess that's it for now.  It's incomplete, background canvas and a hill still needs to be done. I'll try to update our progress. 

mercredi 25 février 2009

I believe I can fly...


This did not come out well...the shading is badly executed but I don't really care. I'm  tired of wanting things to be clean. I guess this drawing represent the state of mind i'm in.   I'm on break and I'm happy :)  

-POSITIVE SELFISHNESS-
I'm slowly developing a "selfish" attitude...it's good to please others but at some point I need to focus on myself.  I've realised that I give out so much and somehow never thought about my own needs/priorities.  I've got to learn to value my own time.  First step is to "Say No".  

jeudi 5 février 2009

LITTLE BUDDIES

Say hello to my little buddies!

I was tired of working on an architectural project for draw 200...so I drew mini characters in order to escape my mind from the assignment.  The liberty of drawing whatever ...what a relief! I'm starting to really enjoy drawing again .  I almost forgot how fun it was.

I usually like the clean outline look but I'm starting to dig the messy/sketchy style. A change can do me good.

dimanche 1 février 2009

The old school revisited


I decided to re-sketch an old character that I did last year. 
 Steve Urkel meets Kanye West.
"A nerd with a big ego"
I could of colored the rest...but i'm lazy. Boo.

vendredi 23 janvier 2009

vendredi 16 janvier 2009

"Continuation"






The first drawing is something I did last semester for my Lithography class. I have to say it was quite painful to do marks making on stone.  The process of actually getting the stone to have an even surface...2 damn hours of polishing... you end up with a numb arm...and it doesn't end there.  I'll spare your time by not explaining "the etching" + "printing" procedure. All in all, I'm happy to have learned this art form of printing. So, instead of taking the simple path for the 2nd semester...I'm making my project complexe ( see 2nd drawing) Yes. Indeed. Suicidal.  I'm considering doing it on Fuji plates (easier than stone) so that I can add colors to the drawing. Contemplating. 

In the meantime,  I did some sketches.  I'm changing habits and I don't really know if it's a good thing. I used to have so much patience when I draw... now I just want to finish it quick as possible. The "zen" quality of taking your time and having deep focus on lines/details are slowly vanishing...and is quite troubling me.  Somehow...the way you draw is base on certain characteristics of your inner self. Or,  might just be how i'm feeling at the moment. On another note,  I'm starting to have a weird fascination for eyewears. 

*note to self...write less...*

samedi 10 janvier 2009

"Exploration"






Totally bored. I wish I could be somewhere else.

dimanche 4 janvier 2009

"2 crumple"


"My look is more grandmother's leftovers than heroin chic" Alice Glass. 
 
I love how she described her fashion style.  It got me inspired to do this little piece of drawing. 


samedi 3 janvier 2009

"Art is anything you can get away with"




 Je suis ce que je suis.