Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to use an xacto knife video link

This guy is really pumped about Xactos...
But he has some good points. The only thing I would disagree with him on is cutting into the corner. I would advise the "over-cutting" I mentioned in class. Something else that might be helpful when cutting your squares is cutting them out larger and then drawing your square using pencil on the BACK. That way you have a visible line to follow when cutting.

Grey Scale assignment

Here is an example of a 9-step grey scale. Your assignments will be 9-steps with white at one end and black at the other end. "Middle grey" will be the fifth step. Each one of your steps will be a 1x1" painted bristol square mounted on a 9x12" bristol paper. You will be graded on consistency from step to step, in other words the value change from step 3 to 4 is the same amount of value change from step 4 to 5. You will also be graded on craftsmanship (squares are actually square, straight, clean cutting, no glue visible, paint is smooth and even, no smudge marks, etc.)
The same grading criteria applies to the monochrome scale, complemetary scale and color wheel.
We will have our first in-progress critique on these 4 assignments Tuesday September 7.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This is a Melatonin molecule I just painted for my brother.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

For The Byrds

Chuck and I are working on a stop motion animation series called "For The Byrds". :)

Test post.

Drawing I did in Photoshop a couple months ago.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Whatcha thank???

so these are two new paintings im doing for an upcoming artshow.....


This is a test post. This has some really nice shading on the upper lip, but I'll bet it took him like 3 hours to do it.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The blog is up and running. Everyone should have just gotten an email inviting you to be an author on the blog. Go ahead and sign up and do a test post to make sure you know how to do it. Just find an image that you think is interesting and stick it up here. Great job.