Saturday, April 13, 2013

Color Portraits (Part2)

It's been a loooong time since I've posted in here.  Since it's nearing the end of the semester, we have finished three more projects in my figure drawing class.  The strange settings and lighting have made for some... interesting poses, as you can see.  But I think they're cool.  Right now we're working on our last post and assembling our final portfolio for the class, which I will hopefully post later. For now, here are my finished projects!  Sorry about the terrible phone pictures, but it's the best I can do until I get these projects back.  I will post better pictures eventually.
Final Project2, "The Green Fairy" - chalk pastels on red paper (Day2)
Final Project3 - color pencil on orange-cream paper (Day2)
Final Project4 - chalk pastel on blue paper (Day2)

And here is my final project in progress:
Final Project5 - color pencil on olive green paper (Day1)

Since finals week is about to ruin my life, I don't have time to write about one artist.  But here are some artists that have been inspiring/blowing my mind lately:
Atomic Orbitals, digital print from the animation "The Flow", by Markos Kay (MRK)

This man^^^ is amazing, I am definitely going to write more about him later!

Inspired by the plant 'Frostweed', ink and watercolor, by Colleen Parker
Armor, by Erik Jones
A piece from his solo show "Japanese Ideology of Puberty", gouache, by Kazuki Takamatsu
Tan Tan Bo, 2001, acrylic on canvas, by Takashi Murakami
Tatiana Kazakova (mixed media)
Miss Audrey, transparent acrylic paint over graphite, by Travis Louie

- Markos Kay (MRK): Official website and Vimeo page
- Colleen Parker: Tumblr and Flickr
- Erik Jones: Official website
- Kazuki Takamatsu: Official website and Hi-Fructose expose
- Takashi Murakami: Official website and exhibit at the Perrotin Gallery
- Tatiana Kazakova: Official website and Hi-Fructose expose
- Travis Louie: Official website and Hi-Fructose expose