Monday, December 26, 2016

Pen - Ink Angles

This is another art homework assignment which I am putting up on the blog over a month after I drew it. The assignment was to draw an object from 12 different angles, with each not showing the entire object. I decided to use a random book which was lying around because a book can be shown open and closed; this made it into the final product. The squares, when "read" left-to-right and top-to-bottom, reveal a simple narrative about finding, buying, and reading a book. The purpose of the assignment was to experiment with different shading techniques with ink, and this can be seen in the variety of textures used. While in most of the boxes the shading seems to be good, in some (like the third and fourth down on the right column) it seems to be a bit flat. I also noticed that the top-rightmost box seems to have a higher ink density than the rest, which might be a side effect of not showing the white book or pages.

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa, and happy holidays to all that read my blog!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Colored Pencil - Ocarina Tessellation

I managed to remember about my blog for the second day in a row and post a tessellation of an ocarina. This was actually part of a math project where I had to create a tessellation and write a paper about tessellations. I decided to use an ocarina shape as my object so it could tie into the Zelda theme of this blog. I couldn't find a way to tesselate a normal-shaped ocarina, so I added the "wing" on the side (as well as the square corner) to let it tessellate perfectly. I minimized its effect by heavily shading the areas down to refine the shape. The general process was to shade in the edges and holes and then to pick two colors, a main and a darker shadow, and color in the body, adding highlights. I noticed that the further that I went out from the central Ocarina of Time, the sloppier the ocarinas have gotten, but this might be because of myself getting tired and bored. This was also both one of the most repetitive and largest drawings that I have done, so that might have added to the sloppiness.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Post-it Art #A - Triangle Aperture

After a long break I have finally decided to try and revive the blog and post more art. This post-it art is not one of the items from Ocarina of Time (hence the number A) but just a geometric drawing of triangles forming to make a pentagon series. This is off from the art that I normally post on here and I would like to expand my art style. I think that the shading on the triangles is nice and creates a feeling of depth. However, I did not use a ruler or protractor for the angles and as a result they are a bit off. I have a lot of art that I haven't posted yet and I decided that I will try to post one every day for the next couple days to space out the blog posts.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Post-it Art #10 - Fairy Bow

The tenth post-it art is of the Fairy Bow from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This one showed a variety of textures such as the wood frame, the fabric (?) arrow notch and grip, the metal border between the two, and the string. I think that I was able to show some of the difference between the textures. The shading seems to be nice, but it looks much darker on the bottom end of the bow. This may have been because I had previously used an artist pencil set for homework, where I was using particularly light pencils, instead of the HB mechanical pencil that I use for the post-it art. The homework in question is a three-part facial feature study, which will likely be posted in the end of December.