I still find it amazing that I have gone the entire year so far without doing a legit Portrait work and nothing else. This is my first portrait of the year, of course in order to do portraits I tend to draw better when the model is someone whom I care deeply for. Last year I drew My best friend Josh, and my brother Mitch. For this Portrait I could think of no one other than my amazing girlfriend Lindsey. I used one picture for a resource. It is attached.
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For my 7th project I chose the topic of immigration. Naturally I asked myself how can I incorporate Cars/trucks into this piece. I figured this could be the perfect opportunity to draw an Old Ford Bronco tricked out with big tires, a custom blackout grille, rollcage, big custom headlights, and of course the US Border Patrol paint job. For this project I used two resource pics. simply because I only needed 2. 1 for the Bronco itself, and 1 for the paint scheme. The Resource pics are attached. (oh also I am drawing this in Prismacolour.)
Recently I went on my 19th trip to lake powell. Just like last year, this year again I went on the boys fishing trip to the lake for 3 days. besides catching 11 fish and having a great time I took a few stunning pictures. the most amazing part is that i took them on my blackberry curve which has a surprisingly good camera. I settled on one picture of the sunset on the rocks reflecting back into friendship canyon. the piture that i considered and a few other resources that I used are attached.
while on vacation in lake powell with family and friends last june I took a few pics of my dog Frisco. He was playing with a stick in the sand under the shade of a few plants on the beach. We camped back in friendship canyon, which is 3 canyons west of dangling rope marina (the water locked marina halfway up river). Friendship Canyon has great beaches, good sun/wind protection, and great fishing. this is the 4th time in the last 5 years we have camped there. Frisco is a fun dog, and he has a funny personality. we nicknamed him “funny monkey” (he kinda looks like a monkey). he is a chesapeake bay retriever, so he loves to swim and fetch and do anything athletic. he is an incredible jumper. he can jump a good 12-15 feet out over the water before he splashes down and begins swimming. I cropped the picture a few times the resurce pics are attached.
For my fourth project i have selected Foreshortening/Perspective drawing. I took photos of my truck, and Preston Mill’s Mustang. I decided to use my truck, i foreshortened the actuall vehicle and overlaid it onto another picture taken of cental avenue facing south, which gives a perspective feeling. I intend to use graphite, and paper stumps for this project. The resource pictures are attached.
Pictures of me which i manipulated in photoshow in order to form with the original Real Madrid Jersey
Project 2 was started on thursday of this week for me. Mr. Nelson shot down a great idea for passion, but i will find a way to incorporate it late in my next piece. so i changed my subject from passion to Push/Pull. I took pics of my nike DUal FUsion shoes and i faded the back of them to Nike Vapor VI soccer boots of the same colour. the end result was a badass Vapor-Fusion Hybrid shoe which i did in prismacolour on black paperstock. it is sick. the resource pics are attached. check em out
PASSION. the first thing that came to my mind when I read down the list was this one. not only because it actually was #1 on the list but because it is a nice broad subject. that being stated the first thing that came to my mind when i thought of passion is that of which a footballer exemplifies after he puts the ball through the net. after extensive research and a few digital drafts i found a perfect picture which i intend to execute in graphite, while using selective colour on the jersey. Cristiano Ronaldo may be the best player in the world now, amongs Messi, Villa, Casillas, and others. the very best of my thoughts and research are attached.
In order to fill the negative space around my figure i am connecting flames and smoke to a hellish cave encapsulating me as a sundevil fan. I took inspiration from mr. neson but i take visual inspiration from my pictures over the summer from colorado. i am taking a few pictures from my crystal peak hike to the summit in late july. i came across an old mineshaft and railway entrance to the silver mine. plenty of rocks and boulders are around and i can use them for a cave wall along with wood support beams. i also am using the new ASU black football jersey as a lower half of my attire.
the detailed pics are attached.
For My first project I looked at a few different ideas. In the end i rounded it down to two main drafts. integrating a spiritual aspect into it or a spirited aspect into it. Spiritual being in realtion to prayer and Kairos, whereas Spirited being in relation to Cheering section, School spirit, fanhood ect…
I took pictures for both, but in the end decided that School spirit was a better starting point and that i can get deeper later on in the year. My School spirit has two parts; Brophy, and ASU. I chose ASU for this specific assignment. In the end the reason i chose ASU over Brophy was quite simply because ASU has a hand symbol and BCP doesn’t. ASU Students and Fans make a Pitchfork using thier hands, a picture is attached along with a few other resources.