Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Of Elephant Men and Homage: A 2nd Year Look

The clock is winding down on the second semester of my second year at ACAD and there's lots of new and different stuff that I have yet to post, so here's a first look.

These first two pieces are for Typography and Comm. Design, both created in Illustrator, both an homage, one to the inventor of the Futura font (my current fave) Paul Renner and the other being a throwback to the Art Nouveau style of design. The Don Juan poster is not officially for the Trouts, it was just the subject I chose for the piece.

The final project for Anatomy was extremely intensive and involved the creation of a human/animal hybrid from the bones up. Soooo much reference and redrawing was done on this sad, old, elephant bastard and I really had to mess with the muscle and skin structure to accommodate the skeleton I inked first, which is unfortunate because my original roughs looked damn good. The skeleton was inked on illustration board with the muscles and skin lying on top on sheets of mylar.

Anatomy was probably the most beneficial class I've taken the whole program so far.

I've also added a couple new blogs to the Other Who Rock list: my old pal Drewby G, who is as amazing as ever, creating adorable and wonderful illustrations galore. He's also a great animator too. And Lyndon Navalta, a fellow 2nd Year Illustration student who is so good it makes me hate him. In a good way.

Have you told your eyeballs you love them today? Check these guys out!