It has been a crazy week full of ups & downs, but my big news is that I was FINALLY able to purchase a (refurbished) laptop, which means I can finally devote more time to getting down with some art that requires some heavy-duty computer processing power.
Except that I don’t have a lot of time at the moment — my big move to the west coast is only about 5 weeks away. Between now and then, I still have a TON of stuff to do.
I finally made it to school to work on matting my Slaughterhouse-Five-themed artworks for the upcoming Student Arts Showcase. Mentally/emotionally, it was not easy for me to be there. But at least I have something to show for it now. I’ll have to go back later in the week to mat my digital self-portraits to foamcore because they’re too large to be matted with the materials we have.
Here are the student artworks I would have matted today for an upcoming show at my school — if it had not been for my anxiety.
For what it’s worth, I’m going to post a preview of those works. All of these were completed in my Independent Study illustration course (which I created myself) in the Fall 2014 (and my final) semester. I don’t have really great pictures of the non-digital ones, unfortunately — some haven’t been scanned yet for higher-res images, and one is too big to scan anyway. Add a potato quality camera phone, and… well, they won’t look as good as they will in person. Eh, I guess most art is like that anyway, right?
Posted in the chronological order in which they were created.
Project #1: Photo reproduction combining 2 artworks and/or photos
‘The Ritual’ 22.5 in. X 36 in. Marker, and Prismacolor pencils on bristol paper; approx. 34 hours. Tough to get a decent picture of this because of its size.
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