Saturday, September 27, 2008

My car's not the same anymore, plus America is undergoing deindustrialization, yo~

Deindustrialization of America--- this was my interpretation of it... I did this for my Digital Illustration class, taught by Jackson Boelts. I first did it in pen, then water colored it, scanned it and edited it on Photoshop. 

I interpreted the deindustrialization of America by referring to the opposite of it- the Industrial Revolution, in which America was known as the  'land of opportunity.' However, as the U.S. consumer culture grew,  increasingly U.S manufacturing and facilities are done outside of the country, which in turn caused a few major decreases in jobs. I used China for example, seeing  that most of the objects Americans own are made in China. I graphically included  details of industry, machinery and things out of a factory on the left side of  the composition as to reduce industry, or deindustrialize it, into a  laptop, an item in which Americans use to 'work' on whatever they wanted  without the need of industrial means. With deindustrialization, the U.S. is left with manufactured goods produced from outside of the U.S. for consumers to buy, rather than a load of job opportunities.

Ah~ but I didn't make it to the critique... I left from my house a couple of hours early to work on a project from another class and ended up getting into a little accident... Some crazy lady wasn't paying attention and was trying to change lanes into my car. I was tired and stupid so instead of slowing down and beeping, I got scared and ran into a curb, which resulted in exploding one tire and creating a big bubble in the other. I beeped after, but she drove on, and faster too... Some computer geek was nice enough to stop by and see what's up, it was during his lunch break, so he was willing to keep me company while I waited for the tow truck and handle all of the phone calls for me~ it was really nice of him... I had to get two tires replaced, agh, and I had to miss all of class... I didn't get to see all of the other projects... ;_; I e-mailed it to my professor... but with very little feedback--- nothing about the piece. *sigh* Well, at least I'm all in one piece and I had no police involved, nor did any damage to any other cars.... 

Monday, September 22, 2008

August 27, 2008

^Portrait of August 27th. I went with the idea of doing a journal comic. These were actual events of the day, nothing too exciting,  except for the free meal I received that day for having a stupid debit card... I still have yet to pay them back~ oh well, the food was not all that delicious anyway... I probably won't be going there for a long time... maybe forever, ahahaha... agh... This was the first assignment given in Illustration III. It was very fun to do, and something I'd like to continue doing. I'd love to be productive and do a weekly comic... about random things and my oh-so-exciting life... 

Agh... so much to do~

Ahhhh... I had my Korean class today... It's only 102~ I already feel so behind, ahaha, soooo sad~ seriously depressing... I have so many other things in my mind that I don't give much thought or time towards it until an hour before the class starts... I feel so bad... I really need to kick it up a notch... stop having fun altogether, maybe... hehehe... or not, I just need to manage time more wisely... *sigh* or not sleep...

I have about 8 to 10 pages to write for Wednesday (double-spaced, yay, XD, but I still despise writing essays) and a quiz on Thursday~ I have to work on a big poster project advertising the best drink in the world (I'm making it up) and there's a digital illustration due on Friday. To finish off this wonderful week, I'll be working, BAH. I will persevere!! FIGHTING!!

I've been given a commission too--- I don't remember how long of a time it has been. This guy, named Tony, who's a chef at my workplace, has been waiting ever so patiently for it, although he has been asking about it every time I see him. It's a portrait of him and his two kids that he has never met. He only has two pictures of them, of which I am referencing from.

My head is throbbing right now, but I still want to finish at least 1 out of 2 essay responses tonight... wahh ahhhhhh... 


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Digital Illustration #1

This was done for a Portrait project in my Digital Illustration class. I was randomly assigned to do a portrait of someone else in the class and incorporate their 3 or 4 found objects in any way. Since Adrianna's found objects consisted of tree bark, hairlike tree stuff, and twigs, I wanted to do an earthy picture of her. She is also a mother of two kids, so it made me think of drawing her with an ethereal essence with her hair intertwined with things of nature. I would have done many things differently, but I was kind of burned out from other illustration projects, in which I am more proud of... Hopefully I'll be getting those back soon, because I still haven't taken pictures of them and whatnot... Through Adobe Photoshop, I layered some pictures of the bark and twigs that Adrianna took to provide texture for the hair. For her face I used the brush tools, and played with opacity, dodge and burn tools. Enjoy~