I'm not really happy with how I handled the balancing of the Sun and the Moon, nor with the UTOPIA on the top; I still do think the Goddess is pretty. Maybe I'll return to this some day.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Here is a piece I did last year as well, but hadn't posted on the internet until now. We were asked in my drawing class to make a concept for Utopia, and this is what I produced for it. I'm not sure what was going through my head at that moment, but I still rather like the concept. I think I was trying to make my own representation of Mother Earth/Gaia? My professor did ask me why she was crying, and I wasn't really prepared for it, but I quickly replied, "Well, even though she's suffering, she's still happy to make the sacrifice for her children." I think that still holds true.
I meant to post this last October, as I worked very hard on this project and was happy to be able to finally present a piece of my own at my community college, so sorry for the wait. I did post the final image on my deviantart page, but I wasn't very clear what it was for.
The piece was created for the "Dia de Muertos" show. For those who don't know, it is widely known as a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 - 2, to remember beloved ones who passed away with altars. The yellow flowers in this mix piece were to resemble marygolds, used in tradition to honor the dead.
I didn't put a real description around the little girl, allowing those who passed it to interpret at their own will. However, the little girl's conception was in honor for my own lost sister, who died at birth. She would have been ten years old last year; because there was no real images of her, I allowed myself the liberty imagine how she may have looked.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
For some reason with the coming of 2012, I had a bit of a brain fart when it comes to drawing. I ended up scripting a lot, as well as being close to finishing some commissions, but school crept back on me!
At either rate, here's some sketches of the Mario Brothers I managed to doodle; Luigi's head shape is a little odd for me, so I still haven't gotten it down. Drawing bigger noses on humans always seems a little daunting for me - I love big noses, but whenever I draw them, something doesn't look right! I probably just have to study more.
I tried to mix up the Paper Mario style, which obviously just means I added a few wrinkles and made the boys look worried about something.