My life painting from todays morning class. painted on another 8" x 8" block of wood. The second picture is another of my digitally painted storyboards.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Here is my tour poster for Graphic design class. I had a lot of fun with this entire CD project and want to revamp and re-mount the entire thing at a later date just for myself. I've learned so much about graphic design this semester, it's crazy.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I'm currently working on an After Effects animation joint project with my Electronic Media class, and Info. Illustration class. It's based on the green sea turtle and the perils that they face throughout their lives. This is the first painted panel.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here is my illustration of a perfectionist for Interpretive class. It's heavily based on Leonardo Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man." The idea is the symmetrical perfection of a male model. When models are in photos and on the catwalk, there's a perfectionist quality about them.
Acrylic and ink on BFK Rives, 8" x 10"
Monday, November 23, 2009
I have created a carbonmade portfolio recently. It's still in the early stages of development but I'm happy with the results so far so I thought I'd post about it.
Here is the link to my portfolio: http://garethadamson.carbonmade.com/
Thank you for visiting!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Previously I posted this CD cover, but it's been revised since the last time. I have also completed the inside, back, and spine so far. The project is still on-going and will also include a poster.
I will post the rest and the finished result later on. For now, here's the final CD cover for a taste of what the inspiration for the rest of the project will be.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Here is my most recent illustration. We were to illustrate a new subscription card for The New Yorker magazine using the Monocle Man symbol. I also included the butterfly in my design. It's designed to be kind-of humorous and charming.
We had to choose a section of the magazine to illustrate for, and of course I chose the humor section.
Cut paper, pastel, ink, and acrylic on paper. 6" x 6"
Monday, November 2, 2009
This is my CD cover for Graphic Design class. I'm really enjoying design and positioning type and using strategic font families and such. As you can see I'm really into Helvetica right now, haha.
Hopefully I'll have some new illustrations to upload by the end of the week.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This was my first Interpretive Illustration assignment of the year. We were to illustrate three or four lines from an overheard conversation. It sounded easy, but it really wasn't. I had a lot of fun with this project, though.
I chose to illustrate a conversation between a couple of H&M employees who were setting up a mannequin.
"She's not co-operating."
"Do her legs come off?"
"They're not really attached right now."
"What are you doing to this girl?"
From this conversation Silent Hill immediately came to my mind, and since I rarely illustrate in this kind of creepy/disturbing style, I really wanted to try my hand at it. I think it's strange how the majority of my work is the exact opposite of this style, and yet I love it so much, haha. I want to explore a darker style further.
Acrylic & ink on BFK Rives, 8" x 10"
Monday, October 5, 2009
A couple of pages from my new moleskine. I decided to buy one about a week ago. They're pretty expensive, but the paper is very think and takes paint really well. I'm going to use it for media exploration and do many illustrative studies. Hopefully some will become inspiration for larger pieces.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here are a couple of paintings from second year Painting class with Katherine. I learned so much from her classes last year, and I miss having classical painting classes. I'm going to try and go to extra-life painting often, though.
Both paintings are acrylic on canvas. The still-life measures 18" x 20" and the model painting measures 18" x 24"
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I went to the extra-life painting session on Saturday. I had a wood panel laying around that I "toned" for a painting I was going to create, but I used it for the session because I had nothing else handy.
I was actually really excited to paint and feel bad that there's so separate classical painting course this year.
Anyway, I had to leave early so this is about an hour and a bit of painting. It's unfinished, but I feel even with the three full hours I still wouldn't have been finished.
I used acrylic on 16" x 20" wood panel.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I really wanted to update this, so here are some recent sketches from a trip to the zoo on the weekend. I didn't get as much sketching in as I had hoped too, but it was much busier than I thought it would be.
The second picture is of a guy that was sitting at one of the cafe's. He had nice earrings.
Anyway, it's always nice to sketch animals for a change.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
There was a show that a few friends/fellow illustrators were involved with called I Am 8-Bit. I thought it was a really interesting idea, and I wanted to come up with my own idea for it. It's not going to be in the show, but I wanted to do it anyway.
This sketch is actually quite old. It was done around first semester of second year. I asked for some advice on the anatomy of the figure, and so I adjusted some things. This is the current sketch that I'm planning on painting. I want to paint it on wood, and will be starting shortly.
I'm thankful to have found this sketch. I was getting worried I had lost it.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Here are a few sketchs from one of my sketchbooks. It's been raining a lot recently, so I haven't been able to do a lot of outdoor sketching. Hopefully that changes soon. I need to start sketching more people, though. I guess a mall food court visit is in order.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I posted these pieces previously, but they were too large for the scanner and parts of the pieces were cut off. The first piece is juicy and the second, Sherbet. Both are 14" x 14".
There is a lot of glare happening in these pictures, but I wanted to show the actual sizes of the pieces. For better detail without glare, please look for the pieces in the March 2009 section of my blog.
Thanks for visiting. I'll update soon with the in-progress sketch for the mock advertisement I'm currently working on.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Here is a continuation of the previous post. These are also life drawings done during second semester of second year. Some of these are conte on newsprint, but others are experimentation with pastel on kraft paper, and the first drawing was an experiment using a kind of rice paper with pastel and wet media.
A couple of these drawings were drapery studies from life drawing class, and there is even one double model study where we were practicing how to create a focal point.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm experimenting a bit on different types and colours of paper. It's fun to see how the paint reacts to it and what works and doesn't work. The trial and error keeps the process exciting and I will continue these experiments in the future.
Acrylic & ink on paper. 6" x 6"
I'm thinking about starting a commission series of my Bliss piece. Each will be painted delicately on 4" x 6" wood pieces. The prices would be $40 Canadian each plus shipping.
Serious interest only please, as my time/materials are money. Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The colour of the bird/icing can be changed to your liking.
Thank you for your interest. More work to come soon.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Here are a couple of watercolour studies from second semester painting class. I think they were both six hour sessions.
The first one (12" x 16") was strictly watercolour, but the second (11.5" x 15.5") was experimenting with watercolour and adding gouche for highlight.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This is a narrative project we were given before winter break. It was a challenging project that was spread over a couple of months. We were given specific size requirements and to only create four illustrations for the short story we chose. I chose Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.
I decided to represent one half of the city (carnival) with a peacock, and the other (dull city life) with a pigeon. At the end of the story it's revealed that the pigeons made up the city and once they flew away that half of the city disappeared, and the carnival remained until the pigeons returned.
For this project I used ink on gummed watercolour paper.