Re: Second Semester Student Looking for Feedback!

Postby yo » February 19th, 2013, 8:12 pm

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Looks like your confidence on the page is building.

Re: Second Semester Student Looking for Feedback!

Postby apowers » February 25th, 2013, 10:59 pm

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Thanks Yo,

Here's this weeks work... Showing black and white surfaces..

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Re: Second Semester Student Looking for Feedback!

Postby yo » February 26th, 2013, 12:18 am

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big step!

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Nice tonal sketchwork!

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very good, but be careful with middle cylinders top ellipses, they look a bit too dark

Re: Second Semester Student Looking for Feedback!

Postby apowers » February 27th, 2013, 1:08 am

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Thanks guys!

Here's a page for next week I did today.

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The flu gets passed around at the beginning of every semester..

This assignment was black and white primitives that are 'chopped'. Sorry for the crooked photo!
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Next weeks assignment is 'primitive combinations' based off of 3 proportioned cubes, with black and white surfaces and chopped as well.. I'm having a difficult time coming up with creative ways to combine volumes and forms..
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Your case is very interesting because you have a really beautiful command of value and tonality, but your line work and line weight control is really undeveloped.

Maybe as an experiment, take a piece of tracing paper and sketch over one of your "value" pages. Try to get the linework, and line weight to offer the same amount of depth and form description. Experiment with what lines need to be heavier and which don't. It will feel very artificial at first, because humans don't see in lines, only value and color, which you understand really well. Spend longer on the linework studies than you think you should. Generally yours are under worked.

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Thanks for the input, Brett!

My instructor also commented on my line work, and was glad to see that I was getting some good input from people outside of school.

With that being said, here is what I am experimenting with. I went back to an old page and messed around with lineweights and the last page I'll be posting is for next weeks assignment. On Monday I'll post everything and there should be a huge improvement!

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Re: Second Semester Student Looking for Feedback!

Postby yo » March 8th, 2013, 4:07 pm

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coming along nicely Aaron. Maybe start softening these forms and see how it goes.

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This week's work: primitive combinations.

Bottom left page is rough thumbnails
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I keep running into a brick wall when I try to come up with interesting forms.. Overall not too satisfied.

This week's assignment is product–esque objects combined with primitives.

Thanks yo, will try to come up with some nicer forms to look at.
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Here's this week's work. Black and white products with an introduction to reflective surfaces.
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Here is my first real digital rendering and also my midterm.
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Re: Second Semester Student Looking for Feedback!

Postby yo » March 20th, 2013, 2:54 pm

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very nice!

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Thanks yo!

What do you think I can improve on the most based on the sketches I've been posting? I'm trying to put together a portfolio to try and transfer to CCS!

Thanks again
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