Thursday, May 27, 2010

Biology Fun Draws Weeks 1 and 2

My Biology class sure is fun when I have lots of characters to draw. It's also fun to draw people while they're moving. i have to either draw by memory or wait for them to get back into the same position. There's also about six Iarc students in here among the 60 others. I even got to draw Julie Russi.

Cool DJs

Broski Djs always have crazy photo shoots right? I was surfing the web and came across these cool guys so I had to draw them. I also wanted to experiment with the reflections on the glasses.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Computing In Architectural Design

The Vitruvian Ideal of Renaissance architecture was based on relating architectural constructs to the human scale. Renaissance architects devised various measuring instruments to achieve those properties. This constant desire to create standards for streamlining the design and build process has led to a demand for computer aided design. The first rudimentary programs of the 1960s and 1970s were often lacking and unnecessary as large computers and other expensive apparatus were required for their operation. The Apple II and IBM Personal computers allowed architects to draft designs while using programs to detect potential problems and code violations.

Current architects have learned that a computer requires an operator and that the computer is simply a tool for designing. The advances of the World Wide Web have allowed architects and designers to collaborate on projects without face-to-face interaction. Computer aided design will continue to advance 'till the day it is no longer needed and life as we know it exists in cyberspace.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Essence of Felicia

Since I experimented on different types of papers for my concept illustration studies, I settled on parchment paper to do my Felicia face. The way the marker settles on the paper brought a lot of liveliness to the illustration, which definitely works for Felicia who is a character inside and out. I did some small thumbnails to the side before doing the final 4x4. It's fun to see how someone's face can be morphed when drawn multiple times.

Techno Studio

With the Sci-Fi inspiration from my earlier posts, I decided to do a fun sci-fi redesign of the second year studio based on the above picture I snapped. It was interesting finding ways to bring the studio to this new realization while maintaining its character. In the future, facebook status is displayed at the desk... no work ever gets done.

Concept Art Emulation

The above illustrations are studies I did based off of concept illustrations (artist unknown) for Mass Effect 2. It was fun to explore someone else's creativity and rendering style. Though I did marker my, replicas came out pretty similar to the originals.