Monday, September 29, 2008

"The Last Leaf"

This piece was my most recent submission to an art blog group I'm a part of.  It's based on the theme, "In the Falling Snow".  I wanted to do something simple for this week's project, and began thinking of what would appear interesting amidst falling snow.  My first thoughts went to color and contrast: a blue backdrop, littered with white snowflakes, and contrasted by something vibrant and yellow-orange.  Then the image came of a lone leaf floating to the ground.  For the majority of the process I operated using this color scheme.  While it worked, the placement of the leaf and some mistakes I had made earlier on caused the leaf to look out of place.  I worked at it for some time, seeing what I could do to fix it.  Eventually it came down to altering all the blues and cyans (plus some other colors) in the background to earthier tones.  This changed my point-of-view to looking down on the leaf on the ground, and as a result seemed to work better.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Updated Blog Info!

Like I mentioned in the last post, it's been a while since I put something on here.  I got distracted with the end of school, as well as creating a new blog for a class.  Since then, that blog has been converted into my online portfolio.  You can check it out here:

As for this blog, it's going to remain my usual spot for posting my new work / what I'm doing.   Hopefully though I'll be more regular about it from now on!   Keep your eyes peeled for new work, soon to be on the way.

"The Hooper" - Part 2

So, it's been a while since my last post!  I'll explain more in the next post.  But for now, without further delay, the long-awaited and completed version of "The Hooper"!