Tuesday, 31 August 2010

My Face - Up to Date

My quest for completing a self portrait from a reflection everyday is ongoing. This update marks me finishing the upload of all of those ones which I had fallen behind on scanning. The thread is now back up to date. Here is the link, or it can be found in the column to the right - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=175858

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Back to Trafalgar

I returned to Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery to get another fix of László. I love this painter and feel that his work, as well as the quantity of it, is absolutely stunning. I'm hoping to continue my research on Philip Alexius de László and I would recommend the exhibit to anyone. It is due to close on Sept 5th 2010.


On a different note - Another figure I feel respect for is the Anime director Satoshi Kon. I loved all four of the films that I saw, which featured repeating themes or ideas throughout a diverse range of projects. He passed away at the young age of 46 on Tuesday earlier this week due to pancreatic cancer. I hope that his next film, The Dream Machine will be fully executed as he would have wished. Rest in peace, a terrible loss, he will be missed.

A poignant 'entry' - http://www.makikoitoh.com/journal/satoshi-kons-last-words

Friday, 20 August 2010

Summer Sketchbook Samples

The Sir John Soane's Museum in London is a great resource for... everything? An old town house packed to the windows with sculpture/paintings/books/decorations/paraphernalia.

Sculpture drawing at the V&A - invaluable location.

Passengers on trains - common victims; pretty, but especially suspicious when sitting directly opposite...

The National Portrait Gallery - how I love London and it's free galleries. A new wonder is discovered each time I venture forth. The small exhibition of Philip de László's portrait paintings being the most recent find. A spectacular artist who's work I hope to find more of.

Summer Watercolour Painting Experiments

The pen and wash was satisfyingly effective in portraying the natural dirt on the spud :]


Here are a few of the animation exercises from my first year of Animation Production at AUCB:

Bouncing Football:

Sack Drop:

Sack Pantomime:

Flag Wave:

Walk with Attitude:


Animal Walk - Horse: