Other Panda Worlds

Monday, October 4, 2010

remnants of summer, picking up fall semester '10

so i haven't really been keeping up, but i'll try my best this semester. pitiful reassurance but whatever. we'll see. anyways. i'll just upload a couple things i've done for computer ill, a couple sketches for my illustration class, etc. nothing too fancy yet. nothing to 'oo' and 'aaah' about. ^^;;
the sushi to the left was made ent
irely in adobe illustrator cs5. it was an assignment to make 3 spot illustrations that all related to one another. so i made sushi. still a lot of errors and things i could fix, but well, it's over & done w/ i'm moving on. :]
this next
one i'm more proud of actually. it was a project assigned to either do a profile illustration of yourself, a friend, or celebrities. i wanted to do an illustration of my bf. but well, from the initial sketch you can kinda see why i didn't do it. did this sketch when i was crazy tired the night before, chose a ri
diculously hilariously bad pic and yup. that's what i get. so i decided to do brandon boyd w/ an octopus on his
head instead. :] fitting,

and now i am working on 3
illustrations based on a character i made up. i took inspiration from
my own dog, Maxwell, threw a jet pack and a space helmet on him, and voila! :3 these are the initial sketches for it. we'll see how this goes. i'll keep you posted. just trying to find may way around photoshop which is so different from
illustrator. vector to pixels. haha.
finally, these are some sketches that i did for m
y first illustration project, 'a slice
of life out of sarasota'. and as corny and cliche as i could be, i did a beach scen
e w/ children playing w/ birds. in retrospect, i should've done something w/ less elements, simplified it more, and just concentrated on doing a mo
re detailed drawing of less. i'm finding that that's the KEY thing to remember this year. all our teachers seem to be spewing that at us. like a mantra: "less is more." blah blah blah. anyways. gotta scan a couple things more. i'll post again when i can.
love, kaye.
p.s. junior year is madd tiring to say the least. -_____-;; i just want to get better immediately, but it doesn't happen that way. can't really cut out the struggle to find oneself, can't cut out the zillions of pages of sketchbook that i feel can't be shown to anyone else, mostly because i'm embarassed that they're not full blown out awesome looking illustrations. poop. oh well. well at least i can't say i've been bored yet this semester. ;]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

i guess this is progress.

finally found the time/forced myself to finish the rendering on the oil rub i'm doing for my mom's belated mom's day gift & i laid down the oil & rubbed out the highlights.

&& some more grafitti. && sketches soon to come of my up in coming oil painting for my "catch me when you fall" series.

oh yeah & btw. i've regeistered for RTist.com sooo uhmmm. . visit my profile & support the erica's bank account fund. ;] buy a painting please & thanks? http://rtist.com/index.php/public_profile/artist/1458

Friday, May 14, 2010

More graffiti & the start of something hopefully awesome?

so the only thing that's new are these graffiti art for the bf & then i took a picutre of just the beginning sketch of the oil rub i'm doing for my mom as belated mom's day gift. :> i'm hoping it comes out nice. :P
love, erica.
p.s. & because jaun raza mentioned it, i'll fix the layout of my blog hopefully soon. oh yeah & take & upload pix of my last couple paintings/illustrations. :3

Saturday, May 8, 2010

best graffiti yet maybe? :>

i'm pretty proud of this one. i mean, it's not the best. i def coulda cleaned it up more. the hands suck. but i just really liked it for some reason. :3
for my baby, duh.

p.s. i'm taking pics of my end of semester artwork tomorrow, so be sure to look for those pictures coming soon. ;]

Thursday, May 6, 2010

princess gets he man & a kiss.

Here's the second part to my Princess Erica graffiti illustrations. If only my drawings could come to life. Well. . . maybe not all my illustrations, that'd be a bit scary, but i definitely wouldn't mind being a Princess w/ a giant flying panda that I can ride all the way back to Sarasota just so i can see my boyfriend & get a kiss. How awesome does that sound??? super awesome if you ask me. :3

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Goals, Graffiti, & ohmyGOD i love my dad's bbq steak!

With the end of the spring '10 semester, I've been left with a couple closing thoughts to the school year which are as followed:
  • i really need to get my shit together & throw together my resume & portfolio 'cus i need a new job pronto. working as mickey mouse's slave inside the magic kingdom is no longer as fun as it was 3 years ago when i was young & naive & didn't know any better. disneyworld is the happiest place on earth, except for its employees. lol.
  • i don't want to go home and stay in kissimmee, fl. all summer long as much as i did last year. more than likely because i have a reason to stay behind in boring old sarasota this year & that reason being my bf, will, for which these next 2 facebook graffiti art was to.
With that said, I also came up with a couple goals for myself this summer which are as
  • keep up & maintain this art blog so that on all my resumes & applications i refer them to this website. looking to post up process work, sketchbooks, and finished pieces up on here for all to see.
  • in order to prepare myself for next semester's computer illustration class, i'm trying to do this Facebook graffiti art a day thing to help me get used to my precious intuos 3 wacom tablet and to get used to rendering things digitally. :> which i guess explains the purpose of these 2 images up above. it's fun, easy, fast, and at the same time i'm getting more used to making simple computer illustrations. :D yay! multi-tasking skills GO!
  • redesign my identity package & print out some self-promotion post cards to mail to some small publishing companies & greeting card companies like recycledpapergreeting, hallmark, carlton greeting cards, etc. :>
  • start my new series of illustrations based on the theme 'catch me if i fall'. sort of like when a boyfriend says to his girlfriend, "baby, don't worry, i won't let you fall" sort of thing, but i'll be experimenting with different interpretations.
  • start my own spin on tarot cards, faeries & angels & wings style. ;] got the idea from my Intro to GiC teacher, Taft. he thought some of the illustrations i was doing on my own free time would be fitting in a deck of tarot cards, so i set on starting/possibly finishing my own set to be printed & sold on etsy.com maybe? or is that too ambitious for me? ;] we'll see how ambitious i feel in the coming months. wish me luck.
finally, i'll end this first post of my revamped art blog with this statement:
I'm at least glad to be back home, if only for my dearest Daddy's home-cooked BBQ steak!! mm mm GOOD!