Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×

:icondarkspeeds: More from darkspeeds


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
February 2
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
3,249 (2 today)
Favourites
13 (who?)
Comments
29
×
Just a quick snapshot of my second semester at the Academy of Art university!


The four classes I'm taking are:

i) Human Anatomy (upgrade from Figure Drawing last semester)
ii) Still Life Painting (seriously AWESOME fun! I love oil painting now!)
iii) Cloth Figure Drawing (that lecturer reminds me of Jack McBrayer! Seriously! XD)
iv) Perspective (you can see my homework progress on the last 4 photos)



So far all of my lecturers have been nothing short of impressive. They're passionate, exceptional in their technique and wonderful teachers.

On my previous semester I gained a high B average which is not easy to get in any art school, so I'm really proud of that. :D Nevertheless let's see how I go with this semester, because this is going to be my last one too. More on the why in future - but for now let's make the very most out of it! ;)



Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

My new oil paint set!! After Sheldon's demo in class I kind fell in love and just went for it! The next set of photos will show you what I did in 40 minutes.


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

Grrrr!!! I'm all fired up in red!!


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds
Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

And viola! A kettle and mug in grayscale! Seriously this was a lot of fun! I'm going to have to do this when I get back to Australia. And we didn't even work on colours yet! Imagine what we can do when we level up to colours!! I can't wait.


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

Sheldon gracefully demonstrating Acrylic - the second part of the demo (the first being Oils). He's such a lovely instructor, love his pacing and willingness to help his students learn as much as possible in class.


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

Look it's Jack McBrayer's cousin! He almost had the same accent I swear! XXD Super talented at illustration this instructor, not one to mess around when it comes to clothed drawing in class! 


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds
Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

Very cute, especially the ballerina dancing! Nevertheless out homework for Clothed Figure Drawing class is to draw the 4 sacks in a particular pose to determine the MASS and VOLUME of each action you've chosen. If you want to do some exercises yourself (which will greatly improve your drawings of characters) go check out this link.


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

Leandro's quick demo - amazing how he whipped this up real quick while explaining what we need to do for homework!


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

I like this one alot! Reminds me of Sly Cooper! Oh and check out the F's - they DO exist!! Remember this class is all about how well you know about Perspective, so even if you're not strong on your drawing skill and details you can still get a passing mark if you understand the concept (like the Superman/Robot/Lady drawings). But, as always in art school, try to aim even higher than you can expect! 


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds
Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

I also liked this one out of all of the student works presented from last semester (the one with the chooks). He/she did a great job with the line quality AND line separation. Notice how there are three levels of perspective?


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds
Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds
Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

My current set up if I'm not using the Cintiq 21UX. Just working on my Perspective homework... Drawing drunk cats in a Speakeasy setting... Hmmmmmm....


Untitled by darkspeeds Untitled by darkspeeds

And to leave you guys with one last thing... Elson's thinking of bagels. *ba-da-tish!*




Add a Comment:
 
:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeing this makes me wish I studied at your school. You've got some really cool homework there. My comic arts teacher in college was a clueless, obsolete nobody. I learned nothing from him, which is partly why I dropped out.
Reply
:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
California and East Coast are the world hub for artists of all disciplines - fine arts, animation, illustration, multimedia, graphic design, film and television, audio, acting and teaching art. The same goes to Europe which had a rich history of the Resonance.

I know how you feel dude, Australia too lacked the depth, knowledge and technique that you can get over here - both students and the instructors. Totally different vibe, totally different level. I'm going to miss the rich appreciation for the arts in the US as I head back to Australia in June/July.

Anyways time to post my homework up! :D 

 
Reply
:iconkmtwiddley-wings:
KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Now I don`t know if I should go to the FIT DX

Your school looks amazing to study at!
Reply
:iconzaceryspud02:
zaceryspud02 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
saw this and thought of you.

d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/…

hehe the golden ratio. =3

I see an isometric grid. Perspective can be tricky when you warp it and use all curvy objects.
It seems I know things these days but I'm just not well practiced in them. I haven't been a real artist in years. I've drawn and animated but I haven't been the same. It's neat to see your getting formally trained. congrats.
Reply
:iconshadowknux516:
shadowknux516 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! So that's whats going on in University Art Classes! :wow:
From what I'm seeing/reading in your journal, it makes me feel both excited and anxious (but still in a good way) about all of this. :excited:

And that's a lot of homework needed to be completed! :faint:
Like how you've planned out your perspective artwork piece, I bet it will look super outstanding once you've finished it. :clap:
I wish you the best of luck for last semester Elson! :handshake: =D
Reply
:iconshaunclineva:
ShaunClineVA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm starting off college this semester. I'm taking MAT 171, PSY 130, ACA 111, and HEA 110. 
Reply
:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Wishing you all the best in getting some top grades Shaun!
Reply
:iconashie-kins:
Ashie-Kins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Seems you've got quite a bit on your plate already XD And you've barely started the semester! Still knowing you, you'll be able to handle anything that comes your way. Getting low grades is nothing new, it just means you get to learn from where you went wrong and get experience out of it. ^^

I guess I should ask at this point too~ How did you like the work I sent you? I sent you enough material to work with easily XD
Reply
:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The audio files you've sent me have archived already and I'll be checking them out tomorrow morning. :)

Also I've submitted my voices files to Tyler's project - it's really awesome listening to everyone's take on the characters we love so much from the series! 8-)
Reply
:iconashie-kins:
Ashie-Kins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I saw that! XD I heard some of the voices and they're pretty good ^^ Surprised me that you tried for Charmy though. I didn't think you'd actually do it. XDD
Reply
Add a Comment: