Friday, December 18, 2009
I have always liked rocks. I liked rocks even before I liked drawing. These drawings are about rocks. More simply, these drawings are about the formal relationship of one line to another. Rocks embody that most basic formal pairing. Rocks have bleached sides and dark. Broken edges and whole. Weathered and earthen. The ways to describe a rock with line are endless, and so I draw rocks, because I like making lines.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Bought this safco drafting desk from a MICA env.design alum on craigslist. I've been looking for a desk like this for about a year, and now I finally have one! 2280 square inches of working surface with 50 degrees of tilt capability. Believe it or not this table was easier to transport than my safco flat files. It may weigh over 200 pounds, but it disassembles into manageable pieces with only a screwdriver. It had an adhesive mat over the top which I removed (thank you goo-gone) to reveal the flawless original melamine drawing surface. The tilt-crank was also missing a key part that made the top wobble when tilted, but for under four dollars I fabricated a replacement with steel angles and bolts from the hardware store. It is perfect now.
I am resurfacing my old desk with polyurethane to use as a workbench.
Posted by Ian J. at 1:10 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I missed a day. I was in the Big Apple touring the Society of Illustrator's permanent collection and the MoMA. It is also finals, which means everyone is behaving like this:
No art for you now, but there will be plenty next week. For now you can have my schedule for the spring:
MON// Concepts II 9-3
TUES// Advanced Illusionism 4-10
WED// Off yay!
THURS// Fantasy Art 9-3 Literature and Remembering 4-6:45
FRI// Nietzsche in His Time and Ours 1-3:45
Posted by Ian J. at 12:00 PM
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This is a drawing I began in Illusionism class and intend to complete because I really like it so far. I may take this one to completion or carry over the design to a larger paper. Either way, some clouds that are poofier and rocks that are rockier and some spot color for the dragon will make this an exciting drawing.
Posted by Ian J. at 8:01 PM