Friday, January 29, 2010

Spring 2010 Semester Start

Flower Mandala in progress

Finished my first week back at school. I learned I will only have 3 classes this term as the Advanced Drawing class didn't make, only 4 students signed up for the class and that isn't enough to make a good study environment. I am not happy about this but hope to be able to utilize the live model studio time that the Drawing instructor holds in his studio on Tuesday evenings. I didn't this week I was too exhausted but as I recover from the bug I had picked up over the holidays I am hoping to be able to go and do this.  He has live models that will hold poses for quick studies, I need the practice so really want to go some evenings and draw.

My digital photography/Photoshop class should be a good one for me, hopefully I will learn how to better edit my photos and even take better photos of my work, both would be a plus and make the class well worth my time. 

The Intaglio class should be interesting, and starting next week I should have some images for the blog from that class. Our first assignment is to do a bug in dry point. I have a beetle picked out but need to finish my drawing of it. I plan to show the images of the drawings and the final prints. You might even see images of the proofing prints if I think them informative.

Graphic Design has us doing a brochure for the Non-profit organization that we did the logo for in Intro to Graphic Design. That one should be interesting and demanding. Later in the term we will be doing another poster, this one will be personal. Also we will be doing a book cover. I think I have my book picked out. Right now my plans are to do a cover for Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend.

The only a couple of images for this week. The top one is another in-progress shot of the flower mandala I am working on, but as you can see I am out to the penultimate ring, and have even started coloring it in so have actually made some headway since I posted the first image. The drawing of the older woman is for another project I am working on outside of school. She isn't finished and there will be another figure to go with her, but so far I am pleased with how she is turning out. 

I need to get my act together and head down to Providence, I still need a tool for my Intaglio class and the store at RISD is supposed to have what I need.

Comments welcome, let me know what you think of the mandala. The yellow background is really more intense, I should have done a bit more color adjusting with the photo, I will try to remember to do that with the final image.