Monday, January 25, 2010

first life drawing session of 2010

i haven't done this for 3 years...mike sneaked me into the illustration life drawing session last minute. it got really hard for me and im not satisfied with what i produced today. its one of those things you gotta keep at and just constantly do all the time. but where else am i going to find someone to pose naked for me LOL ;) but on a more serious note. SHIT!!!...theres so much room for improvement!!! lay down your thoughts. (this was a 10min pose?...i think?...FAIL)

i also bought two life drawing books today as well. maybe i'll post pics of them later :D

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Must be more organized. Been feeling a little blah. Messy room isn't helping but for the past few hours I've managed to still waste time...somehow? Well, at least i did SOME cleaning, forgot to take a before shot* STEP ONE. THE DESK!horrah for clean desk. the hard part is maintaining this.

now for STEP TWO: the rest of the room :(

FAIL! sad face. lol! well you know what? lets make this image not that embarassing; lets play a game. I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE. GO!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I applied for College today. It was a good feeling, another step forward. Finally with a passion to do something again. Its one step closer to reaching that goal. Stay focused melvy!! OH so good right now :D stay positive, know your strengths & weaknesses...know what you're worth. PEW* Wondering what i need to get done? *lets dance shall we?*

Register for Portfolio Assessment:
Your portfolio gives you an opportunity to display your ability to respond to a given task and provides us with insight into your problem-solving abilities. The Portfolio Assessment measures your suitability as a candidate for the first year of study in Illustration. The portfolio materials are detailed below, please read all sections carefully.

Drawing Test (mandatory
The drawing test counts for 40% of the assessment score. All work must be ORIGINAL (work from observation, NOT from photographs). Paper should be white, 8.5 x 11 inches, and all drawings should be black and white. Submit only photocopies of the drawings, as they will be retained for our review process

1) 3 observational drawings of complete figures (one each per sheet):

a) One figure seated

b) One figure standing

c) One figure involved in an everyday activity

This is meant to show that you can draw the figure from life (demonstrating understanding of proportion and scale).

2) A figure in an interior, include some furniture or other items. The drawing should indicate your ability to show light, shadow and form through shading or cross hatching. The drawing should create an interesting atmosphere or mood. Do NOT use a pencil.

3) A view out through a window, including part of the interior of the room. The goal is to demonstrate your understanding of perspective (foreground, middle ground and background).

4) Draw a still life of simple objects similar to a sphere, cube and cylinder (for example, an orange, a cereal box and a coffee mug). Now do a second drawing, on another sheet, of the still life but with some kind of change or transformation having taken place with the objects. This exercise is meant to test your creativity.

Please label these works as Drawing Test and include your name and student number.

Portfolio of Original Work
The Portfolio counts for 60% of the assessment score. Choose up to 20 pieces of your work. Original artwork rather than photocopies is desirable. (Except applicants living more than 80 kilometres from Sheridan. See below.) Please note that we cannot evaluate slides, CD's, T-shirts or 3D sculptures (multiple photographs of 3D work are acceptable and counted as one piece). Science fiction, fantasy, cartoons, comics, anime or images of the horrific in any form are not helpful in determining your skills for the program and therefore will not be evaluated. The portfolio will be scored as follows (10% for each topic).

1) Drawing skills (direct observation, representation, personal expression)

2) Process work for a project included in the portfolio (to show how you develop your ideas)

3) Media exploration (investigation and expressive handling of media)

4) Breadth of content (range of subject matter and visual approach)

5) Sketchbook (evidence of visual curiosity, research and reference)

6) Visual impact (clear, organized presentation and level of preparedness for the program through demonstrated passion for communicating through images)

The following are examples of work you may choose to include if you do not have an established portfolio:

A drawing or painting of a still life of everyday objects.
Draw shoes, gloves, etc. and arrange them in a still life with the use of other props or environment that helps tell a story.
Draw a self-portrait.
Draw mechanical objects (e.g. tools, appliances, cars, etc.).
Draw interiors or exteriors of architecture (e.g. school, church, or your room). Draw hands and/or feet.
Draw or paint a landscape
Draw a clothed figure in a place that gives the figure a sense of scale.

these are the requirements for illustration and what i have to do for the portfolio. Man its a challenge but I'm too pumped on doing something about it. When do I need to finish this by? The date hasn't really been confirmed yet. But to me, its probably tomorrow. haha, but seriously, no more slacking off. Work hard now, all the time and freedom you'll have at the end. good things come to those who wait.

I wanted to thank rose from calgary; whom i met off for helping me out with this today. WOOO!!! Awesomeness (: Anyway. Wish me luck :D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

need a smile next time you're in TO?

Pigeons are everywhere in Toronto. I'm sure there are plenty of them in any major city. If you ever feel gloomy or just in the mood for a random smirk on your face. I have just the thing. It's something I like to do because I'm weird. I see a pigeon. I look at it. Laugh at bit because what I ask of you to do next is the key! Make gino beats (yes; don't deny, you know the beat) either out loud or to yourself. Hahaha. I love it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

the start of something new

happy new years 2010. (expect random ramblings LOL)
it just took me a good 2 hours to figure out how to use this site again. The past few years I've been idle with art and such. 2009 was such an eye opener on what I wanted to do with myself and for myself. There have been many trips with plenty of time for self realizations. For someone who never traveled anywhere at all...I've taken a trip to Montreal in Nov2008, Japan in March2009, Manitoba in July2009 (I was born there) and finally Cuba in Nov2009. These trips have opened my eyes in many ways more than one.

I started writing in a journal (yes, with ink) and I've written a few goals I want to get accomplished this year. I won't be posting any of that stuff here. I've given many false promises and I'm trying to get myself out of that habit.

There will always be those selected few whom have pushed me to do my best even though I've been lacking in areas where I should be focusing on. You might not see a lot of me this year. Ever since Japan, I've tried setting some priorities and goals as a start. Sadly I've been procrastinating until now. I've spent the past 3 years doing just that; working, gaming and spending time with friends. I've had my fun and excitement. It's time to work hard now; the fun will come time.
So to those people. Thank you for putting up with me. It's been fun but I gotta do this. Your understanding and support is the thing that's motivating me. <3

So stalk me; read, view, comment, enjoy the posts. This is the start of something new.