Monthly Archives: November 2012

BLOG WRITE UP 4.2.1 (UPDATE)

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Here is an update for my project. I finished what it will be my book cover. The left side of the picture will be the back, and vice-versa. Im probably going to keep the illustrations in the book simple since I dont think I have enough time to really go into detail for each page of the book. I also Changed the title of the book.

Blog Write Up 4.2

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So this is a rough sketch for what my story is going to be. My book is gonna be called “Alice and the Orange dinosaur”… or something like that. Im still not sure. I want to illustrate “Alice,” the main character from the story, going into this magical world. along the way, she hears about this orange dragon that everyone fears. Everyone tlaks bad things about him, and are afraid of him. The point is, she will eventually encounter the dinosaur, and she will realize that, contrary to what everyone else would say, he is very friendly and fun. I want it to have a moral. It can be something like, not to be judgmental to others, or don’t gossip, or something like that.

  The challenge is gonna be to come up with all the illustrations, but basically, i think this is the style I want to illustrations to be like. I can add more texture, so that it doesn’t look that plain.

Blog Write up 4.1

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I dont really remember reading many books as a child, but I do remember reading this book to my little sister. She use to love it, and well I guess I liked it too. For this project I plan to do some research on different books. I am also going to be a dad pretty soon, so I think its going to be a fun project that i can show my kid one day. Kind of exited for this project.

The Birth of Ana

Original.

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The Birth of Venus (La Naissance de Vénus) is one of the most famous paintings by 19th-century painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but her transportation in a shell, as a fully mature woman, from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. For Bouguereau, it is considered a tour de force. The canvas stands at just over 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) high, and 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) wide. The subject matter, as well as the composition, resembles the rather more famous rendition of this subject, Sandro Botticelli‘s The Birth of Venus, as well as Raphael‘s The Triumph of Galatea.

My Version.

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This my version. I wanted to contrast the idea of what “beauty” is, and how it was perceived before, when the original was made,  and how it is now. I have the idea that the media has a lot to do with this idea, and being really close to someone that suffers from an eating disorder, I wanted to portray, “Venus,” as a women suffering from this. In no means do I mean to offend anybody, It is just my perception of the topic.

Self Portrait

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So here is my self-portrait. not really good at digital painting but here it is.