Friday, February 27, 2009

Editorial Cartoons & Caricature Assignment #3

In recent news, President Obama has been saying that he plans on cutting the federal deficit in half over the next four years.

We also found out he could be receiving a fleet of 28 state-of-the-art helicopters, costing a total of $11.2 billion, previously ordered by George Bush. Surely, it would not help the economy nor the deficit if Obama went through with it, so he says he is looking into putting the order on hold.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Aragorn again

A revisit/request of a previous illustration.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Advanced Illustration Assignment #2

This is some photo manipulation plus illustration, forming an advertisement for traveling.

The photo:
Credit to the original photographer, whoever they are.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Advanced Photoshop Assignment #2 - Pencil Stage

"An artist brings his portfolio to an art director, to see if the art director might be interested in hiring him for some work."

Comic layout:

Alternate layout with establishing shot:

Individual sketches with text detail:
"The art director opens the portfolio and begins to look at it. The artist stands by and watches."

"The art director studies one piece from the portfolio a little more closely."

"Holding the image, the art director looks up. He's a little surprised by what he's seeing."

"The art director hands the portfolio back to the artist. He says: 'This is an awful story ... Bah!! Stupid faces!! Worse drawing!! Ugh!! ... Ych!!'"

"Rejected, the artist puts his portfolio away. The art director sits behind his desk and says, 'We don't publish junk!'"

Friday, February 13, 2009

Editorial Cartoons & Caricature Assignment #2

Here is Obama, "stimulating" the economy with a certain plant he admitted to smoking when he was younger.

Maybe he will turn to his old vice, under all of this stress, and he could get confused.

In case you missed the reference, here it is. Fast forward to 0:57.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Advanced Photoshop Assignment #1

"Draw an unoccupied room with enough detail so you can tell 10 meaningful things about the kind of person that lives there."

"Draw 5 complex items from memory, then look at the real thing, study the differences, and draw it from memory again."

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Editorial Cartoons & Caricature Assignment #1

This isn't supposed to be something that really happened. I just thought it would be funny if Obama got a preacher in a box (Rick Warren) from George Bush. He seems like someone Bush would pick for an invocation. And I've always wondered where that guy came from.