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Posted Apr 24, 2004, 11:57:33 AM
Ugh! Here's my balck and white rendering for John Clapp's Art 113A class (Intermediate Illustration). Here, I'm learning all about VALUE! Had I not been so busy over my spring vacation, I could have finished this painting up. It still needs another 5 to 10 hours for tightening up and making small corrections. However, I've decided to just move on to the other projects for that class. The final project for the class is a colored rendering of the same piece. However, we get to manipulate the colors and values from the original piece.

Basically this is what you do. You create a theme for your painting, take lots and lots of photo reference, then have John approve one for your rendering. Then you spend like 40-80 hours or whatever to paint it. It's painted in acrylic on Strathmore board. The size of this piece including the border is 10 inches by 10 inches (the border is 1 inch all the way around).

I think I did well on it but I do see room for improvement. I rushed a lot of it. I just didn't have enough time to do it all. There is so much information there. Anyway, it looks pretty good for a first real attempt at a rendering. It was actually kind of fun but I was still happy to be finished with it. I think my favorite area is on the far right where the binder rings are, and the soda can. The cheetos I just didn't get right. Oh well. John had a lot of nice things to say about it YAY ^____^

Oh yeah, if you are wondering what the theme is, it's Dungeons and Dragons..... the game got a little too real and the Dungeon Master got roasted by a dragon >=}

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  • Apr 24, 2004
    Despite feeling rushed I am impressed by the amount of detail in the image. Not to mention the many values that are being protrayed. Awesome. I only wish I had assignments like this when I was in art school!
    • Apr 25, 2004
      yeah it doesn't look bad. what art school did you go to and for how long? was it a private school?
      • Apr 25, 2004
        I recieved my Associates degree at the Colorado Institute of Art. Graduated 1998. Graphic Design. They were working out their Design program then...we didn't have as many traditional art courses. I really wanted to practive my painting skills.
  • Jun 9, 2005
    *jaw falls completely off* Your my new art hero!
  • Jun 9, 2005
    I will never achieve such a degree of patience. This is bloody awesome. That lamp really impresses me, amongst other things...
    • Jun 9, 2005
      Thanks Minimaid. I still struggle with impatience to this day. I'm still amazed that I was able to get as much as I did finished.
      • Jun 10, 2005
        It looks to me like a complete work - extremely amazing. Although, I suppose when you're completely immersed in what you're doing, it's amazing what you can accomplish.
  • Jun 17, 2005
    *Stares at the picture, few times Blink happens, mouth hanging wide open and drool falling from his left corner of his mouth*


    *He closes his mouth, but still awe stops him to write anything sane to this box* Doh
    • Jun 17, 2005
      lol, Brethesen. If I was a drinker, I'd raise a pint to you, Big Smile
  • Aug 25, 2007
    I had to look at this several times to make sure it wasn't a photo. The way the light goes through the dice is amazing.
  • Feb 5, 2010
    Nice. hahahaha!
    What an amazing amount of detail.