Saturday, June 30, 2007

not sure 'bout this one

...but included it nonetheless in my evaluation portfolio. Acrylics on paper.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Nude study

I must do another one of these, like, more elaborate charcoal-on-white paper studies and one painterly piece to complete my portfolio. The size of this submission is 100x70 cm.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Comics OK for Painting Dept at the Academy?!

Apparently, according to my friends in the know who paid me a visit today, its OK to include comic art (even doodles such as those two below) in my portfolio. They said that I should select several pieces and paste them on a large sheet of paper so that it my count as a single submission. This came as a surprise to me, because I thought they consider comic art as something of a heresy in these institutions where they teach classical art.

More painterly stuff

As one friend, who is - despite his young age - already a renown artist, told me, I should include in my evaluation portfolio several "free-style" paintings. It is good, he says, when they can see applicant's interest in particular styles, colors and techniques. In this way, they'll know that the applicant already knows, at least to a certain extent, which direction to take in the 3rd year of his studies. Apparently, professors there appreciate students who enroll to the academy not only to practice drawing but also to learn how to express themselves artistically.

I never thought of a particular artistic style I wanted to pursue, even though I thought the advice was right on the money. I therefore recalled that I liked Impressionism the most, since I've always used to find amusing the elusiveness of light and color on various objects. This painting depicts Autumn in Maksimir Park in Zagreb.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Why go painting?

Instead of animation school. Well, first I thought If I choose animation major at the art academy where I'll apply in like three weeks from now, I could profit from drawing exercises that I thought were the norm there. But, for some reason, it weren't. Instead they focus on production rather than on art. So, somebody has told me, if you expect you're going to draw alot, forget about it. So, I went to see the Painting Department and what they do there. I realized that they do so much of drawing, painting, nude drawing stuff, and that on, like, daily basis. So, I thought, I better give it a try. Make no mistake, though, the competition there is fairly challenging, so I expect nothing but blood, sweat and tears through the exam.

I decided to throw in this post some of the stuff I'll probably include in my portfolio when I apply there.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Page two

Did another two pages in pencil and completed page no. 2 in ink. On display here is the latter:

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Killin time

I did first page in ink. This is somewhat close to what I had envisioned.

PS: I simplified the clouds and, played with curves in Painter so as to get more black instead of grays out of the inks, and pulled the guy's face in the second panel out of the shadow.