Saturday, May 16, 2009

TOUCH sketches

The sketches for my Touch allegory project.

First one, I tried to do a literal translation. I quickly realized that wasn't gonna work for me.


...so I went nuts. still, there was something off. (I may turn this sketch into a digital piece, I still kinda like it.)


and here's the winning sketch:


Tom made me change the whale, or rather said to make more 'sense' out of it. so I made him a pterodactyl. I still like the sketch better than the final, though.

the final:
In the end, it's okay. I made a TON of mistakes along the way, but I'll take it for what it is. I wish I had taken progress shots of it, because the ink b&w was WAY better. it had a cool drybrush thing goin' on. but what's done is done, and this project was a HUGE learning experience.

the dA link, with the original allegorical text.

...so my class with the feared Tom Woodruff is at an end. It was one of the most challenging experiences I've had, but I learned so much about myself and my art, and about appreciating other art forms. The chair of our department is feared by most in the cartooning department, but it's really unjustified. Tom's class was the most fun I've had working so hard in a really long time. I'd love to take it again if I had the chance, I'm gonna miss having a class with him so much. <3

3 comments:

agent-speckle said...

haha! I dunno which of these I'd have picked.... the first and third are equally awesome in my eyes.

At first I thought her face in the final one was fugly, but then I read the description and thought it was perfect.

Allison said...

lol yeah she turned out super fugly. not intentional, but I was just so confused and in a weird state of mind while working on this. XD;;

...I really just wanted to mock the hell out of a lousy assignment. :p <3

Lou La Lo said...

Wow these are all awesome. Although I love the final rendition, my favorite has to be the first one. There's just some kind of elegance I find within it. =] I hope you end up finishing all of them in the end.