Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Caricature Lecture and Links

Thanks to all the people that showed up to the lecture here is the basic ideas that I was trying to tell you guys about.

Things to keep in mind:

-Silhouette is important!
-Look for landmark features and emphasize them (every person will be different)
-Over doing it is better than under doing it
-Don't try to be nice :)

Ways to practice:

-Isolate facial features
-Study the anatomy of the face
-Study the structure of the face and how light affects it

In all honesty the best way to practice is to just go for it. It's fun to do and really hard to stop.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Photoshop Class Notes

From Kristina's class on Feb 11:

All studios are looking for solid drawing foundation and ideas. Its not just about the
pretty paint, but the idea behind it.

Finding your own voice
- looking at what you like
- incorporating aspects you like into your own, but not copying it
- honesty

A Good Painting is a Good idea
- don’t rush, think deeply
- research
- the more thought put into the beginning, the more effective
- Before you start a painting, everything must be solved in small scale!

- Cmd T: Transform
- Cmd E: Merge Layer Down
- [ ] : Brush size
- 2,4,6. Etc: opacity
- I: eyedrop
- B: brush
- E: eraser
- R: rotate
- F: change background
- L: Lasso
Layer from selection

Like an acrylic painting
- Brainstorm
- Research
- Thumbnail
- Crit
- Revise
- Crit
- Revise
- Tightened thumbnail
- start with base
- block in
- Asses light source

Sunday, February 20, 2011





CaricatureBryan Mann
Feb 25
Photoshop Painting IIJeff Mazon
Mar 11
Sewing & Costume Making
Lain Yee
Mar 12

Monday, February 14, 2011

Let's Get it Started in Ha!

Welcome to Shrunken Classes, a student-run lecture series hosted by the Shrunkenheadman Club.

Check back for course materials and the upcoming schedule.