My SCAD homework

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My SCAD homework

Postby michael-e-w » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:13 pm

I started SCAD this quarter (still working too thankfully), and I thought I could share a few assignments that I did in Drawing class.
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And here's a repeating pattern I created for my Design course for good measure.
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Re: My SCAD homework

Postby chrisc » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Cool! These look like good exercises. How are you finding SCAD so far?
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Re: My SCAD homework

Postby Nick Pitarra » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:11 am

Yeah these look great. With the still life...i think your most successful when the contour line is handled a little more delicately...like the left side of the wax candle up top. The heavier contour around the egg and a few objects takes away from some of the subtle rendering you've done. I used to put big black contours around everything I did in school bc I couldnt shake my interest in cartooning...so I can't really talk :)

On the wrinkled clothe you've done an amazing job at picking up all the light wrinkles and such.

Good stuff...post more when you get time..and I'd love to hear about your experience with scad too.
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Re: My SCAD homework

Postby CorbieShae » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:32 pm

These are really well done and beautiful in their own way, but I think my favorite is probably the cloth. The shadows show a lot of depth and make it feel almost like you can touch it, and it even looks like it has a soft texture to it as well.
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Re: My SCAD homework

Postby michael-e-w » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:21 pm

Thanks for the responses, Chris and Corbie. Nick, thanks especially for the criticism.
As for SCAD? It's a mixed bag. I was hoping they had a leveling program since I already have a BA, and I could have done like a year of intensive study to get up my drafting skills and then gone into the MFA program. But they don't really. So, I went for the full BFA when they offered me a few grants (and when another school only offered me half that). However, all of that became a mess at the beginning: applying for one program, then being told to reapply for the other, them losing paperwork, etc. I had to take my first semester all online as a result. Also, their administration offices are the worst I've ever dealt with, and I used to work in a college where I had to deal with a lot. They literally lost one of my forms nine times. I finally said "hey, look, I don't want my social security and income tax forms floating around all over the place, get this right or forget it." And trying to get someone to call back or respond in e-mail can be like pulling teeth sometimes.
That aside, the classes are odd because I wasn't sure if I was being judge on a) my work, b) improving my work over time or c) up against the fact that I work in comics and there was some expectation I was meant to hit for that fact. Also, I guess they make anyone take drawing and design, so even kids who can't draw a stick figure and are there for lighting design or sound setup had to take these courses. There was this huge gap in skill that was awkward at times. I never knew if I should just take the easy road in posting crits and say "oh this is coming along nicely," just to get credit for logging in, or if I should actually say "hey, that's leaning and I think this is why...." because even worded well and required some people can't handle it.
I think (or at least hope) it will be a different experience in person. I've never actually drawn in front of someone so that in itself will be a new experience. And slowly I am getting away from a digital mentality (i.e. "oh, damn that was too harsh a line, ctrl+z" or "I can just play with the levels on this later"). But yeah, that's my thoughts so far.
And as you can see from the lack of posts, between coursework and coloring books (I almost died during the midterms just because every course had a project due the exact same time I had 20 pages to rush on), I keep a bit busy, but I'm on break now, and it seems relaxing to just be doing three books at once. haha.
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Re: My SCAD homework

Postby chrisc » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:11 pm

Sorry to hear about all the difficulties you've encountered at SCAD. Hopefully things will pick up as you go further in the program. Working in traditional media instead of digital does take some extra discipline. Good luck!
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Re: My SCAD homework

Postby Ryan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:10 pm

From a traditional drawing class perspective, I know my professor would have gotten all over me for using such a heavy contour on all the objects in a charcoal drawing. I would practice chiaroscuro, and then stylistically bring in more linear contour if you want after getting a better grasp of that.

If you already have a BFA, maybe you're sick of chiaroscuro and want to push the linear form. I would still bring in more dark/light contrast. Charcoal is great for creating a lovely, velvety black. Really grind it in to the paper to get the most of your darks.

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