Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Curse of Acrylics

I've always liked the more technical classes at OCAD. I get incredibly bored sometimes, and the dust in the 6th floor drawing labs always makes my allergies go haywire, but I feel like they're the classes where I progress the farthest. My bias probably stems from the fact that I'm kind of OCD when it comes to technical stuff, but that's a story for another time.

I had Terry Schoffer as a prof for both semesters this year: he's a great teacher, really laid back. I did much better for the first semester than I did for the second, but second semester was when we got our first introductory class to Illustrative Drawing and Painting, so I ended up cursing acrylics to hell and back.

We didn't have that many projects for Illustrative Drawing and Painting. Terry's always been really reasonable with the projects and deadlines that he hands out, and he makes sure we figure out the basics before moving on. As such, we only had five projects in total: four painting studies, and a final portrait.


Three of my four painting studies. For the life of me I can't remember where I placed the fourth, but if I find it eventually, I'll put it up. All three were done with regular acrylics.

My final project for the class. We had to do a portrait of ourselves in historical garb from a certain time period. I enjoyed this project wayyyyyyy more than the studies, simply for the fact that I changed paints.

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