Whoa what a crazy two weeks it’s been!

Last Monday was the beginning of our second project in my art foundation course. The project was called “Untitled” and we were given a blurb from an unknown book. We weren’t allowed to know what our book was until the end of the week, and we had to create a couple pieces of work based on the blurb itself using methods like mono printing and collage.

It was a pretty hefty week towards the end, and I wasn’t very confident with the work I was creating. I was under the assumption that my book was about alchemy because it was so cryptic. In the end my tutor Alistair revealed to the class their book titles and I was given the title “Perfume” I still had no clue, but some sections of the blurb all of a sudden made sense to me.

(Here’s the wiki page if you’re interested in a quick summary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume_(novel) It sounds like a good read!)

So I read a quick summary of Perfume on the internet and I was met with a very grim tale, I was very startled towards the end of it. We then had to create another book cover to represent the book properly this time, with only primary sources (I’ll post that stuff later!). Again, it was a tricky task for me as I wasn’t really feeling it with the book.

For our last piece, each student was then asked to create a piece that revolved around their intended specialism, mine was a sort of cartoon/character design thing, so I quickly developed the main character (Jean Grenouille) using Indian ink to create silhouettes and then sketched cleaner versions out. I didn’t really like them tough, they weren’t too expressive of the character and he looked quite boring. so tonight I was really stuck on how to draw him and still create a sinister atmosphere to describe him. I was insipred by a particular piece that I remembered from Bioshock Infinite: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130405115816/bioshock/images/3/3c/BookEliz.jpg

And then I did this, depicting Jean smothering one of his many victims!

References:

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/099/8/e/brick_texture___12_by_agf81-d3dkf1z.jpg

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8468/8412593994_329d07e135_m.jpg

So yeah, busy two weeks. And another busy two weeks before that! ( @nolanthebiggestnerd I’m so sorry I will get your commission done at somepoint)

About 20 hours work for my art foundation sketch book. These are very rough, there are panels there that I didn’t use in the end. Here’s the context:

Comic 1: Fischl and Weiss 

http://fischli-weiss.com/

Comic 2: Ai Wei Wei

http://arrestedmotion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG_2667.jpg

http://api.ning.com/files/1XPWO4mTHJCf3gkJGt84j6PKnssQufwA—Yi5YqCeGjPm6XglDNGRTYmisdTKeRgarG*WXQk32RhPjZcUtVTJ0uwm*Xj7kYB/aiweiweistacked1.jpeg

Comic 3: Christian Boltanski

http://www.scaithebathhouse.com/data/artists/assets_c/2010/10/christian_boltanski_01-thumb-728xauto-880.jpg

THERE YOU GO GUYS EDUCATE YOURSELVES ON THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE INSTEAD OF DUMB OLD COMICS.

"The Art Critic" 
A piece for my Art Foundation sketch book. I’m reviewing installation art and acting like a dickhead so I drew this character to go with it.
This took a while. It’s my first caricature, and I’m really proud of the result, I shall be doing more in the future.
My main inspiration, and the person you should all flock to see is Will Terrell: http://willterrell.com/ Go to portfolio and then “Cafe Sketches” but feel free to look around. He also has a youtube tutorial channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPBOQlEtTmzhzuKfznxEIA av’ a look at that.
Anyway, sorry for the late update, but here’s something for y’all. 

"The Art Critic" 

A piece for my Art Foundation sketch book. I’m reviewing installation art and acting like a dickhead so I drew this character to go with it.

This took a while. It’s my first caricature, and I’m really proud of the result, I shall be doing more in the future.

My main inspiration, and the person you should all flock to see is Will Terrell: http://willterrell.com/ Go to portfolio and then “Cafe Sketches” but feel free to look around. He also has a youtube tutorial channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPBOQlEtTmzhzuKfznxEIA av’ a look at that.

Anyway, sorry for the late update, but here’s something for y’all. 

Another attempt at Big Boss with brush tips! So much happier with this one. Again I used the box art as reference because I’m a scrub.

Anyone wanna buy it? Email: dominicknappercommissions@gmail.com

(He’s still damn hot.)

Reference:
MGS3: Snake Eater (box art)

This was a piece I started early in the summer. It’s been sitting in my folder bothering me for a while, so I tried to finish it before midnight and this was the result. 

I like sort of like the roughness of it. A bit too much green though, still in all I think it turned out alright.