Thursday, March 29, 2012

032: Character Design 3

Xander Clinthorne and I have been working hard on our creatures. On Wednesday (03/28) we took them out of the kiln  and experimented with their finishes! OOoooo aren't they soooo cuuuuttte?! 

031: Alien(s)

Here is my work-in-progress from this Sunday's workshop with Michael Konas. Konas asked that we focus on a limited palette that allows for work to be more emotive and dramatic- this was a particular challenge for me (but fun!!!). I worked off a picture of my siblings. Good day! <3

Monday, March 26, 2012

030: Clinthorne Residency

Hello! I am reporting from Michigan- Clinthorne Residency! I have been collaborating with Alexander  Clinthorne (aka Xander) making imaginary inhabitants/mystical creatures. When I arrived in Michigan ~2 weeks ago, Alex was showing me some of the work that he was doing over the winter. To my surprise he had started a creature that was inspired by my character design! I am so honored! ;3 Since then we have worked together to create 4 creatures. Here are pictures from a few days ago of our creatures going into the oven! Very exciting!!!

I have also been learning from Susan Clinthorne, a very talented watercolor/pastel artist, who has been teaching me watercolor and pastel techniques. She is also teaching me a lot about the wildlife and plants that grow in the great lakes region. It has been so much fun!!
On Sunday, I was treated to a workshop by Michael Konas. I will post my work in progress soon!!!