Times Up (...almost)

The end of I.P. is near

Ashley is a 22-year-old A&D alum who is drawing her way through a post-grad life.

It's just about that time when I.P. projects are due.  You remember what I.P. is, don't you?  Okay, well it stands for 'Integrative Project, i.e. A&D seniors create their own year-long projects which they develop over time with the constant input of two professors and two grad students.  As the deadline quickly approaches, I've taken it upon myself to figure out what exactly is going on with my project...

I spent the majority of I.P. thinking that my drawings would lead up to another medium, like an animation or paintings.  However, once I realized that the timid, intimate nature of the drawings themselves have a strong relationship with the actual subject matter, I chose to stick with the series of drawings.  It's not settling with what I have, but rather re-working my situational drawings and really honing in on the mood and unspoken narrative of the character, Boxhead.

First Step: sketching out the gesture of the figure


Middle of the Road: a clean-cut style


Final Product: a rough-around-the-edges, lived-in drawing


Rinse and repeat for each drawing.  It's a time consuming process, but well worth it.


I love seeing these. So are you saying that the 'lived-in' drawing style is where you'll end up for the final ones?

Posted by Kath Weider-Roos on March 22, 2010

Oh, most definitely. I want to get away from the spotless, perfected drawing and instead draw in a style that has character itself. Much more interesting I think!

Posted by Ashley Elander on March 22, 2010





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