Friday, August 25, 2006

cello, finish

here is my final cello piece. Sterling gave it his blessing (on the Illustration Academy forum) so I feel good about it!

What's up with you guys? It's been quiet. I feel like a blog hog. Heather, have you started school? How are the self portraits coming along? I just started sketches on mine today... it's going to be sterling & andrea-esque. i will probably post my sketch before i proceed to final.

I miss you guys! I hope everyone is happy!


Blogger chris ewald said...

sterling was probably right. i dont have any complaints. i think it is a very fine piece. that cello looks hard. about his lack of eyes is there any particular reason for that? not saying i dont like it but just wondering.good job.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Fox said...

Hey cat! It looks great! The cello woodgrain texture and everything look great. All of the shapes fit together beautifully!
Sorry I haven't written on the blog in a while....I was over half-finished with my portrait than I screwed it up and had to start all over. :( So I'm stressing about finishing it now.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

thanks for the kind words :)

He doesn't have eyes cause when I drew them in there it took away from the mood somehow... I wasn't tryingn to be totally realistic and I liked the way it looked without them. But it has no conceptual meaning. Maybe I could make something up. I could say my dad's blind and he FEELS the cello while he plays it.

and sarah, on one hand I want to say "don't stress," but on the other hand, I'm glad that having assignments and a deadline is encouraging you to work! And I'm writing this after you already posted your near-finished piece which is amazing. I had to start the cello piece over from scratch - it's annoying but so worth it sometimes!

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Deborah said...

I LOVE this cello, Cat! That wood grain is beautiful, and the highlights strike me as perfect! I love the juxtaposition between a beautifully rendered cello and the more abstract person. I love the fact that the shape created between the arm and the background mirror the shape of the top of the cello. It just really draws me in. Great job!

12:09 PM  

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