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Blart…

Blurry + Art = Blart.

 

“Seems like some kind of ride but it’s turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly.”

some kind of ride

Many thanks to Alanna, Alicia,  Pam, and Marcia for helping with my photo series project…

doormouse…

Random sketch of the day… Unfinished.

doormouse2.jpg

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stuff and things…

toucan

Colored pencil sketch, unfinished.

 

self portrait

Soft pastels on bristol. Self portriat. Not really sure if I like this yet.

random updates…

Just a few things I’m currently working on…self prtrait, ear.

(Yet another) Self portrait. This is in just the beginning stages. Yes, its a wonky cell phone picture again… My camera is busy with another project at the moment. (See below.) I thought I was going to try this in pastels, but somehow I just kept continuing on in pencil… We’ll see what happens, maybe I’ll try both.

This is going to be a series of water drop/splash photos… the set up was pretty tricky for this one. I ended up with a baking pan since none of my bowls were wide or deep enough for the lenses I have and I couldn’t get quite the right distance away. Seems the combo of this bread pan and my 55-200mm lens and a couple of clamp lights are doing the trick… but its tough to get that lens to move fast enough to catch the action.

sketches…

I need more sketches, and drawings in my portfolio, and my brain is all but fried lately.  So I’m leaving it up to all you people out there in the interwebz… tweet me, or post down below an idea you want to see, and I’ll post whatever I come up with here.

some recent drawings…

conceptual

Some more classwork. Not sure if I’m hitting the mark with these, but still need some more photos so maybe the next batch will produce something a little better…

I don’t think this is some of my strongest work to date, but they are kind of interesting…

phone-keh

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More in my Flickr photostream.

 

 

Red, FTW!

So I’m taking Intro to Digital Photography this semester! (Yay!) We got our first project this week, Color Theory. The basic idea is to choose a color, and shoot images using that color as a theme, in analogous, monochromatic, and complimentary color schemes. I chose red. so far, I already have a few that I’m kinda liking, but I need to have about 30 or so photos for the class, so since  I’m going on a trip into Manhattan this weekend with a friend, I’m hoping take a few more photos there…

Here’s one of my favorites so far. Its kinda cheeky, and that’s why I like it. 🙂

umbrella and rainboots

Yep.. those are my knees.

More to come! 🙂

A new friend.


A new friend

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

Meet Anscoflex. It kinda reminds me of a vintage refrigerator when the front shutter is down. It’s green, a little quirky, and smells like an old man’s closet. But I kinda like it. From what I’ve been able to find about it online, it was designed by the same man -Raymond Loewy- who designed the Studebaker Starliner Coupé, and the Shell logo among many, many other things. He was considered one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.

I acquired this little camera recently. It was being thrown away, and I was able to rescue it. I’m not completely sure if it works yet, but I’m hoping that I can clean it up a bit and fix the shutter, which seems to be sticking. Anyone who has any ideas or tips on how to fix it please leave me a comment. It would be greatly appreciated. This will be my very first attempt at trying to restore anything so…. with any luck, maybe you’ll see a few photos taken with this little camera soon.

Illustrator Tree [WIP]


Illustrator Tree [WIP]

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

More progress…. its getting there, slowly.I still think the main tree looks more like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree than the tree in the original photo. And I added some random trees to the background that aren’t really in the original photo as well, bit the pine trees are rather difficult to recreate, so I placed in some oak-y looking ones instead.

I can’t even tell you how many hours I’ve been working on this. I’ve lost count, but its getting up there in the high single digits at this point.

The picture I used for reference is Gele by =jjuuhhaa on deviantArt
http://jjuuhhaa.deviantart.com/art/Gele-49314349

he’s also on Flickr. Stop by and say hello!
www.flickr.com/photos/juhamkinnunen/

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

an outtake from my photoshoot for my Photoshop class. We need to clone ourselves in an image using Photoshop. I don’t know if any of what I took will work for my project, they’re a bit grainy as the lighting wasn’t so great, and many pics are a bit blurry from movement.  But it was fun taking the shots…