Looking back at my work from first semester of last year, my first thought is amazement that so much of this stuff that I was totally satisfied with just a year ago now looks like complete shit to me. I guess that's a good thing. My second thought is how on earth did my teachers let me turn in these crappy phone-camera pictures of my assignments? Below are some of the less-shitty, less poorly recorded pieces from my first semester at Ringling. (P.S. I'm not trying to hide my Perspective work. I just wasn't being forced to catalog everything digitally for that class, so I don't have any pictures of it.)
I don't remember being particularly enthralled with this one when I made it, but it stuck out to me while I was looking through all the stuff. I like how the fact that the last drawing is unfinished almost works with the rest of the drawings. It gives it a sort of transcendental feeling.
This is probably still one of my best figure drawings, or at least one of my favorites. I remember that I loved drawing this model, because he was so skinny that you could see his whole damn skeleton, but he somehow still had enough fat and muscle to give the drawing interesting curves.
I got some bizarre work out of myself for 2D Design and I'm not entirely sure why. I've never painted this way before or since. Every time I look at these I feel like they shouldn't work: they're too busy, too colorful and kind of childishly executed. But I still like them.