Thursday, May 22, 2008

Collaboration, Computers, and Culture

It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog here, so I've got a couple of different things I've done lately that I haven't yet shared.This first one is actually a collaboration between Hannah and I. And yes, those are Digimon. We're geeks like that. First, she drew herself with traditional media on the right, then she scanned it and emailed it to me. Then I went in and digitally added myself on the left side with Photoshop.

This is Croc, the hero of an old video game called "Croc: Legend of the Gobbos." I recently downloaded this game and started playing it on my computer. Naturally, I remembered why I liked it so much, so I decided to draw a picture about it. So here's Croc with the king of the Gobbos.

This is my contribution to the Anthro Sketch Exchange for the month of May. I got assigned this adorable bunny character, NQN. She was a lot of fun to draw, especially after drawing rabbits at the Bean Museum to better familiarize myself with what they really look like.

And this is indirectly for American Heritage, you could say. See, I have to do ten hours of service in the community for American Heritage, so Stephanie, Pando, and I have volunteered to work two hours a week at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures just south of campus. By a stroke of good fortune, I got set up doing design work for the advertising department. So I've been designing the new poster for the museum. I painted this picture in Photoshop to go at the bottom of the poster; hopefully it will be a good eye-catcher. It's one of the "Kachina dolls" they have on display right now.

So that's what I've been doing lately, as far as art goes. Other than this stuff, I've just been working on another animation for Kelly's red-head movie. I'll have to figure out how to post some animations here later. But this is all for now. :)


Rachel Bingham said...

I love the picture of you and Hannah...she is a pretty good artist too. And I loved that she sent it to you and you both drew on it. I also looked at your poster link. That is cool Chelsea. Who designed the rest of the poster?

Chelsea Stebar said...

I designed the rest of the poster too.

Rachel Bingham said...

Chelsea, I just noticed something else about the picture of you and Hannah, and in keeping with the tradition of being one of your mom's sisters, it made me cry...In that drawing of you and Hannah, you have drawn yourself with such an aire of confidence and self assurance. You almost look like a super hero. I can tell that BYU has been a good experience for you and you have grown so much in your artistic abilites and in the knowledge of how amazing and talented, intelligent and strong you really are. It is quite a change from some of the earlier drawings of yourself. You are a beautiful, amazing, and powerful girl! I am so proud of you! ANd I know your parents are too!

Wendy said...

Hi Chelso,

Has the museum started using the poster or the image on their website?