Thursday, August 8, 2013

Roots: Freshman Year in Review

If anyone reading this is a fellow student or a teacher, thanks for all the help. Can't wait to see you back on campus.

1. Drawing I [Kaplan] & Drawing II [Board]

2. 3D Design [Williams]

3. Figure Drawing II [Betz]

4. Digital Paint & Sketch Club [Bidinger, Maury]

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sketchpedition: Colorado/New Mexico 2013

Nature is good. 

Saw a young black bear close by on a slope.
They say a canine's sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000 times more sensitive than that of a human, and a bear's sense of smell is about 7 times as sensitive as that of a canine.

Some towns seemed like only 3 people were keeping them alive.

Boarded-up windows, collapsed roofs, bathtubs, rusty tractors, play sets...

Santa Fe is adobe.
The surrounding desert smells great after a storm.

Turkey Creek Trail, Weminuche Wilderness, CO:

The trail snakes across a valley until it hits Turkey Creek Lake at about 11,300 feet.

Animal Sightings:

  1. Mule Deer: Bucks & does: 7+
  2. Elk: Female: 1
  3. Moose: Female: 1
  4. Black Bear: Young, 4'-7' long: 1
  5. Coyotes: Multiple howls: ?
  6. Pika: 5+
  7. Marmot: 1
  8. Squirrels: 5,000,000!
  9. Chipmunks: 5,000,000+
  10. Grouse: 10+
  11. Humans: 7 (2 groups)
Legend Spotlight:

Brian Konietzko's Photography:
He is the co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Many of the background designs from these two series are inspired by his expeditions around the globe.
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