Some of you may have heard of it and perhaps even used it. Lynda.com is a online service on which you can learn computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, and more. It’s a really good resource when you’re stuck on a problem or if you just want to learn more about the program you want. You normally would have to pay for it but LCAD has an account that allows any LCAD student to access it with no charge. To access this service before, you would have to... View Article
woah. new year passed. new semester began. i havent written for two weeks, sorry. its been hectic. This semester begins the bulk of my illustration work. I’m taking a bit more courses than usual, so please excuse my lagging in updating this blog. i will do my very best to keep up to date. Okay. So week one ended and we’re halfway into week two. I’m enrolled in a course called “illustrative painting” with Luc Desmarchelier. So far weve been assigned a Norman Rockwell themed emulation.... View Article
After spending half of my life on the internet and the first 3 years of my adult life in art school, I’ve found myself with a very heavy collection of images. While some of my image collecting is done by taking photos on my phone, others have been attained by making screen captures of phone/computer glitches and photographing television screens (I am going to forego with these, personal, images and disregard any collected images that I have not created myself). Sometimes I find compositional elements in things that exist as... View Article
Hi guys, it’s time for my first blog entry! As you probably already know that my name is David. I am a second semester Game Art freshman with concept art focus at Laguna College of Art & Design. I will try to keep this blog packed with interesting information, inspiration and art. For this first post I will just stick to a short overview of who I am, why I am here and some of my personal art. In the future I am going to blog about my life in... View Article
It’s been a long time coming but I finally got an iPhone. For years I envied my friends who had them. I got the taste of the good life and I can’t go back. One of the best things about it is how productive it can be…but the opposite is just as possible. But lets look at one app that has got me excited about school and being productive. Also I am sorry that this is only relevant to those with iPhones (sorry Dan, one day buddy). HQ: To Do... View Article
It was a good break and now I am ready to get busy with design at LCAD. This is my last year at LCAD and it’s starting to feel strange already. You start to think about the future more than ever, such as where you’ll be living, what job you’re gonna have (if you can land it), what you owe, etc. While all that is simmering in the back of my brain I am faced with current situations such as finding roommates, money, money, internships, money, and class schedules. Speaking... View Article
I am back from my hiatus from the blog and I have a great many things to share. 2011 ended and 2012 has been welcomed by my wide open arms. I have been on adventures, seen museums and galleries, and enjoyed more than any 21-year-old girl’s fair share of bacon cheeseburgers. Mainly, I decided to end my hiatus today after thinking long and hard about my note-taking behaviors last night. I am prone to taking short fragmented notes on my iPhone, written on the backs of receipts, and in the margins of... View Article
We are very happy to present the art of CHRIS SANDERS at LCAD from January 26-February 13. If you attend LCAD, this is a great opportunity to start preparing yourself for his upcoming guest lecture as well and start writing some questions you have down. Chris is probably most well-known for the film Lilo and Stitch, which was based on an idea by him as well as conceived in his very unique and appealing style.
Tara Norwood and I have been leading a weekly plein air workshop for LCAD students and local painters. It has been such a treat to explore the scenery around Laguna Beach and capture it in paint. So far we have hit up the canyon, Heisler Park, and Crescent Bay point park.