Sunday, December 20, 2009

Art and Science of Color: Final Portfolio

So here's the other shooting class I had this semester. I enjoyed this class quite a bit just because it did push me to my more conceptual side. I worked in series, and came up with some fairly decent work (i hope).

So, here's some of my better work in chronological order.

Selby Gardens

Color is the Subject

Open Assignment (This was originally for Psychological Portraits, but apparently they didn't count as such. As you can see, I ended up running with the idea anyway for the re-shoot for the assignment).

Psychological Portraits

Isolated Color


Will be adding more work soon, I really liked a lot of it, and since it is in series some of it might make more sense.

Also, at this time I'd like to give a huge thank you to Adam, Josh, Matt, Nicole, and Sam (all pictured above) for all the help with these assignments this past semester. Thank you for volunteering your time, your homes, and sometimes your vehicles :P.

All work © David Velasco 2009, Please don't borrow or display my work without my permission, and please don't steal my work.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Studio Lighting: Final Portfolio

So it's turned in, and I assume it's graded by now. I don't get my prints back until next semester, but I do feel safe posting these now (with watermarks as usual). Here's my 6 final images for my studio lighting Final.

Artist Statement:
My work is a series of still life photographs showcasing mundane objects forming architectural-like design with red strings. The work deals with creating dynamism in normally very still objects and the elements o a technical perspective drawing brought into a three-dimensional setting. By bringing these everyday objects into the spotlight, it takes them out of the thrift stores and closets, and into a plain unavoidable view.

The majority of the objects were purchased at a local second hand store. I ended up leaning towards items used for storage in some sense. These items ranged from suitcases and baskets to dish and spice racks. In order to further distance the items form any usage by their original owners, the objects were photographed without any people or human interaction. My final pieces showcase a combination of my passions for still life and perspective drawing.

All works ©David Velasco 2009, please don't steal or re-post my images without my permission. Actually, there's no way I'm giving you permission to steal my images, so just don't do that at all.


Monday, November 30, 2009


This is what my night has become. Trying to reason with a printer that I have a love/hate relationship with. Final Portfolio is hell, but I'm happy with how my work is turning out.

I will be posting my final portfolios for my Studio Lighting class and my Art and Sci. of Color class within the next couple of weeks. Please check back for these images soon!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Digital Paint Smears

So I did this little piece a couple of weeks ago, and I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out for what it's worth. I don't do a whole lot of digital painting, and this time I think I actually got the hang of it. This is Adam (as if it isn't already obvious)

Ermagwawd, I wish the interwebs could handle Adobe RGB 1998. Enlarging might show true colors...?

In any case, this may not look like much, but it will look a lot better when you look at my original sketchup for this painting when I started.


Right, well new stuff will be up soonish.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Studio Lighting: Midterm Update

Now that I have the grades back on my midterm work, here's my Studio lighting work. In order of appearance: Still Life, Portraits (Short and Rembrandt are shown here), Food

All works shot in studio with a Canon 5D or 30D (mostly with the 5D)

Models (In order of appearance): Nicole, Ally, Josh

All works © David Velasco 2009. Please don't steal, copy, or post anywhere else without my permission.


Creative Geometry - Fractal Trees

These be trees. And Fractals. AT THE SAME TIME.

16" x 20", Acrylic on canvas

I should prolly take another slide of this at some point...

Anyway...yeah. More Creative Geometry to come in the near future, will post photo works soon since midterm grades are in and all that jazz :D

Also, interwebs fail with the desaturation :(

All works © David Velasc0 2009. Please don't steal, copy, or post my work anywhere else without my permission.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Creative Geometry - Golden Proportion and 4th Dimension

Hey there!

Sorry for the lack of updates over summer (and the lack of work for that matter). I did have one other piece I worked on over the summer, and that will show up here over the winter when I go back and get a chance to shoot it. Unfortunately my life was temporarily taken over by working in a Neurobiology lab while I was back in IL. I've since made my return to Sarasota, and I'm well into the swing of classes. I'll be posting my Studio lighting and Art and Sci. of Color work soon, along with some of my other randomness. For now, you get my paintings for my math class :P

Let me explain this now: Creative Geometry is not really a regular math class. The way the class works is as such: we do paperwork type stuff in class. Y'know, packets all that jazz.

Now, outside of class we have projects to work on, in any medium that we wish to work in. I chose to go with painting exclusively for now. I need to keep up with it somehow, and it helps to have a little outlet in a liberal arts while I wait to start my overload elective next semester :D But yeah, keeps me fresh and lets me do something other than photography.

So, here's Golden Proportion (the magical proportion that shows its head all over the place)

15" x 30", gesso transferred laser paper on canvas, acrylic over top. Surprisingly, the colors aren't too far off of how they do normally. I need to fix it up and re-shoot it anyway. :/

And here's 4th dimension, where time is being shown as the 4th dimension

16" x 20", acrylic on canvas

All work ©David Velasco 2009
That means don't steal my work, don't use my work, and don't post it anywhere else without my explicit permission please.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Evanston Shoot - June

These are a few select shots from my recent shoot in Evanston (Monday?)

This was outside an abandoned house. Found this while walking through an alleyway with Nick.

Shot on Fuji Provia 100 120mm Film with a Mamiya C220

All works ©David Velasco 2009

Will post more work when I produce more :P


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Works: Start

This is the first of (hopefully) many summer works. I think this is what I'ma do with at least one of my off days, so here's the rundown:

Media: Oil Pastel on plywood.

Time spent: 2 1/2 Hours

So I may or may not go back and work on it a bit more...but I kinda like it the way it is in it's rough state. Plywood is fickle.

BTW, it isn't nearly as desaturated as it appears. Interwebs...p'shaw.

Umm...hopefully will have photos to post tomorrow. Getting film back. Also might work on a new piece, or might save my plywood for another day when this little "Ringling vs. Boredom" thing goes full swing.

In any case, expect something MAYBE tomorrow if I remember to scan.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Darkroom Photo Dump

This is a selection of my work from my Darkroom Final Portfolio from this past semester. These were 7 of the 12 pieces I turned in.

First four shot on a Mamiyaflex with Ilford HP5+ 120 Film
Other three shot on a Mamiya C220 with Ilford HP5+ 120 Film
All printed approx 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" on Ilford Multigrade IV Pearl

All works © David Velasco 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Image and Color: Art Dump

Cross posted from the website we had to make for Image and Color. Various assignments that I'm really pleased with:

First Project:

Oil Pastel on Drawing Pad

Birds (2 of 8):

Ink on Bristol

Copic Marker on Bristol

Pictorial Perspective (2 of 3):

Oil Pastel on Drawing Pad

Square Progressions (3 of 4):

Oil Pastel on Drawing Pad

A couple more art dumps to come, keep watching for more work!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sequential: Art Dump

Time for an art dump, yeah?

In order:

Neutral Sequence:

Board Game:


PSA Posters:

Whew. That was a lot.

Ok. That's all for now, will make more art dumps soon.