Hi, my name is Brandon Iturralde, this is my art portfolio from Art III until Art IV. It goes in order from bottom top, so if you want to explore the portfolio chronologically, scroll down to the very bottom!
I also made three drawings based on cartoons I created last year. Isac's Dream Team Adventures, Peppy To The Rescue, and The Two Wanderers. Each of them will have an upcoming cartoon based on them in the future. These act like sneak previews in a way. I wanted to see how these characters would look with extra details, like shading and metallic coloring. It's important to note, when animating, the detailing is toned down a bit to better pace myself
For my next project, I wanted to try a new art style, one that's more realistic but still cartoony. I figured I would also create a new character, because I didn't think my other characters would fit with the art style. This was also my first time making art with a different program, which is more easier to work with. I was able to apply shading and more detailed backgrounds. Drawing with the tablet felt much more comfortable too.
I decided for my second project, I want to make a collage with almost all the cartoon characters I made in high school. These characters will make appearances in future animations and projects. In the planning page, Isac, Barri, and Benny and a few others from Isac's Dream Team Adventures are included. The Two Wanderers are in here. Peppy and the hamster from Peppy's Journey make an appearance. I also included characters from a planned cartoon called Top Score, as well as few extra cartoon characters I created.
I then drew the characters in adobe animate. Being honest, I'm not a fan of drawing with a tablet, it makes it much harder when you can't see where your hand is. So it was a rather painful experience. But it is cool to see my characters in color, including characters I made when I was little, but never colored, because I always drew with pencil on paper, and only colored with shading.
Here are few more versions I did with a bit of filter editing.
Another project I worked on while filming with Edwin. I took a lot of pictures while I was there. I made sure I was able to capture as much as possible. The lake, followed by the trees far away, the sky, and and bridge. Edwin is also in the photo as he tries to capture the beauty of exploration.
I'm gonna try to make poster in celebration of graduation day. As a special treatment, I'm using a new art style, which is a blend between my freshman and junior year art styles. I also want to include as many friends as possible, so drawing them all in cartoon form, and I'm going to include a lot of stuff in the background, all being memorable pieces from when I was young, up until me being 18. I feel this project is going to reflect on how much I've come along in the past 18 years. All the memories, the friends I've made and family, who have sticked me. I want to have it shown off on Graduation Day.
The name is Brandon Iturralde, and I'm in Art III Honors. This year of art taught me to be more responsible, and hard work pays off in the end.
My first project is a giant robot made of clay. I tried to make him look like he's getting ready to fly in the air. He's using the clouds to help him stand. He has cat ears and sharp spikes for hands. His colors are blue with black, he is also as big a mountain.
Creating the robot was quite an experience, I learned the struggles of putting clay parts together. Scoring and slipping was top priority, otherwise they would fall apart in the kiln. I placed him on a cup to hold him in place. I started off with a small model version first, to get an idea of how I wanted to shape him.
I was inspired by Arlene Shechet from Art 21, because of how creative she can be when it comes to clay sculpture. Her work is very wonderful, and each of her pieces seems to tell of story. She must be a natural at clay from doing it for many years.
Arlene Shechet was in 1951 in New York City. She was always interested in how things were made. She would always take advantage of each material she could with. She is well known for clay sculpting and 3D sculpting in general. Arlene Shechet received a BA from New York University, and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a lot of her work has been displayed around many colleges.