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Before & After Drawings

 

The drawings below were produced by students of mine in my Intro to Animation / Illustration classes at San Jose State University.   Both drawings are self-portraits in charcoal, (with a couple exceptions) and were completed three months apart.

Students complete the first drawing over the first weekend of the semester.  The drawings are collected at our next class, and I hold on to them until the last week of the semester when the final self-portraits are due.  The final projects are "conceptual" self-portraits, that are supposed to communicate some primary aspect of their character through the image itself, or through the process with which the image was made.

 

On the last critique day, as students come in to hang their final piece, I hand them their first drawing to hang up next to it.  It's one of the most rewarding days of the semester as the students have truly forgotten what their first drawing looked like, and how far they've come.

Of all the thrills I've had professionally, seeing these drawings, and seeing the students develop so much over the course of the semester is without a doubt, one of the most rewarding experiences I've been a part of.  While these pairs are especially dramatic examples, the typical student makes similar gains over the course of the class.

 


 

Jean Chan
September 2003     December 2003

Lisa Larson
September 2003     December 2003

Paul Nelson
September 2003     December 2003

 

Tom Doerr
February 2003     May 2003

 

Zachary Knoles
September 2002     December 2002

 

Johanna Enriquez
September 2002     December 2002

 

Audrey Lee
September 2002     December 2002

 

Jason Chen
February 2002     May 2002

 

Peter Gikandi
September 2001     December 2001

 

Ruben Duran
September 2001     December 2001

 

Yuchin Teng
September 2001     December 2001

 

Ashley Harris
February 2002     May 2002

 

stern1_ic.JPG (3585 bytes) stern2_ic.JPG (9338 bytes)

Margie Stern
February 1999     May 1999

 

guiterrez1_ic.JPG (4017 bytes) guiterrez2_ic.JPG (7462 bytes)

Jose Gutierrez
February 1999     May 1999

ameling1_ic.JPG (4962 bytes) ameling2_ic.JPG (8325 bytes)

Ian Ameling
February 1999     May 1999

cerda1_ic.JPG (4579 bytes) cerda2_ic.JPG (7998 bytes)

Renee Cerda
February 1999     May 1999

fix1_ic.JPG (6214 bytes) fix2_ic.JPG (9549 bytes)

Colin Fix
February 1999     May 1999

 

gonsalves1_ic.JPG (5288 bytes) gonsalves2_ic.JPG (5256 bytes)

Carole Gonsalves
February 1999     May 1999

fong1_ic.JPG (3352 bytes) fong2_ic.JPG (4437 bytes)

Theresa Fong
February 1999     May 1999

lo1_ic.JPG (5313 bytes) lo2_ic.JPG (5553 bytes)

May Lo
February 1999     May 1999

yomano1_ic.JPG (4466 bytes) yomano2_ic.JPG (6327 bytes)

Yukari Yamano
September 1998     December 1998

 

ic_castellanos1.JPG (5425 bytes) ic_castellanos2.JPG (5001 bytes)

Armando Castellanos
February 1998     May 1998

pinedo1_ic.JPG (5377 bytes) pinedo2_ic.JPG (5916 bytes)

Patty Pinedo
February 1998     May 1998

park1_ic.JPG (3996 bytes) park2_ic.JPG (6943 bytes)

Kwang Park
September 1998     December 1998