Today I last-minute printed my portfolio stuff for Jaime’s class. I took longer than anticipated to leave the house thanks to being distracted by Mad Men.
There was a tiny complication at the print shop due to language barriers but things worked out. I accidentally printed the postcard mailer too big because I forgot to double check the template I made, but it looks alright anyways. The prints aren’t the best quality and my colors shifted some but altogether, the work looks pretty good.
I feel a bit narcissistic with having my face all over my stuff and it’s strange to present my work under such a coherent brand. The complete package consists of the printed portfolio in this black velcro box, an oversized postcard mailer, an envelope containing mini prints, stickers and a business card, and a leave behind novelty package containing 3 buttons and some more stickers. Despite the print quality, I’m happy overall.
This is Dorothy, my wooden toy for a class project mentored by artists Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura. We were given a balsa block, a wooden dowel, and a small wooden cabinet knob to use as ingredients in a wooden toy. The only constraints were that we use all three pieces in some way and that we not back away from using powertools.
I had assistance with cutting the knob and the dowel, but I carved and sanded the main block. Dorothy was painted with acrylics over the course of a few sittings until a sufficient coat had built up for more paint to adhere to. I had trouble with the first few coats as the wood was holding onto the moisture and drying very slowly.
New logo for the ARC at SFU Burnaby. Their old logo was pretty dated.
The ARC focuses primarily on tabletop games and videogames and no longer caters to anime and cosplayers. Contrary to popular belief, the ARC is not an LSD club- the name was chosen in the 70s (?) when the club focused on D&D.