Senior Portfolio: Artist Statement: Final-Draft

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Elisabeth Roscoe

12/14/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

 

Artist/Personal Statement: Final-Draft:

 

I’ve always found myself imagining things when I was younger, and always found it easier to visually demonstrate an action as a learning process. I think all children found it better to learn from seeing without realizing it, after all that’s how cartoons and comic books were popularized to begin with. But as a kid, when I was growing up, we had a lot of video cassette tapes and I would watch movies and shows over and over again since we didn’t have cable (we had only 13 stations to watch shows on at the time before Dish showed up). At the time I never really connected that cartoons were drawings that someone else created, I know that movies were technically ‘made’ but I didn’t know the inner workings on how it was made. That was until I got a hold of two video tapes, the “snow white and the seven dwarfs” movie & the “Labyrinth” movie with David Bowie. Both movies had special features on the tape showing the behind the scenes elements on making their films, like the costume designs, the storyboards, etc. and essentially my child mind put two and two together, mostly because they visually showed clips and scenes of people putting stuff together and showing how the ‘magic’ worked in making their movies and cartoons. That put the idea that I could create characters and stories with my imagination just by constructing off of an idea, as well as physically making it.

I had already had a habit of drawing for fun or so that my parents can get a break from me running around the house, but it wasn’t just that I started drawing and doodling out of not just fun, but out of boredom. Drawing also helped me sometimes out of necessity because it was part of an assignment or I couldn’t understand something so I had to draw it out. It was mostly the only thing I found myself doing to keep me busy since I kept things to myself a lot back then. As I slowly started getting a bit older, I found myself opening up to different art styles, mostly to anime since most children’s cartoons at the time started to air dubbed Japanese cartoons. My oldest sister was familiar with the anime culture as well, and even bought some of the more adult anime videos that were coming out at the time as well. She was a very good artist as well, and she even drew in her own style; with aspects that were anime-ish to them which might explain a lot of how I was influenced. She would let me watch her draw and would also let me watch anime with her in her room from time to time to which drawing drew on me immensely. She stopped a few years after but that didn’t stop me from learning how to draw. I had too many ideas in mind and I was not going to let them go to waste.

I always liked drawing out characters that had more than one set of clothes to them to design or drawing a landscape that had more than one level to them, I’ve especially liked adding detail to objects and constructing concept ideas. I’d find myself at a state of mind that I would be both frustrating yet comfortable peace, it’s very therapeutic. It lets me explore and stretch out my brain muscles in solving problems that I couldn’t figure out at first before, thus becoming a mechanic that I learned to process my way of thinking, and it helps greatly. I’ve also learned through doing this how to lay out my concepts so that way people who don’t know how to draw or visually decipher details can understand a layout of an idea I’ve draw out. Which is also why I’ve decided to start speed painting, especially since people seem to like watching me draw so much after a while, and hopefully they’ll learn how to draw from it as well

Senior Portfolio: Artist Statement, First-Draft

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Elisabeth Roscoe

12/6/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

 

Artist/Personal Statement: First-Draft:

 

Ok! So you’ve made a lot of work by now and it’s time to sit back and consider what it all means!

Does it stand up to your initial thesis? What is it about? Who is it for? What’s your message?

You’ll make a first and second (and maybe even more) drafts of your Artist Statement to share with the class as well as submit on your course site page.

 

I’ve always found myself imagining things when I was younger, and always found it easier to visually demonstrate an action as a learning process. I think all children found it better to learn from seeing without realizing it, after all that’s how cartoons and comic books were popularized to begin with. But as a kid, when I was growing up, we had a lot of video cassette tapes and I would watch movies and shows over and over again since we didn’t have cable (we had only 13 stations to watch shows on at the time before Dish showed up). At the time I never really connected that cartoons were drawings that someone else created, I know that movies were technically ‘made’ but I didn’t know the inner workings on how it was made. That was until I got a hold of two video tapes, the “snow white and the seven dwarfs” movie & the “Labyrinth” movie with David Bowie. Both movies had special features on the tape showing the behind the scenes elements on making their films, like the costume designs, the storyboards, etc. and essentially my child mind put two and two together, mostly because they visually showed clips and scenes of people putting stuff together and showing how the ‘magic’ worked in making their movies and cartoons. That put the idea that I could create characters and stories with my imagination just by constructing off of an idea, as well as physically making it.

Like every kid at a young age we learned to draw for fun or so that our parents can get a break from us running around the house, but I started drawing and doodling out of not just fun, but out of boredom and sometimes out of necessity because it was part of an assignment or I couldn’t understand something so I had to draw it out. It was mostly the only thing I found myself doing to keep me busy since I kept things to myself a lot back then as well. As I slowly started getting a bit older, I found myself opening up to different art styles, mostly to anime since most children’s cartoons at the time started to air dubbed Japanese cartoons, but also my oldest sister was familiar with the culture as well, and even bought some of the more adult anime videos that were coming out at the time as well. It also helped that she drew very well, and even in her own style as well that had aspects that were anime-ish to them which might explain a lot of how I was influenced. She would let me watch her draw and would also let me watch her anime shows she bought as well, to which drawing drew on me immensely. She stopped a few years after but that didn’t stop me from learning how to draw. I had too many ideas in mind and I was not going to let them go to waste.

I always liked drawing out characters that had more than one set of clothes design or drawing a landscape that had more than one level to them, I’ve especially liked adding detail to objects and constructing concept ideas. I’d find myself at a state of mind that I would be both frustrating yet comfortable peace, it’s very therapeutic. It lets me explore and stretch out my brain muscles in solving problems that I couldn’t figure out at first before, and thus becoming a mechanic that I learned to process my way of thinking, and it helps greatly. I’ve also learned through doing this how to lay out my concepts so that way people who don’t know how to draw or visually decipher details can understand a layout of an idea I’ve draw out. Which is also why I’ve decided to start speed painting, especially since people seem to like watching me draw so much after a while, and hopefully they’ll learn how to draw from it as well.

Senior Portfolio: Contract, Revised

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– – -Commission Prices- – –

 

Character Proportions:

Headshot/Bust: $ 5

Half-body: $ 10

Full body: $ 15

Additional characters: $ 15 for every, and any extra character

Sketches drawn on paper & or digitally:  $ 15

Lineart: $ 15 (Digitally drawn only)

Lined & colored: $ 25

Lined, Colored & shaded: $ 35

((Anny additional background design will be an additional $5-25 depending on how detailed you would like the background will be))

Character creation/concept:

Sketched (Drawn on paper or digitally): $ 40

Lined: $ 60

Colored: $ 85

Illustration:

Sketch: $ 85

Colored: $ 100

Colored & shaded: $ 130

Poster:

Sketch: $ 150

Colored & shaded: $ 250

((In addition, all credit towards using this icon on any projects will be payed additionally as well as for how long you will be using this poster))

Logo design:

Sketched for concept: $ 250

Sketched & colored: $ 400

((In addition, all credit towards using this icon on any projects will be payed additionally as well as for how long you will be using this logo))

Title Cards:

Sketched: $ 40

Sketched, Colored & lined: $ 50

With text is additional $ 60

((In addition, all credit towards using this icon on any projects will be payed additionally as well as for how long you will be using this/these title cards))

 

Speedpaints (recordings on any work that you pay me to show and post online for viewing): $ 50

Adding specific music songs: $20 to every song

Plugging to your website:  $5 to every website I plug

((Additional $20 to every hour I spend on drawing and editing the speedpaint together, you will also be linked to the video that will be posted on youtube as well as be sent the video if requested))

 

– – – Commission Outline – – –

 

Ordering:

Be sure that commissions are open and there are available slots, if you have no knowledge that commissions are available at the moment, ask.

Please reserve a spot on my commissions only if you can pay.

To make a valid order please do it through an email.

Information I will need:

– Your email address.

– Commission info (read below).

I will email you after I approve the form.

 

Commissioning:

Please be sure to add the following information when making your order:

 

Commission type (example: sketched, half body).

Short written description (characters look, personality, background, etc).

Reference pictures (please no more than 3; this are to have a better idea of what you want).

Extra specifications (position, expression, mood, color palette, etc).

I will only give each commissioner 2 chances of modification to their commission if what was asked was not met the first time. If both modifications were met and they still want changes, then another contract will be made.

 

Payment:

I only accept PayPal.

I accept two payment methods with PayPal:

Payment upfront: you pay the total payment before I start working. You will be a priority customer.

Half and half payment: you can pay upfront the first half of the total and the other half when the artwork is finished. You will receive your commission after total payment.

I will get started once I receive total or half payment. Your commission will take me up to a month to get done.

PayPal fees will be added to your commission total. You can calculate your orders fee here: PayPal Fee Calculator

After commission approval I will invoice you the payment via PayPal. Please don’t pay me until I have confirmed via email with you.

 

Types of orders you can make:

I will draw: Original Characters, Character Design, Fanart, Portraits (of you, a friend, family, pets, etc), Creatures, Animals, Furries or Anthros, Androids and other fantasy characters.

I won’t draw: Fetish (inflation, furrie fetish, extremely large breasts, hate art, feet related and other), Mechs, Hentai or Porn.

** Any characters, landscapes, and concepts that were not created by you will be crediting the artist who has the rights to the character (examples: Edward Elric from FullMetal Alchemist, etc) **

Other:

My commissions are digital only. You will receive a small and large format digital copy file via email.

While setting up contract, we will discuss the time limit of creating and producing your order.

You cannot reproduce or use in any way the commissions I draw for your profit. You can use them only for personal use (for example: profile pictures, icons or prints). If you are still looking to use the image for personal use, then we’ll negotiate the terms of the image privately for a price.

I will not reproduce or sell Original Characters commissions. However, I may use them to advertise my work. This would be for personal promotion only, not profit.

If you commission me to draw fanart I may use them for convention prints, unless stated otherwise.

I will submit a low resolution image of your commission to my gallery.

Do not upload my work to your gallery. You can featured it in your journal/vlog instead, or use it for a costume widget for your profile. Posting it in your gallery may appear as if you are the author of the piece.

If possible credit me, if you can link back to my Deviantart, Youtube account, or WordPress page even better! I would really appreciate it!

If you want a commission for commercial use, my commission prices in Deviantart would not be used to define my pay. Please contact me at roscoe.elisabeth@yahoo.com to discuss any commercial work.

 

 

-Each image will be labeled with my insignia hidden/embedded with every order for copyright infringement purposes.

-If the customer has breached the contract with providing payment, all production of their order will end and will not continue until payment is made or the order itself terminated.

-If the customer has breached the contract and has paid, all production of their order will end and will not continue. Reimbursement will not be included back to the customer. And order itself will be terminated.

-If the customer has breached the contract after order has been completed (violation of copyright law and or illegal distribution of the image) reimbursements will be given to the original creator as well as giving part of the profit that was gain through distributing and violating copyright rights.

-If the artist hired has breached the contract, reimbursements will be provided back to the customer.

-If both parties have breached the contract. The order of the customer will be terminated and a refund will be provided.

-If both parties can’t come to a contract agreement, negotiations will be provided for both parties to come to a substantial agreement through either more negotiations and or through mediation methods.

Senior Portfolio: Presentation Day, 2015

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12/8/2015

Senior Portfolios 2015 presentation day for Communications & new Media students to show off their work & hopefully get potentially respected by onlookers and future clients.

Not bad for my first try at showing off my work not just in drawing  by hand, but graphically and in the crafts field as well.

 

Well Roscoe, lets see what the future holds further down the artist path!

Senior Portfolio: Job or Transfer Application

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Option 1.

I was only able to find information and job openings for two opportunities instead of three. However there is more than one job opening for one of the links i will provide so bare with me please.

The Cartoon Network cover letter is for the the job opening of being a designer. http://jobsatturner.com/atlanta/design/jobid8425411-designer-cartoon-network-jobs

The Roosterteeth cover is for two job openings, one is for the position of being a Production Artist http://www.roosterteeth.com/about/career-position/28 , and the other is for the Composer http://www.roosterteeth.com/about/career-position/64 , …. or heck i could also go for the 2D animation division too if i wanted…. http://www.roosterteeth.com/about/career-position/29

The descriptions of each job opening is in the links.

Senior Portfolio: Week 7, From Nothing, Something

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Elisabeth Roscoe

10/5/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

 

Week 7:  From nothing, Something

 

After watching the film, “From Nothing, Something” I want you to consider what your creative life looks like in the future? What does your life look like in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?

 

What story about your “younger self” do you think will be recalled as part of a pivotal shift towards your success? The “I remember when…”

 

My life in the future might be somewhat underwhelming, not including of course my job & career because that will kick all sorts of ass. More than likely I will be living normally in a house or apartment with a few others to help with sharing the bill. However I would be working a job that lets me be create artworks and graphic designs for clients while also making my own online series that not only as a job, but also for fun as well, and financially stable. Maybe some time later when I’m more grounded with my job as well as what might happen is that I might make comics and or animations of my own anime creations while also getting paid.

I remember when I did a contest entry for a cookbook cover for my Jr. High school. I never really thought much on it but all I remember that I had working on it for over a week. Essentially it was a collage of different foods that could be made (like snack foods, breakfast food, lunch & dinner, etc.) Once I had handed my entry to the office, I had to wait a few weeks for the results to be announced through the intercoms. Once the results were announced and that I had gotten first place, me and my home room teacher flipped out (in a good way). I’ve always liked to draw, but it was the first time I really connected it to what I wanted to do for a career, it may not be much but this was the moment I recall that helped give me that push.