Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A couple of months ago, when I made the resolution to post once per month, I knew that I would have difficulty keeping up with it. I was, however, really hoping that I could keep it going until at least beyond the New Year. As we can see, though, I’ve already broken my new New Year’s resolution. Luckily, as it is actually New Year’s Day today, I can restart my resolution with relative impunity.

Below are some of the phases of construction of the graham cracker and popcorn creation I made as a part of my first real gingerbread house-making experience. I didn’t really catch the whole “house” part of that phrase, so I just made a delicious Chris Sanders-esque sculpture.


















Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Watercolors are Wonder-fall


Terrible puns aside, I haven't posted on this blog in *coughcough*overayear*coughcoughcough*. Ah-hem. So, anyway, I thought people might like to see some of what I've been doing with my time. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so nothing I do ever really looks right to me, but my new New Year's resolution (which I am starting a couple months early) is to find at least one thing that I create per month that I like well enough to post here, and then to actually get off of my lazy butt and scan it in and/or post it. As you can see, I'm off to a fabulous start at 11pm on the last night of this month.

It will be a tiny miracle if this resolution actually makes it to 2011.














Saturday, September 26, 2009

My first blog post... ever

And thus did the dark gods of animation (perhaps not as well known as Hera or Sekhmet, but just as capricious and vengeful) declare that a blog should be made. And contained within that blog would be the creations, illustrations, animations, destinations, and various and sundry other words rhyming with the aformentioned, of one Sarah Gates. And so, on the sixth day (or the seventh day, if you're Seventh Day Adventist) of the fourth week of the second year of my stay at Brigham Young University, the prophesized blog was brought forth in the depths of the Crabtree Building basement in order that it might flower and grow.

That aside, I decided to begin my first blogging experience with my most recent work and then continue forward in two ways, into my past and into my future, so that this blog might be as confusing as possible. Try to keep up.



Above is the last life drawing I did during the Friday open figure drawing sessions. The foot turned out a little weird, but I tried to deemphasize that area of the figure. I'll let you decide whether the image turned out successful or not.

Below is our first group photo project from Kelly's storyboarding class. Basically it's a storyboard done with photos. I think what we're supposed to be getting from this exercise is that we are filmmakers, not just artists or... technical peoples. I thought it turned out pretty well, so I decided to post it for your enjoyment.

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