Hyejin_References and Working Method

As Howard Lyon mentioned on his blog post, mostly my work is going to be combination of Photoshop and transitional drawing skills. In other words, on the value study stage, definitely I will use Photoshop, and on the detailed sketch stage, I will grid off my concept sketches and draw again on the 11*14 paper using the grid as a guide since I did concept sketches on 8.5*11 papers by mistake. It’s because if I just scaled them up and print them out, the result can miss a lot of little touches. Obviously my final result will be used transitional painting skills : watercolor mixed with white and black gouache or acrylic paint.


<Revision of Concept Sketch>


When I saw  Scott Brundage’s selfies for his paintings, he just add some photos of him onto his painting directly using Photoshop. So I decided to put my reference photos onto my concept sketches and add some comments for textures(fabric), brush stroke, color palette, and overall style.

<Color, Brush stroke and Materials Refs>

Material : watercolor mixed with white acryliccolor-refs_2 color-refs

Also, for my figures and backgrounds, basically not only I found bunch of images from Google, but I took a lot of selfies, and referred some tutorials.

<Figures(face expression) and background Refs> figures_refs_1 figures_refs_2

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Mostly I found about creases on clothing.

<Tutorial : Clothing folds(Wrinkles)>


<Tutorial : Clothing folds(Shirts)>

<Tutorial : Drawing Hoodies>

<Tutorials : Rope Drawing>

Hyejin Song_Project2

For this project I had to encourage and inform people, especially college students to vote for Election Day. At first, I focused on the out -of -pocket costs related to the Health Care issue ;so that, I read several articles of it. But, I decided to change my target audience: most of college students who have the first and last chance to experience the election. Then I got three concepts for them: steps, a stair and life plan, then I chose to go with floating stages which evoke images of steps. Between the college and the graduation stage, there would be the participation of the election which is their first experience. For the design, to make the student figure as the first focal point, I put intense pinkish red on it, and put tinted blue on the ballot paper to make it as the second focal point.

Article Link :

Process Book(PDF) : hyejin_project2-process-book

Final Work : hyejin-song_get-out-the-vote

My ePortfolio Link: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/hsong-eportfolio/2016/11/01/hyejin-song_project2-process-book/