Posts Tagged ‘art’

Cogswell Student’s Artwork Featured On Kotaku!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Matt Bard

Dungeonesque Walls

One of our students, Matt “Bardler” Bard, had his polycount rock formation featured on Kotaku as, “A rather magnificent-looking, somewhat dungeonesque wall from Bardler”

Clicker here for the article!

Awesome job, Matt!

Halo 4 Box Art Released

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Hello everyone!

I know that I just posted about Halo 4 in my last entry, but… THEY JUST RELEASED THE BOX ART! This is pretty exciting as 343 Industries haven’t followed the trend that Bungie has set forth with nearly every other Halo release where they have leaked tons more game-play and video previews. This time around 343 has kept the details pretty under-wraps in terms of video footage and releasing very little art. However, a little beauty came flying across my desk today and I had to share it with you guys. Oh and….. little bonus, did you know that two Cogswell alumnus work for 343 Industries? Their names are, Will Christiansen and Pat Gillette, and I would like to give them a big salute and thank you for bringing us this beautiful game, we are all eagerly awaiting its release. Thanks guys!

Halo 4 Box Art

Dare of the Week: 011

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hello once again readers!

Ok people, so this week’s dare is one that I personally have been wanting to do and I figured making it a dare would help me get to it. I have been on massive 8-Bit kick lately and have really always been a fan of the art style since I kind of grew up on the stuff. I also love photography, well, portraiture specifically. Also, with the age of social networking and the avatar craze, combining the two art forms is almost a perfect blend. So… this time…

Dare of the Week: 011
Do an 8-Bit digital portrait!

The guidelines this time are, no using Photoshop filters! I can tell and it takes away all the creativity from the dare, so don’t do it! Have fun, I can’t wait to see them!

8-Bit Portrait

And remember, once you are finished, post that 8-bit goodness here:


Tornado Season Coming!!!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Student Project

Attention Dragons and Dragonettes- we’ve received notice of incoming storms next week. Windows are scheduled to be boarded over in attempt to prevent the front door from shattering and putting out an eye. You guessed it, it’s Tornado season. A Local meteorologist managed to weasel a paper airplane past the guard dogs and onto the front desk. After we ensured his remains were fed to the hounds, the note informed us we’re due to expect unusual debris across the school. In an effort to recover from the tornado damage, students are requested to participate in clearing the school of the artifacts left by the tempest. Keep an eye out for paper dragons guarding their treasured tickets, and for the love of the approaching singularity find and protect our future robot masters. Other such efforts that contribute to ensuring the integrity of our facility may include recording your participation in assigned tasks, or doing the bidding of your professor(s) for rewards. If you’re the competitive type then be sure to keep an eye on the front lobby television for daily details. What’s that, you want to collect points with a friend? How about three? Make some matching uniform and name to identify yourselves and bonus participatory happiness points will be awarded- but any more than four to a team and the stamp of frown-sadness will descend upon your final score. Take pictures and we’ll keep track of your deeds- who knows, perhaps those who live through the apex of the storm here on Saturday 14th will earn some eternal glory in the halls of Cogswell. Rations? Check. Dueling ART? Check. Fighting to the last breath with boffer swords? All bets are off boys and girls- it’s Tornado Season.

Dare of the Week: 003

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Design a Hipster.

Time again my artistic friends! I have been thinking about this one all week and think I have finally come up with something cool. I want to first thank all of you who have participated so far, your drawings have been cool and rad and awesome all rolled into one. We need more people to show off their talents though, so tell your friends to post as well, they don’t even have to be Cogswell students! Tell you what, I’ll even participate in this one! Ok, so here it comes…. are you ready?

Dare of the Week: 003
Draw/Paint/Model/Sculpt a funny or cool Hipster! Haha! Do eet!!!

and remember, when you are done, post them on the facebook, here:


Dare of the Week: 001

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Dare of the Week

Yet another new feature I am bringing to the blog is something that I am calling the “Dare of the Week”.

You see, we all need a little inspiration and push to get working sometimes and can be especially true when it comes to our personal work. I have heard many ways of going about keeping your creative juices flowing: 365 Days Project, Weekly Challenges, Daily Inspiration, etc. However, I have seen them work for a good chunk of people but the rest of us tend to dwindle after the first few.

What’s the reason for this? Well, I think its the wording used. Words like “challenge” and “project” have been used too often and in addition to that they make whatever is associated with that sound like “W” word: WORK.

My theory: Let’s get back to our roots as children. Let’s think back to when you were on the playground with your friends and somebody got a crazy idea, what was the first thing that someone said?


And it always seemed to work! The best thing about it was that it wasn’t just to prove to your friends and everyone watching that you could do it, but deep down inside, you wanted to prove it to yourself.

So friends, this is my backhanded gift to you. A weekly dare. It’s going to range from easy to extremely challenging. Who knows, if we keep this up and get a good amount of participation, maybe we could get an area of the school dedicated to displaying the work. Let’s push ourselves everyone!

THIS WEEK’S DARE: Draw me something cute!

After you are done with your dare, throw it up on the Cogswell Facebook page!!!


Behind the Scenes of some Tron Effects

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Bradley "GMUNK" Munkowitz

Hey you guys!

I was looking through some articles about movie effects and came across a really cool one on a guy that did some effects for Tron Legacy. You really need to read it! He is pretty much describing the essence of mixing Art and Engineering!


Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Carbon Fiber Stormtrooper

Here at Cogswell, it’s hard to go through a day without someone mentioning Star Wars. That said, any chance a student gets around here, they will try to dress up like a stormtrooper in some way. So, naturally when we saw that some guys in San Diego had fused art and engineering to make really cool carbon fiber stormtroopers costumes, we of course had to share! Congratulations to these guys for being the coolest engineers this Halloween!

Check out more photos here!


Fusion Awards were out of this world!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

fusion award night 2011

The 2011 Fusion Awards were a big hit this year.  Most people were dressed smart (the posters did say ‘dress to impress, dress like a spy), the decorations were of stars and planets and dragon eggs, and the food was delicious.  The trophies were new as well this year and a big hit.  Similar to the one from the previous year they had the classic ‘dragon egg’ look that Cogswell Students so love.  The event was defiantly one of the fanciest events held on campus, perhaps only comparable to senior night.  Dresses varied from prom dresses and tuxedos, to simple cocktail dresses and polo shirts with slacks.

It was really great that this year the teachers of the different fields being judged came up and talked a bit about the category before the nominees were announced.  It was really refreshing to get to hear a nice introduction to the topics, particularly ones I didn’t understand as well, like rigging, lighting, and the music categories.  There were 15 different categories as follows; Music Production, Music Performance, Music Composition, Sound Design, Illustration, Sculpture, Concept Design, Photography, Texturing, Lighting, Modeling, Game, Rigging, Animation, Sequential Art.  This year was the first year that sequential art was a category, one that the comic club requested and got.  It’s nice how much power the students have on campus with influencing programs and the like.

Overall the evening was a beautiful evening, with some lovely star balloons, some of which now adorn my room.  The evening went really well, and we got exactly as many people as we had planned for (we had planned for way more than we thought we were going to get) next year I think we’ll have to plan for even more!

The Trophies