For our amusement project I decided to create a world of dream and fantasy, since many find comfort and amusement in world of myth and wonder. I incorporated variety in my piece by adding multiple characters both good and bad and then created an atmosphere that shaped their personality. I wanted soft materials and dark rigid shapes as well as smooth light colors. In my piece I used a little bit of everything from watercolor to fabric and colored pencils. At first I was confused on how to put this all together, but I knew I wanted there to be a splice of everything in it. In order to make it work I had to spread the different mediums all over the page to get everything to blend smoothly. Our time spend on our visual journal gave us a chance to be creative and test out new materials as well as help us to decide which ones we liked best. I found out that gluing things on top of fabric comes off easily. Some challenges I faced are determining where to place certain mediums and how to mix specific themes together in a way that makes them belong.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
For sticky situation, I sketched out idea's which consisted a tower of candies, crayons lit like candles and a pile of glue splayed on a table with strung beads and ribbon. After a long elimination process I decided this would be the funnest and more colorful out of all the other choices. I think my ideas were pretty interesting, but not too far out of the box. I was able to incorporate rhythm and pattern with the beads and the colors. I chose to use acrylic because I wanted a solid feel to the painting and I wanted to be able to blend colors easily. The acrylic made it easy to add highlights to the lighter regions of my painting, and easier to add dark spots to the shadier ones. The mini lessons helped me to think about all the ways I could use each paint, by trying different brushes and different surfaces.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Our school got an amazing opportunity to be entered in he Vans competition and although my design was not picked, I am _very_ pleased with this design. I was up against tons of artists who are more experts on design than I am and yet I feel accomplished because I tossed so many ideas for these shoes out and was constantly gulping up new ones to test out. I like how this project prodded at my more creative side, it gave me a chance to scrawl ideas around until I was satisfied. Because this project helped my creative side to show, I would probably guess that I may actually try to decorate some shoes later on in life. Who knows? Life is full of experiences that I wanna try, and for art in general there are hundreds! :3
For my landscape painting, I wanted to experiment with different styles and compositions to create a storm over a lake. I haven't been able to paint since sixth or seventh grade in middle school and I was really excited to work on getting better. I decided to attempt to compose a scene that would appeal to me and marvel me every time I looked at it. I started with a concept based around water because it is my favorite element. First I began to compose my painting, which started with me forming different angle view sketches and mentally adjusting minor details. After toggling my brain, I finally decided I wanted a lake in the front of my painting, buzzing with bouncing water droplets, and giant, husky trees being sunk down by the heavy downpour of rain. Which would all be slightly illuminated by the clouds and high up ripples of lightning. I wanted to add the feel of a more gloomy scene while maintaining a thin wave of comfort. My light source was subtle and faintly created by the far away flashes of light the storm had brought. I used that to add value and shade to my trees as well as my lake. The objects I painted worked perfectly with my color scheme analogous blue, blue-green and green. I attempted to widen my variety of brushstrokes in this painting. I dabbed small strokes on the lake for a rain affect and I tried longer strokes for the trees. For the clouds I used a sponge because it gave the wispy, almost non-existant form. The shading was rather fun, I got to create darker areas and lighter areas to make my painting look and feel more alive. I'm glad I was finally able to paint again and I'm proud to say I was able to use the brushes and the paints I bought for home confidently~
I began to plan my composition by trying to figure out which objects would look best together and which ones could be spread out. Then I began to doodle thumbnail sketches, which are small sketches that help you determine your layout. The viewfinder also helped me when I wanted to figure out how I wanted to see the picture, such as from which angle and how close or how much I would see. To make the items in my pastel drawing appear three-dimensional, I used shading and changed the value of the color to try and re-create lighting affects. In order to create a light source I used a single light in one place, which acted as a guide.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Size: 3.5 inches tall and 1 foot and 1 mm wide at the top.
The design element that was stressed most for this project was form. I, being indecisive and always willing to experiment and create something unique, I decided to create an eight pointed star, that when placed in my square slump mold, formed a flowery look. I liked how the slump mold helped the points upward, and allowed them to touch gently. From this project I learned that in everything you design, form and shape matter. Just one slight of the hand could cause something delicate to break or to wriggle around and wedge itself uncomfortably, causing cracks. If I were to do this project again, I would want to apply the red clay thicker, because it seemed to have lightened in the kiln, and maybe attach the points together a bit better. Although it was a bit of a wilder design, which took a bit of effort, I'm very proud of how it turned out. I love working with clay and although I may not have the delicate hands for it yet, I hope I do one day. This piece of art actually holds my little trinkets and pens for now, and is a constant reminder that, "No, I am not the best, but I am improving, bit by bit, and loving it every step of the way." ^^