Friday, January 24, 2014
The fortune cookie artwork was difficult to complete. To make an artwork out of words on a piece of paper was hard until you get a reaction from it. The fortune I choose to do was as follows, "Every man is a volume if you know how to read him". This can be taken in many ways. The way I decided to draw it was by making the fortune one of the first things seen and by having it appear more than once. I also drew many things that come to mind when you think of volume. It was a thought provoking process that took a while to make and think about
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The pop print project was one that I enjoyed to do because of what you could do with it. The process of making the print and carving the stamp was time consuming and delicate work, but in the end it was all worth it. After finally deciding on a object that you thought would be good to draw, you had to spend a long time trying to draw a representation of it in your eyes. After drawing it, the drawing would get transferred to the stamp where you would then have to carve it in the way that you want. The object I used was a highlighter. I did two of them. It was such a common object that it would seem boring or dull, but that is why I choose it. To show what the pop print can make a everyday object look. The pop prints can use different colors or carvings in different places to make it stand out. The highlighters I did I tried to make stand out, but also blend in. It is common objects like these that art can make interesting and have us look at them in a whole new way.
Art Times 3
This assignment was far from easy but it was also far from boring. No one knew what you would have to work with until you picked it randomly yourself. The best and worst part was getting the artwork from someone else. You had to see what they were working on and get a feeling from it that inspired you to make something out of it. Some of them wouldn't inspire you, but others would a lot. There was no way to tell what would happen to your artwork and you couldn't walk up to the person and tell them what to do. You had to give your artwork up after a short time and start to work on someone elses. The theme was celebrities and everyone had a separate opinion or view. The life experience I got from this is you have to deal with what life gives you. If you are given a bad or good artwork you had to deal with it in your own way in little time.
This is how the piece that I finished turned out. I am happy with the way it depicts celebrities. You can't find a good place to focus. Celebrities have lives that are so chaotic that there is no way to focus on one thing, yet you can focus on everything in layers.