Monday, June 9, 2014

mixed media

Question 1How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?
Answer: With the background I will admit I had the help of a friend when creating the marbled look. But when it came to the tree I knew it had to be original. I took some green tissue paper similar to the torn pieces (the leaves) that are glued to the paper and I crinkled them up, put them around the extent of the branches and saturated them with water and left them overnight. The result was the green water (from the tissue paper) pushing all the dark background out to the edges of the green leaving a light green leafy look for leaves.
Question 2: Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?
Answer: Like I previously stated, some of my inspiration came from a friend. Mainly my ideas were inspired by the subject(s) of the project, the one I chose was "Darkness". I took this subject for a different swing, instead of concentrating on the dark (the background) I tried to  put emphasis on the light (the tree). Overall, I think my last project in my Art II class turned out to be not too shabby (even if I do say so myself).

Sunday, May 18, 2014

sticky situation proj.

Question 1: Did you try something that you weren't sure about as part of this project?

Answer: Yes, paint. Any sort of paint, acrylic, oil, watercolor, has never been my strong suit. I thought it would be difficult using acrylic, but it turned out to be really fun.

Question 2: Did you pick a material or technique that was new or different over something that was more familiar?

Answer: Yes. Though I would have been more comfortable with some simple water colors and a piece of paper, but I ended up picking acrylic paint and a (rather largish) canvas.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed working with paint and I personally think the turnout was slightly okay.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Scientific project: Specter

                                                                Scientific Project
Right after hearing the subject for this project, scientific, my mind immediately jumped to the idea of anatomy and masks/goggles. I pursued those ideas throughout my planning process which you can see below.
After picking my favorite of both the wing anatomy and the mask/goggles ideas, it was on to my final sketches, below, before I started on the end piece.

It was time I'd decided which one I wanted to pursue as my final project. I chose both. I took the best qualities of my two ideas and incorporated them into my final (as seen below). Now about my medium. The way I chose my medium was by going off past experience. I had hardly ever used pen and had only dabbled with charcoal. So I went with the medium that had proven most useful in the past, pencil. I used pencil to what I believe is its best extent in this project. I  tried not to rush things and took all the time I wanted as I filled my piece with detail to the best of my abilities. Now, I did run into trouble when trying to figure how the light would spread over the fabric of the suit, so I sought help in a very well known piece that is "Son of Man". I looked at how the artist had expertly seen how the darks and lights spread smoothly across the fabric. In the end, after the trials and extraneous amount of time it took me to complete this piece, I can say that I'm the slightest bit proud of how this project turned out. It's name is Specter. (Yes, the head is meant to be slightly disproportionate to the shoulder width and body size; it kind of gives a 'standing over you' look.)