I created my painting based off of 'Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite' by Albert Bierstadt. Bierstadt's painting of Bridal veil falls is very realistic, and it is painted in oil; the subject matter is also of a natural landmark in america. these were all factors in what wanted to create. I used oil on canvas to create my painting of Delicate Arch, Utah, and I tried to be as true to the real thing as possible. the biggest factor in choosing both my inspiration piece and the subject for the piece I created was that both Bridal Veil Falls and Delicate Arch are places that I have visited and they hold special memories to me.
the photos below show my process work
I chose to break my plaster brick wall piece into tiny rubble-esque bits because I feel it ties into the impermanence of architecture and structures. every wall will be destroyed eventually, sadly this brick wall's time came sooner than it hoped (if it could have hopes. I don't know, not an expert on the subject. but if you have an answer I'd love to hear it. thanks!)
PS. have fun looking at the pile of little bits that was and still is my art.
As all of you wonderful people already know (if you read the last blog post) I am using adobe illustrator to create illustrations of monsters that other people have drawn. Here are the results
I had to use my creativity and discretion to turn other people's sketches into finished art, because most of the sketches were done very quickly and only used pencil. it was nice though because it allowed me to create something unique rather than just redo another persons work
monsters are cool, right? yeah.so what I'm gonna do is make some cool monsters. well, other people in class are gonna sketch them and then I'll draw them up on the computer.so yeah.... look at this thing
ice cream is the smoothest of smooths. (image coming soon. thanks a lot locked wifi network.)
For this project my goal was to limit the materials I could use, as well as make art that interacts with the viewer. After many different ideas, I landed upon the concept of drawing on paper cups. I have a job at Starbucks, and I give drink cups to hundreds of people in a day, a perfect platform to spread some message to somebody. The limitation I found in this was drawing and painting on a curved surface. As far as interactivity, I went with a theme of using typography to convey the message of "enjoy your drink", I also added a hashtag and the facebook, twitter, and instagram icons to see if the person would share their experience.
These are just two of the cups I made.
*obligatory background information*
1. is copying OK: NO
2. what is the difference between copying and inspired: being inspired by something means you take a concept from it and make it your own, copying merely recreates what was already existent.
3. How are stealing and copying different?: Much like being inspired, stealing pulls from another object, but with a much more obvious statement that it is supposed to be stealing from another object.
now that that's over.
My responses to these questions has remained fairly constant, but I would say now I have a better understanding of stealing like an artist, and to what extent stealing is okay.
without further adieu, this is my Artist's Steal project. This piece is an oil color painting on a canvas I made myself. The merit that it holds is the fact that at first glance everything appears natural, just a still life of fruit, but as the viewer continues to look at the painting, details emerge, and you recognize that these are not just your average fruits, and that is where the brilliance of it comes in. oh, and some people may say it looks quite similar to a still life that Cierra was painting, but ssshhhhh, you didn't hear that from me.
Observing bricks and texture. For this project I worked from a picture that I took of an old brick wall.
During this project I learned a lot of new techniques and uses of materials including using palette knives and joint compound.
I built out from the canvas using joint compound to create brick, and added color and texture using acrylic paint and sand. As the joint compound dried it started to crack and chip off of the canvas, but with a little time and effort and lots of gesso I managed to make it hold together. It left me with a nice cracked texture that really added to the idea of old, cracked brick.This project got me out of my comfort zone with materials and really enjoyed it.
So I put this donut out in the courtyard, right. And I thought surely the first person to see that sucker was gonna take it, but no. Then I decided to take a piece of paper and write "eat me" on it, and for sure some hungry kid would snatch it up, but yet again, no. so you know, it looked a little something like this. actually it was just a plain glazed donut, but this looked more fun, and you get the idea.
So after like 20 minutes, which felt like hours, and no one taking this precious donut, I gave up my efforts and ate that delicious,chewy, dough-ring (see below)