Hey everybody! I just wanted to let you know that I am updating the blog again but in another tab. It is named Art 2. I have been posting for a couple months now and just realized that my Art 1 tab is kind of the home page. So yeah, go check it out if you are interested!
Today I will be doing my final exam which will consist of comparing and contrasting questions I answered recently and about 6 months back (They are the same questions).
1. What is art?
My answer has stayed the same from the beginning of the semester to the end of it. I believe art is a form of self-expression. You can express yourself through drawing, sculpting, painting, computer arts, or even music. There is always a message that the artist is trying to send through their art, especially in music. Recently, I was inspired by a piece of Japanese art in the art museum. I wanted to create a painting of a night in a Japanese park. I love cherry blossom trees and was determined to complete this art.
2. List some reasons that an artist would need to use observation when making artwork.
At the beginning of the semester, I said that an artist would need to observe when making artwork so that he/she can make the art more detailed and to be inspired. Recently I stated the same thing just in different words. I still think that those are the reasons an artist would need to observe. That is what I have found in my experiences. I was inspired to created Bruce Lee out of circles after observing a picture of the Mad Hatter made of circles on Google Images.
3. Is copying always plagiarism or is there a gray area? Explain your thoughts.
I have always believed that there is a gray area in copying. That gray area is where an artist takes inspiration from one piece of art and uses similar elements from the original and his/her own elements to create something brand new. During the Artists Steal unit, I decided to make a parody of the Obama "Hope" Election poster by spray painting Naruto in place of Obama and replacing "Hope" with "Believe It!". This is an original piece of art due to me taking inspiration from one piece of art and creating something brand new. If you do some research, you will find that a lot of well known paintings or other works of art copied other works of art by taking inspiration.
4. What kinds of problems might artists encounter as they plan, make and share art? List as many as you can.
At the beginning of the semester I said that some problems artists may encounter could be not enough time and the work of art did not turn out how he/she wanted it to. Recently, I said that some examples of problems that artists encounter could be sizing issues, moving it around, second thoughts, people do not like the art, and the art not turning out the way they want it to. My recent thoughts are similar to mine from the beginning of the semester. At the beginning, I was more broad with my thoughts and didn't elaborate. This time, I expanded more on my thoughts based upon experience. During my Artists Observe project, I experienced some problems with the portrait I was creating. I was having trouble drawing the teeth and getting the portrait to show some color in the face since it was black and white. I eventually overcame these problems and ended up being really happy with the outcome.
BOOM! CRASH! BAM! MY PLASTER FINGER HAS BEEN DESTROYED! I didn't really expect what happened, but at least it was destroyed.
BOOM! CRASH! THE TIME HAS COME TO DESTROY ART! I am going to destroy this plaster finger I made mostly because I don't really want it. So, my master plan for ultimate destruction is...dropping an anvil onto that plaster. I'm doing this Looney Tunes style! I will post a video or something of the destruction when I have completed it. And yes, my reason for destroying this is basically so that I can drop an anvil on something.
Yay! New project!! In this project, I will have to collaborate with somebody else to create art. The basic idea of the project is light art. I am working with Jack and the idea of the project is to hold up a stencil in the dark and wave a light behind it while the other person is taking a photo of that with a shutter speed of 10 seconds. We are basically spray painting with light. The stencil we will be using is Bugs Bunny. Jack and I have split up the work. I have traced the stencil onto a larger sheet of paper. Jack will cut out the dark areas on it. I will probably take the photo while Jack is waving the light around. We haven't fully made the decision, but I think we will most likely switch off and try some other things. The final piece should look like Bugs Bunny who is made out of light. The stencil will be on a thick piece of paper. I think it is going to turn out really well. I will update again most likely with the final draft. See you all then!!!
Alright! This is the final post for Artist Solve Problems in which I will be reflecting. The problem I solved was drawing only using circles. Now this was tough because I have never done something like this. I overcame the obstacle of drawing with circles by having an image of Bruce Lee as a reference for my art since he is who I was drawing. "Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?"
When I made the nose, the circles were very close to each other, so the pencil lead sort of smudged when I colored over. This was unplanned and was a mistake on my part. I should not have drawn the circles with pencils so that there would be no smudging. But in the end, that small thing did not really matter. I am overall very happy with how it turned out. I will update again soon when I start my next project. See you all then
For Illustration Friday, I chose the word trouble to draw. This was kind of tough to do, but I ended up drawing Little Miss Trouble. I felt drawing her would be very fitting. It may seem like the easy way out, but I do not think so. Many others did not think of this, so this was different.
Sorry I had to cut this into 2 parts. Weebly was having trouble saving such a large post.
2. Recently we started to work on a project with limitation. I decided to limit myself with drawing only circles. To make it even harder, I decided to draw a real person. That person was Bruce Lee. The limitation made it hard to make an accurate depiction of Bruce Lee, but it has come out really well so far. In the end, I think it will look awesome.
I'm back guys and I got a reflection for you all! Sorry I haven't been updating. I have been fairly busy with this project and other things in my life. Anyway here we go.
1. Out of all the problem solving projects we did, I enjoyed the TASK party the most. It was fun to receive an assignment from others without knowing who actually assigned it. My task was to draw an anime character. So I drew Goku from Dragon Ball Z. This task was very easy and was not hard to solve.