My art & studio blog
Our task for this week was to create a doodle for google using the prompt "What do you see for the future?". Instead of showing an invention I created, I showed a technology I wanted to see improvements on. I really like the simulations created with virtual reality. My drawing shows many environments one could see with this technology. This is the type of technology that I would want to see the journey of advancement of. This could be used in many different ways towards the future. I wish to see this technology and the things it brings with it grow.
Text Submission for Google:
"An advancement that I absolutely love is the implementation of Virtual Reality. For the future I hope to see improvement and
innovation for this technology. In my drawing I represent the various environment I would like to explore through virtual reality."
Many new technologies are coming out for this new generation. 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and many more. My idea is to create technology for people who cant speak and cannot write/type due to physical disability. I think this technology would help many hospitals in the future if it were created. This would directly impact communication. Advancements in communication for the disabled would give them a voice in a way they never had. I would have this technology follow eye movements on the specific letters. With these eye movements the computer would create the words, then sentences. This could be brought into schools if someone where to have an accident they would have a way to talk with minimal movement. This would bridge the gap between disabled and able people. Equality would be brought between the two.
The one outstanding aspect of the work I did on this project would have to be the time it took. Even with the long time my teacher provided for me to complete this, I did not get it finished. When I first started this project I didn't realize it would take me this long. I calculated the amount of individual pieces I had to glue on and it equaled over 400. As an artists I was taking a huge risk with this because of the complexity of it. One piece off and the whole thing could be ruined. Fortunately with the work I had done on it there were no mistakes. Above you can see me working on the project. This piece was not completed and at first that bothered me. Out of all the project this was the only one I did not manage to complete. I was willing to change the whole look of the project just to give me a chance to complete it in time.
As an artist I communicated this idea of changing the look of my project with my teacher. She reminded me that art isn't in the final product but in the journey you take to get there. I went with my original idea keeping in mind that I probably wouldn't finish. This made me feel better about the incomplete work. This is something I could always go back to and finish at a later time.
Below you see what my piece was based off of. The overall design of it was surrounded by this mask from one of my favorite video game.
I developed skills through this project. I created a piece that needed a lot of patience. This was not a quick process. I needed to take my time and be very careful and attentive when making this. Below you can see what I managed to complete. Its not finished but it shows the great effort I took to get it to the stage it is at right now.
This form of art involves a temporary final piece that changes with age. I didn't want to create a colorful piece but more of a metaphorical piece. The location I chose for my earth art is shown above. To make my piece I cleared away all the pine needles that were in the way at the bottom. I observed through this art piece because I had to make sure the location I chose was free from human interaction. I had to observe the way the shadows were shown in this location. That would take part in the way I made my earth art.
I took risks with this because of how difficult it was to get to the location I chose. This location involved me climbing down and trying not to slip down into the water. I have been to this creek before with friends but due to recent storm events the location was overgrown and washed away. I wanted that visual surrounding the piece. It was a bit of a struggle to get there due to the damage formed by the storm.
Im the kind of person that holds on to my art work. The concept of art that is temporary was new and risky to me. As an artist I learned a new skill and way of thinking. I had to take in perspective that this art WILL change and I couldn't prevent that. I chose to that and create something metaphorical.
The piece is shown below. I piled rocks all around in a circle. I chose to do this formation because with the hight of the earth art it is bound to change. I placed two intersecting pine needles in the middle. This represents the fragility this piece has.
This was a new way of thinking through my art. Styrogami involves change in perspective. With this form of art you have to make sure all sides of the piece contain an interesting eye-catching element. As an artists I learned developed new art making skills. I had to take in mind the inclusion of changing perspective. With this I had to build upon my piece. This is one of the only pieces where the original sketch didn't play a role in the final product. I started off using it as a reference but putting the perspective in mind I went outside of the sketch and included things I didn't plan to include. One thing about styrogami that I particularly liked is the freeness it had. Most students. in my class ended up with something they didn't originally plan in the sketch.
One of the tools provided to us for gluing was a hot glue gun. This was very useful but it had the problem of melting the styrofoam if used excessively. We were provided with an alternative to this but it wouldn't be as quick and effective as the hot glue was. With this piece I solved problems by developing a way to use the hot glue without it causing a lot of damage to the final product. I would have a piece of cardboard with me and would dispense glue on there. I would allow it to cool for 3 seconds and then I would use an scrap piece of cardboard to spread the glue on the area it was needed. This reduced the amount of direct heat from the glue gun that was going on the finished product.
This piece involves a lot of reflection and additions. I reflected in this piece by stoping and looking back at it to add more things to the visuals. Things that were added would add dimension to the changing perspective. This whole project was filled with stops to view the different sides of my project. I had to make sure that it included interesting visuals from every side.
In conclusion this project was mainly a perspective based visual. It was testing the artistic ability of the artist with the challenge of keeping the piece interesting from all angles.
Fun theory is a creation that would make a, usually tedious or boring task, more enjoyable. The example shown in this video is the stairs being turned into an interactive piano. The results were immediate. People were seen to take the stairs more often then taking the escalator. It was seen as a fun and playful task for them rather than the tiring task it used to be.
If I were to create my own fun theory I would create something that would make cleaning the dishes more fun. To me this is the most boring task and whenever I'm asked to do it I try to procrastinate it. I would make a soap that changes colors. Seeing the changing colors would make cleaning more fun. To make is change I would use some sort of temperate soap that changes with differing temperatures.
In this video Phil Hanson mentions his struggles of developing a shake while in art school. He mentions thinking that his art career was over. H was ready to give up. A thought came to him. Why should he give up something he was very passionate about. Hanson decides to embrace the shake and work around it to create pieces that best suited him. After earning money and buying many different art supplies he fell into an artist block. He was blanked out of ideas. One thing he turned to is "goodbye art". This was a form of art that didn't last and was destroyed leaving him without a physical piece to keep. This gave him a fresh start after every piece. He was inspired by a shake that at first he thought was the end for his creative journey. In the end the shake was just a small limitation that would lead to wonderful creation.
This project used an abnormally shaped drawing space. I had to create a sketch for my pumpkin and transfer it through on to the round shaped canvas. I developed new skills through this project. Instead or working on a flat surface I created my art on a round surface. In addition to the paint on the pumpkin I am also going to have a Mario power block hanging from the stem. While working I realized that cutting the stem of the pumpkin wont be the best idea so I went with keeping it on.
The stem on my pumpkin was a contradictory color to the rest of my pumpkin. As an artist I solved this problem by using metallic gold to cover it up. It took two coats to fully cover up the stem but after wards the color seemed to fit with the whole piece.
As an artist I observed through my art. I looked at the Mario land scape and characters to create my peace. I used references from the older games rather than the newer ones. They seemed more simplistic and 2D which would be easier for me to draw. Since I was using flat colors and not using a lot of shading I didn't want to use the 3D reference. My finished product is shown below.
This project started out with many explorations of different media. We worked with ink, pastels, charcoal, and graphite. My favorite overall was the charcoal because of the way it blended. The pictures above are my exploration with the charcoal. One con I had about this medium was the fact that it got really messy and it was difficult creating sharp clean lines with this. Because everything blended out very easily, those sharp lines would disappear. I found a way around this in my final piece.
My art piece for this unit was a redraw of a drawing I did a while back. I had a really hard time figuring out what I originally wanted to draw. I went home, looked through my old art works, and found a that drawing above. I remember at the time taking so long working on the hair. I didn't understand the concept of shading so their was little to none in the original drawing. I developed new skills by using the charcoal to shade in the final piece.
The first step I took in recreating this piece was to draw a sloppy draft of it (white paper). I was taught a new way of transferring my drawing on the final paper. I used graphite transfer paper to transfer the outline for my work. This is was a big help because then I wouldn't have to worry about redrawing and erase marks on my final draft. I explored in this piece by using media and techniques I have never used before.
One problem I faced with this piece was creating the highlight in the hair. I didn't know where to start. Mrs. Schumann showed a technique called reverse drawing. As an artist I engaged and persisted by using the reverse drawing to solve my problem. Reverse drawing is where you create highlight by erasing away lines and shading already done on the piece.
The final drawing is an expression of my personality.It was originally inspired by an artist that goes by crTwigs on twitter. Her art style is on the spooky side and has a slight cartoony side to it. I was inspired to make this because of her.
I am a 10th grade student at VMCCA working on creating an art experience in the classroom. My favorite form of art is digital painting. Some of my favorite artists are foolishkia and grittysugar. They are more modern artist that do mostly digital work. They use my favorite form of media. I hope to show my art growth through this blog.