My art & studio blog
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.
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.