Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog Post 3

      As close to realism as I'll ever get.
The title is true, yes, I will barely ever try and aim for realism. This unique style i've chosen is a mix of cartoon, and ALMOST realism. For inspiration of this face, I had to look at one of my anime character drawings, and imagine her as a real person, which was very difficult. I had to combine the two styles which definitely was not easy either.
      Many times I had to just stop and look at it, did it look too cartoony? Did I ever need to put more shading to give it more of a real look? Those questions were what I asked myself most of the time, before I tried my ideas for this weird face, I had to imagine how it would look at first. That;'s what worried me.
       The new techniques I learned mostly had to do with the realism parts and shading, I learned to make the nose and under eyes shading. With the facial shape being mroe real that cartoon, I had included things I am mostly familiar with, like the eyes or eyebrows, thin eyebrows and large, shiny eyes.

       An angel condemned to the ground.
This project's theme was Land or Sky? And me being myself, took the theme both ways.(not knowing that you had to actually pick either land or sky for the project.) I came up with this, which is pastel are of an angel with black wings, and the roots of the ground are keeping him bound to Earth.  At first I was very nervous at the use of pastels, I had barely ever used them and wasn't sure how the whole picture would come out. For me, pastels were too sticky and soft, I also was not able to draw a face and eyes with the pastel's blunt tip.
      For this picture, I had found inspiration from myself this time. I had used my own original idea and executed it on paper. The only thing that I had used other than my own idea was a reference for trees and vines that had to be looked up on the internet.
      This artwork was supposed to show and say that not a lot of my art is all smiles and giggles. Naturally I do art more from a negative or dark perspective, such as the ground not letting an angel fly, keeping him on the ground. I write stories  that also have dark themes, so this ties into that as well. Through my artwork, I am examining the issues that have to do with the choppy looking background, for the background, I chose chalk pastel instead of oil pastel.
      The Big Black Hole
This art project's theme was Space. At first I had a little bit of trouble coming up with something to match that theme. But when I had gotten home, I found inspiration from my favorite game Kingdom Hearts, which involves small dark minion-like creatures called "heartless". The way I had made it unique was by adding some of my own features and style into it, such as a black hole chest and puppet-like skull head.
      This artwork was intended to show that I have a bit of a strange imagination, this monster being what i titled as "Lord Of Space". My personal interests involve creating monsters like this, large, deadly, and somewhat disturbing, this picture adds to my collection of chimeras, chupacabras and just beasts overall.
       I definitely was not sure about this projects, mostly because I didn't know if it would look like space, so here and there I had to add stars and planets just to make sure. I find it risky that I chose this strange monster as the main part of my space imagination, I;m not usually used to science fiction or space, It's not exactly my forte. I stick to Fantasy but this artwork helped me. 

Blog Post 2

      These are various sign languages that we have to draw in art class. For these, I had to look at my hand while drawing it down, my ideas at first were to not make the hands look too real( I cant do that anyway), my style usually sticks to the cartoony and surreal side of art, so even though the hands may have wrinkles and all five fingers, the style is based on anime, with thin fingers.
      For the H, I had used my Manga outlining pen 08 and prismacolor markers eggshell, and putty. Which is what I normally use for coloring and is the first time I've used them in this class. these materials are very familiar for me in the way of using them, I've gained some skill with using them.(yet i'm pretty sure one of them is starting to run out.) 
      These hands were also made to show my style of art. Not completely realism, but not completely cartoon-like. hand H is the only one with color in it, which made me use less hand wrinkles, because in most anime styles, they use the shading to show dents or wrinkles skin or objects. The other two do have drawn wrinkles, because my natural style is not defined by shading.

Blog Post 1

My class Object drawing of a pokeball

      I've always been a fan of pokemon so I tried m y best to put my own style into it. The communication is supposed to be about the video game franchise that has become super popular, pokemon. Ever since I was little I've played it, so when I got the chance to draw a pokeball, why not?
      I learned how to shade the picture to make a certain part look hollow. This was very new to me and I wasnt sure if it was really going to work. It was also kind of risky for me to draw the red light coming from the object, because I didnt know how it would really look.
      My friend convinced me to bring my item to school, so if it wasn't for her, I would've brought poptart. In terms of collaberation, yes, my friend is a fan of the pokemon franchise as well, and she helped me out with terms of color choice and shading.

One of the first art projects for my art class, a Zentangle including various video game references.
     This artwork is about me in the way that I've always been a fan of video games, and wanted to put it all onto a piece of paper. It is intended to show and make the viewer feel some sort of Nostalgia because most of the references are classic video games. This piece of art is my view of video games and tells alot about the kind of person that I am.
      In terms of collaboration, I had to ask my friends multiple times for ideas of video games to put into the picture. Most of my inspirations came from them. Without their help I definitely wouldn't have been able to come up with as many references in this picture.
      The issues I had mostly had to do with "Did it even look like a zentangle"?I wasn't sure about the theme choice and thought it was rather dumb, I would color things wrong out outline a circle very sloppy, and I would work around it. For me this was a bit risky since It doesn't necessarily look like a zentangle at first, but I made sure to add some patterns within other shapes inside the zentangle.

A 2-in-1 drawing, Frog and Man combined.
       For this drawing, I decided to use my own design of a frog and my own style.  Hopefully making it as original as I can, the only thing I looked up on the internet for reference was a blue frog, everything else was my own design. Some Ideas I used were inspiration off of movies made by Hayao Miyazaki, ex. Spirited Away, a movie that involves a lot of humanoid animals.
      I had to use a new technique of mixing marker, crayon, and color pencil. I learned how to shade in a different way and that using marker as a shade is very effective. At first i didn't know that this technique would work.
 This piece was not intended to say anything at the start, It was making a man and a frog. This artwork shows that my style may be different , including how I draw animals.Though I definitely was not sure if people would know that it was a frog,mostly because it might not look like one to other people.