Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Last Blog! C

So I saw a venus fly trap one day and it reminds most people of an mouth, but it reminded me of an eye. 
So I was in class one day doodling on my notes and I really like this picture I did of a venus fly trap in a pot but as an eye. But I could not just do a ink doodle for a project so I need to figure out something to jazz it up. So I tried this. 
And thought it was too "middle school". So Mrs. Stamper gave me the idea of cutting up the picture and doing the "exploding" technique. So I started re drawing the image and thought it need more so I added another eye. 
This is this (semi) finished product.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blog Fest A

I was introduced to Emma McDonald’s photography by Mrs. Stamper and I love her photos. Her photos are more of a pin-up, scene, retro style. I love the way she plays with the lighting in her photos. She has used light from behind the model, beneath, and out from objects (like drawers, bathtub, or a dryer). I love her models, they are all very fierce edgy women. She plays with the idea of the roles of women. She features the house wife, working women, seductress, and women of nature. She puts a lot of thought into her outfits. The photos featuring the “house wives” are dresses in simple clothes, even one is in a wife beater. She also uses a lot of retro clothes, fur, jewels, and flowers. 

Blog Fest F

"Mother Earth"
"To The Depths" 
I have done some of my best work I believe this nine weeks. Both of these pieces are featuring the ocean in some sort of way. The first one is more natural, impressionistic yet surreal because of the mountain face. The second is more graphic with sharp defined lines. The first the colors are more natural and muted, while the second are more powerful and bright. Both are kind of dark in their own way. The first because of the roughness of the waves and the figures jumping form the cliffs. The second because of the wave, and the bird seeming to look back and dodging the wave. 

Blog Fest B

I have been paying attention more to eyes and eye contact. Its been said “eyes are the windows to the soul,” and they are. Eyes and eye contact can tell you so much about a person and their situation. In art the viewer only sees what is in the pictures, but the eyes can make them question what else it there? 
There are 3 types of eye contact: 
  1. Direct Eye Contact: With this you can show strong emotions and have a one on one connection with the subject. 
  2. Eye Contact Between Subjects: With this there is eye contact between two people. The view feels more as though they are looking in, not as “involved” with the subject. This also shows a relationship between subjects, whether happy or mad. 
  3. No Eye Contact: This puts the viewer at a “observers” point and it is as if they are getting a glimpse into a private moment. This also makes the viewer question what more is there?  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blog Fest D

I am going to review Elizabeth’s work. Over all I think she has really found her spark with the last several projects I’ve seen from her in the past few months. We all know that she loves collage but I like how she has also incorporated collage into other projects like painting and drawing. An example would be the painting with the trees with newspaper clippings in it, I think it adds for the fairy tale effect of it. Also the girls with the gears is an example. I am I little lost on her concept sometimes. I feel like she is going between two, time and stories. I know that they are essentially incorporated, but I feel like she need to connect them more with her work. Most of her things are collages of people mostly, which are very good, or figures of clocks and clogs. The figures and images she uses in her work are older imagery, giving the image of a different age, which is beginning her combination of the two concentrations but she just needs to take it a bit further. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lets start this "blog fest" with E

I have decided to not go into a art career/major, but while at my visit at Transylvania a student made me realize that there are ways to combine both art and science. I did some research and this is what I found. Many scientist are using graphics and animations to get a better understand of their subject. The study would be used with my biology degree and I would still be able to incorporate some of my art skills. In college I would take my normal biology and chemistry classes but also some animation and graphic design classes. So on the flip side with more emphasis on art, a Nature Photographer is also an option. A nature photographer must understand biology, botany, geography, and more to find the most visually appealing shots. With this I would take more art, and photography classes, but also biology.