Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This year was pretty great. This was my first year in Creative Arts and I couldn't ask for a better experience. Going in to creative arts, I was really excited and now I'm sad that The school year is ending. I've learned many new techniques that I now use for my drawings. I have learned how to make my drawings more realistic and to find inspiration everywhere. I'm really proud of how all of my art pieces turned out. I worked extremely hard on those pieces of art and it's always great to see the end result. Being in creative arts class was a lot of fun and I hope I will be in this class again next year.
Creating the art on the time capsule was a lot of fun for me. There were no limits to what I could draw so I really enjoyed it. As for the contents in the time capsule, I had a hard time figuring out what I should put in the box. Talking about myself is already pretty difficult for me and to select items that represent me is even worse. I did put several things in my time capsule but I'm not going to list every thing in the time capsule.
Grease the Musical Ticket- a few months ago I went to see the musical Grease at my high school. I put this in the time capsule because Grease is one of my favorite musicals, the show was great and I had a great time.
Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Tin Mints: the tin is very small and it used to have mints until I threw them out. I bought this when I went to my first anime convention. I had a fantastic time there and I will never forget it. The tin is suppose to represent my love for anime and the Legend of Zelda.
Pop Art Stamp and Prints: earlier in the school year, I made a pop art stamp of a legend of Zelda tin lunch box and a few prints with the stamp. I decided to put the stamp and a few of the prints in the time capsule because I love the legend of Zelda and I enjoyed the pop art assignment.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Inside us all there is a land. In this land, there is a tree of hearts; A large tree that holds everyone's heart. When someone takes a heart from the tree, the owner of the heart falls in love with the person who stole the heart. Some hearts are broken, some are not, some are healing. When the sub-conscience of a human being goes to this land, they pick a heart from the tree. Not knowing which one belongs to whom. Some simply pick a heart from the bottom while some climb the tree to pick one. The harder the human works to get the heart, the greater the relationship. A lot of the humans steal one heart some steal two. But some hearts get damaged along the way, causing more and more heart break to the owner. One must care for the heart carefully no matter what. Though some never listen.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
This drawing was inspired by the fortunes in fortune cookies. At first I wasn't inspired by any of the fortunes I got so I started doodling a random girl. But I started getting ideas along the way and added the elements of the fortunes into the drawing. The girl represents the fortune "you constantly struggle for self improvement". The black represents all of the bad and negative traits while normal part of her represents the new and improved version of her. The halo represents the progress of self improvement. I got two fortunes about time. One is " the time is right to make new friends" and "it's better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today". I noticed that both of these fortunes kind of contradict each other since one is about patience while the other is about doing something now. So on the right there is a clock that has a check mark on it to show the right time is now. On the left shows another clock but having an hour glass and three dots above it. The hour glass and the dots represents waiting. If you look at the drawing as a whole, it represents that it takes time improve certain parts of yourself.
In this assignment, we had to make a collage inspired by the theme "celebrity". The first collage we made we only had for two days then we had to give it to someone else. Then we had a new collage to work with for two days and gave that one away. The third collge we kept longer than two days. Letting go of something that I worked on twice gave me the pressure to put something on the paper. I was also nervous because I was afraid of what that one person was going to do with it. When I received the first collage that I was going to start on, I was stumped. I had no idea what to do with it and ended up doing little things to it. When I received The last collage, I again had no idea what to do with it. I tried to work with what I had but ended up adding the word "inspiring". I decided that I wanted to take a risk and transform the entire collage and make it mine. The collage turned out better than I thought it would. Something I have learned from this is that sometimes you have take risks and make art your own.
An object I used for my pop print is The Legend of Zelda lunch box. I chose this item because I grew up playing Legend of Zelda video games so I thought it would be fun for me to make this print. Since the lunch box has so many details, it was a bit of a challenge. I had to remove both of the islands, shrink the clouds, and remove details in the two males and the boat. Drawing the image was quick and easy but carving it out was a hard and slow process but the stamp and the print turned out great.
Friday, November 15, 2013
As I was researching artists, I saw two artists that really sparked my interests in the art world. The first artist that got my attention is Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein creates paintings inspired by pop culture and comics. The second artist that got my attention is Karsten Bott. Karsten Bott puts together a large variety of items together in the same room until the whole room is filled with objects. Both of the artist's work are completely different from each other but they are also the same. They are the same because both involve hard work, and a lot of effort, time, and patience. Both of their works are also different from each other. Bott's work involves a lot of organization and constant categorization while Lichtenstein's work involves less organization and constant categorizing. Bott's work also involves more investments in materials and space rather than Lichtenstein's work. Bott's work also involves more space.
When you look at Bott's work, you might automatically think that this is all just clutter and not collecting. Clutter in a way, is like collecting because clutter is a collection of things that you have. Collecting involves clutter. As your collection gets bigger and bigger, space will begin to get smaller and smaller.
You may think that a pile of objects and comic inspired artwork is not art but to me it is. I think it is very unique and inspiring to see artwork that is inspired by something people never think is art; comic books. I love the illustrations in comic books so seeing Lichtenstein's work made me inspired. Bott's work shows that art comes in all shapes and forms. Bott's work is art because each and every object is placed a certain place and is positioned in a certain position. Everything is placed to make something like a painting.
Both of the artists' work are considered as art because both of their works have something unique about them.
Roy Lichtenstein's work:
Karsten Bott's work: