Friday, November 15, 2013

Collecting Artists Vs. Pop Art Artists

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:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Collection of Blue

The collection of blue objects together in the same pile is inspired by Portia Munson and her work. The collection of pink objects is by Portia Munson and the pile of blue collection of blue objects the class's. The collection of blue objects shows the objects that we use and take for granted in our everyday lives. In this picture, it features a large eraser, lunchbox, ear buds, sunglasses, text book, pencils, and many more items. All of the items that I have listed and the other items that are in the photo are all used in our every day lives and we don't even acknowledge them as much as other things in our lives. This part of our collection is my favorite part because it shows the personal tastes and interests that I have. The ear buds on the lunch box show that I love to listen to music, the 3D glasses show that I love watching movies, and the tin lunchbox shows that I love The Legend of Zelda. The collections show all of things we use in our lives.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bicycle Drawing vs. Candy Jar Drawing

The drawing of the bicycle is a lot different than the drawing of the candy jar. The obvious difference is that the bicycle drawing is in black and gray while the candy jar drawing is in color. With the bicycle drawing, you had to draw every detail that was shown in front of you but with the candy jar drawing, you didn't have to draw every little detail of the candy wrappers. The drawings also kind of alike. Both drawings involve putting in a lot of time and effort, from the drawing to the shading. Both drawings involve blending, composition, and contrast. Even though the drawings look different, both involve a lot of hard work and effort.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Candy Jar- Colored Pencil

I drew this candy jar using Prisma colored pencils. I had a little trouble with drawing every single piece of candy in the jar. It made me think I had to draw every little detail on the candy wrappers (even though I didn't have to). At first coloring with the colored pencils was kind of difficult for me because of the different shades from each and every color I can use, but after a while, I got better at using them. I thought it was really cool how I could blend the colors. Drawing the jar was easy for me but the coloring and the shading was a little difficult. I loved drawing the candy jar with the colored pencils and I would love to use them again.

Bicycle- Graphite Pencil

Here is a drawing of a bicycle that I have done using graphite pencils. I am not the best when it comes to drawing something that is right in front of me, but when I drew this, it looked exactly like the bike. I was really surprised with the outcome. Drawing the bicycle was no problem for me. The only thing that I had trouble with was the shading. Usually the color would be too light and having no highlights. Some things I have learned while drawing the bike is how important it is to add highlights to the drawing and how important it is to keep the drawing going depending on where it is on the paper. All in all, I had a lot of fun drawing the bike.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hello! This is my first year in creative arts class and I'm really happy that I am in this class. I chose this class because I love to draw and I really love art. I'm hoping to learn a lot of new things that I could do to improve and to make my drawings a little more different than usual. I know for sure that I'm going to have a really good time in this class.