Monday, December 2, 2013

Perspective project. I chose to draw perspective over taking a picture of perspective because drawing is something that I find more fun to do. I searched the internet for ideas and I came across this. To change up the idea a little bit I added color to the background. I tried to make the sky look like it was fading from a dark blue to a light blue by using tissue paper. I also used tissue paper for the road. The tissue paper I used for the road was originally white, so I added just a little bit of black to the glue. That is what gave it the grey look. I definitely think adding tissue paper to the background added a lot to the project overall. To me, the dark blue tissue paper at the top of the building helps it pop out. I really like how this turned out and I would love to improve my perspective drawing skills for sure.

Layers project

Monday, November 25, 2013

Repetition project. I thought of this idea after I was looking around my house for supplies. I found these blocks and figured out an idea. I thought it would be cool to cover them in newspaper to have this repeating look of words covering the blocks. I experimented ways on how to stack the blocks after I glued the newspaper to them. It ended up having a pyramid-like look to it. To add more meaning to the project I highlighted my favorite words on the blocks like "strong", "blaming", and "goal". This project is definitely something different than what I'm used to making and I'm happy with the way it turned out!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pressure project. The first thing that came to my mind when I thought pressure was Ballet. I thought this because Ballet is a lot of pressure on your foot, as well as a lot of pressure to be perfect. I didn't want to use clay again, so instead I used a different process. This process was taking wire and bending it into the shape I wanted it to be in in order to look like a Ballet shoe. I then took newspapers and balled it into certian sizes in certian areas in order for it to look like this. To get the newspaper to stay I wraped it well with tape. Afterwards, I painted it white for a cleaner and better look. After that, I found this color ribbon that was similar to what a Ballet shoe color would look like, it also has the texture of one too! I wraped this around the shoe as well. I took a block of wood and painted it grey so that I could then glue the shoe to it. I don't think I would change anything about this project, I really like how it turned out.

Layers project. I knew for a fact that I wanted to include text into my project. Out of many quotes I came to this one. I liked this quote best because I was able to make a cool tye dye background that related to my quote, plus I really enjoy tye dye. To include layers into this project, instead of cutting out one letter I had to cut out two and layer them on top of each other. It was double the work but in the end it was worth it. To make the letters stand out more I spray painted them white. To get the tye dye background I took a pillow case and cut it open to make it wider in order for the quote to fit. And finally, I hot glued the letters onto the pillow case. I'd say this turned out really well, there's nothing I would change about it!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Relief project. This was a long process to make. Cutting out each flower, stem, petal was a lot of work to do. At first I thought it would turn out really bad, but after it was fired and glazed I'd say that it looks much better than I thought it would be.There were a lot of steps in making this. First, I cut out four even squares. After that I began to sculpt the flowers to look like they did in my life size sketch. After I placed all the flowers and stems where I wanted them, it was ready to be put in the kiln room. It was ready to be glazed by then. I purposly made the background messy like that. I wanted some areas to be a dark blue and some areas that are light blue. For everything else, I just found colors that I thought would look best. I think this turned out really well. The only thing I would change are the squares. Some are not even like the others. Also, I would paint a little neater so that the glaze is solid all around.

Fish sculpture. Before we got started on making this, we watched a video tutorial on how to make a fish out of clay. From that, I started sculpting out pieces that eventually came together looking like this. After it was fired, I picked out colors I thought would look best for my fish. I like the turquoise on top of the purple because it adds something more than just leaving the fish plain purple. To not distract the color of the fish from the eyes, I decided to make the eyes black to keep it simple and better looking. I like how it turned out but if I had a second chance to make another, I would probably be a little more creative on how the fish looks. Over all, I think it turned out well!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nature art project. I really enjoyed making this because it was fun yet simple to do. There are so many things you could create with nature and so many ideas as well. While brainstorming I thought of the idea to make a clock out of flowers, leaves, and twigs. I was at my house while I made this and I found flowers from my front yard and leaves and twigs from a random tree. I arranged them how I liked them best and kept it like this. The twigs were obviously originally brown and I thought it looked odd with the color of the flowers, so I painted the twigs pink. Also, to make it more obvious that it was a clock, I wrote numbers on the leaves with a sharpie. I really loved how it turned out. I love the colors and how bright it looks compared to the sidewalk, it really pops out at you. There is nothing I would change about it!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The theme of my artwork is "time". You could look at this and think many reasons to why it has to do with time. To me, when I made this, the purpose was to see that the woman is waiting at the bus stop getting ready to leave home. Obviously, time passes as she waits for the bus to come. You could look at this in deeper meaning but I had trouble doing that. I started over three times. I stared off using watercolor. I didn't like how that turned out so I used acrilic paint. Again, I didn't like how that turned out either. My very last try I thought of something different, so I went about collaging pictures together. It looks so much neater now, but I feel like I could have done more to it. I didn't like this project too much but overall I think my piece turned out okay. The process in making this was simple. I found pictures online and printed it out on glossy paper. I cut everything out and glued it down. Making the glue I used 70% glue and 30% water. To give it a flat and better look I hot glued my paper to card board as a final touch.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This is a candle holder vessle. The process in making this was pretty simple yet a lot of work. I started off with my sketch, and from that I was able to continue on. I got a huge clump of clay and started forming the shapes I needed to put the whole thing together. In order to attach my other pieces I had to use a technique called "slip and score". I took a knife like tool and make scrates on the clay. I then sprayed water on the scratches in order to keep the pieces from falling off. After I finished putting everything together I barely covered it with a plastic bag to let the whole thing dry. After it hardened it was then put into the kiln.Once it was out I found my glaze color and coded it with about three layers of glaze to get that nice glossy look.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

In this project I used intertextuality. When you first look at a one hundred dollar bill, you would know that a president is in the middle, but for the purpose of intertextuality I replaced that with a barbie. The technique I used to make this piece were stencils and spray paint. I want to try and use a different technique for almost every one of my project to try something new and have more practice in a variety of things. I'd say stencils and spray paint were a success for me and I really like how my project turned out.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ms. Sudkamp
Sculpture and Ceramics
24 September 2013

Art Article:
Chinese Ceramics

Among the leading ceramics in the sale is A Very Celadon-Ground Famile-Rose vase. The piece is
remarkable for the animal head handles, the celadon coloring, and the canopy-like mouth which could only have been created by the most skilled craftsmen. A fine and Rare Coral Ground Famile Rose Floral Bowl is beautifully decorated with peonies, asters, and other stylized flowers representing the wish for long and prosperous life.

A 'Ding' Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty is characteristic of the finest 'Ding" that are celebrated for their thin potting decorations. From looking at these bowls I can tell that a lot of hard work is put into them! I can also tell that the artists focus on detail a lot. Because of the hard work that is put into them, the prices are outrageous. $250/350,000! Some bowls have been included in the auction of The Prince Kung collection, one of the most important early sales of Chinese Works of Art in the United States. The sale took place over three days in February and March 1913 at America Art Galleries! It would be so cool to take a tour through this gallery!


Monday, September 16, 2013

While making this I wanted to include humor by saying "Tourists, do not laugh at the natives!" on a billboard advertisement. It's different in a way because usually you would see an ad for food or gas but instead I put in a little humor to catch your attention. The technique I used was watercolor. I chose watercolor over regular acrilic paint because I'm not well with watercolor and I thought it would be good to have some practice with it.