My contribution of this Junior Seminar class gallery show that never happened was based on past memories and how memories go "missing", only to be recovered or rediscovered years or decades later due to some reaction or experience, and how memories can be re-written or altered in the process. (at least, that is my experience with my own memories).
These are all rather small. I believe the biggest one (the third one) is about 9"x5" and the smallest (second one) is about 5"x5.5". All four are done on wood scraps I found in the theater shop area, and they are layered with acrylic paint, water colours, gesso, pencils, sharpie, and various permanent/ink-based markers, as well as scratched/gouged with an X-Acto knife and a pair of pliers.
"I don't know man, it's just too mainstream to just be clearing off islands all the time. I mean, talk about disrupting my latest eco gluten free ultra vegan steampunk organic underground garden with all the noise. Those poor tomatoes can't grow in such a disruptive and harmful environment."
"Throwbots were better."
DeeVee and I were talking. We decided the Bionicle universe needed some hipsterness.
That image link above is a design I did for a helmet design contest a local bike company was doing. Basically, design a helmet based off of a certain brand of helmet makers helmets (which often "feature whimsical, ironic, sometimes loud, other times just plain pretty designs"), and then we'll pick our favourite and the designer gets a $500 gift card to our store.
Now, this was something I'd heard about a few weeks before, but forgot about until Friday, the day before it was due. So, in a "oh, I have a couple hours this morning and afternoon before track practice. Let's see what I can create in that time....except I don't really have time to do this via pencil or charcoal or paint, sooooooo tablet drawing it is" moment, I gave it a shot. I kind of went into it at that point with the notion that I was doing this for fun as well as a bit of practice with the tablet, seeing as I rarely use it because it feels weirdly confining in comparison to other mediums.
So, imagine my surprise when I came home this evening to an email saying that I'd won. Even better? My mom said that if I won, she'd trade me $500 for the gift card because she's been wanting to get a bike from that company for a while. So, hey there money that will help with maybe buying a new camera body since my Nikon's apparently decided to kick the bucket today after two and a quarter years or maybe making it to one or two of these conventions.
Also, check it. I made some real Bionicles arts with a silly title.
10"x10", acrylic on canvas
Noooo, the internet crashed and deleted the first version of this. Bugger.
Ok, in a nutshell: I don't go back to school until the 24th. Right now, I am getting rather cabin feverish, as I pretty much just sit at home all day and pretend to try to edit photos while talking to nice people online. This is great up to a point when I realize that as much as I absolutely love talking to people online, the photos are starting to drive me bonkers and there's nothing else to do at home except maybe watch movies, as the majority of my friends either work during the day or are already back at school.
So, I turn back to painting instead, since the amount of random canvases is really starting to pile up in my room. I did this in about five hours today, give or take a bit. I have no idea why I chose these objects for a still life, but overall I'm quite pleased with it.
I also kind of want to send this to my painting professor and be all "See? SEE? I can paint decent-looking stuff, it just doesn't work very well when I'm completely and utterly drained and stressed!"
(comments and critiques and such are lovely and appreciated, please and thank you)
My brother's high school class had well over 600 graduates in it (craaaazy). I thought my graduation took ages, and we only had five hundred-something.
Here's the finished car-card! This was fun to try to paint while I was attempting to hide it from him when kept coming back in the house.
Then, I was like "hmm, how can I make this slightly more interesting....I KNOW. Where's the cat?"
1. Hobbes with car-card looking unamused.
2. The massive gym and line to get into said gym.
3. Random jumping off the stairs photo of my brother and his friend where I realized I probably was about to get trampled by both of them in their excitedness.
4. Hobbes with my brother's medallion on. In retaliation for this, he sat on my arm for about ten minutes while I was trying to type. Such a lovely cat....
Panoramic goodness. (I think I have too much fun making these....)
(and 54 days until BrickFair!!!!)
(30"x40", charcoal on paper)
My final for Drawing II was to create an image with deep space and a figure, and wow, I think the Chris Van Allsburg influence really showed in this one. I kind of want to start doing more drawings (or maybe even paintings) based off of one sentence that would also serve as the title, like in his book The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The problem is making up creative single sentences that could give me enough to work with (because the one I made up for this one isn't that great in my opinion....)
I'm considering submitting this one our school's art publication OregonEast, and to the student show at the end year. I'm thinking about submitting some of my paintings as well, but I'm not sure which. Out of all the art that I've made in the past school year, only this drawing and this painting feel truly finished in both a visual and emotional sense.
And, OH MY GOSH. Pandora Radio: Disney station. Why was it not in my life before this. I think my premier membership may be about to run out in the next few days, so I need to find that one page that has the info about where to send money or get a paypal account (plus, I'll need it to pay for BrickFair anyway....).
Oh! And don't forget: Pimp my Blog 2 is still in full swing. The entries so far are pretty darn neat, and I figure I may as well continue to promote this here because I don't think anyone actually remembers me going on the last BZPowercast to talk about the contest. It was a tad....overshadowed by much more fantastical things, but that's ok.
(and 118 days until BrickFair!!!)
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