Monday, December 6, 2010

kind of exciting news

I printed it a few times, and it looks pretty good.
Started a collage this morning in class, and I'm kind of digging the way that it's looking. I love collages, collages are fun. I think this next collage, it's gonna be pretty great. Mrs. Stamper gave me this super cool book today in class, and I went to the library and copied like half the book. I want to try like everything from this book, because it is so cool. It's like, I wish this book was all my work. Seriously.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

junk drawer post

These are some pictures I shot when I was in St. Louis over fall break. I thought that you would like to view them with your eyes, because I haven't posted anything in awhile.

Monday, November 15, 2010

portrait of a lady

This is my workspace at home, aka our dinning room table.
My inspiration 
My work so far
so, I'm posting this post, because blogging hasn't been happening a lot lately, or at all. I pretty much showed everyone in A.P. around the table this morning. I was pretty sure the Stampster was about to bust a cap in me, but I'm trying to get my act back together. I pulled my test print and it looks so la-la, but I still have a little work to go before it's 100% finished. Anyway my new project is ANOTHER collage, but this one had more fabric involved which is a butt to deal with, but I like the texture of it. I think I can finish both projects by the end of the week. That's 2/8! Bravo. Enjoy the pictures, because they are for your visual enjoyment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Collages, love.

So, I think I've already made it clear that collage-ing is one of my favorites, ever. I need to get in some more breadth or whatever and I don't really like charcoal. I think painting is in my future. I've done a little bit of oil work in the past and it's really frustrating, but really rewarding. I think I've found a nice bridge to painting though.  I stumbled upon this artist Ann Baldwin's work online. I don't know how legit she is, but I really like her work anyway. I want my next project to be inspired by her stuff. Here are some pictures from her online gallery.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Beginnings

I started a slightly adapted version of this illustration in first block today. I think I'm going to leave some of the faces in the background and perhaps use some lines of text either hand written or like cut and pasted from an old newspaper or something. The weird block things are because I zoomed in and took a snap shot and the website I got it from uses a strange program. I think it'll turn out interesting enough, plus I need to get some stuff actually finished and hopefully this won't take me twelve years, three weeks, and four days. My other projects some photographs, probably from the posts of all my photography. The ink drawing, I'll probably try to finish up this weekend. I want to have some stuff to show at the critique next monday. Huzzah for critiques! :/

Research Time!

Going all the way back to my moody board, one of the comments I remember is that all my items seemed old. Another was that a lot of my items told stories, which I really liked. I like stories. . .anyway so connecting things together in my mind, I thought of old, victorianish illustrations, which I like. I might base my next project off of one or try to draw, ink, whatever of my own. I really love how they have a duality to them. Like it's always a really pretty lady in a dark alley or something. There is always more than meets the eye, ect. I found this website which I think is a good resource for the type of images I've been looking at.

Then, a few of the ones I found that I like.

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Photography

Out of all the many, many pictures I took in Europe this summer. I wanted a few of them to be legit photographs instead of just like 'oh looooooook a purdy building!' like my inner tourist. I'm hoping some of them can be used towards my AP Portfolio because I'm sick of trying to think of something clever to do. Most of these are from a small bath town outside of Florence. There was an abandoned zoo or something that we discovered wandering around. 
This program is very frustrating when dealing with pics.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

screen-printing inspirations

Some stuff that I looked at for my screen-printing idea. I really like the different hands, those are pretty interesting shape-wise. Old clocks are just nifty.