Friday, January 22, 2010

College Collage; Pt 3

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The collage subject for the third week of Art 115: Achromatic, Dynamic, Single Weighted Shape

And after I adjusted it a little...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Monday, January 18, 2010

College Collage; Pt 2

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The collage subject for the second week of Art 115: Subtle Tension

Here is what I came up with. Not too bad. It looks better in real life, as I've still not mastered the lighting in my photos of my collages.

Here is that same shot, after I played with it for a bit. It would need some major additional modification before I considered this a finished product, but I rather like how this is coming around. I'll may have to consider this direction for a series of experimental photos.

And just for fun, here is a picture of my high-tech collage studio, complete with furry dictatorial supervisor.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Monday, January 11, 2010

College Collage, College Collage

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Damn. In fact, double damnity-damn.

I believe I've discovered that I'm really bad at collage work. One down, eight more to go.

Our second self-portrait assignment in Art 115 was a collage. (Two self-portraits? Come on!) I was trying to relay the ideas of chaos and light, filtering in through the lens of my eye.

Below is what I eventually came up with. I don't care for it, but then again, I'm a snobby perfectionist. Usually, I'll keep trying and trying and trying something, until I get it just right.

Except where collages are concerned. They can straight-up go away.

Unfortunately, the photo below (click for larger) doesn't give a proper sense of scale. The rectangle we've been asked to fill is about the size of a postcard, which makes delicate work all the more necessary. Sadly, I'm just not a delicate man. I'm a blunt man. I say blunt things and I drink blunt drinks.

I just hate this one.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Literally the First Artwork I've Done Since 1986

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I was asked to do a self-portrait for my Art 115 (Design Fundamentals) class. This is what I came up with (click photo for larger version).

It's based upon the idea of a playing card. Also, it has minimalism and art-deco influences. Nothing too amazing, but I was rather pleased. Not too bad, especially considering this is literally the first artwork I've done since 1986. Hopefully the grading will go well.

The photo of my artwork though, I'm not nearly as happy with. I need to practice. That darkness toward the bottom of the photo is unacceptable. I've tried a few different techniques to get a pristine image, but I'm still not nearly satisfied. Oh well... I'm a photography student, after all. That will come with time. What I actually need are some good lights, which really means I just need some good money for some good lights. Which really means that what I need is a good job, for some good money, for some good lights.

That is a whole different battle altogether...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Monday, January 4, 2010

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Prenatal; Art History 353 (1880-1950)

I've yet to start taking classes here, but I managed to sneak into the (locked) Art building and then managed to sneak into the (also locked) classroom where I'll be taking my Art History (1880-1950) class this quarter. Here are a few photos from that adventure. I have not had a chance to touch these up yet (mostly for light/color balance), but I wanted to share them. Again, this series is just for fun anyway.

The room is amazing. (No bubblegum on the chairs even, so no photos of that, I'm afraid.) If anything, I should be upset that I was able to walk into the room so easily. There was expensive equipment all over the place. I suppose that if I ever want to steal a $3,000 video projector, I'll know exactly where to go.

I'm incredibly excited for this class, so I imagine the technology/ambiance will make this experience even better.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

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