Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
My friend (the one with the big smile) got a customized mug with my art on it - the cool ones that are black until you put hot liquids into it. I’m so flattered and genuinely very surprised.
Left: The view from my desk at work.
Right: A sketch of the protagonists of Elementary that I did on a shaky subway. I tried really hard to remember everyone’s features. Watson is currently suffering from disembodied head syndrome - haha.
Finishing up with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004) in the background. Probably have seen it over 50 times by now.
This piece gave me a lot of stress. Never has so many things gone wrong with such basic shapes and colours.
Figuring out colours as I watch the Queens of Versailles (Greenfield, 2012). Less is more.
progress part II.
And so, here we are.
While cleaning out my hard drive, I found these two photos from my Intro to Photography class from Spring 2012. The assignment was to have eight photos with a theme in mind. I had chosen Kids. I didn’t want to photograph actual children so I staged everything. I told models where to go, how to pose or how to interact with their environment. I had hoped that by the end of it, despite the scenes being false, the viewer might find some hidden truth of coming-of-age in the photographs or even a refusal to grow up. I thought about how kids behave indoors and outdoors, when facing fear and love and joy.
By the end of it, I only had three photographs out of the eight presented that I had been pleased with. Unfortunately one of them is a nude and I know my model would not approve of a tumblr post. The others are too boring to even consider. They just seemed like college students pretending to be kids, but not becoming them. It felt like overacting.
It’s a shame that I didn’t take any more photography classes - it was very good practice for filmmaking.
Scribbled a Sailor Moon 5-min doodle from memory on the back of my notes from the Armory Show last weekend. When I was a kid, Sailor Moon was my reason for waking up early to get to school. As a teen, I thought it was an immature cartoon - so unrealistic in so many ways! And now as an adult, I realise its value in anime history and I appreciate it a lot more. It was my introduction into anime and even art, as I would constantly sketch really horrible Sailor Moon fan art.
It’s not really classy for a 20-something year old to see a 13/14-ish year old and go ‘she’s a cooler version of me’. On the other hand, I can’t pull off an old-man-flat-cap at all, so props to her.
Is it too late for a New Year’s Resolution? I don’t think I can pull of a doodle-a-day thing, but I can certainly try and pull of random sketches, thoughts and whatever ideas I have while bouncing around in a subway car. When it’s not 1:30 in the morning, I will figure out how to properly display my doodlies in a much more charming fashion. I need to get back to my full-colored illustrations soon. I’ve been putting them off for apartment hunting (cry).
Anyway, here’s a first doodly-doo. Enjoy <3
Taken with my phone. Things are slowly progressing. I think I took the photo at an angle but eventually, I’ll scan it in and do some colouring.