Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time Snapshot

It takes time to get a tan. So. I was thinking it would be cool to cut out some kind of stencil, paste it to my arm, and vegetate in the sun's lovely golden radiation until I acquire an artistically induced tan line. The idea is still in development. Mainly because I am waiting for a sunny day on which I am not otherwise occupied. Anyways, going outside is boring.

Artists create original art
Some people get tattoos. Some people get scars that look like pictures. I produce melanin.

Artists develop art making skills
Never in my life have I attempted to create a stencil.

Artists take risks
I don't know how strong the contrast will be. I don't know how sharp the lines will be. I don't even know if the sun will ever come out again.
Appropriation Final
Jack and the Bean Stalkers

I took the cute and civil little children's tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" and instead portrayed the title as meaning a wee boy being stalked by shady bean characters. I think my favorite part is the bricks. Because they are so done. I will never draw a brick ever again. Bad bad bricks. Beans. Boy. The letter B.

Artists create original art
When it comes to something like this, originality can only go so far. I took somebody's idea and modified it. That said, I think it's pretty original. I enjoy taking things out of context, in such a manner as this. I've never heard anybody else suggest such an interpretation of the title of a book.

Artists develop art making skills
Those bricks. Those are some pretty sweet bricks, I must say. I'd never created such a multitude of bricks in my life. They may look completely monochromatic, but I did in fact use not one, but two different colored pencils to draw those bad boys. I learned how to blend the two colors together in various ways to produce the semi-realistic effect of the street lamp shining on the building.

Artists communicate through their work
This piece reflects my personality a little bit. I enjoy taking ordinary situations and adding various impossibilities in my mind, and taking things out of context a bit, and perhaps adding a dark edge. And it never has to make sense.
Appropriation Snapshot 1

At this point I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. But that's okay because I never do.

Artists create original art
I didn't know what I was going to do. Obviously I wasn't going to settle for copying somebody else's idea.

Artists develop art making skills
Despite my uncertainty and general lack of assignment related participation, I did not waste my time. I doodled a lot of random nonsense in my sketchbook. I furthered my skill with sharpies and colored pencils.

Artists reflect
I did indeed do much reflecting as I generated ideas. I achieved greater understanding of myself. I learned that most of my ideas are rather dreadful and perhaps off-topic. But that's okay because not every idea comes to fruition.