Thursday, March 10, 2011

My most successful accomplishment from my final and and my midterm, was that it was fun for me and I enjoyed it. I liked being able to choose what we wanted to do and it help me thing about things I wanted to express.

My most challenging learning experience, was learning to mask, and also leaning to make things transparent. Sometimes I would forget how to do stuff because I only practiced it once in class. Sometimes when I was listening to the quiz instructions, I would miss something and I would get behind or lost. My most challenging Quiz was the one we had to do with our self portraits. I didn't do enough brainstorming on how I wouldve transformed my face and when I went to do the quiz I took a long time and it didn't turn out very well. Something that was a challenge at first that I mastered was blending and making things look like they were part of the picture. I thought as  I practiced more with it, I got better at making things look like they belonged, like in quiz 4. I spent alot of time on quiz 4 trying different tools and starting over many times. It seemed like as long as I had an idea of what I was planning on doing, I had more time to practice on photoshop tools.

As you can see, I changed one of the artworks from my finals. I used the suggestions that other students gave me. At first while I was working on the project, I was thinking about trying to put more swirls in the pictures. I was afraid at first because I was afraid of messing up the picture. After I tried swirling the trees and stuff, it turned out pretty good I thought. I think it would help more with drawing the audiences attention and to see where I was coming from.

Final Project revised

Final Project artist statement

My big idea for my final project was how your environment can shape your identity. We experience many things throughout our lives and a big thing that influences us is our environment. My first idea was to incorporate fashion with the weather. After thinking about it more I decided I want to do something similar to Julia Scorupskys artwork, as I had posted in an earlier blog. I really love the way she makes her artwork move in a way that makes you think about many different things and gives you different feelings. When I saw her artwork it reminded me of a painting. I decided that for my final I wanted to interpret my big idea through a painting and through photoshop. In the painting and in the photoshop artwork I used the same idea of showing how the different seasons blend. I made a path going through the painting and as you follow it the seasons change. In the other artwork I used pictures of my apartments to show how it connected with me and what I see when I walk out.

The second artist that influenced my final project was Edvard Munch. Munch used lots of colors and lines that flow to create an image that represents his mood or something he has gone through. In high school I learned about him and I did a painting to represent his style of art, which is the last image with the leaf in it. I really like how he uses different colors instead of sticking to one color. It gives it sort of a pop art look. For my final project I wanted to do the same thing where I was representing my feelings and moods.
Julia Scorupsky an artist that I had researched earlier in this class inspired me for my final project. I really like the way she uses the color to help move the artwork. She does other types of art, but the type that really interested me was the landscape artworks. I love how from each of these artworks the weather in each gives you a certain mood or feeling. This reminded me about how the weather affects me and how it has been changing so much lately. I feeel this is a part of my identity because a huge thing that affects my feelings is the environment I am in. I felt this was the perfect opportunity to sho my skills with paint and art to show how i can create different moods I am feeling.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Final Project artist statement rough draft

For my final project I chose to make two landscapes. I used a mixture of different types of weather I saw throughout this month to create one picture. The first thing that influenced me for this project was the computer artist Julia Scorupsky. I really liked the way she created a feeling with the different types of landscapes. When you look at her artworks, it is as if they keep moving. I chose to do the same thing with my artwork. For one artwork I used pictures, and for the other one I used a painting. I created different weather scenes and connected them to show the crazy weather. I chose to do this because I feel this has a huge affect on people and how they feel.