I made another thing.
Guys. Look. I made a thing.
This is a recent necklace that I made, and I’m really happy with the results (the photo doesn’t do it justice-for some reason all my shots came out really blurry).
I used a ceramic bow charm that I bought and attached flat backed pearls (4mm) to accent it and off balance the black, and used a key charm for further accent. The black chain was pre-made with some of my own modifications to it, and I hand linked the chain that connects the key with the black chain.
And there you guys go. A small collective of things I did in the past year. I wish I had more personal projects to put up, but I kind of have them all scattered between sketchbooks. So maybe in my next update post I’ll put some in. Also, stay tuned for my new endeavors in jewelry making because I just got a whole ton of new supplies. c:
Happy new years everyone!
2012 Art Highlights Part 3
Part three is the final collection for this set, and focuses on my freshman year of college (specifically my 2D design class), I chose three pieces. The class was all monochrome work focusing on the elements of art, so there will not be a high variety of color in this set but instead an emphasis on line and how it heavily contributes to what impact the art itself has on a viewer.
- Sea of Sorrow was a study in organic shapes and how they can be used to create an impacting image. I used more weighted lines around the subject to create a feeling of her own weight in implied sadness. This was done with markers and pen on vellum paper. It took about 4 hours to complete.
- Dream Abstraction was a study in line as value and shape. I used curvelinear lines to give a more dream like appearance and used line to create weight and dimension. This was also done in marker and pen on vellum paper. It took about 5 hours to complete.
- Study in Texture is just was the title implies. The goal was to create a product using real texture. The center was done in ribbed card-stock paper, mounted on patterned scrap booking paper, the lily-pads were textured card-stock and the entire piece was also mounted on textured card-stock. It took about 2 hours.
2012 Art Highlights Part 2
Part 2 focuses on my senior year sculpture class where I picked two of my most preferred pieces. (I apologize for the crappy angles, my parents put them up on display and it was hard to get good shots of them)
- Organic Wires was a sculptural wire piece using 14 and 8 gauged wires and a pair of wire cutters. I chose an organic subject to reform using a material that is not often seen as organic. It took about 19 hours of work.
- Mask of Elements was a sculptural plaster piece, the base of the mask was made from paper and tape, covered in the plaster sheets, and then painted on with acrylic paint with tissue paper accents. I wanted to create something focusing on the four elements for the entire semester and the idea of a mask really fit the subject well. It took about 12 hours of work.
2012 Art Highlights Part 1
Part 1 goes over my senior year studio art classes, I chose three of my most preferred pieces (one of them was a two part project).
- Head in the Stars was a study in facial structure and how non facial object can be used to create something resembling a face. My subject focus was on the eastern and western zodiac. The background was done in water color paints, gold metallic acrylic paint and white charcoal. The zodiac symbols were done in a mixture of colored pencil and marker. It took about 9 hours to complete.
- Empathetic Circuitry was another study focused project, this time the relation of human thought, memory, and process to computer processes. The objective was to connect these two subjects as well as include the computer chip into the final product. My result was done in acrylic paint on paper mounted on green matte board. It took about 16 hours to complete.
- Wrath and Sloth were the product of one project focused on the ideas of the seven deadly sins. We had to think about what the sins represented and what symbols, colors, or acts were associated with them. They were done on layers of paper painted on with acrylic and then extended onto black paper with white charcoal. They took about 13 hours combined to complete.
So, I’m making a kind of resolution to kick back up my art blog and get it running more frequently. Probably starting with a highlight of my work in 2012 and then updates at least twice every week of my current projects, done or not. It should also be easier when I start classes again since my classwork always keeps be busy.
"I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart” (Shape of My Heart, Sting)
- Practice with selective palettes and multiple light sources. Done in Photoshop CS6, approx. 3 hours to complete.
Palette source: #mce_temp_url#