Thursday, January 23, 2014
A little while back, I had created a rubber stamp that I ultimately used to create this image that we called pop prints, inspired by Andy Warhol. We played around with multiple ideas for the images that would be used to create this project, but overall I loved the bow theme. I tried doing the Chanel symbol but alas it didn't work out quite the way I wanted it to. I used Prismacolor colored pencils to shade in the white areas and make patterns on the bows and swirls around it. I like the bottom right corner bow the best because coral and teal are two of my favorite colors! Overall I wish I could have executed this project better but I still am proud of the work I put in.
The past week I have been working on a project inspired by fortune cookies! My teacher brought in six fortune cookies for each student then we got to work. I looked at the "speak Chinese" section on the back of the fortune cookie then wrote the Chinese symbols that mean 'I don't know.' Just to be silly! :) after that I dyed paper with watercolor paints and started drawing, sketching cherry blossoms and fortune cookie images along with petals and a bright yellow sun. I colored them with Prismatic colored pencils and also charcoal to write my lucky numbers. My work represents luck and happiness because I used bright happy colors and my fortune was lucky.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The past few weeks I have been working on a collage of fashion prints from magazines and turning simple pieces of magazine into an extravagant piece of artwork. I cut out pictures from Vogue, Seventeen, Nordstrom catalogue, and Teen Vogue. I used a gloss medium and brushed hand-dyed paper with the gloss and stuck the images on the gloss. Then I layered more gloss and glue on top of the images to secure them down and create a shiny surface. I believe I learned many things from this experience such as not to become frustrated with myself. I also learned how to being many pieces of art together to create a beautiful collage. During the process, however, this piece started out as another students. I actually covered up their previous images because they weren't my taste. LOL. Enjoy!