Monday, February 24, 2014

Appropriation Snapshot 2

1. Artist create original art
I wanted to use characters that are very familiar to everyone, but put my own spin on it. I used pictures of the Mickey Mouse gang and added the zombie features and scratches to it.

4. Artist takes risks
I just kind of wung it with the zombie features from movies and TV shows I've seen. I risked changing a well known character. My painting this time is a lot less structural than others I have done, less clean lines and taping off edges.
2. Artist develop art making skills
I worked more with the projector to get my image scaled right onto the canvas. I had to come up with new ways to mix colors to create dull, dirty colors that are associated with zombie apocalypses. I had to make a lot of small details and be really exact in my painting.

Appropriation Snapshot 1

3. Artists communicate through their work
I chose to make the Mickey characters kind of creepy and zombie like because my family has always liked zombie movies and we used to watch my dad play the Resident Evil video games when we were little. I also liked the layout of the characters because it looks like a family portrait which also went along with the idea that my family all share an interest in the living dead. This work is meant to be purely for entertainment. I want to give this painting to my family and have them all laugh and remember how much fun we have when we have zombie marathons.

5. Artists collaborate
Our whole table and other classmates came up with ideas for this project and we shared them with each other. We kind of gave each other ideas on what appropriation means to each pf us whether it was a play on words or taking an already existing piece of work and changing it to something new. When I found myself thinking more about using the Mickey Mouse characters I asked the girls at my table what they thought of my idea and what I could do to certain characters to "zombify" them. 

6. Artist solve problems
I had a million other ideas before I chose this one, it was difficult to try and pick a subject just because there were so many to choose from. I'm not very good at moving a a drawing from paper to scale on canvas, so I used the projector to make sure my drawing stay intact. I responded to challenges with enthusiasm, knowing that if I overcame them I would become a better artist. Pretty much the entire project was unplanned. I was just looking through Google for ideas and happened upon a zombie picture of Mickey Mouse.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Text as and Element

Theme: Text as an Element
Media: colored pencil and marker
The idea was to make a sect or drawing of something you could do in the real world, whether it be a sculpture or a painting on a wall. I chose to make it look like someone had colored a brick wall in rainbow chalk and spell out PRIDE with both positive and negative words used in the gay community. Some other ideas we had were a aerosol can spraying out the word hairspray, a radio playing lyrics from its speakers, ribbon tied in the bars of the Eiffel Tower to spell Paris, and balloons spelling out words as they float away.


Theme: Tension
Medium: Sharpie
First mini project in art 3, I like the idea, but I could have put more effort into it. Some other ideas we had for this project were icebreaker, room of strangers, a duel, and a magic (illusion) show.