At first, I didn’t know where to start. I had an ending but no beginning
So with a couple of chats with the tutors and some heavy reading. I thought that the clever idea was to explore and play with different materials, so I did and it was the wire that attracted my attention first.
Creating little miniature piece that could fit in my hand and I enjoyed it but it didn’t feel like the path I wanted to take. So painting was the popular thought in my head, I moved on from wire and started using paint, spray paint and indian ink.
Looking through the pipe
I found this workshop to be surprisingly easy. I’m not a fan of Photoshop but having Diane go through the steps of what to do, made the process fun to do.
I ended up doing another image on photoshop but is not yet on here.
First we had to print it in black and white which looked displeasing to the eye. After doing that we went into photoshop and turned the image into greyscale, then played around with the levels.
So much things have happened throughout the week, I thought maybe I should have so quality time out, but that’s just not doing anything. I thought maybe I will do some work, but nothings coming to mind, maybe watching tv would work but still nothing, I even did some cleaning but that got me no where. To many things in my head just don’t know where to start with it all. Argggghhhhh!!!
So earlier on this evening, I was approached and asked about art! and WELL! lets just say I could talk and talk about this topic till the cows come home.
We’re talking about different types of art, different styles and history. Then this AMAZING artist was shown to me, and admittedly I was just astonished by his work, when I was getting told about this guy was that they thought his drawings were done by pencil, but they are in fact done by engraving a technique predominately to do with printmaking, looking at the drawing closely, if it was pencil you wouldn’t be able to see the lines that clear. Its amazing and just needed to post this. Of course he has more other pieces this is just #1 of many.
Wikipedia. (n.d.). Engraving. Retrieved from http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/gustave-dore/abdiel-and-satan
So whilst lying in bed wondering what to do during the day. I completely forgot that my lovely Chad had grabbed some movies from his fathers. So I thought ill’d watch Hansel and Gretel and OMG! it was a steampunk addicts dream movie. Watching this movie gave me ideas of what to write, what to draw, what to make OR even if I should mix my fantasy with reality. So I kept watching and towards the end of the movie I found myself looking for more inspirations and so I looked at Ben’s gun, a character on this movie. I wasn’t to sure what the rifle was called and at first I just saw a huge pistol until he whipped it out to show its true form. The only picture I saw was this one, and being a poo I didn’t APA reference this, and so I can not find the source of it all. But I shall soon. Steampunk has inspired me in some way to the point where I want to look in further to this. Maybe even some day come up with some designs who knows.
I came across this little group of cards all with different designs for the many characters in the deck of playing cards. And thought it was pretty neat showing devilish images to sexual ones and having people just come up with there own twist on them. In our project for me and chad we grew up playing with the set of 52, and we still wanted to have the same vibe and feel to it when we were younger, only changing a few things but keeping it still very traditional.
Gig Posters, (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gigposters.com/gfx/merch/cards3-big.jpg
WELL here it is!
Side views and birds eye views of our final piece.
We didn’t have any photos of our prints but we used them
and spray glued them to the foam board. From the birds eye view on my one I can kind of see the different layers for Chads one it was more perfect and it formed the card perfectly where as mine was more exciting and random chunks were cut out randomly and placed on top of different colours to create a different type of colour formation.
I saw it more clearly when I looked at both me and chads cards and found my one caught my attention more. But at the same time envied chad and perfect cutting.