Art 101: Artists you should know
Because I wanted to use my tablet but then I realized that I was soooo out of practice. My hand was shaky and my lines weren’t smooth. So I thought I’d practice drawing! I used an online nude model generator and each pose was shown for around 2 minutes.
I find the colours of this illustration to be very complementary. That shade of violet with that shade of green goes really well together. Moreover, its dark shades give contrast to the white unicorn. Another quality to note is the texture of the illustration which was probably created with the use of a photoshop brush.
I find this illustration very intriguing cause of its concept “freak underwater”. The swimmer is unaware that the girl is actually a freaky mermaid haha. I like the illustration style which makes use of subtle lines to create texture.
Now this is a colour palette you don’t often see. Greens with pinks with purples with yellows IN NATURE. Yep, pretty cool. There’s a lot going on in this illustration but I think they all work harmoniously.
PROMPT - Create a poster for a TV genre mash up (Kids’ show + Detective show)
The file name for this is DORABADASS.psd, just saying. I once saw this trailer of an ‘adult’ Dora and I thought that instead of using the typical cartoon, I’d use that instead (you can find the videos here: 1 2)!
"Every artist was once, an amateur."
I really love this quote so much because it gives me hope especially when I’m feeling insecure about my work. I think it’s pretty complementary to this quote I found a long time ago.
These two quotes remind me that there’s no way to go but up, that I can’t get worse than I am right now, that if I keep going, I know I’ll improve!
Aram Bartholl - 0,16 (2009)
“0,16 is a light installation in which the shadows of a passerby are transformed into pixels.
The installation consists of a wall built of small square frames covered front and back with transparent paper. A third layer of paper is attached in the center of the frames. A lamp shining at a distance breaks the shadows of the passersby into squares, allowing a pixelated human figure to be seen on the other site of the installation.
In this simple way, Bartholl renders tangible the pixels found in the world of digital communications.The resolution of the screen is 0,16 ppi (pixels per inch), hence the title.”
Portraits of people in pixels! So simple, activated by bodies moving through space. Light and shadows creating the impression of a digital scape. These are beautiful…
What a cool installation. I think this is pretty relevant especially now that people are really sucked in by digital media and social platforms. I’d like to think of this installation as a commentary on the way people’s lives and people in general are being digitalized and simplified because of various social media platforms. People are more than just pixels and just because their lives are displayed/shared online, it doesn’t mean that that is all there is to them.