Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Book carving

Before I started carving I had to come up with a well thought out plan, first I had to figure out what I was going to carve and label my layers. Figuring out the layers was really important, if I would have started carving without figuring them out the project would have been so much more confusing. When I was carving the book I realized that I could only carve about 4 pages at a time which made the project take longer and was kind of frustrating. Another thing that frustrated me was sometimes the exacto knife would slip and make minor cuts in places I was supposed to cut. My theme was love so I decided to carve out a heart and in the pages I wrote the how do I love thee poem. I decided to call it the book of love. At first I didnt think carving a book was going to be so easy and I thought i would mess up. Once I actually started the project I started thinking positvely and ended up actually liking it. This was by far one of my favorite projects. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Character design

I decided to go with a classic story for this project which is snow White.  I used snow White and the evil stepmother/witch. For the rnviromrnt I decided to use the scene where snow takes a the apple.  Snow White is sitting outside of the dwarfs house while the stepmother is creeping up out of the dark forest with the poison Apple.  I wanted to show the good and bad so I had the forest slowly get darker as it got closer to the stepmother. The reason I have snow white wearing a beautiful dress and the witch wearing a tattered raggy dress is because I wanted snow white to stand out and look pure because she is innocent.

Mixed media

The theme for this project was to create a piece related to amusement using mixed media. I think I accomplished this by pasting different cut outs of carnies and glued them all next to eachother to make it look like one whole picture. For my mixed media I used water and tissue paper to create an abstract wash for the background. I also used magazine cutouts of letters to say carnival Friday to make it look like an ad and cut outs of pictures I printed off the Internet. Our visual journal lessons taught us how to use different and random medias and put them together in one picture without making it look like a mess. I think I took a risk by wanting to make it look like a poster because everyone else created pictures that had a scene going on but over all i like the outcome, I think it looks vintage.