Color Harmony

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I enjoyed this project, even if I had less time to work on it than the other projects I’ve done this semester. I used a comic from an comedy artist I found named Shen Comix, for my color inventory. For my composition, the color inventory reminded somewhat of nature, so I decided to use the browns for a tree and the more colorful colors for a bird. The colors left over were grays so I gave the bird a tiny hat.

Ways of Reflecting

My prior experience of writing was always analysis papers about novels that my high school English classes covered. I wasn’t interested in most of the novels that were part of the curriculum, so I didn’t feel like putting in an effort for my writing. It wasn’t until I started this semester that I was given more creative freedom in my writings. Having time to do some free writing helped me to visualize my ideas better. Most times I would get this random stroke of inspiration for an idea, but I wouldn’t knowhow to start bringing that idea to life. With freewriting, I would jot down very descriptive bullet points so I can have the best approach for my idea.

Throughout the semester, learning and experiencing being a college student really opened my eyes to how far I’ve come from being a high school graduate. The longer classes meant that I needed to put more effort in than the amount of effort I put into High School. It also meant that I should stop procrastinating and waiting until the last minute to do certain assignments since it would only look rushed and not be a representation of my full effort. The long breaks and days off gave me time to readjust and allowed me to catch up on assignments as well as start the next assignments. I also realized that sometimes I just need time away from my work and assignments to have fun and relax a bit. The workload is manageable but taking a step back helps me when I get back to work to put in my full effort.

In this major, there is often peer review and critiques which helps everyone involved to see where they need to improve on. Being able to have instant critiques from peers helped me solidify where my work needs help. Having someone review your work and you reviewing theirs creates a sort of support system for one another for improvement. Even if a peer isn’t in the same field as me, their critique gives me a whole new perspective to try and be better. I have a friend who is an aspiring writer that comes to me asking for help with a story he’s working on, to come up with creative ideas to captivate readers. We have a back and forth of him giving me ideas for my art and me giving him ideas for his stories. Doing this helped both of us with our respective projects and improve our skills.

With the semester coming to the end, I can confidently say it was a worthwhile experience to have for my first semester of college. The best part of this semester was feeling welcomed into this new chapter of my life. The first month had well adjusted me to being a college student which high school me was kind of nervous about. Now I continue to strive to better my skills within my major, in hopes of being closer to reaching my goals.

Color Interaction Pairings

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Paired Color Identities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Experimenting with the paired color interaction studies was fun, seeing how only shifting either the value or hue affected the center color. When choosing our partners for the Paired Color Identities, I had Kami as my partner. We both shared an interest in anime so choosing icons that represented us was rather easy. I choose the anime Naruto for Kami and he chose The Seven Deadly Sins for me. For our colors, Kami decided my color should be purple since it’s my favorite color. I choose a muted red for Kami’s background since the normal saturated red is bold, and Kami is sort of a quiet guy but that doesn’t mean he isn’t bold. I learned a lot about both my project partner and how colors interacted, in my future projects I hope to incorporate what I’ve learned into it.

Project #4 Part 4

I choose to write an artist statement because it talks about the meaning and reasoning an artist came to when creating their work. Artist statements are made to be clear and concise, getting straight to the point without using too many fanciful words to confuse the intended audience. Most times Artist statements are short usually about 100 words or so, to keep the audience from losing interest and understanding the Artist’s process without them being there. The Artist Statement is considered as if not the most important part of an artist’s work since it helps the audience with the intended meaning of why the work was created.

While creating my work I used the software Adobe Photoshop for the general editing and look. The images I used were all pictures that I’ve taken over the years of my travels and adventures. They range from times exploring New York City to venturing off into Europe as well as other countries in the world. With these images alongside Photoshop, I used certain words to convey a feeling of inspiration to the public. I based all my images on the theme of Adventure so that those who see my work will be inspired to have their own adventure. Whether it be from the comforts of their neighborhood to the unknown places they have yet to experience from the world.

The process I went into starting the project was simply going through old pictures on my phone. I realized that I’ve seen and experienced only just a handful of what the world has to offer. From the vast beautiful landscapes, the awe-inspiring monuments to the different cultures and people. Seeing those pictures, I felt a sense of nostalgia making it feel as if I was back where I took them and a sense of adventure to go out to take new pictures much like the ones I rediscovered.

Artist Statements have a variety of intended audiences which can range from a gallery dealer, curator, or the general public. In my case, my intended audience is focused on the general public to mainly instill an inspired sense of adventure to create their own memories. Through my work, the public can see the wonder of simply exploring whether it be familiar or the unknown. Taking time out of your day to live in the moment and experience the now, that’s what I want people to take away from my work.

“Artist Statement Guidelines.” Getting Your Sh*t Together

 

Artist Statement

An artist’s statement is an artist’s written description of their work. The brief verbal representation is for, and in support of, their own work to give the viewer understanding. It is a not-too-long series of sentences that describe what you make and why you make it. It’s a stand-in for you, the artist, talking to someone about your work in a way that adds to their experience of viewing that work. 

My artist statement is the use of images that my friends and I have taken of our adventures together. I also use a few images I have taken by myself about certain sceneries while I was alone exploring. My work conveys a sense of friendship and calmness, alongside a little sense of chaos. It also showcases a feeling of vastness and boundless possibility, to inspire others to have adventures of their own either with others or by themselves.

Saturation Ranges

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I enjoyed experimenting with saturation ranges and seeing how one color could transition into another. I had trouble with my Saturation scales making it look sloppy, since I didn’t taper my guide tape when I went to paint it would seep through. I think my atmospheric landscape turned out decent, seeing how the darkest purple showed the closer the object and the lightest purple showed the further the object.

Value Protraits

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Value Scale

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Painted Self Portrait

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While doing this project, I found it interesting how you can convey a certain mood using lightning and only black and white. Something I could have done better was testing the paint before putting it on bristol since it was my first time using this kind of paint. I enjoyed making and seeing the transformation of my portrait, I was already familiar with the process of Key Frames and Inbetweens. While creating the gif, I felt as I was in my element and helped some of my classmates with their transformations.