Sunday, January 12, 2014
First of all, if you'd really like to hear a sticky situation..keep reading. After I finished this project my sister saw and she really liked it so I gave it to her, but just now am I realizing that I don't have a picture of the final product so I can't even show what it turned out like so for that I'm sorry. For the brainstorming of sticky situation I immediately thought of gum because I've run into many problems involving gum so it related to me, and the repetition was the various places I remember stepping in gum and having it stick to my shoe. I decided to use acrylic paint because I am familiar with it and enjoy working with it. One of the struggles I ran into was the floor of a super market and how to get the tiles right, I'm sure I redid that part about three or four times, it got so frustrating. I don't think the mini lessons we were taught really helped me that much when completing my piece because I didn't need any of the different techniques to accomplish what I wanted.
I chose to do Scott Avett for my portrait because he's in my absolute all time favorite band that's I've loved since a child, and also because he has a beard and I love beards. When I was brainstorming what to use as my materials for this project I was pretty clueless and really could only think of skittles for a while, but I wanted it to be black and white and not be edible (because I have dogs and don't want them getting into it) so i just opted out for push pins, it really just came to me. This material impacted my project because the only colors I could find it these pushpins were black and white so they completed what I intended this project to look like. Some of the challenges I faced were needing so many pushpins..these things were pretty dang expensive so my parents were getting a little iffy by the third time we had to go out and get more. and also I needed way more black pushpins than white so I had to spray paint some white ones black and use gel medium to give them a glossy finish. The pushpins and Scott really have nothing in common, so pushpins necessarily weren't that important to me as I could have used any other material.
Friday, January 10, 2014
I took pressure and texture literally, and figuratively. It has texture by all the different parts of the pizza, and it shows pressure by it being and actual pizza symbolizing the way society tries to shape us into thinking thin and skinny is perfect. it's been a struggle for me in the past and I guess pizza doesn't really exactly show what I mean as much as food in general does. When I started this project i had no idea what I wanted to do, all I knew was I love pizza so much I wanted to do a project based off of it. I think I really got the way crust looks done well, I'm pretty happy with it. If there was one thing I'd like to change about this piece. it would probably be the cheese I really didn't know how to make it looks that realistic and also have a lot of texture.