Friday, December 10, 2010
So, GOOD NEWS: I put in an application last week for the Illustration Program here at BYU. The lady in the office said they couldn't give the results until the end of December, but today I got an email from the Illustration head, Richard Hull, emailing me personally that they would like to give me the opportunity to study in the Illustration department! I'm sooooo excited!!! This means I can finally build up an actual schedule of classes and can relieve myself of a lot of stress that I didn't even realize was building up. Plus I'm doing something that actually excites me! Thank you everyone for your support!
Friday, November 26, 2010
So i did a series of pieces like this for my final. They are related to each other in some way or another, but the main similarity is that they are of the same medium, india ink and water color. I liked the idea of playing with value on a black back ground and building up on the highlights rather than the shadows.
I don't mean to bore you with my technicalities, I'm learning that people outside the art world like when there is a point to something, something they can learn or understand. But sometimes artists will take that and intend to drive people crazy by not giving an explanation. I find it to be amusing as well sometimes. The question is, what do you think it means? These are not commissioned pieces, so therefore it can be whatever any one wants it to be because no one asked it to mean something in particular. This piece could mean something as simply as what you see: a young girl performing at a piano recital. Or you could go a little more in depth and imagine what this girl is feeling. You could wonder why you can't see the audience? Then ask who is the audience? Maybe that's what it could be about. Who is watching this little girl? Who cares enough to listen to her music that she plays? Then you could turn it into a piece that represents parenting and relate it to your life, your child hood, you children, your children's friends.. Who listened to you growing up? Do you listen to your kids? How does that influence you? You can take this piece and go to a lot of places with it, but I think it means more when you can figure out your own conclusions on what it means to you verses what I might say it means.
Friday, June 18, 2010
This piece I did for my final and guess what I got!!! 50 OUT OF 50!!!!!!!!!! WOOOTWOOT!! XD and My teacher commentary included: Really great painting, one of the most successful in the class. I could use your painting as a good example of all the different criteria required for this project. Good job & keep up the good painting!
Composition; Color and Value accuracy; Detail/Naunces; Proportions, angles, and scale; Paint/Surface Quality, all of which I scored a 5/5 adding up to 50.
O my goodness! I could just melt! This semester had a super great ending!