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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

finished spot metaphors. updates yaaaay



Monday, November 21, 2011

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Metaphor 3x3s

FOR THE SHANE WHO IS SICK
WE HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER QUICK
AND COUGH UP THAT ICK
NOW PLEASE GRADE THIS PIC.

aging / juxtaposition

fear / animals

religion / interior

greed / still life

isolation / cityscape

leadership / hands

love / sequential

rebellion / shadows

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Metaphor Research




Target: Crystal Ball
Source: Bomb
Ground: Round objects
Tension: One is a fortune-telling device, the other is a weapon.

Fusion


Target: Book
Source: Mirror
Ground: Rectangular shapes
Tension: uhhh. A book is not usually reflective and you can't read a mirror.
Fusion


Target: Hand
Source: Ladder
Ground: Shape, ladder rungs might be associated with hands...?
Tension: Inanimate object vs. human body part.
Fusion

Target: Gun, Soldier
Source: Cross, Jesus
Ground: Position of soldier carrying gun / position of Jesus carrying cross.
Tension: Symbol of war / Symbol of Christianity. Soldier / religious martyr.
Fusion

Target: Cell phone
Source: Oncoming train w/ damsel in distress tied to train tracks scene
Ground: Seeing oncoming danger.
Tension: Life-threatening danger (train) non-life-threatening danger (seeing angry relative on caller I.D.)
Juxtaposition



Target: Heart Rate Monitor
Source: House
Ground: Shape of roof / Heart rate pattern.
Tension: EVERYTHING.
Juxtaposition

Target: The Grim Reaper
Source: Ice-berg
Ground: Both bringers of DEATH.
Tension: Mountain of ice (literal death) vs. anthropomorphized Death.
Fusion


Target: Bee hive / Honey
Source: Bank / Money
Ground: Places of storage for valuables (money to viewers, honey to bees)
Tension: Relative measure of importance.
Fusion.

Target: Music Note
Source: Eye patch
Ground: Shape, references music piracy.
Tension: Physical accessory for people with missing eyeballs / Symbol for tune.
Replacement

Target: Binocular Stand Thingyyy
Source: Face
Ground: Shape, eyes/binoculars are used for the intake of images.
Tension: One is a tool specifically used for seeing long distances, the other is not a tool but is much less powerful.
Replacement

Thursday, September 8, 2011

bullshit still life commentary

oh look they don't make sense
oh look none of them are very good
well shane, instead of making us do projects that produce subpar results (you claim you have NEVER been 'wowed' by any of the still life commentaries your students have produced) how about giving us a different assignment?


most of these topics i don't have any opinion on
or my opinion is super complicated and difficult to explain pictorially
which makes it hard to 'comment' on. :/

Thursday, September 1, 2011

six topics

1. replica vs. brand debate
2. organic vs. nonorganic food
3. hurricane irene FEMA response
4. "no child left behind" program
5. "skinny privilege"
6. Disney toy manufacturer's use of child labor

sixty billion topics

ten current events:
1. libyan civil war
2. hurricane irene (response from FEMA, etc.)
3. national sports unions strike
4. immigration reforms
5. riots in Britain (police/racial tension)
6. flooded mine in china
7. pollution protests in china
8. WHO's response to h1n1 influenced by drug companies
9. Steve Jobs resigns
10. Fukishima 1 aftermath

ten ongoing debates:
1. energy crisis
2. economic recession
3. fukishima 1
4. global warming
5. shiites vs. sunnis
6. political turmoil in middle east
7. international human rights standards
8. GMO vs. organic food
9. BP oil spill cleanup
10. "obesity epidemic"

personal interests:
1. lolita (replica vs. brand debates)
2. ghosts 'n shit
3. evolution of a fairy tale
4. baking healthy vs. baking tasty
5. cat lady loneliness
6. product packaging
7. serial killers
8. gypsy wildlife
9. Hunchback of Notre Dame
10.

Hate:
Road rage, bullying in school systems, "no child left behind" program, TWILIGHT, border patrol abuse of power, Disney toy manufacturers using child labor, "skinny privilege", napoleon dynamite-esque 'comedies', shutting down the space program, China's ban on popular western songs.

Love:
flash mobs, libraries, mah burfday, otter population recovery in england, Michael Hildebrand and his advocacy for gay rights, planet made OUT OF DIAMOND, Indian parliament passes anti-corruption laws, optimistworld.com, Amarok Live (free music!)

Ten Things that May Happen:
1. new print dress release
2. robot takeover
3. virtual reality!
4. 2013
5. visit to Nashville
6. thrift store looting
7. house show
8. food by thomas
9. dying.
10. hell?

ten things important to people not me:
1. cars
2. fantasy football
3. baby showers
4. babies
5. running
6. organic food
7. world of warcraft
8. magic the gathering
9. model crafting
10. gourds.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Artist Research (N.C. Wyeth)

I am pretty sure this is the manliest drawing I have ever seen in my life.

INJUNS!

  • Drew many manly things.
  • Both an illustrator and a painter, and considered them seperate disciplines. 
  • Oldest of four brothers.
  • Went out west, visited the Navajo, worked as a cowboy, delivered mail for money for the trip home.
  • Tended to portray Native Americans in a sympathetic light.
  • Hoped to earn enough from illustrating in order to become a REAL FER SERIOUS PAINTER but never did. Eventually grew really bitter and disillusioned with commercialism because of it.

Jessie Wilcox-Smith


Jessie Wilcox-Smith (1863-1935)
JESUS CHRIST I HAD THIS LADY'S ILLUSTRATIONS IN ONE OF MY BOOKS WHEN I WAS LITTLE I ALWAYS WONDERED WHO DREW THEMMM
Anyways, yeah. Worked as an illustrator drawing covers for really femmy magazines like Good Housekeeping and all that. Also kid's books, as evidenced by my owning a copy of one of 'em. The Society of Illustrators has only accepted like ten women into it's Hall of Fame type deal. She was one of them. She was one of Howard Pyle's proteges, as well. She drew a LOT of kids. I had a hard time finding any of her drawings without them.

Artist Research (Egon Schiele)


  • Protege of Gustav Klimt.
  • Did a shitload of self-portraits.
  • Wasn't actually as ugly as depicted.
  • Associated with art nouveau movement (the hey?)
  • Founded the 'New Art Group' with other students after leaving the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Sounds like something a group of MCA kids would do.
  • Employed his towns teens for artist's models.
  • Served in WWI, but because of his skill as an artist was given duties far away from combat.
  • Both he and his wife, Edith, died of the Spanish flu in 1918. He was 28.

Artist Research (ARTHUR RACKHAM HNNGHH)

So this guy is basically my favorite artist ever.
Basically Rackham is one of the most famous fantasy illustrators PRETTY MUCH EVER he did all kinds of fancy watercolors and probably made a shit-load of money off've it, which is nice because he was born into a family of twelve (in 1867) and you do not grow up rich in a family like that, you are lucky if you are not dirt-poor in a family like that.
He initially worked for a weekly magazine, but quickly turned his attention to illustrating for books. He did not always possess the 'Rackham style'; that was produced first for the public in his 1905 illustrating of Rip Van Winkle. Other fairy-tales illustrated by Rackham include: Aesop's Fables, Mother Goose, A Christmas Carol, The Romance of King Arthur, English Fairy Tales, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Irish Fairy Tales, A Fairy Book, The Allies Fairy Book, Comus, A Wonder Book, The Tempest, The Vicar of Wakefield, The Chimes, The Night Before Christmas, The Compleat Angler, The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, The King of the Golden River, Goblin Market, The Pied Piper, Peer Gynt, The Wind in the Willows and more.