So, I just finished a design class that was sort of fun...I don't feel like I learned anything from it, but now I have some cool(ish) new artworks to put on my blog! Yay!
|This was done in pen (Micron). I had to unite two opposite concepts (blooming and wilting) in one composition. This one was chosen to be included on the campus Art Fusion flyer, so that's exciting.|
|This...is me. No, really. The assignment was to create an abstract self portrait using paper collage. I wasn't allowed to use color, and was restricted to using bristol board (thick paper) that I had to paint and then cut into the shapes I needed.|
|This was probably the most frustrating piece of all. I had to create a collage landscape that expressed an emotion or feeling. I had to incorporate a linoleum print into the composition, meaning that I had to first carve those swirly lines into a 5x7 block of linoleum using a linoleum gouge, roll ink over it, and then put a piece of paper over it and send it through a printmaking machine. I made about 10 prints, and then cut them up and made a collage out of them. It was displayed at the Art Fusion, though, so that sort of made up for the disgruntling experience of linoleum carving.|
So there you go. Like I said, I didn't really learn anything. I just confirmed that I like making tedious artwork (with the exception of printmaking).