Friday, April 18, 2008

Art we can do as a class....



Can you believe that ever small canvas is done by a different artist? It's amazing how as a whole, the painting still looks like it's done in one style, although all the artists, obviously, paint differently.

This is just another interesting way to do art...maybe we can do a collective piece like this? (AFTER our DaVinci photo of course..hahaa)

gmail art

I was browsing around youtube the other day and I came upon this. Its pretty interesting.. Who would have thought of painting a webpage?! We are becoming to dependent on computers, browsing through many sites each day... But still! I dont know if it would affect you guys as much as it affected me.. I just thought i was something different... really exciting :D.

We paint objects, photos, landscape etc... but the idea of painting a screenshot problably never hit any of us... Wouldnt be that interesting to look at. But it was pretty funny :P

gmail art

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Unscrew America

I was on and I saw this little ad on the bottom left. It looked pretty interesting with its these little graphic circles. The design of the website was actually pretty awesome, its wasnt like one of those flash websites that were overly flash-like that you couldn't read any information. This website was very creative, free, fun, and informative all at the same time. I usually don't have appreciation for web design, but I'd have to admit this one was good. So good in fact that I read every article on it. The websites about switching from stoopid conventional lightbulbs to CFLS and LEDS.

Heres the website

Travis Millard

I was looking through Juxtapose, this art magazine in the library and I found this really interesting artist named Travis Millard. Some of his stuff is kinda strange, but I really like his quirky style, especially his creative ways of of making interesting, often humorous associations.
He has a couple of these, on the left is the topic and the right are comical descriptions of the often
negative effects of doing the activity on the right. This illustrations that go with the words are sometimes literal, but sometimes metaphorical such as the ropes that symbolize intestines.

This one is my favorite. If you dont understand, he blames his failing stomach lining (ulcers) on things that cause him stress.
I also found these two very intriguing. He utilizes his stylized faces to emphasize the fine difference between crying of sadness and crying of happiness. And he composes the arms and faces to incorporate a sense of movement even though the figures seem to be a grid-like static formation. A contrast is incorporated by using warm colors colors for the women and cool colors for the men, also not the little clouds. Yet with these fairly obvious contrasts its easy to confuse the two, and the emotions, which is likely the point.