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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Give me that doe

I started sketching on  package of oat meal that I ate for breakfast this morning. I love the brown paper of the packaging. 
I used watercolor and prismacolor pencils.

I really miss seeing deer graze next to the roads back in Nashville.
I also uploaded a few more pictures to my flickr you should check out!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hunting and Women

A possible new series of drawings and paintings...title, "God, Hunting, and Lipstick."

Number I

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I've got wood

I am working with wood for the first time here! It's turning out interesting. I'm working with the idea of a building being a nest....

Found a block of wood...

Sanded this baby for a good three hours.

Started carving using my woodblock carving tools.

Almost done! I just have to stain the wood outside of the carved out circle. 


For my Core Studio Class, we are learning about buildings, structures and systems. For our first project we have to use wood in some way and also create "texture" with our piece. I have never worked with wood before; I mean I might have help my dad fix the fence a few time when I was a little kid but that's it! I did most of the sanding by hand, because I was too scared I would sand my skin off with the electric sander. I should learn to be more adventurous right? 
Either way, I am really happy at how smooth this turned out. The carving didn't take too long either. All I have to do now is stain the wood surrounding the nest (the carved out circle).
I had a little inspiration for this piece....

Dungen poster September, 2010: by Sam Smith


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mark your Calenders

For the Young Tennessee Artists 2010 Statewide Advanced Placement Studio Art at the Frist! The exhibit runs from October 29, 2010 to April 10, 2011. My piece, "Dad" will be in it!

Dad, 2008

I am 1 out 33 students whose work will be exhibited.
This exhibition reveals the students’ execution of thoughtful portfolios through artworks that skillfully synthesize form, technique, and content. The range and quality of work demonstrates a growing sophistication of AP Studio Art programs across the state.

Read more about this exhibit here.

I will still be in Chicago, so I won't be able to make it to the opening night. You should go if you get the chance!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's 1:04 in the morning,

I'm wired on three cups of coffee, and working on something new...

Stay tuned!

Research Studio I: Assignment I

I. Copy
A direct copy of the original picture. I did leave a few things out though...
I've never been really goo at directly copying images. It was a good challenging assignment.

II. Abstract
 I drew this one first because it seemed like the most fun. I wanted to emphasize the patterns in the backgrounds. It gives the women and their burqas a more translucent appearance.Very ghost-like.

III. Non-Representational
I don't even know....

Original Image 


Assignment I (Copy- unfinished): Research Studio

I've been pretty slammed with school work recently. I turned in a project last week for my Research Studio Class, which I will post pictures of later. Here are a few scanned pages from my Research Studio sketch book,

You can see all of these on my Flickr.

 I feel like I haven't had time to create art for fun. I'm definitely having fun, don't get me wrong, but it's been a lot of work and time. And it's only going to get worse. 

Like my knowledgeable French teacher always said, 
"Go hard or go home."