Monday, October 28, 2013
I used acrylic paint on a canvas in order to achieve my piece, which was good all around for me I'd say. Mostly because I am literally terrible at watercolors, and I have experience with acrylic paints, because I work on acrylic landscape paintings on my own time. One of my favorite things about acrylic paints is that it can be easily reapplied to an area that you painted improperly. You can add layers upon layers of acrylic paint. Acrylic paint was also a successful choice for this piece because in the film "Coraline", the colors are very solid because of its cartoon-like appearance. Acrylic paint provides very pigmented color choices which makes it easier to paint block colors.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The idea that I chose was based off of one of my favorite songs, When The Day Met The Night by Panic! at the Disco. The fact that this is one of my favorite songs makes it personal to me. The interesting thing about me choosing this is that I hadn't thought about the idea until I was listening to the song while working on the eye idea. The premise of the song is that "the moon" (a girl) falls in love with "the sun"(a boy). The song is about them meeting and falling in love. I wanted to find a way to draw this. I thought about the contrast between the two ideas, and I thought the best way to display it was to literally draw a line between the situations. Mr. Sands came up with the idea of drawing the moon in white on a black background, and the opposite for the sun. The contrasting backgrounds looked SO cool (thank you Mr. Sands!) I was super satisfied with this piece.