Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Abstract Art

Here's an abstracted version of my "Baseball for Rocky" painting. There is actually another step in between the original and this one. You can still recognize the wine bottle to the right as well as the location of the baseball and dice from the original.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Blue Steel

Here's a panoramic picture of SCAD's Trustees Theater that I pieced together. I'm trying to be more open-minded now and become more aware of the other art forms around me. I try to find similarities in what others do and try to apply that to my way of painting.

This afternoon I went to the SCAD fashion show for the first time. What did I learn today? A good first impression on the audience will help hold their attention. In this case, a good model really made the difference in wowing or boring the audience. You definitely take the models who exude confidence more seriously than those who just awkwardly slump out there. As a result, you also unknowingly take the designs they wear more seriously than others.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Use the Force, Degas

Star Wars Episode III will probably make billions of dollars this opening's good to know that I contributed my $5.50 to the cause. When I saw the line of people outside the theater today (Thurday afternoon), I figured they probably weren't here to see Paris Hilton in "House of Wax."

Y'know, people got on George Lucas's case a couple years ago when he remastered the original Star Wars Trilogy, making some obvious visual changes here or there. Even though people said he should've kept the originals intact, I think it was justified. Degas was still making changes to paintings all the time, even long after they were "finished."

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Close Encounters

Here's a photo I took at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge, where we saw an alligator jump from the water and ALMOST catch a large heron in mid-flight. It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen and only would have been cooler had he caught it.

Saturday, May 7, 2005

Edgar Degas and The Underdog

There were a couple things happening today. First off, the Sand Arts Festival was cancelled due to "inclement weather" as you can see in the photos. Looks like they cancelled it in the morning when it was cold and cloudy but some of the students who had already started just went ahead and finished their sculptures anyway. The first sculpture looks like some kind of car...the second one is a big face...and the third one is two sumo wrestlers.

Secondly, the Illustration Senior Show began tonight with a very good turnout. I actually took this picture much later in the evening when many people had already cleared out. Good job to those who organized it...the gallery space looked much better tonight than it did a week ago. The two pieces I showed were "Edgar Degas" and "The Underdog."