Monday, December 21, 2009

Dissecting Gaga.

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga is an artist.
I'm not even going to get into her music right now. I might be the product of two musicians but, I'm really not one to critique music.
At the moment, I'm talking more on a visual standpoint. And some?
Lady Gaga can be classified as avant-garde. A little on the wild side... Though, she make me think of another "crazy" musician

To the point,
this was all brought on by me seeing Lady Gaga's video for her new single, 'Bad Romance'.

Take a look:

This video is intense.
First off, it's directed by Francis Lawrence. The same director for I Am Legend, Constantine, and the [recently cancelled *tear*] television show Kings. Awesome.
Second, most of the fashion seen in this video is by Alexander McQueen. or by Lady Gaga's own fashion collective, Haus of Gaga. Here's a blog about this videos fashions.

Watching it I, personally [being the super art geek I am], attached a few scenes to some visual artists.
I really don't think Gaga had any of these artists in mind when creating this video....

I couldn't find any decent screen caps [surprisingly] but, in the video where Gaga has very little makeup/natural makeup on I think she looks a lot like a mixed media art vlogger off YouTube.
I dunno, that could just be me...

Latex dancers.
I know the skin tight latex is a common theme in the fetish community but, I can't help but think of Lithium Picnic, my favorite fetish photographer, when I see this type of thing.

and speaking of Lady Gaga versus LP;
Hello Kitty goodness lol

Just thought I'd throw that in there...

Big Eyed Gaga in tub.
I instantly thought of Chris Scarborough and his surreal wide eyed photographs and drawings.

And just to share, This is my favorite part of the video:

Ah! The dark glamour. So gorgeous! The colors and the lingerie and the diamonds. Wonderful.

Oh, btw, there's a Wii Nunchuck in the video too. Apparently, Nintendo will release a new game where you can bid for women for your evenings pleasure.

If anyone's interested, I also found this article about the occult meanings of this video.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Table of Finals

Kicking off the final week of the semester. This past weekend was CCADs winter student art sale and Juice and I shared a table to test the waters. Did alright actually. Got some ideas of what people are into and not for next time. I have some little pieces left over which I'll probably be putting up on Etsy over the winter break.

This final week is full of, well, finals.
Wrapping up all my major projects. Currently working on my self portrait final from Drawing class and putting the final touches on my Workshop Series.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

IB: Theme of My Work

In DDT we're progressively working on a final project that'll pretty much lead to making print media [postcards, posters, business cards, ect] that will sell ourselves.
Above is the inspiration board I made to help understand the direction I want to go in, concerning my art.

The color pallet consists of blacks, whites and greys. Subtle desaturated colors may be used.
The mood is primarily "Dark Glamour". Romantic, moody, elegant, dark. Pearls, lace, damask patterning, Victorian influence . As well, a bit of tattoo/graphic influence, pretty linear.

This is ideally how I want my work to go in the future, personally.

I'll share the rest of the progress as I go along.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Venus of TaTa Gala

This is my submission to the TaTa Gala in Sarasota this coming weekend. I still have the pencil version and it's apart of a series I'm working on for my Workshop class.
I made an ink version specifically for this event and to support Susan G Komen for the Cure.
If you get a chance to I encourage you to attend this event at the Sarasota Design Center [formally Digital 3] The $5 donation at the door and sales of artwork all benefit the foundation's breast cancer research.
I've been thinking about making prints on my own of this image to raise more money for Susan G Komen for the Cure. I was curious to know if anyone may be interested in a print if I made some? I'm still looking into the sizes and price but, I will make you all aware of what I find out.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Skin-like Vinyl.

Acrylic, Sharpie, Earring Studs, on Skin-like Vinyl.
These photos don't do it justice.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making Lines

A peek of something in development.

Today's critique helped a ton. I hope I can pull this off.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Birthday Greed.

October Sky by =sweet-reality-xo on deviantART

October is a crazy month for me. Always has been. Just so much seems to happen and I'm constantly busy. Even when I was a kid. Always things to do, places to be. Things change in October, I'm not sure why. And I'm not talking about fall really. I'm from Florida. The change to fall doesn't happen there like it does most everywhere else. October has two of my favorite holidays in it. My birthday and Halloween. [yes! My birthday is a holiday ;P]
This specific October is no exception when it comes to business.
•We had Gallery Hop last weekend where I spent my time browsing the new exhibits in the Short North and got social with locals.
•I have two benefit shows I'm trying to be in. I want at least one piece in the TaTa Gala Show, which is an event for breast cancer that's held at the Digital 3 gallery in Sarasota, FL. Also, while at Gallery Hop, I was talking to the guys at Sovereign Collective and they're having a call for artists soon for a West Memphis Three Benefit show. So I've been reading into that a will try my best to submit something.
•I have a couple of major projects, along with basic homework, due throughout the month. My self portrait for painting class is due this week and I'm really nowhere near done. I'm wrapping up an assignment for 2D Thursday and will be starting a new one immediately after. Plus the new quasi-vignette project in Color Con. I need to present the second piece in my series for drawing workshop, along side my first which needs to be redone... Oh and we have a mid-term portfolio due soon.
•Slightly more fun but, adding to the crazy, my birthday weekend is approaching. This year it's a full house and attempts at cramming fun times the whole weekend. My little sister is living with me right now, which has been an adjustment in itself, and then I have visiting in a few weeks, my older sister and one of my best friends from Orlando coming in town. At least. I have a couple others saying they might show up but, no conformation yet. heh.
•Other events at the end of the month include the Trauma Fetish Ball and CCAD's Big Boo.


BTW, for my birthday, all I want is:
•Cash Money.
•A New/Used Car.
•An Easel

the Cash Money will be spent on bills, I'm sure of it.

Happy October!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Motion and Skin

Just wanted to share the beautiful artwork of Shawn Barber.

Experiments in Light and Shadow.

We've been playing around with value in Drawing class. This is a nice loose and laid back project.
Laydown vine charcoal on paper, pretty dark.
Take kneaded eraser and start erasing away only where the light is on the figure.
Use a vinyl eraser for extreme highlights.
Go back in with a charcoal pencil and sketch in the darkest darks and outlines.

This is not amazing by any means and not very proportional but still nice to do something different. You should try it sometime.

Now Go Draw!

Drawing is More My Thing

I definently am more skilled at drawing than painting.
There is way more work that needs to be done with this. I will get back to it. I promise.
I think Oil is a beautiful medium and I seriously admire those who can control it.
I am not one of those people.
I'd rather just draw you a pretty picture.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Images and the Feeling of Being Behind...

Sneak peek at assignment for Drawing Workshop.

I have so much to do. I've been steps behind and I don't like it.

Ready. Set. Create!