Monday, November 30, 2015
For this project, we used the website Tinkercad to design something to print with a 3D printer. I decided to make a replica of Minnie Mouse! This was a cool experience because I got to see how 3D printers really work. Tinkercad was difficult to navigate, but after a lot of practice and tutorials I finally got the hang of it. I used available shapes like spheres and butterflies to get the right look. I had to create holes on the back so that the piece would print on a flat back. This way, the design would have something to adhere to and not sink down. I'm glad I got to see how these machines work because they are a new developing technology that we will definitely see more of in the future.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
For this project, we were required to use nontraditional art materials. I decided to use rubber bands because I had a large 1/2 pound bag of them at home. After thinking through some ideas, I decided to make a rubber duck out of rubber bands. (Cute right?) I used the idea of twilling to curl rubber bands of different colors and sizes into small swirls. I glued these down until they formed the shape of a duck. This was a struggle because the rubber bands were very hard to work with, especially the thin ones. I quickly ran out of usable ones and had to find more. After weeks of endless glue gun burns and frustration, I finally finished the duck. For the background, I decided that since it was a rubber duck, he needed a bubble bath. I covered up the duck and blew bubbles mixed with food coloring to create colorful bubbles. I had to experiment with this effect to figure out the best way to get an actual bubble shape, not just splatters from the bubbles popping. This turned out to be a mess, but I finally decided to cut out some of the best bubbles and glue them to my background as well to create a layering affect. If I could do anything different, I would've not chosen rubber bands (because I do not like them anymore) and I would've tried to find a way to make the glue less visible on the final product.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
For this project, I morphed Emma Stone to look like Kim Possible because she has red hair also. I rounded her face, volumized her hair, rounded and enlarged her eyes, straightened out her smile, minimized her ear, and gave her a turtleneck. I wish that the liquify tool didn't add as much distortion and blurriness as it did, but I like the exaggerated proportions. I don't feel pressured by society to appear a certain way because I'd rather be myself.
Friday, November 6, 2015
For this project, I created a pig by combining different objects to form the proper shape. I began by choosing to make a pig, and I decided to fill it with things that are pink. After creating this collage by warping, resizing, and adjusting the hue of these images, I created a whole picture out of many tiny ones. I added in the purple to pink gradient for the background because it enhanced the pig and added fluidity. My favorite part is the face! It was a little difficult to get the collage of images to look like one animal, but I think changing it so they were all around the same value of pink helped.