Let’s start with some compare and contrast…
On the left is an amazing image done by Silver age Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson, an amazing piece of work done for the Frankenstein comic adaptation. Witness the detail and care put into each and every piece of clutter, see the intense planning to create a cohesive yet chaotic image. On the left is Baby’s First Cross-Hatching Tutorial (my artwork, sadly), a piece much more lacking in the planning and clutter department. The table in the foreground somewhat captures what it wanted to emulate, but not in it’s entirety.
The piece of art I created is a black and white image focused on two men standing within a room together, one on the floor bleeding and the other stunned to witness the sight. Littered among the foreground is a tome bearing the Yellow Sign, along with a pendant bearing the same sigil. Along with a framed image of an unknown woman with unknown importance. On the back wall, A hanging portrait of the King in Yellow. I wanted to truly capture the feel of a Wrightson panel. The moody darkness, and the intricate cross hatching of his panels. Unfortunately I got nowhere near that, but what can you do? I went at this trainwreck with an extra-small Faber Castel pen and a Faber Castel brush pen, along with my trusty Lead Holder (with 3h lead I got for an amazingly low price) and my extremely smaller .5mm lead pencil. I started out with a basic sketch of the scene, and I ended up having a much more solid idea of the background and foreground than the mid ground where the characters would be, and that came back to haunt me later on. I went about touching up the sketch, adding in details and redrawing the dead man’s face about 20 times before settling on a mask (slightly inspired by The Mask). After that I jumped straight into inking, starting with the foreground because that’d take the most work, golly gee, book pages and wood textures are really time consuming. After that I laid out the beginnings of the background and went about slaving over the foreground. Halfway through that I swapped back to the background and finished that, then finally, finished the foreground. There’s essentially only one technique used throughout the entire image and that’s cross-hatching, where you layer lines on top of each other to achieve a dark look, it’s not very impressive within my piece, but if you look to one of Bernie Wrightsons works you’d see it in action, depth, mood and entire silhouettes are established via cross-hatching, and the masters do it well. If there’s anything to be proud of in this work it’s the foreground, the wood texture, while a true pain to accomplish. It came out better than I’d ever hoped, and the book on said table came out spectacularly and is honestly the real star of the piece. In conclusion, I didn’t learn much, maybe something about how you spend your energy on things, or something about perspective, I’m not sure, but all in all, bless you if you enjoy the look of this dumpster-fire, and I’ll try not to make something so bad next time around.
The art piece is a greyscale image of a kitten looking off to the viewer’s left of the image. The background of said image is blurry and nondescript, highlighting the subject. The charcoal is used
The main tools used were a Charcoal Pencil, and a White Chalk Pencil. Starting with the simplest use first: The White Chalk Pencil was used to show highlights in the piece and create some of the lighter greys in the image. The Charcoal was used to create texture, show dark areas, and to create negative space.
The work had no true message to showcase, moreso a showcase of skills learned, and the subject. The piece pertains to the importance of the subject, my kitten fittingly named “Cottonpuff”. Having that kitten was a big deal for me, as I went from hating cats all my life to suddenly being extremely infatuated with this small animal.
The use of the chalk and then the charcoal to make the lighter greys is integral to the piece, without it the true hinting of the colors of the cat wouldn’t be able to show.
This entire piece could be a new experience, I had experience with charcoal but nothing this extensive, moreso on the “i made a few strokes” scale. And white chalk was an even knew-er experience.
This isn’t much of a departure from things like the last piece. But this is infact my first proper drawn from photo piece, nothing too special to be entirely honest.
I’d change the size of the image, I wish it was larger, the small size slightly chokes the image
I learned a lot. This was a very interesting foray into not only drawing from photograph, but into multiple uses for Charcoal, White Chalk, and into drawing nonhumans.
I’m honestly most proud of the accuracy the piece captures, it look a lot like the original photo, and I like that
A primarily smudged charcoal work with focus on the pencil figure within the center. The charcoal border forms rough hand shapes, attempting to grab the figure who is cowering in the center of the piece. When I set out to make this piece I wanted to capture the paranoia I experience on a daily basis, and capturing that directly influenced how the piece was made. The charcoal was used to create a darkened border, then smudged out into rough hand shapes. Several pencils of varying hardness were used within the figure, all being used to layer up and darken it The piece is a departure from the norm, I very rarely do a piece of art with a true meaning behind it.
The process of creating this is as follows:
The figure was drawn, starting with the guidelines and anatomy first
The clothes were added to the figure, then with a 4b pencil the lines were darkened
The beginnings of the charcoal border were added
The charcoal was smudged into hand shapes
“The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas 1903-1904” is the picture I chose for this part, I honestly didn’t have any inspiration but I need to put this for a grade.
The charcoal is important, it’s smudged texture creates the desired shadowy effect in the piece. I experimented more with differing pencil hardnesses, and how the shade of the line that was produced came out . I’m mostly proud of getting it done, this was an experience and a huge step out of my usual. I’d change the posing, the figure could have been a lot more prominent and stood out more. I didn’t learn much to be frank, but I did get more experience with the general concept of conveying ideas through art.
Talk More, Think Less, Hello World
I wrote this because I feel like it represents where I’m at in life, I am a very analytical, introverted person, but those kinds of people don’t do well in social places, so I’ve been making an effort to Talk More, Think Less.
- Why did you choose the location you chose?
- How did this project change your perception of Art?
- How did this project change your perception of Art you see as you travel around the city?
Online I am my self, really, maybe a bit more extroverted that i really am but other than that, not much else is different
I’m pretty sure people see me as an insightful anti-religious furry. Now that’s a weird title.
I usually consider if i want people to see this, who might be offended, that kind of stuff.
Well the pros are that you can share things fasted, you can connect with people from anywhere, and that it’s a lot easier. The cons (coooooooooooonnnnnnn, you get a virtual cookie if you get that reference) are that you usually have no control over who sees what you share, and you can never really tell if the person is real or not.
Immediacy has an impact by how fast things can be shared and viewed, Permanence because when something is on the internet it will usually be there forever, and Lack of Control has an effect because once content is out, it’s out of you hands.
Social media background checks are not the best nor the most accurate way of getting to know an employee but it’s the most reliable thing employers have.
Free speech is the ability to say whatever you want (minus a whole bunch of things, such free many wow). What isn’t protected is boils down to mostly hate speech, everything else is protected. It was explained to us in the lawyer site we read.
An internet troll is a nasty little bugger that likes to annoy people, like, internet mosquitoes…….. kind of.
A troll’s goal (hey i rhymed) is to annoy people, that’s it. There really harmless, well, Psychology Today doesn't think so, but those guys are doctors! What do they know!
“How can we stop internet trolls?” you ask, well, to your probable dismay, you can’t, a troll will always find a way, always.
Pro: You're more likely to speak your mind and use that free speech of yours Cons: You’re more likely to abuse that free speech of yours. For example, the guys who got fired over their tweets.