Thursday, December 8, 2011

Melted Crayon Art.

I haven't been able to post because my brother is being mean :O

Basically what melted crayon art is is arranging crayons a certain way and putting some sort of heat, which is usually a hair dryer up to them and letting them melt.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Floyd Grey.

I randomly came across Floyd Grey when I was looking up various artists and I found that I love his use of watercolours.

This is his take on one of Lady Gaga's outfits.

Fairies :3

I found these all on Pinterest.
I love Fairies!! I have like a mini collection of fairy figurines at home :D

Saturday, December 3, 2011

An interesting post on DeviantART that I found about watercolour. :)

Here's some interesting texures you can make using watercolour paints. from top to bottom:

Alcohol - Drip some alcohol on the painted area and the paint will separate from the area. the dryer the paint is, I've found, the darker and crisper the edges of the seperated area of white will be.

Salt - Sprinkling Salt on the paint created a sandy texture. the longer you leave the salt there as it dries, the more the paint will spread but this works best the more semi dry the area is.

Blotting/Lifting - As an area dries, you can used water in your brush to blot areas back to white by making the paint spread away or you can use a dry brush to absorb or lift the paint from the area.

Stencils/erasing - While an area is semi dry, you can use paper or plastic shaped to remove the paint in a shape. I like using tape when i do this, shiny side down and sticky side up, this way you can touch it with the other end of your paintbrush to pick it up instead of trying to peal it away with your nails.

Sandpaper - This is hard to pull off in my opinion but is you use good, thich watercolour paper so you dont get holes and wait for the paint to be nearly dry like on the right rather than the left, you get a scratchy effect.

Wax - Use candles or wax crayons to make marks and shapes but drawing with the candle or crayon then adding the paint. Like on the left. You can go back after the paint dries and wax out more areas to keep that colour and then paint again like on the left to create layers.

Friday, December 2, 2011

A blog I thought Edel might enjoy. :D

                                                     Owls. 'nough said.
                                                      [ O.0]

Credit to Pinterest.

I found this amazing DeviantART account. Ravenskar!

She has absolutely insane pictures.
She mainly draws upclose femals and puts a lot of detail into their hair.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Example of Millefiori.

I thought that since we were discussing Millefiori in art apreciation and history class that it would be interesting to put up some modern examples of it.

Getting in the Christmas mood ;D

I found this amazing blogger who posts amazing photos!

Here are just some of her amazing photos!
and yes, I am using the word amazing a lot because she's bloody amazing!!! :)

Randomly on Pinterest and found these :)

Abstract Art.

Abstract art is incorporating colour, shape, sound and everything and anything into the art piece.

The Above picture is called The Daisy Dance by Abstract D'Oyley .
I absolutely love the colours and the techniques used in it.

The above is called Impressions which was done by Aja ebsq.
I love the harsh visible brush strokes used in the picture.

Chalk Art.

Basically street artists use chalk to draw incredible thing on the streets.

The above was done by Kurt Werner.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Facebook art project plan :)


SteamPunk is a mix of Art and Fashion, I love the concept because it is different, and you really can't go wrong in mixing it up with that style.

SteamPunk style is basically creating clothing from the Victorian era with bits of machinary gears and other techological pieces attached to them. They are also made up of a lot of leather like material.

SteamPunk is under many genre names, such as sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction tht came into practice during the 1980's and early 1990's. Work of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural, art, etc. You can find this kind of technology in fictional work done by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Manuscripts-Book of Kells.

In art history we now learning about manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, The Cathach etc.

Book of Kells.

The book of Kells is a Gospel manuscript book which is in Latin.
There are four gospels of the new testaments in it.

It was made by the Celtic monks in 800 AD.
The text of the Gospels were mainly drawn from the Vulgate.

In all, there are 340 folios. although there was meant to be around 350 but people changed it.
It was brought back to Ireland in the 17th Century.
It is now held in Trinity College in Dublin, They flip a page nearly every day of the year.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My bus advertisment project. - Rockstar-

For my project, I am using the energy drink, ROCKSTAR.
I'm taking the logo and placing a man shaped shadow playing a red guitar.

Here are a few variations of the logo which I used as drafts and whatnot.
The picture above is a previous Rockstar transport ad.

Here are some ideas I used for my rockstar figure.