Sunday, August 28, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Welcome to typography! We are beginning our adventure into the world of typography to compliment our exploration into digital design.
Typography is all around us. Ultimately, typography is the greatest expression of how art is communication. But what is typography exactly?
- 1: letterpress printing
- 2: the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter
- I need you to find 3 examples of typography that you can put into a powerpoint that capture your attention. Be prepared to explain your choices.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Who are you?
The problem with doing most self-portraits for young artists is the same for old artists too. We are still figuring out who we are. Are we defined by our friends, our beliefs, or what we do? This isn’t a simple answer.
So a solution to this problem is figuring out what fictional characters do we identify with. The reason this is helpful is because if we identify with a fictional character, we can ask ourselves what about that character resonates with us. Do you ever feel the crushing pressure of responsibility as Game of Thrones character, Jon Snow? Are you the uneasy, humorful, but ultimately caring, FN-2187, from the Force Awakens? Maybe you see yourself as cynical, aloof, and strong as Jessica Jones?
We love television, movies, and videogames. As artists these types of media are fuel to our imagination. What we love about this entertainment that we need to contemplate is that it may reflect a part of who we are. Ask yourself what about that character’s story that you feel is also your own.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Find 3 Self Portaits
Find 3 self portraits that appeal to you. Save a copy of these images and write who the artists are. Now analyze why these pictures appeal to you. Are there trends that link the images? For example, are all the images you pick brightly colored or do they have pets in them. Find the correlations.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Self Portrait Introduction
Art is a visual language. What signs or symbols would you use to express who you are without the ability to speak? Draw an image or images that would relate who you are.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Welcome students to Braden River Art's Blog!
In this blog you will be able to link to class assignments, find explanations of projects, gain access to reference materials, and advanced classes will be able to post assignments. I'm hoping this will further reflect the professional world and make your learning environment even better.
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