Fictional art IB by Kyle Darnell

Who is an artist that illustrates a fictional character you like. This can range from comics to cartoons to illustrated novels. Post a link with a little write up about the person.

For example I always liked how Todd MacFarlane illustrated Spiderman. There has been dozens of people responsible for illustrating spiderman, but the way he captured the value range of writhing acrobatic muscles had a dark otherworldly appeal. He would go on from that to create his own Comic Publishing company called Image comics and is most known for the series Spawn.

 

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Caliber II reflection IB by Kyle Darnell

Tell me about your experience with the exhibition. Good, Bad, and maybe ways you would want to improve it for next year. I will say next time will be different due to the amount of seniors we will have so that might shake it up. Seniors, feel free to offer advice.

Caliber II Titles IB by Kyle Darnell

We have a big art show called Caliber II Saturday, April 7th from 12-2pm. We spent last week framing so now we need get our titles together. It will be your name, title, media, and price. When calculating price consider how much work you put into it, how much you think its worth, the price of materials, and more importantly a 35% commission that the arts council takes. You do not have to sell it, in that scenario you will write NFS instead of a price.

Here is my example, I need you to copy, paste and input your own information in the comments. I need these preferably by Thursday

 

Your Name
"Title"
Media $Price

Ketchup Week IB by Kyle Darnell

There is no new assignment this week. Instead I am giving you the opportunity to complete assignments you missed for half credit. Doesn't sound like much, but it is way better than a zero.

 

Now I am not going to dig through all the posts to find who caught up on what, when. You will need to comment on this with which ones you caught up on and I will double check it from there. If you don't write anything here, I will assume you didn't need it.

Get Gud IB by Kyle Darnell

At this point all of you have tried quite a few artistic mediums, some you like and some you don't.  I want to know which ones you like but need some work. Post a little plan on how you will get better. This might be a project in the future so make sure it is suitable for class.

Curatorial Rationale IB by Kyle Darnell

Here is your assignment before this whole thing becomes links.

Seniors: Write a Curatorial Rationale. This is just a rough draft so you can start writing down ideas that we have discussed or is still in your head. Use this as an opportunity to get the bad ideas out. This will be due Sunday. The next week you will comment on two different curatorial rationale's that have already been posted to help the process along.

Juniors: An artist statement is a declaration of artistic intent. It is your opportunity to not only describe your art series as a whole, but you and why you are here. It ranges from influences, but what you want to viewer to see or understand from your work. I would like you to take a piece of art you have made in this class, briefly describe it and give it a one paragraph artist statement. For help on what they look like, google is a good place to start. 

This is a two week assignment, so take your time.

Art Time Cop 2 IB by Kyle Darnell

In this assignment you are a Art Time Cop. Your job is to travel history and find artists guilty of committing a crime, then erase them from the time-stream. What are they guilty of? How will erasing them change Art History?

Vincent Van Gogh

Crime: 1st degree wasting paint and 2nd degree annoying fans.

Van Gogh is synonymous with the post-impressionist movement and when his art was collected after his death, helped influence several artists to take more chances with composition and color. That being said, most of his work is terrible. Famous for his impasto technique of laying oil paint onto the canvas in a very thick manner, sometimes straight from the tube, to create his own vision of a scene. Huge waste of very expensive paint that he never had to buy, as his brother Theo was bankrolling him. Just a shame to waste paint like that. That also caused every freshman dorm on ever college campus apparently come pre-furnished with a Starry Night poster.

You know when you like a band but hate their fans? Van Gogh is OG that. Removing Van Gogh will save me from every college freshman art class of breaking the students of their misguided love of Van Gogh.

 

And I should emphasize to not write about Hitler or George W Bush. They both are known at periods of time as being artists, but they are not most famous for those things. So adjust accordingly. And this is opinion based, if you don't agree with someone thats fine. Also try not to repeat artists.

OG Click Bait IB by Kyle Darnell

This weeks online assignment is courtesy of Bailey Gibson

Pick an artist from any movement and write a modern day news story or social media post about them. 

example:
Artist: Filippo Brunelleschi

TODAY'S LATEST
Brunelleschi is back at it again! He utilizes math that no one understands and makes a wonderful dome in Florence to attract more artists! The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is an astonishing 42 meters wide!

Art and demo IB by Kyle Darnell

In your sketchbooks I asked you to research only one art piece instead of an entire artist. Please post a link to that here with some accompanying text. Why you picked it, how it might inform your work, that sort of thing..

In addition to that post a link to a video on figure studies. Make sure it is appropriate and that it is relevant to what you are doing.

 

Please everyone don't post the same thing. Please. 

Ketchup Week IB by Kyle Darnell

There is no new assignment this week. Instead I am giving you the opportunity to complete assignments you missed for half credit. Doesn't sound like much, but it is way better than a zero.

 

Now I am not going to dig through all the posts to find who caught up on what, when. You will need to comment on this with which ones you caught up on and I will double check it from there. If you don't write anything here, I will assume you didn't need it.

Semester Project IB by Kyle Darnell

The final project of the semester is self directed and doesn't involve a sketchbook. You may still use your sketchbook to work out ideas and the like, but i'm not collecting it.

So tell me what your project will be. It is due during finals so don't think too terribly big, but I would like in this project for you to show your technical competence in whatever media you are pursuing. 

 

For seniors, think of this as a trial run for what your exhibition will be. So think about developing your theme and what will make a good, consistent exhibition.

How was your break? IB by Kyle Darnell

Tell me about your break. Five days off is a great thing. I hope art was a part of your life. Heres mine.

 

During break I took it easy. I drew some comics, played some video games, ate way too much, but most importantly, I drew this sweet tortoise with an ice cream sundae on its back. I drew this thinking of the comic I am working on, just got to find a way to have this thing destroy a city.

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Unlimited Time and Resources IB by Kyle Darnell

This weeks online assignment is by Ryan Ruder. Do not disappoint Ryan Ruder.

 

You have an unlimited supply of money, time, and resources to make one art piece. What would you make? 

I would make my own visual novel book series. The books would be set in the world of Aedoreas, a fantastical land full of Tolkien-esque nations and characters. The two main kingdoms, The Drakonhold Hegemony and the Sableclaw Dominion are in a constant state of warfare. The visuals of the novel would focus on the romantic geography of the setting. The Drakonhold capital is situated in the jaws of rough, red mountains. The city itself is on a plateau, with the foreboding steel castle looming over the squalid and poor slums beneath it. The Sableclaw city is surrounded by a massive forest with supernaturally big trees, and hugs a pristine southern coastline. I think the world-building of the novel could go on forever, so I think having infinite time and resources would help.

Comic Review IB by Kyle Darnell

Your assignment over the weekend was to read a comic. Your online assignment is to break it down. Pull out the 4 key characteristics to story we discussed.

First what is it? Post a link.

What is the Setting, Theme, Conflict, and tone?

Now how does that relate to yours? What did you notice about the comic from the standpoint of a writer?

 

Next week be prepared to write your online assignment all about your comic.

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Comic

Comparative Study IB by Kyle Darnell

In December we are going to do a project called Comparative Study for IB Art. In it you will compare and contrast 3 pieces of art by at least 2 different artists from different cultural/time backgrounds. Without going into it too much it can be a bit of a chore, so I want you to start thinking of it now by researching who your artists might be.

Think different  time frames entirely and be sure to include a link. You may need this later. It might be easier to make them completely separate and have absolutely nothing to do with each other. During this project you will make artwork inspired by them, so keep that in mind.

 

My example would be someone I'm very familiar with, someone I know nothing about, and someone who is diametrically opposed to the first one.

Rembrandt van Rijn - Printmaking and painting from the 1600's

"Black" Maria Martinez - Pueblo Potter from the 1900s.

Damien Hirst - Terrible art person from YBA movement until now.

 

Seniors, write a quick recap of the one you have already done.

Ask anybody anything IB by Kyle Darnell

This week I want you to post your own online assignment. Obviously make it art related and PG, but I want you to ask interesting questions, preferably with a supporting document and your own example of how it would be answered.

Heres my question which is its own type of response:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch

The Night Watch by Rembrandt is rad, but could it be better if instead of the ghost of Rembrandts wife, it was ham sandwich? What artwork would benefit from replacing one item with food?

Personally I think it could work, but you would need to suspend some amount of doubt and just go with it. An obvious example would be Grant Wood's "American Gothic" where you replaced the farmer with an ear of corn. I wonder if you could replace food with a person tho. Like Claes Odenberg's "Spoon Bridge" being replaced with just a big ol picture of his big dumb face.

 

 

 

 

Throughout the year I will pull from these and ask them. It may not even be for IB, could be for VA or FAC. 

Tell me about your project IB by Kyle Darnell

What are you doing? Tell me about your project. For some of you it is printmaking so tell me about the process so far. For others, its probably weird, so tell me about it. Use this as a way officering out some of your brainstorming or how things are going. You can use this info in your sketchbook.

Lotus IB by Kyle Darnell

Tell me about Lotus. What bands did you see? Was there any rad art? What awesome food did you have? Tell me a little bit of your opinion about the IU campus.

 

If you didn't go, tell me about that. Or make something up. Like you were fighting dragon robots or something. Actually, anyone can interject make believe into this.

Ketchup Week IB by Kyle Darnell

There is no new assignment this week. Instead I am giving you the opportunity to complete assignments you missed for half credit. Doesn't sound like much, but it is way better than a zero.

 

Now I am not going to dig through all the posts to find who caught up on what, when. You will need to comment on this with which ones you caught up on and I will double check it from there. If you don't write anything here, I will assume you didn't need it.