Fictional Art VA 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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What are you into? VA by Kyle Darnell

Were all into stuff that other people aren't. Hobbies aren't just a means to relax they are a way that helps connect us. So tell me what you are into. Don't just say video games or poetry, tell me which type, how do you use that to connect in a community. Here is my example.

"In High School I was really into music, specifically Metal bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah. I really couldn't stand what any of my peers were listening to at the time so I used that music as a way of finding like minded people. I followed the music online to a website called Gamefaqs, where they had specific message boards geared to music. And since it was a bunch of video game nerds like myself, I was able immediately connect with them and discover new music online. Side note, I am still friends with that small group some 13 years later and we check in on each other even though we have all gone our separate ways, with our own careers."

Caliber II Titles VA 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 VA 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.

Portraits VA by Kyle Darnell

Next week we will be starting Portraits in Pencil. I would like for you to find an artist that works primarily in Portraits, post a link, and talk about their method/style. We will be working pencils and blending, but that doesn't mean you have single out that type of artist, just find someone that is interesting to you.

Printmaking Artist VA by Kyle Darnell

You are currently working on an assignment in relief printmaking. Your online assignment this week is to find an artist that works in Relief printmaking, do a quick write up on them on one to two art pieces, and post a link to their work. There are a lot of printmakers who work in relief as their main focus, but you will find several who do it in addition to something else. This is fine, Albrect Durer is a fine example of a printmaking artist who worked in several media, but if you were to write about him I would expect further attention to be payed to his relief pieces.

You will find three different relief media; woodcut, wood engraving, and linoleum. Any of these are fine to write about. You will not find historical examples of linoleum as it is a media developed in the 1910's by Pablo Picasso. If you need help finding artist my brain is full of more info on Printmaking than anything else, so just ask.

Art Conspiracy Theories VA by Kyle Darnell

A conspiracy going around is that the CIA funded the Abstract Expressionism movement to convince Soviet Russia how free and awesome USA was. It is a bit far fetched but to be honest it has its merits. Why else would anyone care about Jackson Pollack if it wasn't a global conspiracy? Go ahead and read this article about it to get a really good idea how something like this can happen. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161004-was-modern-art-a-weapon-of-the-cia

I want you to come up with your own grand art conspiracy. I am expecting at least 2 paragraphs on this and will be giving you an extra week to complete it. It will also be worth double points so really spend some time on this. And you can come up with any sort of conspiracy theory you want. From secret spies acting as artists, to the declaration of independence is hidden inside of the Death of Marat by Jaques Louis David. Make sure you come up with a why.

These should be weird. If they are good enough I will try to slip them into my FAC classes as facts.

Artist Catchphrase VA by Kyle Darnell

This week's online assignment is courtesy of Emmalee Gladding. 

Pick an artist that you think creates interesting art pieces. After looking through some of their work, come up with a slogan that portrays their techniques or their motivations. Did looking back on a majority of their compositions improve your ideals about them? 

For example take the work of Mark Rothko, he creates large paintings of rectangles drafted in different colors. I have been in many art museums looking at pieces similar to these where people around me have said something along the lines of "Why is that in here, I could have done that." So the catch phrase I would give to the portfolio of Rothko is, "put your money where your mouth is". If the people at the art museum can make art the same way Rothko can, then I'd like to see them try. 

Don't forget to explain why you choose a certain catch phrase for your artist!

Video Demo by Kyle Darnell

I would like for you to like me to a youtube video of a drawing demonstration. Preferably an informative one. It doesn't need to be about figures necessarily, it can just be one that you found helpful and you think more people should know about it.

 

Keep it school appropriate, geez.

Ketchup Week VA 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.

Final Project VA by Kyle Darnell

Explain to me what your final project of the semester is. You won't have too much time as we are doing a very brief 50 point project about food. So detail the following:

What is it?

Why is it?

What size is it?

This isn't a binding contract, you can change it, I just want to you try to commit to something like this. If you really need, I can give you a suggestion.

How was your break? VA 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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Spirit Animal of the Baroque VA by Kyle Darnell

Artsy had this great article on the Baroque time period. I've talked about it in class in reference to Caravaggio and Rembrandt, but there is a meaty middle between full of artists that changed the course of art history.

Your assignment is to read this article and pick an artist discussed to find your Artist Spirit Animal. Don't over think it, just find an artist that speaks to you and why. Talk about how they embody your ideals and morals. There is plenty to choose from here. Also link an animal that you think represents that artist.

 

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-these-masters-of-the-baroque-painted-dramatic-scenes-of-spiritual-revelation

Comic VA by Kyle Darnell

Your assignment over the the past few days 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

Famous Artist VA by Kyle Darnell

From time to time you will answer questions posted by IB art members. This week's question is posted by Brooklynn Cox with her response.

 

In the distant future, you are a famous artist known for founding your very own artistic movement. What is this art movement called? What is it about? This can be as serious or as goofy as you want.

"My art movement would be called "Ecoviridism," which combines the root 'Eco' and the Latin word for green, "viridis." The movement has an ecology-based meaning as it promotes the protection of the environment, but this meaning is in the background. The art in this movement can be identified by the strong presence of the color green, but always and only in the background of the image. The subject matter, medium, and individual meaning ranges wildly but all pieces have one common theme: that protecting our environment is in the background of our thoughts, when it should be in the foreground. The movement sprang about as a response to the worsening environment. This was more of a serious answer, but there is my art movement!"

Art You Don't Like VA by Kyle Darnell

Tell me about an artist or art style that you don't like. Now don't take this personally, as if the artist is making work that specifically exists to make you upset. Just think about things that you don't like, a good reason why that is valid, and make sure to not talk about money. It is easy to get wrapped up in how much a painting auctions for. For the most part the artist had nothing to do with that and it shouldn't influence you when talking about the validity of art.

 

Masks VA by Kyle Darnell

Were making masks this month, so write about masks. I would like for you to find a link about constructing masks. It might be easier to find instructions about making masks that don't involve cardboard, but you probably want to research the type we are doing in class.

You can also look up puppets if that is what you are wanting to do with your project. Like a mask that has controllable arms or something.

Hispanic Artist VA by Kyle Darnell

This month is dedicated to Hispanic Heritage an Art culminating with a Procession of Dia de los Muertos November 1st. We will be making masks and costumes, learning about hispanic culture, and mainly just being super rad. So to start it off I would like for you to write about a Hispanic Artist. There is a lot to choose from so focus on South and Middle America. Basically I'm saying don't write about Picasso or Dali, actually just stay away from Spain.

Make sure to put a source.

Write about their influences, their work, why they did what they did.

Ketchup week FAC 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.