Dumpage.

29 05 2010

Since I only post once in a blue moon I figure I should make it count.

So first the art:

Hookay. So finals are almost over so I was compiling my portfolio for printmaking and managed to document pretty much all of it. There isn’t a coherent theme I used this class to just enjoy myself and break down some walls I was facing in my creativity.


Here is my woodblock after its first inking. Note: this will be my first and last woodblock. Mark. My. Words. This wood had split personalities so that was the inspiration for the name. I bled for this project, literally. This really drove home how important the quality of tools and materials. Cheap wood from Home Depot would not be my first choice next time. Basically it made me realize that Hokusai is a fucking pimp.


Split Personalities Woodblock, Artist proof.
Eventually I plan to print it on black paper with pink ink but I am absolute shite at registration so that could prove to be interesting. What I love about this that you would never know if I didn’t tell you is that the two halves are two totally different zebra faces. BAZINGA.


Crosby, Stills, and Nash Drypoint/Engraving on copper
No. Not the singers. We’re penguin fans at home and its the cup. I have affectionally dubbed this my return to whismy. In my head the conversation went a little like this: “I should do something super serious and amazing and moving and emotional and life altering…wait. No, I’ll do a mother fucking three-headed jacklope.” I love this one but I think it has a long way to go, I want to develop the concept a little farther. I’ll probably do it on plexiglass because I’m not sure of the why on getting an expensive copper plate. Do enlighten me. But there are little crazy details on there like a flying bug and dragon vespa. Don’t ask I just sat down and let it all flow. Instead of the ‘haha wouldn’t it be crazy if I did…’ coversations I just DID IT. And this happened.


“Freddy Mercury” Silkscreen and watercolor

Lordy, this one was a nightmare. I had been planning for weeks something super awesome and detailed and color and and and and yah, for my silkscreen but in the finals rush I screwed up a stencil that had taken me Three. Hours. To create (the day before of course) and then had to figure out something that would be fun and to my aesthetic standards that I felt I could stand behind. So somehow that translated into a goldfish. I ended up not being satisfied with the plain white outline so I ended up water-coloring in the details and I’m happy with it. It will never be a masterpiece but it was certainly a learning experience.


“Fantasy and Reality” drypoint and watercolor

This one I’ll give its own post because there is a lot to it. This is going to be one in series and I have alot of sketches that will accompany it. But its a start, it certainly isn’t the finished one. I hate the paper I pressed on, painting on it was a pain. Also I think I’ll leave some more plate tint since I think they added a certain je n’ai se quoi.

So there you have it folks a semester in a post. This is the full body of work save for some collegraphs and my linoleum that I’m still trying to do decide what to do with.

(x-posted)

Finals are over and this semester was my last at FLC. Next semester I shall begin my new adventure at UC Davis. Annnnnnd I am oh so omgnervousexcited. It’s bittersweet though because alot of the art crew are going their separate ways (coughcoughbobbycoughcough) So we’re going to make this summer count with lots of good summer days! Bobby and I have also been put in charge of the show at Intel since The Don is away on Business. Haha. Us. In charge. Hahah. Perfect.

Until next time

Kai





My Newest Watercolor Painting.

11 05 2010

Hello Bobby again,

Here is my newly finished watercolor painting.  I really wanted to focus on the clouds in this piece.  I wanted to give a very strong sense of  light and atmosphere.  I started off with a few thumbnail painting sketches to layout my thoughts, and another three weeks of thumbnails to recreate what I did on my first thumbnails.  I hate that when it happens, you spend two minuets on a sketch and hours trying to remember how you did it.  But anyway, I like how it turned out.  Size is roughly 28″x15″.

In other news, I began work on my first oil painting.  I’m just trying to get my hands wet with the medium, but all I seem to be doing is getting my clothes dotted with paint.  As it stands so far it is a cubist-ish piece.  Im trying to not over think the piece, I’m just letting what ever happens happen.  I will post when it’s done.

I have a few watercolor paintings in the works.  I will be posting soon.

Bobby,





My New Home.

3 05 2010

A lot has happened since I last posted.  I was heading down to Laguna Beach College of Art & Design (LCAD) and it was great.  I have since been accepted into the college with a scholarship no less.  I will be going after my BFA.  A hybrid degree in Illustration and animation  I know it’s going to be lots of hard work and late nights but I can’t wait.  There is an awesome feeling I get when I think about it.  I’m actually following my dream!  How many people can say that?  I will be beginning in the fall.  I’m going to also try to get a part-time job at my favorite place Disneyland.

Also, I have been painting again.  I will have a few new pretty things to look at up soon.  I went to the river today to do some painting.  I only drew small compositional pencil sketches, to which I painted over.  So stay tuned.

Bobby,