pdf version: Final Art Work
Starting the pop art unit, we have brainstorm lots of ideas.
At the start, I just put down some elements that I think pop art has, like the size of the shape, and more comic style of art.
On this page, I have think about different pop artists’ styles and come up with similar styles of ideas. Like Keith Haring’s character, or David Hockney’s swimming pool, about a small moment. Then I have think about the use of colors, like Andy Warhol have play around with screen printing. And I have think about having four same work but using different color.
From all the brainstorming, I decided to do something similar to Andy Warhol’s style of art. Maybe doing screenprint digitally. I have also searched online to get more insprision. I have thought about using the same technique to screenprint an object, not doing portraits. I found a work that looks like doing it digitally, and the interesting part is, it is a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, but only the recognizable part is was drawn. (The picture is under) So I will be thinking to have a art work that only remain the recognizable part of that object or get rid of the recognizable part.
This is a padlet that contains all my inspirations.
For the final piece, I start off by watching videos of making Andy Warhol style of art and try for some portraits and fruits. All the artworks will be made in photoshop.
We also did some exercises like learning more pop artist’s styles. One we have try out is Jeff Koons. Jeff Koons did a lot of sculptures, like the huge size of food. So, from here we base on the space outside of the classroom to design a sculpture that we might want to put there.
From the idea of sculptures, we also have made some small sculptures from ceramics.
I am not sure about exactly what object I will be making, I start with flowers. I might have lots of different colors and different kinds of flowers. Also, I have thought about taking the shadows always.
Keep the idea of different kinds of flowers, I start to find other more recognizable flowers. The flower below is some successful ones. There are also some that are not really good.
For this one, the morning glory flower, because the flower itself has parts that really bright, so when editing the brightness and darkness, some parts of shadow wasn’t showing. Also for the tulip, the original picture is not that clear so that when I transfer the picture into black and white the picture doesn’t seem to be very good. I have also tried out some other tulip pictures, but it is hard to find a single one. The only single tulip I found is a white one, so when I transfer the picture into white it is also not going well.
Like the two pictures under it, if choose to have more light parts, then there will be missing of the petal of the tulip. If I choose to have more darker parts, it is possible to see the petal, but there will be a bunch of black blocks, which is not really good for adding colors.
During the process of creating the arts, I also found out that in photoshop I could also change the color of the shadow. But I found out that if I change the color of the shadow, some of the colors that apply to the non shadow parts are not able to collaborate with it, and it will be a block of the same color or it is hard to recognize the difference of shadow and white part.
Final Art Work
For the final artwork, I design each flower will be a small square, but to present it more easily I put it all together. In the picture, the first row is very similar to the original color of the flower. For this artwork, I like the audience to notice the different appearances of the flower, also the importance of color.
During this unit, I have been frustrated on what kind of art I really want to work on. So, when I was actually working on it, I spend lots of time just not getting the work I want. However, I know that the artwork turn out interesting, but the time I spend on it, is kind of a growth. Maybe next time, just do what ever I have think of, don’t confuse much.
Mar. 12, 2021