1/27 Feedback

For my artwork, I meet with Sohpie and she gave me feedback.

She liked the details of the artwork is and the different colors that create shading in the clothing itself. The color contrast was important to me because I wanted the overall clothing (the first lady) to be red but I created different shades of red/pink so it wasn’t just one red color.

She questioned whether the figures were human or mannequin and whether they were gonna have faces or hairstyles. I answered her that it was a mannequin and there were no faces but hairstyles because each hairstyle represents the different era of clothing and adds to the design of the fashion itself.

Her suggestion was to create more shading to the light and consider the color choice as there is light showing directly above. The top part of the mannequin would have to be lighter than the bottom part of the figure.

For the second round, I met with Christina and got feedback.

She liked how there were different pairs of figures and the arrangement of them is very neat which shows a nice display. The overall structure and the background is simple and not complicated. If the background was full of different features, then it will look messy and distract the audience. It also helps the message of the artwork to be delivered straight to the audience. She also liked how the colors were bold, as it would be a nice contrast to the grey background.

She asked the same question as Sophie as to whether the figures will have faces or not. The theme of the artwork was a museum so the figures will be mannequins like the ones in the store.

She gave me feedback on making the backlight more obvious because I had to tell her it was a museum before she noticed it. She showed her own artwork by suggesting to make a white or pale yellow-white glaze and paint it thin over the mannequin. Her feedback was helpful as I was thinking about how to make the spotlight was more obvious so I think I am going to make a glaze when I am done painting all of the other figures.

 

I added impasto to add texture for the accessory.

I am almost done painting the woman figure except for the little details and painted the main clothes of the man figure.

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1/25 Art Progress

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Narrative & Persuasive Art Progress

4 Written Ideas

4 Written Ideas

Sketched Idea 1 (Final Choice)

Sketched Idea 2 & 3

Composition Idea 1

Composition Idea 2

Composition Idea 3 & Color Idea (Final)

Color Idea 1

Color Idea 2

For the final artwork, I decided to do the eight-figure clothes. The clothes itself would be traditional Korean clothing (hanbok) and there will be patterns and colors (red, blue, yellow, gold) that resembles the culture of Korea. Each clothing is from a different time period and as the background is a museum, it hints that each figure is form a different time period.

I am planning to do the image transfer for the background, so I have more time to focus on the clothing as that is the key element for the overall message. The image would be in a background of a museum so it will be a blank paper when the image is transferred. Then, I will apply paint over to paint the clothes. In consideration of the clothes, the dry and wet blending skills would be highly useful as there are creases and fold in the fabric. My improvement on mixing colors would be helpful in this stage of the process. By using this skill, the painting would look more realistic and makes the audience seem like the clothes are really moving. The glazing technique will also be very useful as there are accessories and the glaze would show how shiny it is while making it pop out from the canvas. I really enjoyed doing screen printing so it will be used to be expressed as a spotlight at the background along with the image transfer technique. All of these lights would be on each pair of clothes so it will be suitable for the screen printing as it will just be the same shape printed repeatedly. When practicing these techniques, I really enjoyed doing the impasto technique as it creates a texture that I can be flexible with. The impasto technique will be used for the 1950s dress as it is a patterned dress and the impasto will really bring out the patterns of the dress. This difference in texture would add variation to each style of clothing which is exactly the intention of this final artwork. I can practice these medians by first trying on a paper. For example, for screen printing, I will first practice it on paper and see if it works out then apply it to my final artwork.

I have two different versions of color match and I picked the same color mode similarly for the same time period. However, I chose different colors for each time period so there is a clear distinguishment between the different pairs of figures. The traditional hanbok will start with a warm and pastel color. Then the color gets bolder and stronger for the 1950s clothes. For modern clothes, clothes get darker (black) and have a much cooler color (sky blue). However, the last one, which is the modern hanbok will have a nudity color and a warm pastel color again. It goes back to the original color of the traditional hanbok. It also goes to the message of how there are efforts to bring back the traditional clothes (hanbok) of Korea. I combined the different color choices that I had on my ideas. For example, for the first woman figure in the first time period (hanbok), I combined the deep red for the color and peach color for the upper shirt (as shown in the bigger version of the color idea). I added golden patterns as golden patterns were often shown in actual traditional Korean clothes.

 

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Scenic Model Design: Phobia of diseases, Nosophobia

This model is a stage design based on the phobia of Nosophobia, the fear of diseases. The intention was to design an abstract scene that shows the actor, who has Nosophobia, panicking at their worst fear. When creating this set, the plan was to place objects that would trigger their anxiety and show the mental state of someone who has Nosophobia, especially during the pandemic.

To start, it is a theatre in round as it allows the audience to see the actor from all 360 degrees and a bit above. It is in a theatre in round because one with Nosophobia tends to hide from people as they think that being around others would cause them to catch a disease. However, as it is a theatre in round, there is no corner or place to hide. As the audience looked 45 degrees up from the stage, the audience would be looking down, causing the actor to panic and trigger fear.

The fear of diseases was also mixed with fear of death since one could be afraid of being sick due to potential death. The original design was to make a hill like an abounded bloody graveyard with stones and crosses. To express the idea that the actor is approaching death, human hands reached up as if pulling the actor down into the earth’s mantle. The tombstones/crosses had to be disorganized and unkempt. In the actual design, the hands were not created due to the little hill’s limited space. When making this real scene, firstly, a mound of clay was added to the middle to add height to the graveyard as there needed to be a sense of level. A glue gun was then used to add a texture as the scene was not supposed to look “clean.” When applying the glue gun, there had to be no order nor sequences. Then using foam, the headstone and crosses were created then painted. There is a mixture of black and grey in the existing plan, along with a trickle of blood (red paint). The stones were stuck with crooked angles and shapes, adding variation to the stones and showing that it is ancient as the stones were crumbled. The crooked cross makes it look like a real creep graveyard like the ones in horror movies. When painting, it was easier first to glue them and then paint them to see if all of the colors would naturally blend. There were different black and grey shades, which was the base for the whole scene. Also, the different shades were painted because of the lighting. The only light would be a white spotlight directly above the actor. If the colors were all black, then none of the design would be visible, so the mix match was the perfect choice for the base color.

The image at the bottom is TV broadcast screens, especially on COVID-19. It is paint-splattered in the color of the pills and blood. The paint was applied over the screens so that it would naturally blend into the bigger picture. It was all focused on this pandemic news because recently, more people are highly worried or even anxious from the fear of being sick and catching the virus. The news screen was printed then pasted to the foam board with paper glue. At first, it was intended to be straight up vertically. However, as the audience would be looking from above, if the TV were standing straight, the screen would not be visible. So, the TV screen was placed flat or leaned toward the graveyard to be seen from above. The TV is around the cemetery and the actor as it is a fence that separates the actor from safety, which is the pills.

Again, the little balls repent the pills/medicine that would act as a barrier from the diseases that one with Nosophobia needs. There are different colors of green, yellow, pink, white pills: all scattered around the graveyard’s outer edge. Those are clay balls that were individually shaped and then pasted onto the cemetery using paint. The drugs represent the protection they desire, but it is beyond reach, leaving the actor vulnerable to the diseases. The bloody and disorganized pills show how broken and unstable the situation as it shows the anxious mental state of one with Nosophobia.

There are two layers of glue gun: over the graveyard and the TV screen. Various glue gun mark also adds another layer of texture. It is a vein that is tightening and covering up the whole thing, which also shows how one with Nosophobia would feel suffocating during this time of the year. The little thin lines in the graveyard also were intended to be the spiderwebs as it is a very old-abounded graveyard.

There are many red marks, representing blood as it brings out the effect of splattered blood and the representation of death. For the paint to drip, water was added for a more liquid texture and black for a deeper burgundy color as the variety was a crucial element in this design.

When creating this scene, the proudest design part was the stones on the graveyard. The skewed stones and crosses, along with the cracks, gave a realistic yet natural feeling. Also, when attaching the tombstones, it was ensured none of them were at the same angle. If they happened to be at the same angle, then the audience at the side would not be able to see the full picture as it is in a theatre in round. The variation of the crack in the stone brings out the effect that it was destroyed and shabby. This process was also the most challenging as the stone had to be made while attaching it to the main body because its angle and position had to be decided based on its surroundings. However, it turned out perfect like the original design as it focuses on the audience’s eye on the actor as he or she would be standing in the middle of the graveyard.

If this were to be redone, the pills would have been recreated. The original plan was to color every medication individually and then attach them in a puddle of blood. However, the pills/ball was just dipped into the paint and then attached due to time constraints. The original intention exists, but it would have been better to paint each one individually since now it looks like a big mess. The paint also covers the news screen, making it harder for the audience to see what is on the screen.

This scene design helped me to understand how collaborative the theatre process is. Not only the intention, but I also had to consider stage direction, stage configuration, and light design. If almost everything was black, and the light was off, the scenic designer’s intention would not have been expressed. It is crucial to consider other ether elements when designing and creating this set. Next time I watch a production, I will genuinely appreciate the actors and every designer/staff that collaboratively helped to assemble the play.

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Mini-Flat Building Project

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Costume Rendering Practice – Human form, texture, shadows

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Costume Design

  • Refers to anything worn by an actor on stage
    • ex) Wealth, gender, period, make-up

10 Factors of Costume Design

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Social Status
  4. Occupation
  5. Geographic Location
  6. Occasion or Activity
  7. Time of Day
  8. Season (Weather)
  9. Histroical Period
  10. Psycological Factors/Personality/Emotions

 

ex) 1. 50? 2. Women. 3. Rich. 6. Opera? 7. Night 8. Autumn 9. 1800-1900s? 10. Likes to stand out, bold, Proud,

  • Desginers must be able to research the clothing from different time period
  • Based on research

 

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Final Reflection on 3D MODELLING & MECHANICS

I am proud of the first project on the Boot project. The reason for that is because I was exploring with the tools and the shape given, and I got to create the boot that I wanted to create. The design fitted the boot well, and everything was in the correct place. When creating the bottom heel, I had a problem with carving out the shape. The way I solved it was using the move and cut with a rectangular shape then cutting the bottom of the boot to create a heel on the boot.

The challenging model was the final task of creating a tin case for the hard tie, especially for the hinge that the case needed. I had to make some adjustments with the length as I created the model. A problem I encountered was when making the form of the case, I wanted to make the sides curved, which was a problem that I had when using the extract tool. The solution that I came up with using the revolve tool than making the hole needed. I also made changes on the hinge because it needed to lay flat on the surface. The way I did it was using spheres and carved tools so that these spheres would fit.

I learned how to use these different tools, primarily the sketch tool. Since I used the sketch more than other tools, I learned to use the drawing tool in the sketch feature so that I could make the shape that I wanted to make.

For the difficulties of the tin case, I first created a long D shape that revolved around making the basic shape of the tin case. After that, using the sketch tool, I created circles then extracted those designs to make holes. I used the same method for forming the hinge. I first drew the sketch, then extracted it, and created a sphere where it was needed.

 

Hinge 1Hinge 2

 

 

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Final Reflective Blog Post

During this unit of humor, I learned how writers used literary devices and language to create a humorous effect, yet at the same time, convey the message to the reader. I learned the different literacy devices and how differently each author used the same methods to carry the theme for their piece of work. From the play of Mother Figure, I learned how each quotation and actions can express characterization along with the theme of the play. I also learned the importance of the title and how it conveys the meaning of the theme. In the poem of My Mother Want to Know If I’m Dead, the author conveys the theme with a humorous tone but also with a dark theme to it. It was interesting to see how the sarcastic tone and use of hyperbole worked out with the theme. In this specific poem, there was a specific reason for the contrast and how it affected the theme.

It was challenging to find the literal devices and the theme, especially for poetry, My Mother Want to Know If I’m Dead. The reason why it was hard to find the theme was due to the use of hyperbole and the humorous tone of the poem. At first, I thought this poem was how ‘I’ was annoyed by ‘my’ mother’s text with the sarcastic diction. “If I am already dead, which is what she suspects, I wouldn’t be able to read it” (lines 9-10). However, after reconsidering and rereading the poem, I was able to find the message of the poem: the threat and danger that women feel and fear when out in the world alone. The reason why I was able to find the theme of this specific poem was because my parent had done the same thing to my sister and me by asking and worrying about us when we weren’t replying or telling them of where we were. I also have heard stories over the media from other women who fear and worry not only for themselves but also for others. At last, not only did I founded out the theme but also learned the reason why Aptowicz used a big contrast and how it affected the theme. Some indeed tend to understate the threat and danger as if it a humorous joke. Aptowicz could have directly explained the message but indirectly showed it to the readers so that she could also point out how this fear is viewed as an exaggeration with their own mind. During this unit, I focused more on the poem than the play, so I would like to learn more about analyzing the plays. It would also be interesting to learn more about different types of poetry and how the historical background affects the theme of the poem.

From the start, my SMART goal for this unit was to keep up with the schedule that I had made and improve my writing by avoiding redundancy.  I did not achieve the SMART goal that I have made my self since I mismanaged my time schedule and my time management. I would grade myself for needing improvement in the SAL criteria as the same reason for falling my SMART goals, and not meeting the responsibility that I was given. I need to keep track of the deadlines and make sure that I meet the requirement, which is a part that I definitely have to work on, not only for English 10 but along with all of my other courses. However, I would say that I improved my writing skill itself along with the avoidance of redundancy since I was able to find reasons for each diction and tone along with how it affected the theme of the work of writing.

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Boot Design

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