Quote of the day

Art is what keeps us human,

Science is what can make us monsters.

-Gianni

 

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Post it note doodler..

“Robert”

I’ve always wanted to doodle on post it notes- the idea creating something significant on something so small makes me happy.

let's pretend to rock

Flickr – Photo Sharing!,. ‘Let’s Pretend To Rock’. N.p., 2015. Web. 30 Sept. 2015.

Marc Johns (http://www.marcjohns.com/) is an artist who I’ve followed since he started his note-venture. He shows that something insignificant can give an amazingly drastic message. Many of his doodles are highly critical, discussing his own views on issues such as politics. His playfully simplistic drawings and language allow quite an engaging response from viewers.

My views, although not strictly political, are more worldly. I work part time in a Special Needs school, it was a filler while I left my previous degree and my Principal requested I return. The kids in my school are often over looked or deemed too mild on the social scale to do much about. However, I know this is not true, each child has an individual spark of character, no matter their disability.

I wanted to show what I see as so massive, it would be odd to remain on a sticky note as a canvas. I drew the kids as I know them, the props reflections of hobbies or traits i.e. the girl sketch is of a girl with the sweetest personality ever.

Hopefully you interpret these as I originally intended- for no child should be caged just because of what is seen as abnormal.

“Ben”
“Jordan”
Bethy
“Bethy”

The adventures of an amateur photoshopper

Ok so I’ve never really used photo shop as an art platform- like ever.

So today, given the usage of it in my course, I decided to give it a go to see if I could handle it.

Granted my version is dated to say the least – but I found it really enjoyable. After a few hours I am well versed in the short cuts (thank god for these things) and blending

so far this is what I’ve created;
This is Tommy. Tommy is a character I’ve created whose style Tim Burton movies including, especially the Corpse Bride. I created him with dark circles and heavy cheek bones, giving a more alien look. Tommy is an outsider, a loner at school.

Hopefully I’ll complete him fully in the next few days and then report back on the progress.
Photoshop attempt 1