Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Art History Remake Brainstorming: The Scream

What inspired me to choose this piece? Well, I think it's creepy and the colours are pretty. I also couldn't decide on other pieces as I either couldn't think of any ideas to recreate it, or I thought it would be too easy.

I think I'll have someone as The Scream then two people in the background looking over like "What's with that guy?" And for the background, I guess I could take pictures of the river for the water, a normal floor, maybe an origami boat for the boats in the background, and the orange sky, I could take a normal picture of the sky and play around with the colours.

I think I'll splice different background images to create the background.

For props, I'll use an origami boat, I'll need a black cape/dress for The Scream, and the people in the background could wear normal clothes. I'll have to find the black cape thing, but I could make the origami boats.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hacker Brainstorming

I feel the top ones are a bit dark 😅
I really just grabbed words that stood out to me. I don't think I'll actually use any of these.

I was thinking I would use the word "Live". Live your life, do things you've always wanted to do. Don't let other tell you how to live your life. I think I mainly got this idea from a Youtuber I watch whose motto is "Live A Little", obviously I didn't want to copy him completely, but I do agree with it, so I took the "Live" part.
Imagine logging onto the computers, and all it says is "Live". Kind of mysterious.

For the background I was thinking nature scenes, because I find that inspiring. I want to live to see the beautiful nature around the world. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Multimedia Cardboard Installation Brainstorming

Materials Needed:
  • A box (any size)
  • Flat cardboard pieces
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape (packing)
  • Multimedia devices
  • Toys
  • Stencils
I am: 
  • Shy
  • Quiet
  • Plain
  • Boring
  • Nice
  • Funny
  • Helpful
  • Creative
  • Organized (sometimes)
I like/love: 
  • Anime
  • Manga
  • Music
  • Making videos
  • Writing
  • Urban Exploration
  • Creepy/supernatural things
I want to: 
  • Go to Japan
  • Travel
  • Fall In Love
I could attempt to make an anime-style face. And hair!
And music notes made of cardboard.
I could load up my old iPod and put some of the videos I have created on loop, and place it where my box's mouth will be.
I could maybe make a waveform and wrap it around my box except the front where the face would be. Also I could stick ghosts on the box to show how I like creepy things and the supernatural. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Apocalypse Brainstorming

1. I think the world would actually come to an end due to nuclear war, or a deadly plague. With a nuclear war, the buildings would be charred and destroyed, but if it were caused by a plague, everything would be dead and empty. But what if something completely supernatural happened to cause the apocalypse? Kind of like a redemption day. It would probably be empty like the plague situation.

2. I think I would like to show the apocalypse right after a supposed plague has swept through the world but really it's been an angel of death. When people have died and the world is now empty. That would scare me the most: the empty loneliness after losing everything.

3. Ten things that would survive in a world ravaged by plague:

  • Plants because the plague likely wouldn't affect plants
  • Animals because I don't think the plague would kill the animals too
  • Buildings - they would still be standing for awhile after
  • Clothes
  • ...
I think everything would survive, just not most people

4. I think my symbol of hope could be a person or two hiding behind a building. or also butterflies. Butterflies are pretty and could be inspiring 😅

5. Tyler Brett & Tony Romano's works are appealing because of the creativity. I would never have ever thought to use cars in houses/buildings. But I feel their ideas would take a lot to build, and if you've just gone through the apocalypse, I don't think you'd want to be building a lot until you've settled down somewhere safe with the necessities.

Monday, March 27, 2017


1. Use emojis to describe how you felt about the process of making your art, and how it turned out in the end: 😅😮😀😁😊👍

2. How did you fail when you worked on this assignment? (5 sentences minimum)
I failed because of my imagination and ability to make the things in my head reality. I imagined something much more dramatic. I also seem to be unable to properly see colour. Multiple times I thought something looked good, but was told to make it darker, or less red, etc. And I don't really know what the shadows would actually look like so they are most likely way off 😅

3. Please explain why your failures were actually great, and what you learned from them (6 sentences minimum)
My failures are actually great because I learned more about colour correcting and how to make different things look (at least a bit) realistic and like they belong together. Even though I couldn't create the exact image I had in my head, I think it still turned out really good. I learned that I must be careful choosing my pictures, as it wasn't until I started working that I made notice of the light source in the back. It looks kind of awkward, but at the same time I think it looks fine. I feel I also made the whole picture a little dark. I wanted a mysterious, dark look, but I think I went a tiny bit overboard. At the same time though, I didn't like it being any lighter.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Levitation Photography Research

What I love about these pictures is how cool they look. Floating above water like they're going to fall in. Surrounded by paper planes you can fly around with. And floating in a magical forest surrounded by falling red roses(?). It looks so magical, it's hard to explain.

Who is this for? Name, Age, Likes, and Dislikes?
Danielle, age 18
Likes: Anime, manga, creepy/supernatural things like ghosts, comedy, Japan, Japanese, travelling, the city, forests, fantasy worlds, water, swimming, skating, gothic lolita-style dresses, pretty clothes, animals, writing, creating, sleep, music, warmth, cosplay
Dislikes: Injustice, rude people, the cold, pain, frustration, chaos, places creepy at night

What makes them unique? Needs, wants, dreams, fears?
Unique: Creative imagination, love to learn and try new things

Needs: To be loved, kept calm, live in a calm and quiet environment, relaxing breaks, be a kid as long as possible, money

Wants: Safety, money, anime merch, band merch, go to more concerts, a just world

Dreams: To travel to Japan, India, and Mexico first - actually leave the country, become a published author, have a beautiful family

Fears: Death, pain, world war, apocalypse, the rich taking over, swallowed by anxiety and emotions, dying without amounting to anything

Crazy 8's Brainstorming: 

  1. Falling towards the city
  2. Floating above a pond in the forest
  3. Floating with black figures surrounding me
  4. Floating in a sitting position writing and surrounded by floating books
  5. Flying through a Japanese shrine
  6. Floating above my bed like alien levitation
  7. Floating and surrounded by puppies floating around
  8. Floating above a rock concert

My favourite idea from Crazy 8's is #5: Flying through a Japanese shrine. I'm not sure what to expect with this idea, so I'll have to play around.