Class Notes (Week 4):
Linear image Drawing due tuesday-
Should be one whole unifying image of a single day of your life
1 drawing of the boxes on the platform
the golden mean
We begin to notice the differences of darker and lighter negative spaces. Some with gray scale negative space
seemed to blend in with the positive space making it more harder to visualize the negative space.
When shading with lines it varies b/t what lines are being presented like, as an example, how straight lines on a
circle that is representing value will come out less realistic than curvy lines that shape the circle.
How to make the covers for our books and also how to assemble them.
Research- Mark Rothko
I recently been in touch with this artist posters of just giant blocks of paint with only single colors. Honestly at first i was like, “Seriously… this is art?”. I mean just coloring in one or two colors on a canvas is just confusing but as i read on about some of his work I began to understand why his art became so controversial. Most of his pieces show a sense of feeling or emotion.
Throughout Rothko’s childhood he was plagued with fear due to the racism of jews in Russia. He incorporates his past emotional stress in his work with blocks of paint that are used to express a sense of feeling towards the viewer. I feel that i can relate to this artist in a sense that art doesn’t always have to be some pretty picture or a highly detailed
The Golden Mean-
The “Golden Mean” is a sort of balance between two forces of objects or charters. Its balances the fact of a positive and negative which go in balance. As an example, when a character is angry it sons turns into sadness the next. Same applies to art as it consists of a balance between color, value, lines, etc.
Reflection- Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
While watching this video I understood what the title first implied when it reads, “The danger of a single story”. When the speaker started talking she mentioned three things that influenced her reading, writing, and storytelling. I can relate to each of these as they are vital towards my major in digital media. I think as artist I too have had these single story references as how stores only told about of white children living in narratives only. When I’m drawing, most of my art only consists of white charters in my narratives. Though I have never attempted to draw other muti-rational characters because when I would read books from American or English novelist, they would have only have simple charters in simple narratives.
When Chimamanda mentioned that she read at a very young age and that she mostly read books from america and england. As an artist, growing up in Brooklyn I was enriched with information from everywhere. But the only stories I was told were the stories the media would produce like how in africa they would over exaggerate on how poor the people are over there. Honestly I couldn’t find anything that related to me in a way but what did catch my ear was the fact that there is never a single story but a story with different perceptions.
Through out most of my art class we are told to expand our ideas on how we see the world around us which in fact is what the speaker was trying to say. She continues on how her travels to the U.S. changed her perception for her. So as future animators it is our job to have an open mind about certain topics and to stick to our own beliefs. In actuality we are the makers of our own perceptions to others. When I watch cartoons, I study the back story to how they became to be since they provide visuals for me of what the animator is trying to portray.
Over all the video was insightful and interesting on how people and social media view the world around us. As for me, I started rethinking on how social views can change a person’s perception on how they view things.