An abstract gum ball machine; that brings harmony to each block added in the surface, results into a finished product. A variety of square wood pieces have been subtracted for curves that presents itself with an odd form. A huge factor for it’s boldness and visibility is the contrast that provides a identity to the scaled sculpture. Like a gum ball machine, the base would have a swirling maze as the gum ball rolls down; I interpreted that by attaching different proportioned cubes that would cause the outcome to become a new, but similar maze. Smooth texture is located all around the sides of the piece, however the grouping of the peculiar cubes produces sharp and clean edges. Negative space helps enhance the way this piece is shown by curving inside the sides, transitioning the viewers view all around the wooded sculpture. The natural materials creates a hard piece that represents a nature affection. Furthermore, the distorted wires shows wavy shapes that describes into a glassy ball of the gum machine. Similar repetitive wooden spheres, are shown as an active and fun view.
When creating my character, I was heavily influenced by an artistic area back home. That area would be Venice beach; a place filled with numerous diversity of art wether it be objects, portraits, or even clothing. What this beach stood out to me, is that some venders would have popular characters and exaggerated their personality. However, unlike a Caricature this style focused on making a character thugged or pimped out. Its purpose was to create emphasis on a characters clothing and letting that judge a characters personality. For example, there may be one of Mickey Mouse with long black baggy jeans, with a thick sweater, and a gold chain. Countless of people love that sort of thing; having a popular character and making them into street art. Rap is heavily influenced on this style because those who listen to it prefer to be dressed in that sort of fashion. I enjoy listening to rap and when I thought of what I wanted from my character, I thought of Venice.
Using my own original drawing, I decided to have the clothing be a major factor to my character. Creating uneven lines around my character’s sweater helped enhanced a smooth and soft texture. By adding line variety to the sweater, I was able to get that large and baggy size. The intention of having such an immense wear is to overlap herself and bring attention to what she has on. Providing shadows and using line weight brought an advantage by creating an organic and semi realistic view. Not too mentioned the curvy and sharp designs. In addition, unlike the style in Venice that heavily relied upon contrast and space, I decided to bring color onto my drawing. With my current skills, I wasn’t able to get the style spot on, however I did enjoy the end result. But, I did have a goal to strive for creating a character were parents wouldn’t want to see there sons and daughter wearing. Furthermore, producing jagged lines on the hair improved a fuzzy touch and lessened it to be calm instead of chaotic. Every line has a purpose and I believe each one does there balance in making my drawing flow. After all, doing this project was all about having a good time and learning from experience.
Lexi short for Alexandra, is a delinquent in high school who enjoys getting into fights repeatedly. After, her last strike she is forced to transfer to another school. Once she transfers into a brand new school, she is given an appointment with the principal. In their talk she is placed in a new program passed by the city of Los Angeles, for teens that need to fix their behavior; if she failed then it will result in automatically enrolling into juvie. The program called “Restart” is to arrange delinquents with volunteered honor students and learn how to be the perfect student on campus. Lexi is teamed up with Sarah, a girl who aims to become a writer. Just like her mom she wants to write for Hollywood and applying to volunteer for “Restart” will help her have an excellent high school resume to enter a good university. Lexi is know placed in a position with someone that has something to strive for and believes that the two of them will definitely not get along. Growing up in a harsh environment has only made her lost with no ambition and failing the program will keep her lost forever. Although, deep down within herself, Lexi doesn’t want to go to juvie at all. Teaming up with Sarah may help her be true to herself, however Lexi believes Sarah is only doing this to benefit herself and that all good nature people don’t care about people like her. With everything said and done, the start of their senior year is set in motion.
In my marionette, I constructed multiple forms of triangular shapes to create one huge geometric figure. The shapes follow a downward path that results in a jiggly movement. The purpose for the marionette was to give it a sense of random feel, so that it will make the person moving it around happy. Changing the sequences of my shapes helped enhance the odd proportion on the marionette, including the different amounts of colors that structured it. The first steps in figuring out how to make my figure come to life was giving it a strong balance on the top and then have the bottom become loose and free. It is to be represented as broad shoulders and an active hip in motion. In addition, as much as the whole thing comes together, there are many differences in the marionette including how shapes slope down, the large gaps between other shapes, or the different patterns in the triangles. Although, the 3 Dimensional triangles have the same size each one has a different texture. For example, one may have jagged lines that results in a rough surface while one may have clean lines that create a smooth one instead. Not to mention the emptiness in the center, since both points of the shapes aren’t sowed, but instead produce a wide gap. While the marionette supports itself well, I believe that the uppermost part constructs a bold statement. In conclusion, the modular design helped improve my marionette by helping form a harmony of individual pieces and then transforming it to a mobile system.
My hero is my sister because she was able to do most of the things all by herself. When she was in High School, she was very serious about her education that majority of the time, she never had any free times to herself. She was enrolled in clubs from high school and participated in events outside of school. When graduation was near, no one helped her apply for college and missed out on opportunities that would’ve helped her when enrolling. However, despite not knowing much about college she was able to enroll in Santa Barbara University where she studied Film. After, being the first sibling ever in my family to graduate from a University she still found the time to help my mom with the bills. She’s my hero because she could’ve given up, but she didn’t. The only thing she wanted was to prove people wrong and to do the things that she wants in her life.
The Torso and Pelvis; a bold structure in the upper body. In this drawing, I decided to let my hand become loose and not worry to much on the detail. I forced myself to use minimum lines possible for each section of the body to result in a smooth and cleaner drawing. Trying to capture the unique shapes from the torso was a bit difficult, but as soon as I understood the pattern it became more easier to draw freely. In order, to make this drawing stand out, spacing out the bones as accurately as possible ends up with an amazing result as if it actually is a torso and pelvis.
Bones, they play a major role in creating a system of movement without one it comes crumbling down. The foot especially, even though we can move few of our toes or our whole feet, so much variety of parts help keep us stable. I mixed in random colors in different parts of the foot, to show that with strange bone parts in our body it creates a strong unity. The formation of all these parts makes it seem like a robot it about to assemble. The line weight is also thin to present a clean and fragile work.