Screaming Lambs

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DIY-A: Draw your favorite character(s)
I drew Robin and Raven from the Teen Titans, I couldn’t just pick one or the other lol.  They were, and still are, my favorite superheroes even more so than Batman.  This is meaningful to me because the show Teen Titans is one of the many cartoons I would watch when I was little that inspired me to draw and get into art, trying to imitate the style as best as I could only made me want to improve and get better.  I don’t experiment much but for this I went out of my comfort zone and tried coloring differently, in the end I like how it turned out :D

DIY-A: Draw your favorite character(s)

I drew Robin and Raven from the Teen Titans, I couldn’t just pick one or the other lol.  They were, and still are, my favorite superheroes even more so than Batman.  This is meaningful to me because the show Teen Titans is one of the many cartoons I would watch when I was little that inspired me to draw and get into art, trying to imitate the style as best as I could only made me want to improve and get better.  I don’t experiment much but for this I went out of my comfort zone and tried coloring differently, in the end I like how it turned out :D

Okay so after looking through the gallery, reading the article, watching the video, and reading the essay about Nikki S. Lee, all I can say is that what she’s done is really amazing.  Integrating herself into all those different groups and succeeding, it’s hard enough for me to talk to people in general, and she can fit in just like that!  I really admire her for her dedication to her projects, she really went above and beyond with some of her projects, like going on diets, taking dance lessons, teaching herself how to skateboard, even going to a tanning salon at some points, and all just for her projects so I think it’s really cool that she’d go through all that trouble, not a lot of people would put that much effort into their work.

I think my favorite one out of all her projects is The Skateboarders Project, she really looked the part and acted it too, in the way that she taught herself how to skateboard.  Learning how to skateboard is really hard and it hurts a lot in the beginning so I love that she did that.  I mean she could’ve just dressed the part but she decided to teach herself how to skateboard too, so that was really cool of her.  

I actually loved all her projects, even if the idea of parading around as someone you’re not is kinda scary for the people who think they know a person but really don’t, it really makes me realize that anyone can do it if they just try and play their cards right.  Which only makes it even creepier but kinda of like an eyeopener too!  Cause through her projects I got the idea that we can be anyone we want ourselves to be and the possibilities are endless, if Nikki S. Lee can do it then who’s to say that we can’t dress up and hang out with a different crowd?  No one’s stopping us but ourselves, all it takes is a little confidence to put yourself out there.  

I think that’s what I liked the most about Nikki S. Lee and her projects, “identity is not a static set of traits belonging to an individual, but something constantly changing and defined through relationships with other people”, showing us that we are always changing as people and it’s through our relationships with other people that make us who we are.  

Okay so after looking through the gallery, reading the article, watching the video, and reading the essay about Nikki S. Lee, all I can say is that what she’s done is really amazing.  Integrating herself into all those different groups and succeeding, it’s hard enough for me to talk to people in general, and she can fit in just like that!  I really admire her for her dedication to her projects, she really went above and beyond with some of her projects, like going on diets, taking dance lessons, teaching herself how to skateboard, even going to a tanning salon at some points, and all just for her projects so I think it’s really cool that she’d go through all that trouble, not a lot of people would put that much effort into their work.

I think my favorite one out of all her projects is The Skateboarders Project, she really looked the part and acted it too, in the way that she taught herself how to skateboard.  Learning how to skateboard is really hard and it hurts a lot in the beginning so I love that she did that.  I mean she could’ve just dressed the part but she decided to teach herself how to skateboard too, so that was really cool of her.  

I actually loved all her projects, even if the idea of parading around as someone you’re not is kinda scary for the people who think they know a person but really don’t, it really makes me realize that anyone can do it if they just try and play their cards right.  Which only makes it even creepier but kinda of like an eyeopener too!  Cause through her projects I got the idea that we can be anyone we want ourselves to be and the possibilities are endless, if Nikki S. Lee can do it then who’s to say that we can’t dress up and hang out with a different crowd?  No one’s stopping us but ourselves, all it takes is a little confidence to put yourself out there.  

I think that’s what I liked the most about Nikki S. Lee and her projects, “identity is not a static set of traits belonging to an individual, but something constantly changing and defined through relationships with other people”, showing us that we are always changing as people and it’s through our relationships with other people that make us who we are.  

I don’t really read a lot, I have the worst attention span ever and it’s really hard for me to retain information.  But basically what I got out of the cave art readings was that art has been around for a long long time.  And sometimes with each new discovery some pieces of art go back even farther than we initially thought, especially with the advances in technology we have these days where we have better machinery to date back artifacts more accurately.

When I saw the picture of the Venus of Hohle Fels, I honestly thought it was poop.  Not in the “that looks terrible” kind of way but I actually thought it was a fertilized piece of poop…  It wasn’t after I read the first few paragraphs that I realized it was actually a little sculpture of a big lady with big boobs, a big belly, big thighs, the works.  I didn’t even see it at first actually, I found myself turning my head a few times before I finally got it and I kinda felt bad after I realized it was actually a lady.  But I figured it was because I didn’t exactly know what I was looking for, not really used to seeing actual sculptures of big women.  The sculptures I’m used to seeing are ones depicting smaller and more petite women, they’re the ones I’m used to seeing in my history books or in these modern times.  

But this honest mistake, only helped me to realize that not only has art changed through time but our different interpretations of beauty have changed as well. In this time we see beauty in women with slim figures when back then big and burly was in, but that doesn’t apply to everyone because someone now may prefer bigger women and someone back then could have preferred slimmer ladies, just someone’s general view of beauty.  This only goes to show that beauty is really in the eye of the beholder…

Now when I read about the cave paintings, it didn’t grab my attention as much as the last, especially since it was also kind of longer but that’s besides the point.  I skimmed through the entire blog post and the only thing that really seemed to stick with me was the process of dating the artifacts and tracing it back to it’s time period.  It was a brief explanation but it was still really cool, it bummed me out though at first since I wasn’t sure how I could relate the process or advancement in dating methods to art but thinking about it, it actually has a lot to do with art!  It’s because of the existence of old cave paintings and other old timey pieces of arts that this progress may have been made possible, for the purpose of getting more accurate and thorough results scientists aim to create better technology to better date back old pieces of art.

Before reading these articles I never would have thought how big of an influence old cave paintings and sculptures have in our society now.  Nothing like Davinci, Michaelangelo or Van Gogh, the simplicity in cave art never really impress me or catch my attention, like at all, but reading this article makes me realize that cave art is the foundation of art as we know it now, they were the ones that started it all.  If it weren’t for them I don’t know if artists like Davinci, Michaelangelo or Van Gogh would have made such masterpieces like they did.

I totally forgot to do this in time to compete in the Flickr-Clickr thing for class but it looked fun so I did it anyway :D

Anyways, this was inspired by the cartoon, Codename: Kids Next Door, since I was watching it the other day lol.  We had to do 5 badges in all so I just drew all of sector V, Numbuhs 1 through 5.  There’s also implied 3x4 but only because I just love those two <3

So the great sphinx and the pyramids in Egypt and the pyramid at school are different in the way that they were built and the materials used to make them are different.  But they are the same shape/structure.  This is relevant cause if it weren’t for the pyramids in Egypt then the one on campus wouldn’t have a model to emulate, it could have been just a normal building…

Went to UAM(CSULB University Art Museum) with Isabelle and Laura today, even though we couldn’t take any pictures inside it was still fun looking around :D

Visiting the museum was pretty cool even if we weren’t allowed to take pictures.  And sure there weren’t really that many pieces on display but the ones that were up were nice pieces.  Not so much the abstract stuff though, I’m not really one for squares and rectangles…  Other than the abstract stuff the trip to the museum was inspiring, the pieces on display definitely earned their spots in the museum.  What’s even neater is that I heard they switch some of the old pieces for new ones after a certain amount of time so I wouldn’t mind visiting in the future just to see.  But yeah it was super fun especially since I didn’t go alone, if I did it would have been kinda creepy since other than the three of us there really wasn’t anyone else there and it was super quiet.  Lol I felt bad just talking cause I felt I was too loud…

Went to Venice beach on Saturday, I didn’t carpool with anyone so I really only had the colors I brought with me but everyone there was really cool about sharing spray cans so even though I only used two colors in the end it was nice to know I had other options.

In the end though my finished piece only looked a little bit like my sketch which I kinda expected lol, working with spray can is definitely different from working with markers…  But at least my last one looked nicer than the one I did at home lol.  I just wish the blue I chose wasn’t so dark!  But oh well, I had fun at the beach either way :D