Wednesday, November 21, 2007

IT WORKS! IT WORKS!!!



So I finally figured out how to make my pictures clickable. Which makes me giddy. Really giddy. So I was asked what the purpose of this blog was, and I hesitated. What is the point of this blog really? Hmmmm. I'd like to hope there's more a point than it being a personal journal. I'd like for it to REALLY have a purpose. :P

So I decided that I would use this blog as a way of conveying my creative process and hopefully share and learn about tricks, skills, and methods to creating art.

So for this piece, the assignment was called "Deconstruction, Destruction, Decomposition." I knew I wanted to use watercolor to create this piece. I love how watercolor is very expressive and light, and you can use it in sketchy and rough ways. To me that fed into this "deconstructed" look that I was going for. I wanted to be able to see every stroke and every underlying pencil mark.

The end result was that up there, and while it's not exactly what I intended to create, I experienced something that every artist comes across once in awhile. I had come to a place in the painting where I could either push it further and make it really expressive and wild, or I could leave it in this safer, more refined state that I absolutely loved. So do I risk pushing my painting further, and probably more clearly illustrate the purpose of the title? Or do I keep the piece where it is, and where I like it?

When to know that your piece is actually finished is a hard question. But I eventually decided to leave it as it was. I would rather risk not fully interpreting the prompt than to risk completely destroying my vision. Either way I love the way this piece came out. It was a first time for me really utilizing watercolors, and I look forward to doing so again.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Problems Already...

So I have a problem. I fully intend to post pictures on this blog. Lots of them. And upon my first post I have come across this problem:

When I post images, they are small, and they stay small, and are unclickable.

What I would like are images that can be clicked on and one will be able to view them at a larger size. I have no clue how to do this, and so I searched this site for help but they have no help. So I figure I'd give it a shot and ask the world at large for help.

So, anyone out there. How do I make clickable images that can be view larger upon....clicking them. :)

The First Post - Dun Duna Nah!!!!

So here it is, the first post ever. Right now this blog is in the first stages of being a regular thing in my life which has become increasingly paperless, and increasingly attatched to my keyboard. I spend (read: waste) way too much time on the internet, so why not freshen up not only my grammar and writing skills, but also use it productively to sell myself like a whore on the street. Sounds good right? I thought so.

So I intend to use this blog as a way to share my art with the world, because really, who doesn't want to do that? I hope that this blog thing is a success and not a major let down because I was talked into this by a certain someone, and I'd hate to be a failure because of someone else's idea (an idea I all too excitedly jumped at).

So please come, enjoy. Tell your friends, invite your family.

Here are some really old scans to get the party started.