Friday, December 20, 2013

3D Fish Tank

I made a fish scene out of putty and then painted them with acrylic paint. My older brother is a marine biologist so all of these fish probably maybe live in the same ecosystem based off of his half attention approval.

3D Project

For my 3D project, I made a me. Not a mini me, a full body me. We did this by wrapping the selected body part of me in sticky side up tape and then wrapping it it sticky side down. Then we simply cut me out, stuffed the body parts with newspaper and taped the appropriate body parts together. The questionable part being is it human?

Sounds simple right?

We were doing good, all of the body parts separately looked okay for the most part. Well excluding the left leg, that was just a mess. 

But when the time came to put all of the body pieces together, it did not look normal. In theory, the tape body should have been my exact height. However the tape we used apparently was not strong enough to hold up the weight and the legs collapsed in on itself. The body ended up a head shorter than me. The project ended up being a failure so we painted the tape weird colors just for fun.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Goldfish Swimmer

My portrait was of a random swimmer. I knew that I wanted to do a swimmer so when I searched for pictures I just chose the picture that resembled a swimmer the most after we have photoshopped it. 

I thought of the idea to use goldfish one night after my swim practice while I was eating goldfish. I thought the relation between the goldfish and swimming was funny as well. 

I was challenged with the fact that not all of the goldfish were the color I needed. I ended up spray painting the goldfish to get them the color I needed. I was also faced with the fact that I had to be very patient when hot gluing all of the goldfish down....I'm not very patient....I burned myself....a lot... 

When I had finished the body of the swimmer I was faced with the decision of doing all of the water surrounding it or simply leaving it. In the end I decided to do all of the water. Even though it took three more days I was happy with my decision to finish it. I felt like it really completed the piece of art.