Shapes in Space

Posted Aug 3, 2005, 9:41:48 AM UTC
This is another project I did for the same art class. We could paint anything we wanted given we follow a set of guidelines. The rules were: black and white paint only, must contain at least 6 pretsels, 3 targets same size, 1 checkerd pattern, at least 4 organic shapes same size. This is what I came up with. Let me say, after finishing this at 3 AM the morning it was due, I developed a deep loathing hatred for the checkered board pattern. I know I made a mistake with the perspective on it :doh:, but lets all just pretend I did it on purpose for that drug induced altered twisted dimentional effect, OK? :yes: OK. Made with pencil, lots and lots of tape, a ruler, even more tape, and acrylic paint on a 15in X 20in illustration board.

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  • Sep 21, 2009, 3:05:57 PM UTC
    You have pulled this out of the bizarre twisted realm of my mind. Get out of my head!

    Very cool though. I definitely like the weird amoeba shapes in the "sky."
  • Dec 19, 2006, 5:26:18 PM UTC
    That's...freakin' awesome. I like the contrasting angles. The bottom is stated and formal, standout-ish against the targets, and the background is disoriented and skewed. Nice.

    I guess, for a critique, I'd have to say that I would have liked a little more definition in the blur between the two. Of course, it can't just be checkered board, then sky, but maybe a bit more detail would improve this already-great work.

    Incredible. Kudos.
    • Dec 19, 2006, 11:54:46 PM UTC
      I know what you mean about the bluriness. Actually what happened is I totally messed up on the perspective with the checkerd board, but I didn't realize it until it was too late to fix since I had a deadline Doh So I ended up putting a giant band aid on it by making it blury at the horizon line. If I ever make anything like this again I'll be sure to get the perspective right first in order to make it more detailed. Thank you so much for your kind words, and Welcome to PD by the way! Big Smile
  • Apr 17, 2006, 8:05:11 PM UTC
    Geez, you painted this? O.O I can really see how it would drive you bonkers. But still, it's very spiffy work. I like the trippy effect to it, whether intentional or not. Thumbs Up
  • Jan 2, 2006, 8:08:44 PM UTC
    I don't see anything but whatever you say.
  • Aug 3, 2005, 1:32:22 PM UTC
    I love how you did it! I'm so impressed!
  • Aug 3, 2005, 10:28:28 AM UTC
    Ooo very cool. I love how this looks, I just want to stare at it for hours. Great job.
  • Aug 3, 2005, 10:09:19 AM UTC
    Wow! Once again, you've shown your mastery of layout and design! The things I see in my head don't look half this cool even when they're still in my head, lol ^_^
    Either way, your hard work on this shows: it's engaging and well-put together. You should pat yourself on the back!!! Bounce
    • Aug 3, 2005, 4:17:35 PM UTC
      I did so many little doodles and drawings before I finally settled on this design. I have a hard time visualizing things in my head before I draw it so whenever I start drawing something I have to work it out on paper before I know what its going to look like. On this one, after I doodled it, I did a quick version of it using MS paint and the fill in tool so I could actually see how it would look before I painted it. Man, it was so much easier in paint with that virtual paint bucket and the edit undo button, haha! I wish life came equipt with an edit undo button, lol. Thank you very much Stealth Nerd!! Bounce
  • Aug 3, 2005, 8:16:44 AM UTC
    Oh mi god.... you painted that? Ouch! But, it looks absoulutly wonderful!! I love the effect you have on the side, even if it as unintentional. ^_^
    • Aug 3, 2005, 4:07:02 PM UTC
      Yeah, I originally wanted it to be a flat checkered board going off into the distance but instead of making the squares on the sides look farther away, I made them squashed and stretched out...although now that I look at it I kind of like it this way, it kind of looks like the dimention is stretching or something, ha ha. Thank you themusicdied! Smile
      • Aug 3, 2005, 6:50:41 PM UTC
        I was scrolling down really fast, and I think the bottom looks like an optical illusen when you do that It's very cool. ^_^

        You're welcome, evilbunnyslippers! Smile
  • Aug 3, 2005, 7:03:36 AM UTC
    Hm, this is an insane project to have done >_< I'm glad I didn't have art teachers that harsh lol. The checkered pattern looks fine to me, it can be hard to do vanishing points sometimes, especially when they are checkered like that O.o. Luckily you have the 3 targets in the middle, which automatically drive your eye toward them, so the eye doesn't wander elsewheres lol. And the organic shapes you have upon the wall, remind me of metallic cookie cutters Corky Smile. Lol, excellent job for one who finished at 3 in the morning XD.
    • Aug 3, 2005, 4:03:46 PM UTC
      You know what...during the critique at my school many people said the organic shapes reminded them of either cookie cutters or gingerbread men too! They also said the 3 targets looked like 3 saw blades comming at them, ha ha. Thank you BamboozledByAnime! Smile
  • Aug 3, 2005, 6:14:37 AM UTC
    *knocks head into computer desk* Oooo, I can see how this pattern would drive you bonkers. I bet you saw it for a long time after you closed your eyes, didn't you? Laughing This is very neat, and I especially like the targets in the middle; they feel very dreamy and fantasy like. Very cool!
    • Aug 3, 2005, 3:59:47 PM UTC
      Yes, white and black squares haunted me every night in my nightmares for many many a night after this painting...ha ha. Thank you Karana!! Smile
  • Aug 3, 2005, 12:44:07 AM UTC
    that looks like it was REALLY painful to paint. Doh But it's cool!
    • Aug 3, 2005, 1:11:53 AM UTC
      Believe me, your assumption is correct....the paint kept bleeding though the tape and I had to keep fixing it be hand Cry Thank you very much BR! Smile



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