First and foremost, thank you all for entering. It is super cool to see the kinds of artists we have on this website, even though this is just for fun. This is the first thread, let me know if you don't like how I put it together, or whatever. Remember that the winner of this round will get to choose the subject in which every one in the next week will create their art around. (I forget if that's what we decided on, but I'm going with it! haha)
Here we go!
Art Contest Week 1 Voting Thread – Round One
You may pick TWO artworks that you enjoyed most. Please don’t forget to look at their supporting past artwork, as that was a part of this week’s contest guidelines.
Post the number of the artworks you are voting for.
You may NOT vote for your own, only your peers.
VOTING WILL END @ 11:59 EST ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17th
Subject: Do You.
Using 2d media, show us who you are as an artist, based on subject matter and/or specific media.
Describe your decisions:
Size of you piece:
processes specific to you:
any other relevant info:
catch - To make your SINGLE entry valid, post LINKS to images of TWO OTHER artworks you have done in the past.
the subject is a total project of my imagination: an eyeball plant
i used an 8b all graphite pencil on drawing paper started with the outlines and filled in blended and erased smudges
Describe your decisions: it was my homework
Subject: christina's world + my school
Composition: oil pastels
Size of you piece: 9x12
Describe your decisions: I prefer to combine my art with my hobbies, this one being skateboarding.
Subject: Dawn & Dusk
the background is a lot nicer in the original version....my scanner made it all weird, I tried to fix it woth photoshop eithout great success....(I’m gonna use this as the description haha)
This is my first sketch ever. It's on my 38" x 27" art portfolio.
I love how unique and graceful octopi are. 4H and HB pencils and blenders used.
I don't have any other pieces to put up here
Description: made with red yellow blue and white paint and glitter on unstretched scrap canvas that my friend gave me. i make terrible art that isnt planned out and makes me laugh and borders on complete escapism with a bit of darkness + lots of glitter. i am not an artist.
Subject: I'm just starting to work on a series exploring lust. I'm interested in religious themes and subject matter.
Composition: was initially meant to be heavy on the right, but the "scroll" if you will is too much. I need to re-think this all and redo it.
Media: Black and white charcoal, india ink on newsprint
Size of your piece : 18 x 24
processes specific to you : I always start with a midtone and use black and white charcoal. for more finished pieces (below) I work on masonite and I start with india ink and gesso to build highlights and shadows before moving on to acrylic washes and eventually charcoal.
any other relevant info: I don't like this.
Subject: That's mum. From back in the day.The image struck me as introspective and thoughtful.
Composition: Took a long time
Size of you piece: apprx 60 cm by 50cm (incl frame)
Processes specific to you: I suppose i should include this info: drawing is based on a photo my dad took of my mum back in the day. I wanted to do this specifically because original photo is grainy, small, and not really intact. i wanted to bring it to life.
Any other relevant info: Never made it to the art shows it might have, because i shipped it off to Australia as soon as i was done to mum for Christmas.made in high school art class. I'm not studying art or professional at any level. Just like to create things, sorry if i put the info in the wrong categories.
Describe your decisions: This was a new process for me, so I just wanted to experiment with opacity and chemical reactions to see what I would get. I like to do things where I have a general idea of what will happen, but the things just outside my control are what become the most interesting.
Media: Ilford FB glossy B&W photo paper, egg, saran wrap.
Size of your piece: 11x14"
Processes specific to you: Lumen printing. It's done with photo paper, but the exposure itself is done outside of the darkroom. You basically put anything on the paper--food, chemicals, objects, paper, etc--and give it 4-12 hours of exposure in direct sunlight. It's like a photogram, except with a lot more options. Everything is done by hand, it just uses photo paper and photo chemicals. If this disqualifies me that's alright, it was just something fun to do with things I had that didn't involve using a camera.
"im pooping my drawers with excitement." - Ben.