so I started listening to The Black Tapes last week and finished only yesterday (I'm a little bit dead right now and still not over the ending) and I haven’t felt that excited in a long time actually this show is so good
Hah, I’m sorry. I just couldn’t help myself. I had to make this as soon as I saw the post. x’D Sadly I didn’t make the last one. I forgot… :( I’ll be making more drawings like this in the future, so be on the look out for those. :D
So as part of photography we were asked to make photograms so we could learn more about using the darkroom as well as the enlargers. The smart thing to do would be to make something simple for a good grade. And I did that and my first print came out simple although the quote was unreadable. And then it got complicated…
The idea was simple at first - show memories escaping an open pocket watch, have someone reaching for it. Done. Somewhat inspired by Doctor Who. Except what ended up happening was that I spent way too much time obsessing over the whole thing. I had to go over the quotes on the acetate paper numerous times to make sure no light would go through them and make it unreadable. The whole thing was also going to be way too difficult to arrange in the darkroom so I had to arrange it between two pieces of acetate paper and then tape it shut. Then there was the meaning, some of which did not occur to me until I was putting this photo together
1. Pocket watch opens, releasing all the time and memories the man had 2. Skeletal hand in the corner is the man, nearing death, trying to remember all of what he did in his life and begging for just a little more time.
3. If you count the waves and dots, you will find a total of 12. How many hours are on a watch? 4. Three quotes, all relating to different parts of the man’s life (Came from small beginnings, manages to make a name for himself and does great things that gains himself respect. After a life of rushing about, he finds that in his old age he finally wants to slow down and, maybe, he just doesn’t want to go yet)
5. Also from three different fandoms: Uncharted 3, Firefly, and Doctor Who
6. Three quotes for three arms on the watch 7. The three quotes follow a theme (Kind of a stretch): 1) # of dependent clauses is zero, topic of the theme is a major part of Uncharted 3. 2) Quote is from a Mal Reynolds (Three syllables), if you remove the contraction from the quote, becomes 10 words. 3)The last words spoken by the 10th Doctor, who can regenerate 12 times (So far…)
The best part of all of this? I haven’t even done the photogram for this yet and the project is due on Monday…
At least I already did some of the reflection here right now. I’ll post the finished project, in all it’s black and white goodness, when I make it and get it back.
As an artist, I think we should challenge ourselves and put ourselves in uncomfortable situations as often as possible. Well, this is my uncomfortable situation. I drew everything I h8 in a style I don’t normally use.
I’m primarily a lineless artist, but I wanted to do something way different. I hope you all appreciate this little doodle, and I’ll have a speeddraw posted soon to show my process.