As the semester began, I realized how done I am with high school. Here we are, the final stretch...less than 80 school days left until we are out of here. But we have these 12 projects left...and then we're done. Sitting in class trying to figure out my concentration has been the hardest thing this class so far. Having to figure out everything that could potentially go wrong is very hard because I have never really worked with this type of photography. Another downfall is not having Martin here to tell me if I'm just being dumb or not. For my concentration I have decided to focus in digital photo. The focus of my concentration will be abandonment. I plan to go around the area during dusk or the night so I can also use car lights for movement in the picture. I chose abandonment to show that once things are no longer pretty and new people take for granted their beauty.
I can relate. Not just with this class, but in terms of the entire year. It feels absurd to imagine that we're already past the halfway point in our Senior Year of Highschool.
I am so done with high school too! People are so petty and hyper, we students have to ask permission to go to the bathroom but are expected next year to make huge life decisions. College for most people is not something you can just mess around with like high school. This class is the only reason I keep going. Figuring out the concentration was really hard! I like your idea and it could be very beautiful melancholy pictures, I only worry a bit that your pictures will look like corny haunted houses but I am sure you will figure it out and it will look swell!
I really enjoy the concept of showing that things have value even when no one else can see it.
this was for kaylas btw
Since November of last year, I've been writing and drawing in a sketchbook about a country that I'm Creating; Creating by drawing everything in it and drawing pictures of everything in it. I've spent the past two or three weeks working on making a customized alphabet for the country- An Alphabet that runs on a different Phonetic System than our own.
Pictured here is my complete alphabet. I removed all letters that were redundant and could make the same noise as other letters, and separated each phonetic pronunciation of every letter. In the end, I had a few less consonants and about five times as many vowels. Each of the language's 43 alphabetical characters are pronounceable in only ONE way.
For the design of each letter, I merged the styles of the Sanskrit alphabet and the Arabic alphabet. Each Vowel is made with a horizontal line above the letter, and a differently designed line depending on its base letter. Each Consonant is designed vertically, to bear clear distinction from a vowel.
In the end, I have a language that is aesthetically pleasing when put to actual use, and is also uniquely legible and separate from the English Alphabet.
Creating a language in certainly difficult. Even if it's just phonetic, it takes a fair bit of time and planning. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that language in an art. Thus, belonging here. Nice. Good job Jorple Rudzorple. Aesthetics in a language are also plenty helpful. Go team.
How do you even have time for this? Holy crap that is impressive! If you can incorporate that into your concentration that would be so cool!
Concentrations are a little more difficult than I would like. In fact, I feel that, while necessary, they are actually detrimental not only to my own health but to the health of the class at large. We might need the assistance of a professional in the field of medicine and wellness, and maybe a few psychiatrists as well. But perhaps even then I would not be able to cope with the twelve projects in eighty days. Really, if we can all pull this off, there should be a movie about our exploits. Of course, that's assuming that I can not only pull together a topic in time but also create twelve pieces of exceptional work that earns more than a three so that I don't need to break down into tears and subsequently feel that I am incapable of creating an art piece for the rest of my unproductive though ultimately short life. That being said, I'm thinking about a combination of portrait and landscape with watercolor and ink. It has potential to be good, I think. I dunno if I can make it work, but I kind to need to at this point, don't I? Yeah. I'm thinking that this level of intensive work doesn't belong alongside six other classes to worry about. As a standalone class, this would still be difficult, but manageable. However, no, I have to get my credits in and finish my classes, which generally have nightly homework and studying involved, so on top of this class my current workload perhaps isn't the most impressive but difficult nonetheless. I can only imagine what college will expect, and no, I don't believe I'm ready for college or really for college classes, or a similar workload, but here I am, and I'll have to endure along with everyone else.
Anyway, I have no idea how I'll create twelve works better than anything else I've made in the last year, but I'll try.
I have to agree. I find more and more that this class is more challenging than others. This month in particular.
I am trying to find a way to write a blog comment about this class right now without complaining or talking about being stressed out. Alas, I cannot. This class is going to take away what social life I had, but I am ready to take on the challenge.
My focus is on isolation and lack of commitment with our generation. I have about 4-5 ideas, but after that, I have got none. If you guys can help me out with concepts later on, that would be super helpful. I know I won't be able to complete this class on my own.
Well CCHHHLLOOEEEE we as your classmates and peers are here to help you. We are a team. We will all pass this class together, or none at all. Leave no soldier behind. HOORAH.
I'm not sure what to say for fear of saying something wrong, keep up the good work Chloe, heres something inspiring
Im surprised too see you struggling because you come up and create wonderful pieces of artwork, I would be happen to help you think of more ideas later on.
AP art has been a huge struggle for me. All my other art classes have been a breeze, I might not have gotten an A in them but I certainly never failed them. Art class has and always will be the highlight of my day. I used to love them for the art i was able to create but now it has shifted. I love art class now for the community we have become. The art room is always fun and you can never prepare for what you are going to hear, or going to have to do. In the eternal ward of Joe which still ring true to this day "This class is like looking both ways before crossing the street, then when you go to cross you get hit by an airplane."
I agree that art class is the highlight of the day. We have really gotten along pretty well from the beginning. I enjoy this class more than the others because the class size is smaller.
I've always enjoyed creating art simply for the joy of the process and the finished work as something that I personally would like to see. However, I definitely wasn't prepared for the challenge of this class, either. The class itself has become more enjoyable than the process of creating for me, for better or for worse.
At this point in the second semester of our senior year we are starting our concentrations. I chose to isolate certain aspects of automobiles and focus on their "personality" and who they are marketed at. I was diagnosed with Senioritis at the age of 12. To this point I have managed to stay focused, but I slowly feel my will to come to school diminishing. It is day 7 of being in school, I am feeling irritable and tired with little to no energy. Although my art projects are coming along I am a walking carcass with no soul. By the time you come back to class I might not be anything more than a skeletal frame. If I die before I finish this class I want to be remembered for who I was. Day 23, food is tasting bland, music is boring, and colors are less vivid. I can feel my body shutting down. If I don't get to submit this blog make sure that I
If I don't get to submit this blog make sure that I… Make sure that that Martin knows I died trying to save my grade, even though we all know this class is impossible.
This post is so true
I think your concentration has the potential to be really interesting. The way you draw will make the object look appealing. I can't wait to see how your pieces turn out.
andrew says if they come out before he dies
As you said you may be dying but your blog gave me life.
Finally! Second semester, even though I waiting to graduate from this dreaded education, I'm looking for the concentration projects that I have yet to come and finish. And my material I'm using for my 3-D projects is either ruined, used or thrown away industrial parts and pieces. With it I'll portray everyday life and what could happen in an everyday life, it's just going to take some time.