Monkee-ing Around

I think it is time for a little ART!! I have been posting a lot about fitness and recipes, but I don’t think I have posted a single thing about what I have been up to, art-wise, this semester! This semester I am actually having a lot of fun in my art classes. I am taking Advanced Digital Art, Introductory Photography, 3D Design, and aFeminist of Readings of Culture (or something like that).

Obviously you know I am know going to be posting about my English class, because I am the Fitness Artist!! Today I want to share a piece of my work that I submitted to an exhibition that was being put on the in town I go to school. It was called Cover of a Cover. Now, the rules were pretty simple, all we had to do, basically, was recreate an album cover! Of course there were a few other rules, but for those not entering, you don’t need to know them! I was pretty excited about this exhibition, they put posters up every year for it, but I never seemed to have the time to submit anything.

I am just as grateful for music as the next person, but I’m honestly not that “into it” I guess you could say. I know words to songs, but I never know the name of the song or the artist. There are tons of songs that people tell me are CLASSICS, yet I have never even heard of them 😡 The task of picking out an album to recreate was kind of hard for me to do. It is always easy to create art when you are passionate about what you are working on. Since I am not a music expert, I figured I would go with some thing that I am kind of familiar with, yet could do a little research and find what I needed to and not have any problems. Soooooo the album cover I chose to redo was, the Monkees!!!


Looking at this cover, to me, it is BORING! hahah. I mean, it does its purpose, shows unity and all that. But, I like COLOR!!! You will probably never see me do any type of art work that is black and white. If you do, it was probably mandated by the teacher! However, back to this cover. I like the picture of the Monkees all together and showing a fun side, but I get very distracted by the YELLOW song titles! If anything, those can go on the back, not BAMMM in your face yellow right there!

So initially I was going to recreate the same photo, but in a cartoon aspect. Then i disregarded that quickly, because well, its MY art, not someone else’s. So I did a little research on these boys. I looked up other art work, adds, posters, and a few other things. Then I started me piece! i didn’t have a full plan, just knew that I wanted to incorporate the 60-70’s “groovey” look to it. I started with making cartoon heads for each band member, assigned them each a color, incorporated their instrument into it, and WAAH-LAA!! done!


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