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!!!

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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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Syllabus Week

This week marks the beginning of my 8th semester in college. HOLY COW, right!? I should be graduating at the end of the semester! Well, I am not 🙁 But that’s okay, I was not anywhere near ready to graduate since I just settled on a major last semester. 😡 With that being said, I will be in college for a total of 10 semesters haha!

For just a little sneak peek into my semester, this is my schedule.

  • 2D Design Class
  • College Algebra
  • Intermediate Digital Art
  • Intro to Painting
  • Contemporary Women’s Health

 

I have three classes that go towards my major ( the three art classes haha) and then a math class to fill out a GenEd requirement, and then the Women’s health class to aid in the completion of my Gender Studies Minor.

 

Here are my reactions so far to my classes I have!

1. 2D Design Class: I think I am really going to like this class. It is half lecture and have hands on projects. Today we got our first assignment; it was working with Visual Unity and Visual Divide. It is such a simple task that it seems challenging hahaha! It combines drawing and all different types of art into one class. I am really excited to learn all the different aspects that will be taught in this class.

2. College Algebra: For this class I was not too thrilled that I needed to take a math class. Don’t get me wrong, I used to LOVE math and did really well… in high school. So 4 years down the road and not having to take a single math class, that part of my brain is a LITTLE dusty! The teacher goes really fast and doesn’t do well explaining everything thoroughly. I hope that my brain will kick it into gear and I will be okay!

3. Intermediate Digital Art: This class I am super excited to take! I am concentrating in this part of art, so i should be excited!! hahah. Anyway, I think that this will be my favorite class and we will learn A LOT. There isn’t much to say about this class because this is the only one we haven’t really done anything in yet! :p

4. Intro to Painting: Ahhhh painting! I have a feeling this is going to be a love/hate relationship. I have never ever taken a painting class before. i have always wanted to learn how to paint, and it would be awesome if I ended up being good at it! Though, I think its going to be harder than it looks, which can get very frustrating.

5. Contemporary Women’s Health: This I think is going to be my relaxing class. It is a class full of all girls with two female professors. I have a feeling it is going to have very open discussions and some interesting topics will come up.

 

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