I made this last year for my Advanced Studio class. Our project was to pick an artist (but not the typical ones that everyone picks like Van Gogh or Monet) and mimic their style. So, as I was trying to look for an artist I've never heard of before whose art was really amazing and innovative, I stumbled on exactly that: www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/03…
This Indian couple, going by the nickname Hari and Deepti, cuts silhouettes out of watercolor paper and layer them on top of each other to create an image or scene, then they put them together in a shadow box and place a light behind it, making for a stunning creation! After looking through all their pieces, I read how they make them, then decided the supplies would be simple enough to gather! Then my mind was set on mimicking their style to depict this amazing scene from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! I'm not sure what they're called, but I like to call them "Light Boxes"!
I love Harry Potter! Ob...viously...(said in Snape's voice) So it was a simple decision to make! The third book/movie isn't my favorite, but I love them all anyways! Plus, this scene is just soooo amazing! Harry totally kicks ass in this moment! First, he tried to save his Godfather, who he thought was trying to murder him only moments earlier, from having his soul sucked! Then he and Hermione went BACK IN TIME to save Sirius! Then he performs his first successful patronus, which scares away 100 dementors! Now, try and tell me that isn't awesome! And clearly this moment in the series is one of the most iconic as well as one of the most visually engaging! It was a must for this project!
It was simple enough and I got the hang of it pretty quickly! It was weird though, trying to capture my style in their art form. To cut my images instead of draw them. But it sure was fun! And I bought a light that changes to the coolest colors, so it's a pretty awesome creation that you can stare at for quite a while! I wish I could find a way to upload a video of it changing colors, but I don't have the time. But yeah, this is a picture of how it looks in the dark with the inside light on! It turned out exactly how I imagined it would and it's probably my favorite piece of art I've ever done! I was supposed to upload all of my favorite art projects I did throughout high school during the summer but I forgot, so I had to upload this now, before I start my second one! So, if you liked this, look forward to more of these, b/c I love 'em! The next one will be a depiction of the scene in The Nightmare Before Christmas where Jack Skellington sings on the iconic hill in Halloween Town's graveyard! I can't wait!
Oh, and btw, that Harry Potter logo is the one I made for my Graphic Design class as well. We got to recreate a book jacket and I chose to do the Deathly Hallows but we couldn't use the same font or logo as the original, so I made my own font!
"From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee." that pretty much how i felt building this thing. out of all the papercraft i have built, this one gave me the most trouble. the biggest problem was me. i am a perfectionist and well in the end its paper and it cant be perfect. but there was a few tricks that i learned to help me. the key was not following directions,taking a step back and and trying it my way. i wont bore you with the details but it included cutting off tabs and adding some.if you attempt this and want to know what i did ill send you some notes. man once i got that saucer section together, it was clear sailing.this one might go to a friend because i think i can now do one much better. also note, that is a stand that came with the kit. i threw it together in like 2 mins. if the weathers good ill make it a wall mount. KHAAANNNN... KHAAANNNN!
head over to [link] for this and other cool papercraft projects.
my finished papercraft AT-ST scout walker. i thought these things were the coolest thing ever when i saw return of the Jedi, when i was a kid. construction took about the time it took me to watch season two of star trek DS9(you do the math lol) overall good build and little extra was needed. the only thing i did add was a nickle and three penny's to each foot. at least i know that its worth at least 16 cents.with the added weight he will stand all on his own. i tried to use a light blue marker on some parts, but it bleed too much so i went with my old stand by, black. in the end i didn't use dowels for the canons and rolled the paper(witch i hate!). i felt that if i had cheated i would never let myself live with it. i didn't glue the head , so he will look in different directions. gotta thank [link] for the awesome template.
Everyone thought the captain had gone crazy. their mission was to hunt the enemy, not chase after strange sounds in the ocean! it seemed like after the last leave, the captain had changed once he got back on the boat. always carrying that strange tome with him. he was pushing them and the boat to their limits. when asked "captain what are we looking for?!" he would only reply "you will know,when we find it"..............
so yup my finished sea monster diorama. i am not very happy with this one.mostly dude to lack of patience( i am trying to quit smoking) i guess it could of turned out worse, but i could of done a ton better.
the u-boat: i built this a few months ago, and never had a plan for it. its tiny and was not very impressive on the self alone. i don't remember the make( i want to say revell) but its a 1/300 scale. from what i remember it was a nice little kit, and was nicely detailed for something sooo small.
the monster:so i wanted to try something new, and used epoxy putty for the monsters head. i used a cheap burger king toy as a base( its a was a acteck cat thing) and molded the epoxy around it. it was pretty fun and i didn't realy mean for it to look kinda like cthulhu. the tentacles s are sculpty, and everything was painted in acrylics.
the water: this is where i really messed up. i had no patience, and instid of waiting till Tuesday to go buy supply's, i used what i had. lol what i have in bulk is plaster. so ye... its plaster and i used aluminum fold to make waves. i then painted in acrylics. on a scale of 1-10, i would give it like a 3. i will defiantly have to go get proper "water" supply's and try to redeem my self.
overall i am not very happy with the outcome, but its been awhile since i felt that way, and you cant win them all. anyways i had fun, and any practice sculpting helps me get better. don't realy know what my next project will be, but i hope it turns out a little better.