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Controlling Me by Crysums Controlling Me by Crysums
I made this back in...my last year of high school...it was our final project (a 3d self portrait)...and...I just never took a pic of it

Mainly because that originally I had to clay figures of creatures I made up on top controlling me...but after getting it home on the bus, I set it down on the steps to rest my arm for a few seconds...and the one clay figure rolled off and broke on the stairs (one of its arms broke off and one of its fins broke off)

But for my art portfolio to get into KU it said 3 of the pics had to be a series...and I didnt HAVE any series...and I couldnt think of any...so...I took Erase My Face's concept and applied it to this...I drew the figure girl on foam board and cut her out and stuck her up there controlling my hand

I guess this is technically a collab though...my dad pretty much made the entire wooden box for me. And my momm helped me cast my hand. I stained and shellaced the wood

Box: wood, nails, wood glue, stain, shellac (put together by dad, Edward A. H.)

Hand: Plaster paris strips, filled with expanding foam, painted with acrylics, fake nails glued onto fingers, peach nailpolish painted on the nails....and the paintbrush is just a real paintbrush withdried paint on the end of it

Puppet stick thing: 2 paint sticks crossed and nailed together with wood glue. The yellow strings are...some sort of yellow ropeish string my dad had in the basement

Figure: pencil and prisma colour markers drawn on foam board

Mini Painting: The easel came with a lil kitty cat painting I bought at the mall (I think the woman made it herself with dowels, nails, glue, and lil rope)...the canvas is canvas paper folded over (theres a piece of cardboard in the 'fold' area to keep it up cause canvas paper is flimsy and would fall over) ....then on the the canvas is a in-progress painting of the 2 original characters I had on top...but you cant see that part
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Leucrotta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Wow.

This... is freaking outstanding. =0
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Crysums Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thanks xD
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BrittiLee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Photographer
Love that concept! :D

I have to do my portfolio next year (Went in undecided so I didn't have to do it now...mwahahaha. :D) and I'm dreading it already. xDDD
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Crysums Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thanks xD

Well I was trying to transfer in as an Art Ed major so I submited my portfolio already...but I couldnt get in cause I hadnt passed my praxis test yet (test teachers have to take). Stupid thing is I was taking the praxis the Saturday after orientation x_x;
And they never sent me anything in the mail about whether or not my portfolio was accepted...I had to go to the art ed building on orientation day to find out :X

I was nervous too...cause like...out of 10 art pieces....4 of them were pieces I had done in HIGH SCHOOL .-. -didnt like most of my college work enough to use in my portfolio-
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BrittiLee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Photographer
I'm going for Business Art and everytime I called asking if I needed a portfolio nobody had a straight answer so I figured to just go in Undeclared and declare it later. xDDD It's not a very busy major anyway so I'm not worried.

Ack, my friend is getting ready to take his praxis and he's freaking out. I heard it wasn't too too bad though; I'm sure you'll be fine! I'm still really close friends with my art teacher so if you want me to ask her about it I wouldn't mind.

'Eh, there's always stuff you'll love and hate. I hate a good portion of my junior and senior year stuff. xDD Whatdya gonna do.
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Crysums Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thats weird, you'd think they'd give a straight answer xP

Oh I took my praxis already and passed. Its awful though cause you can't have a calculator for the math, which is really gay....cause if I was gonna be a normal teacher I would be teaching the freaking kids with calculators.
Plus my community college required us to take this extra course called Praxis Prep to prep us for it xD


Well I have 4 out 10 items from high school. The other 6 were made for college xD ...well...5. One of them I pulled out of my ass in one day (that painting I uploaded recently of the doodle playing a vid game) 8B
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sweet787979 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
looks cool ^ ^
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Crysums Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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sweet787979 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
you're welcome ^ ^
:hug:
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bloody-pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
this looks so sweet =D

i know,that making hands is really difficult, so: good work =)
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Crysums Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^

The worst part was my hand got itchy and I couldnt itch it :P
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bloody-pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
oh :D

we are making hands in school...the one half of the class make it with plaster around their own hands, the other half (me, too) are making a kind of sceletal hands and then drap it with plaster stripes
-(sry for my bad english)-
so i heard some things like "oh, its getting really warm...ugh too warm", or that
their arms were hurting xD

thihi i think its funny ^^
but i think our work is more difficult =(
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