Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 4

Word of the week:
Inveigle: (transitive verb):
1.To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice.
2.To obtain by ingenuity or flattery.

I heard about the movie “Princess Mononoke” for a long time now, and finally I decided to watch it last week. The movie was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 1997 by Studio Ghibli. This animated movie is a historical fantasy of Japan. The story is full of fantastic elements include monsters, gods and spirits. I watched this movie with an open minded that it was made more than a decade ago, so I was not surprise that the animation technique cannot be compare to now a day technology in the animation industry. As I was watching, I was expecting a happy ending which I’ve always seen in animation, but then I was surprised (not disappointed) to find out that the ending was unexpected and there is no perfect happy ending, because after all this is not a Disney’s animation movie.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 3

 Word of the week: 
Inkhorn: (adj) Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.

Figure drawing is one of the most difficult parts of drawing. I’ve never know that figure drawing could be so hard, yet so important. I’ve never taken a life drawing class before, so I’ve never have the opportunity to draw a model in real life. This semester, I’m taking ART 112B, which focus entirely in figure drawing. We get to draw life model every week. It shocked me a little bit on the first day of class when the model took off her rope, because I’ve never drew a naked body before.  After only three weeks of school, I’ve learn so much about the human body and drawing technique in this class.  For the first time, I realize that drawing is not only base of your eyes and hands; it’s also base on your knowledge and how much you understand the human’s figure. There is one procedure, one way, and one technique to master  it. I’m excited to learn more, and eventually get to a decent level in figure drawing.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

week 2

Word of the week

abscond: To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.

 This week, I want to talk about a famous painting by an expressionist painter, Edvard Munch: The Scream. The subject in this painting is an alien-like figure with a white haunted face right in the middle of the piece. One of the crucial elements that make this painting full of emotion is the rich and intense colors. Munch used red-orange to describe the setting sun, and its complimentary color blue to create such a big contrast for the piece. The entire piece is lines of colors that create the movement and direction for this all time famous painting. Edvard Munch created many different version of “The Scream” with various media such as paint, oil pastel and ink. Each medium appear different visually, but the feeling that the piece give the audience stays the same. I would like to learn more, what make Edvard Munch recreated the same scenery in different versions.


Week 1

 Word of the week:


1.Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.


3.Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.

It’s the first week of school and there are so many assignments and homework already. My weekend started and ended in a blink of the eyes. Sunday night, I went home from a contest practice at 9 PM. I was so exhausted, but I looked down on the floor, and saw my Bristol board laying there. I look at the blank page and I feel like it’s staring back at me with a mocking smile. The assignment was to draw a self-portrait by looking into the mirror. I sat down, tiredly pick up a pencil and started to draw what I saw from the reflection of the mirror in front of me. Before starting this project, I wanted to make my face look bright, happy and lively because that is how I always want to present myself. However, the outcome of my drawing is opposite.  I drew myself so tired and without a smile. My face reflected how tired I was after a long day, my eyes were half asleep and my make up was ruined.  I wish I could manage my time more and complete my assignment earlier.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First day of blogging

This is my first Blog ever. I usually don't write blogs, but I love looking at others ... So creating this, I hope I'll learn something new.