Proposal for Art 610 semester

Art 610

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With a traditionally rooted background in the classical forms of the arts – drawing and painting – and an education in digital forms and techniques of art, my goal is to find and carve my place using both analog and digitals tools to produce a video. Part of this project will use multiple media and techniques outside of the more common forms of animation. I will use hand drawn, and hand painted cells compiled into a single animation. the second half of the is project is the realization of a twisted an altered myth, using the individual items and prices from this work to prove evidence for the vitality and truth of this myth. The myth that will be created is a variation on the Pele’s Curse; the variation being her servant Og who caries out her curse of bad luck.
The media I plan on using are: pencil, oil paints, clay, canvas, paper software, laptop, and a projector. I possess the majority of these resources but am lacking in the technical skill of combining images into a video, and the means of actual projection.
I hope to gain new skills and greater use of software, and an understanding of these media and the required technical skills.

Projected time frame

week 2-4 work on panes for proof of concept, research/create myth or creature for final work, research methods of projection

week 3-5 work on panel back grounds and begin building on main figures

week 4-6 write story/myth, work on main panels, test proof of concept, name work

week 6-7 begin digitizing frames, acquisition of sound files

week 8-9 compile slides into a playable format, painted touch ups as necessary

week 9-10 test main piece

week 11-15 show works?

Over the course of the semester and the art 610 class, I plan on assembling a series of works that merge the analog arts with the digital arts taking the form of storyboarding and animation. By using canvas, oil paint, digital photography, and projection I hope to tell the story of a myth. This exploration is a means to learn and discover ways of merging the more classically considered finearts with the technical digital arts. The individual storyboarding cells will be individual canvases which will be photographed or scanned, then compiled into a film that will show the progressions between the canvases. 

The myth or story that will be used to explore this media compilation has yet to be decided on, or possibly created; it should follow some element of humanity, as most myths do, and may be told in writing form with evidence shown through the video. Using the inspiration of another artist work regarding the documentation of a monster she created, this series may be presented as evidence of a myth or monster in relation to the ‘Pele’s Curse.

The materials that will be used will be: stretched canvas for painting on, oil paints, clay and stone,digital camera or scanner, projector, painted canvas to be projected onto, laptop and software.