I've been flying under the dA radar recently. (This can be mostly blamed on the stress that comes with senior year, college applications, AP classes, and way too much homework.) However, this is all going to be changing over the course of the next week.
Hello, Winter Vacation. It has been too long.
I want to talk to you about a project I have been working on for a while now. Back in the spring, I took a high school class at RISD about Steampunk art and design. I had pretty minimal 3D art experience up to that point. (And when I say minimal, I mean no experience.) This class changed that entirely.
This evening I uploaded some shots (from a borrowed DSLR that I really don't feel like returning) of my first project from that class.
The assignment was to design and construct a Robotic Butler. We had to consider what types of tasks our robot would have to complete, age, and what social class you would find it in. Things like that. While I did not necessarily follow the prompt completely, I was definitely inspired by robots. Most of the material came from scraps and random metal parts I found around my house, gears of an old clock, and pieces from a sewing machine. (Also glue. Lots of glue.) Once I was finished, I added black paint to the crevices and areas where joints would be to represent oil and show age. It stands on its own and is about 10 inches.
Jump ahead a few months to this November/December.
I just finished up another high school class at RISD about the art of Tim Burton. For the final project, we had to choose one of the poems from The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
and adapt it into a short film. With my previous project in mind I selected the poem "Junk Girl." I decided to make a stop motion film, because I am silly and have no understanding of the time required for a project like this.
This is my Junk Girl.
For those who are familiar with the poem, I apologize for the confusion. She doesn't look like Burton's original design. I have taken some liberties with the story line as well. (SPOILER: I gave it a happy ending.)
The second sculpture is about 5 inches, or so, smaller than the first one. This is mostly because I built it in the dead of the night in my basement and had limited materials.
Just checking in.
This is what I've been up to lately.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday,