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May 22, 2008

Clarissa's Writeup Redo

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May 21, 2008

Chelsey: Write ups:

I can't make save them as pdfs...sorry. if you can tell me how I'll edit this.

Chelsey Johnson
Event Write Up
Drawing and Illustrating
13 May 2008

MIA: Researching Scrolls


At the MIA there are seemingly thousands of scrolls documenting nearly 900 years of the Japanese tradition of poetry. Muraski Sikibu was a poet around 900 AD, and with display of hanging scrolls, folding screens, sculpture, lacquers, textiles, and ceramics the collection at the MIA was more than enough to research her art and way of life.
A technique that was used by artists at court was the pictorial device of fukinuki yatai, or "blown-away roofs." In this technique artists would draw houses and rooms without roofs to allow viewers to peer into the private apartments of the novel's protagonists. I used this when designing my portrait of Muraski. The view is at just the right angle to view one room and then another.
Other styles and approaches that were inspired from the exhibit were the use of paper and cloth, as well as the use of calligraphy. A paper resembling Asian print cloth was used to frame the scroll sumi ink paper, and the calligraphy was used in a more graphic way to portray the actual thoughts of Murasaki.

Chelsey Johnson
Event Write Up
Drawing and Illustrating
13 May 2008


The Lost Empire: Russian Color Photo Rendering

The current exhibit at the Russian Art Museum focuses not only on the Russian traditions that were lost to revolution, but the amazing technology that reconstructed black and white photos that had been completely destroyed not only to their old glory but reconstructed with color.
Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, the original photographer, wanted to plant seeds of unity and nationalism in the young minds of Russia by means of a photographic survey of the Russian Empire. This won the support of Tsar Nicholas II, and he granted Prokudin-Gorskii access to several restricted areas within Russia and enjoyed the support and he traveled the country in a specially equipped railroad car that was provided by the Ministry of Transportation. Between 1909-1912, and again in 1915, he completed photographic surveys of eleven regions.
By 1918 The Tsar and his family had been assonated and the photos were destroyed along with them. All that remained were the glass plates that served as negatives for Prokundin-Gorskii’s photos. From these, with the help of digichromatography, an amazing collection of colored photographs was created.
An interesting style can be seen throughout these photos. Often times one can hardly believe that they were one black and white because they are so perfect and life-like. Then, one will come across a picture of a crowd of people and notice one of them is intentionally smeared and over saturated. Since Most of the photos are rural areas of Russia the pastoral scene was common in this exhibit, though it offered a twist very now and then when the smoke swirling out of a chimney shone in a brilliant rainbow of colors.
This mix of rural and technology becomes an interesting motif throughout the exhibit and holds a new angle to approach photographic and graphic arts.

Eduardo Cortes - Event write-ups

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May 20, 2008

Eduardo Cortes - Event write-ups

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May 19, 2008

Animation- resubmitted (Micki)










I made the images brighter and changed a few other things. I didn't add any new drawings, but I hope you guys still enjoy it and have a great summer! :)

Eduardo Cortes - Event write-ups

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Eduardo Cortes Graphic Novel


May 18, 2008

Matt Wenger - Artist Talk

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CHRIS JOHANSON AND JO JACKSON

This artist lecture that I attended was held at the Walker Art Center. Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson (who is a girl, by the way) are a married couple, which is good, because they are probably the only two people that can actually stand to listen to the other talk. They are from San Francisco, which probably has something to do with why they talk so slow and have to really think everything out before they can communicate it. But, nonetheless, they do collaborative work together. They both worked separately as artists and then found each other and decided it would be great to work together. Before they collaborated, Chris J had done some colorful large-scale installations, which I happen to like much more than their collaborative work. He describes these installations of his as 3-D paintings or paintings that have exploded.
Anyways, their collaborative work is reminiscent of graffiti art and there outlook on art is very similar to graffiti as well. They believe art should be public and they seemed very anti-structural and anti-high end art. They had a much more hippy-ish outlook on what they created and how they created it, that they thought it felt good to just share their work with whomever.
Their overall demeanor was very west coast. Very laid back, they thought everything should be in unity, good vibes, free energy, and peaceful. The art that they create and the pieces they chose to show were all centralized around those issues, good vibes, peace, unity, etc. They often explained to the audience that it feels good to them to look at what they make. They like it because it gives them a good feeling….yup.
Their inspiration for becoming artists is actually pretty interesting. They met each other in San Francisco, at Adobe Books. Adobe Books is their favorite bookstore because of how accepting it is to all types of people, namely “Freaks?. So there was one particular man/freak that prided himself on waking up early in the mornings to feed the birds in this particular park, and to feed the rats and cockroaches in the streets. This man was there inspiration, because he was so serious about doing this routine everyday, at the same time. And that sort of devotion to something like that made them want to be artists, I guess.
Overall, the lecture was interesting and awkward. Their work wasn’t all that particularly interesting to me, but the way they went about life was something new for me to witness and try to listen to. So it was ok.

Chelsey: I'm having problems with jpegs but i'll fix this soon

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May 17, 2008

David - Graphic Novel

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David - SB #9

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Sorry about the links, but my files are saved as PDFs and I can't convert to them Jpegs.

Chelsey: Write up: I can't seem to make pdfs...

Chelsey Johnson
Event Write Up
Drawing and Illustrating
13 May 2008

MIA: Researching Scrolls


At the MIA there are seemingly thousands of scrolls documenting nearly 900 years of the Japanese tradition of poetry. Muraski Sikibu was a poet around 900 AD, and with display of hanging scrolls, folding screens, sculpture, lacquers, textiles, and ceramics the collection at the MIA was more than enough to research her art and way of life.
A technique that was used by artists at court was the pictorial device of fukinuki yatai, or "blown-away roofs." In this technique artists would draw houses and rooms without roofs to allow viewers to peer into the private apartments of the novel's protagonists. I used this when designing my portrait of Muraski. The view is at just the right angle to view one room and then another.
Other styles and approaches that were inspired from the exhibit were the use of paper and cloth, as well as the use of calligraphy. A paper resembling Asian print cloth was used to frame the scroll sumi ink paper, and the calligraphy was used in a more graphic way to portray the actual thoughts of Murasaki.

Emily Graupner

These are drafts made after the last critique...


Chelsey: Write Up

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Emily Graupner Graphic Novel

WOAH almost forgot: meher's 2nd figure drawing

Clarissa's 2nd Writeup

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Clarissa's 1st Writeup

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Matt Wenger - Graphic Novel

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This is great!-kaitlin

I know we're all basically done reading this blog, but this really goes out to Heba.

You may recall my zine about germs. My roomate brought a copy of my zine to her microbiology professor, she thought he might appreciate it. Well, he loved it! He sent me an email and would like me to make copies for him to distribute to his fellow microbiologists at their next convention. Yay!
I have to crank out a bunch before next week-but I am SO all over it. I'm going national! Sort of. I now understand the powers of the zine. and roomates. and germs.

May 16, 2008

Clarissa's Graphic Novel

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I don't know whats wrong with my Cover but it won't upload, I'm sorry, I got frustrated, I will try again later

i see your DIRTY LAUNDRY!!

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man, i hope i did this right.

Chelsey Graphic Novel

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meher's graphic novel!


Clarissa's Pages

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These are the sketches of my pages, I think they are out of order, but it goes 4, 3, 2, 1

Clarissa's Storyboard

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This is my storyboard for my graphic novel, I went with the postcard with the little girl, which had "I think I look most like myself in this picture"

Emily Graupner

David Rausch write up 1

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Kaitlin Reiss Graphic Novel


Paul Carroll Graphic Novel

Paul Carroll Event Writeups 1 & 2

Art Crank

Jo Jackson and Chris Johanson

Natalie Olbrantz-Graphic Novel

Ellie Drotning-Graphic Novel!

Hey guys- here's my graphic novel. I know the pictures look yellow, but that's because I used slightly yellow paper, not because they're crappy images.

Micki Graphic Novel


Here it is! hope you guys enjoy and have a great summer! :)

Charles' 1900 Graphic Designers

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Sigafoos' Write-ups

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Done and done! ;) Have a great summer everyone!

Charles Sketchbook #8 critiqued

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I added a few things to this page since yall critiqued it...

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May 15, 2008

Write-Up # 2 Micki

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Weisman Exhibit

Lecture Write-Up #1 Micki

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Jo Jackson & Chris Johanson Lecture

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Nikki Graphic Novel

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Sigafoos Graphic Novel

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So, yeah, my graphic novel rough draft is basically the upper third of my finished graphic novel. Pretend the bottom part of this page is not there.

Magnus zine

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A zine on Mr. Norris would be interesting to say the least. Or maybe a hospital adventure?

Norman Rockwell

Work by Mr. Rockwell. There is a plethora of sites. Type his name in a search engine and you'll find tons of his stuff.

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Ellie Drotning- Event Write-Up 2

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Ellie Drotning- Event Write-Up 1

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May 14, 2008

Nikki Sketchbook 9

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Nikki Sketchbook 8

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matt Wenger - Post#9

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Sorry this a tad later than sunday. but you know what they say....

Graphic Novel (draft)

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this is late, but updates to come.

Whintey - Animation resubmitted.

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I just made a few quick changes.

May 13, 2008

Whitney Graphic Novel

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So as you can see, my final has changed a lot from my rough drafts. I got a lot of comments on how the pages didn't seem cohesive and that the bright colors were overwhelming and everything just seemed too busy. So i toned it way down, used a cohesive ocean-like background on each of the four main pages and with just a tad bit of layering over that so that it didn't seem too distracting. I also used only real-landscape pictures to dull it down a bit instead of bright highly saturated images.

Sketchbook Post 9 - Whitney

Event Write Up 2 - Whitney

This artist was on a local annual art tour. She usually does fine art mozaics but she also illustrated a book from her mozaics. This is an image of the cover, and her website is www.barbarakeithdesigns.com

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Event Write up 1 - Whitney

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This artist is of an older woman from my hometown who does oil paintings. She doesn't have a website that I've found so I don't have any images of her work.

kaitlin-no 9

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I tried guys. Really. But I gave up because I want to go home. At least it is here-ish.

Sigafoos Post#9


Hey guys, my internet was down yesterday so I was unable to post. I'm sorry Heba. Here are two of the five pages I showed at critique that give a good idea of what my illustrations, text and layout are like. These are pretty close to being final, but I will be refining them a bit.

May 12, 2008

Paul Sketchbook 9

Laura Anderson-Sketchbook Post #9

Since my graphic novel I showed on Thursday looks quite similar to the finished product, Heba said I could post something else that was interesting and realted to this class for my 9th entry. So here it is.

Great art is always around us, not just in museums. Some art that I've become more and more familiar with is not in a gallery but at my job. I work at Kieran's Irish Pub, downtown, and there is a lot of crazy awesome art in the pub, most of it done buy this guy, John Erste. There a a number of drawings and paintings. Here are just a few:



My favorite work of his is actually on the big window shades with ink. They are all portraits, and they're so cool.

Yeah. Great art from a local guy. You can even drink your whiskey while you look at it. Couldn't do that at the MIA now could you?

http://www.kierans.com/Erste/
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Laura Anderson Graphic Novel

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ahhhhh! Natalie!

Okay...can't find my battery charger for my camera. no camera, no post! i will mos def post somezing ASAP. sorry heba! also, i haven't made many changes yet so hopefully i'll have more done by the time i can post!

meher-sketchbook post #9

hey everybody! here is what i have so far. i'm experimenting with watercolor and ballpoint pen as my medium. unfortunately, some of it bled through, so pretend that's not there, please. if anyone can give me suggestions, they'd be much appreciated! i'm mainly working on fixing the narrative so it's really clear and makes sense. i made a few comments in there (for myself) to show what i will be changing from how it is currently. i think this will be my last draft before i start the final one. oooo exciting!

by the way, can i just say? i haven't used watercolor paints since i was about 8 years old, and it was entirely too much fun.

May 11, 2008

Micki- Post #9


here's my updated novel. I will be changing a few things so by friday, my novel will look MUCH different. thanks for all your feedback! :)

May 10, 2008

Ellie Drotning- Post #9


Ellie Drotning- Post #8

Hey everyone, Once again I'm a slow poke. bad ellie! So... finally... here's my storyboard!

May 8, 2008

david rausch graphic novel

So there is one line from my postcard that was the premise for my entire story. Mr. Woodbury gets a phone call and he tells the guy on the other end of the line that someone is dead. That someone happens to be outside his house though. Mr. Woodbury has a card and flower telling him he is going to die. Guess what, he dies...by a ninja. Awesome..I know.

Whitney Sketchbook Post #9

so here's an update to what i want my graphic novel to look like. i posted one of my images of the characters so you can see the style i'm using, those will be in black and white and will be incorporated into the background page made up of brightly colored tropical collage materials. I'm hoping there will be enough contrast and then the text will be strictly narrative, no dialogue, and be layered over the top of the images. you'll see an idea of all this in class...

Storyboard - Whitney


ok, so i just noticed this didn't make it online last week.

So my storyboard is basically just the storyline for my novel, i'm doing collage so I didn't want to have concrete ideas in case i couldn't find the material i wanted

May 6, 2008

Edward Gorey

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http://www.goreyography.com/
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Chelsey, Sketchbook post

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So far I'm working with an existential giant squid...

May 5, 2008

Matt Wenger - Post#8

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These are two of the characters in the story. They are in love and love makes people do crooked things. They do a crooked thing.

Jo and Chris-by Kaitlin-again, yay.

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Wahoo artist lecture. Talk about post post post post post modernism. Jo Jackson and Chris Johanson. They spoke at the Walker on May first. It was...art.

Kaitlin-Graphic Story

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My story is about a young lad named Bruce. Bruce is receiving postcards from his best friend Jerry. That is the narrative. The images are of Bruce, and what he is doing at the time. This is the most general description of my plotline. I don't want give away all the secrets.

May 4, 2008

Charles O. Storyboard


Micki's Storyboard

My novel will be about Identity. It's about woman name L. Wood (I may change the name) who leaves her job at Mr. Woodbury's and finds a new job close to home as a bookkeeper in the evaporator. Throughout the story L is being watched by her former boss, Mr. Woodbury, because he believes she is hiding a huge secret about herself. At the end we find out if Mr. Woodbury is really the bad guy or if his intentions about L were right on. Some of you guys know where I am going with this, but for everyone who has not seen my work yet, you will have to wait until tuesday to find out how I plan to end my novel. any suggestions would be great and I already have been given some great ideas. :) the photo above is just my rough sketches

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ok scratch that.

back to my original idea, but with a new perspective...i decided to go with more of a storyline for my postcard. i thought of a girl who is really imaginative and clever, but she is painfully shy. she loves a boy and wants to tell him, so she writes him a letter. the narrative shows how she is kind of misunderstood because she is so shy, and the colorful images she thinks of when she's on her own. i still want to keep my expressive stick figures, but i'm going to spend a lot more time in polishing the actual drawings. also, i will add in color when the girl is imagining things, and when she is in love.

on a side note, i was cleaning my room this weekend and found a small comic i made when i was bored, and i want to do the drawings in that kind of style, with a bit more polish, hopefully.


May 3, 2008

Paul Storyboards


May 2, 2008

Sigafoos Storyboards

Hey guys, so I posted this yesterday but it posted three times, so I tried deleting them but it wasn't working and I assumed they were stuck on the blog. Now I see they're gone, so I'll upload again.

Here are my storyboards. My novel is based on the vintage black bear postcard. My story line is about two sister bears in the 1950s, one of whom is in jail. When a postcard comes from Joan (in jail) Diane tells her son about the "day it all happened." A honey bee gang, lies, and coded messages is what's in store... you'll have to read it to find out. ;)

I like the idea of using vintage newspaper behind all the frames (which will be individually torn out.) I'm also planning on drawing "outside the box" sometimes.

Mr. Potato Head, Eduardo Cortes

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Sketchbook Post #8-Laura Anderson

The idea of my story is that there is this little girl who is a brat. She is pretty, but is a jerk to everyone. Then there is this wizard who is like "If you keep being mean like this, your outside will look like your inside (ugly.)" Sure enough, she's mean again and becomes ugly. The end. It has sort of a fairytale-esque style to is and will be drawn much like a children's book.

May 1, 2008

Aleksi Briclot

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Story Board

Basically, this is going to be the story of a soldier on shore from his battleship. Some things happen, his ship blows up and releases a virus or plague, and all the people on shore die, except him (like I Am Legend). So, he decides to see if an old friend of his is possibly alive. All the frames with black dots in them are flashback type sequences, also, there will be limited character speaking, mostly narrative. Open to ideas.

Graphic Novel Sketches-Natalie


Hey guys-these are just a couple sketches I have going for my Graphic Novel. I started playing around a bit with india ink because thats what I've decided to use for my graphic novel. There isn't much of a story board here, but basically I'm having a love interest thing, and the girl drowns. yeah...purdy sad. okee! see ya tomorrow.