This oil painting by Chantelle McIntyre (S6) was created by photoshopping images of her and doll faces together, the image is then printed out over a series of A4 pages which are then ripped into pieces and glued onto larger card to create a textured image. Chantelle then painted over the top of the print outs which sounds like a cheat, but it’s incredibly difficult to colour match and avoid making mistakes. It really just cuts out the time wasted on scaling up and drawing out.
I really love this photo taken from the shoot of Lois M (S5) for her ‘Queen of Hearts’ fashion design. It’s an outtake photo and was never used for her unit, but I can’t help but love the tones and textures on her plait, the shadows and lines of her concertinaed collar and the little touch of collar from the papier-mâchéd red torso.
This pastel collage was created by Abby B (S6) for her Higher Expressive unit. Her theme was focused on eating and how pupils her age can suffer from over-worrying about what they eat, to the point of not eating. It is a very confrontational and blunt subject, though I think the way Abby has treated the work has gave it an air of importance, letting us ponder what the subject is thinking, while admiring Abby’s pastel work and her strong composition.
The acrylic painting below was created by Niamh O (S4) for her National 5 Expressive exam. She studied the theme of facial reconstruction and plastic surgery. Although the plan was to draw marker arrows across her face, she decided to leave the marks off so that it didn’t distract from her colour and tone work on the flesh across the face.
With the new Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi’ coming soon and lots of speculation about what happened to Kylo Ren’s helmet and if it will look any different. I thought I’d show you my interpretation of what I’d like his new helmet to look like. I combined Ren’s head piece with the melted mouth section of Darth Vader’s helmet. The drawing was created on paper with a sketch, then photographed and tidied up in Adobe Ideas on the iPad.
I’ve posted up a new (old) Art Clast episode that was recently put together from leftover footage. The episode was filmed two years ago but never aired. So here it is in all its glory. It features three methods for creating a Valentine card, so it couldn’t have aired at a better time.