Art Update (December 2014 and January 2015)

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This month has my fewest ever posts. Largely, it’s because I haven’t been reading much these past few weeks. I quit listening to the audio book of The Martian. I tried rereading In the Time of the Butterflies, but ultimately dropped it. Now I’m theoretically reading In the Garden of the Moon but am having trouble getting involved and haven’t picked it up in days. Ultimately, it’s hard to have posts on a book review blog when you aren’t reading.

However, I have done art since the last update!

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Art Update (October and November 2014)

I finished Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb a few days ago, so a review of that should be forthcoming soon. Right now I’m in the midst of schoolwork and college applications, so it’s a bit hard to get anything done. But I do have some more updates on my current art pieces, plus some other stuff I got back from the summer show. As always, there’s a lot of art. My moda operandi with these posts seems to be to let everything pile up in a gigantic heap and then tackle it in one huge post.

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Photographing Artwork: The Importance of Lighting

Yesterday I got all my pieces from the summer show back, so I’ve been busy photographing them. I usually take around seven or eight photos and then open them up into Photoshop to fix them up and chose the best one.

With one of these pieces, I actually have versions taken under three different lighting conditions. The first was taken at the art school with my iphone, the other two at home by windows at opposite sides of the house with a Cannon digital camera. There’s a noted difference between the colors of all three versions.

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Massive Amounts of Traditional Art

I work more in traditional media than I do in digital. However, I’m not very good about photographing of scanning  my pieces. They tend to build up into massive drifts of artwork. Yesterday, I went through and photographed all the piled up paintings and drawings. Also, the week before was spent in an intensive thirty hours of art classes. Some of the pieces from that are included in here, others were passed along for the art show.

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