Monday, March 31, 2014



Now, this does not necessarily mean I will not ever blog again it's that producing twenty blogs during the month of March has been quite tedious and I am quite glad that it is now over...
Although I enjoy sharing my artwork I'm just glad to be relieved of blogging constantly.

Here's some artwork I found online that are some of my personal favorites!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Romeo and Juliet Continued / Amazingness


In a scientific experiment investigating the nature of adolescence, parent-child interactions were recorded during a heated argument between young teenagers of varying stages of pubertal development. and their parents. Pubertal hormones were found to be correlated with the indignant teenage reactions in response to conflict. According to the widely acclaimed Greek philosopher, Aristotle, “Teenagers write immortal poetry; crusade to overthrow dictatorships; volunteer for suicide bombings; drive (or take drugs or have sex) as though they were invincible; think the unthinkable in science and philosophy; join cults; and dedicate their lives to peace, monastic contemplation, or the eradication of poverty. They are successively inspired, alienated, infuriated, devastated, impassioned, and inconsolably bored. To begin to comprehend how so much vulnerability and potential can coexist in one brief interval of life, we must look beyond the intensity of the passions and craving for excitement that characterize so many adolescents. What is neuroscience discovering about the adolescent’s brain and emotions, the several sets of hormonal changes that come with puberty, and the vexed social role of those who are neither children nor adults?” During puberty, two primary neural and psychological systems of the brains undergo extensive development and interaction with one another to complete the transition of childhood to adulthood, which may have accounted for Romeo and Juliet’s preposterous behavior.

The first part of the neural system is associated  with the emotional and motivational changes that teenagers experience, which is also interrelated with the chemical and biological changes occurring the brain.  This section of human brain is responsible behind what causes an obedient, seemingly quiet young child to grow into a wild, improvident young adult. Through analyzing this portion of the neural system, scientists have deduced that teenagers do not underestimate risks as many have assumed, rather they they tend to overestimate rewards. For example, Romeo and Juliet gave up the world for their first intimate relationship. The part of the brain that administers the perception of rewards in teenegers are found to be substancially more active than those in adults and children. Additionally, adolescents specifically seek social awards, or acceptance and respect from their peers. This is expected as adolescence is a time where children emerge from the shelter of their parents and independently face the adult world with a newly found force in the motivational and emotional neural system.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Art Review: To Infinity

I love pieces like these! A picture contains a smaller version of that picture which then contains even a smaller version of the picture and it continues...a never-ending picture....Isn't it genius?
For example, one could paint a picture of a man watching a television screen with a another man watching TV with an another man watching TV and so on...
The painting never just goes on and on forever....
So what exactly is going on here with the infinite number of repeating pictures over and over and over again?
Well, that's why art pieces such as these are open to interpretation. It's quite incredible!

Sorry, I'm not exactly the greatest explaining this painting but I'm assuming you understand I mean.

My interpretation on artwork of this sort is that the artist is trying to convey that art is infinite. Art comprising nearly every aspect of our lives as this entire universe which we dwell is one grand masterpiece.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Art Review: What Even?

I could at this painting for hours and I never understand it. Honestly, it just looks like erratic strokes of colorful paint :P No emotion, no meaningful elements, no message, no technique....nothing.And there over millions of paintings similar to such which I will also never understand....Yes, it's "abstract art" which basically anyone can produce :/
A few years ago I saw on the news there was a toddler girl labeled "2-Year-Old Art Prodigy".You know what she did to attain that reputation? She took multi-colored paints and used a paint to splatter the paint across a large canvas....WHICH ANYONE COULD DO! Hey, I can do that! I can splatter paint on a piece of paper! How come I'm not famous? I found this news report completely nonsensical and ludicrous.
On the Disney Channel television series "Suite of Zack and Cody on Deck" one of the protagonists accidentally sneezed a canvas and when a random stranger saw the snot on the canvas she thought it was the greatest abstract art masterpiece ever created in history. So now apparently people can create "abstract art" by sneezing or spitting or bleeding or vomiting on a piece of paper.
Again...I'll understand this kind of abstract art....(-_-)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Art Review: What's Wrong With Perfection? EVERYTHING!

Take a look at the pencil drawing above. What's wrong with it? Nothing, it's practically perfect with smooth, seemingly effortless strokes and ideal lightening/shading. 

That's exactly why it would never win any art contest...

Think of the world's most acclaimed artists; Leonardo, Van Gogh, Monet, Warhol, Pollock. Were any of their works absolutely perfect looking? NO! None of their paintings were anywhere near perfection but instead, they were full of emotion, expression, creativity, originality...and that's what people look for in an art piece. 
Making your piece completely flawless may be nice but what does it show? Oh great, you know how to draw something identical to something you saw. Well, so can about a hundred thousand other people in the world (that number was hypothetical). 

What truly makes an art piece commendable is the emotion expressed. the compelling messaged conveyed, the ability of the painting to make you ponder, the cleverness of techniques you used, or the astounding personal creativity displayed.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Art Review: Digital Art

Beginning in the middle 19th century, computers came out. As technological developments progressed, classic art became less relevant as digital art and photography took its place.

It's quite tragic actually.....:(
I feel as if I'm living in the wrong century for artists because everything is generated through electronics and little appreciation is left for quality hand-drawn work.
However, I do understand why people have shifted their attention to digital's fast, more realistic-looking, less tedious, and allows more complex, intricate designs and creations. Additionally, it produces flawless work without a single line out of place.
FYI: I chose to display this digital picture since I found it rather intriguing----A candle with a flame of water...:D
However, I also feel as if the most the complex, detailed, jaw-dropping artwork recently are all computer generated or camera generated :P It is much easier using online drawing/editing programs than it is creating something by hand although the loss of recognition for traditional artwork is a saddening reality.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Art Blog 9: Being Tryhard continued....

I'm terribly sorry, but I didn't get the chance to upload any pictures of artwork on to my computer today :P
SORRY! :P But let's get on with the blog:
Think about it: Twenty years from now, will anyone really care what your SAT score was? What college you attended? If you received any scholarships? Or if you were valedictorian of your high school? Sure, as of right now while we are still in high school such things would play a very significant role in our lives. But look at it this way: The average person has a lifespan of 65 to 80 years and approximately 20 years are spent in school. Therefore, only 20% to 30% of a person’s life is spent as a student. Would you really want to spend that 20% to 30% of your life pouring your heart out into studying, stressing out, and aiming to be that perfect, well-rounded student? You may think…. YES! It is completely worth it if it enables me to find a good career.  But would you really want to spend the rest of your life working your butt off in your job in order to lead a successful career and yet be absolutely stressed and miserable and discontent with what you’re doing the whole time? No, none of that is really worth it.
Now, I’m not saying that you should just completely slack off and stop caring at all. One should still aim to do well in their academic career but instead of spreading yourself so thin and trying to be the best at everything….find something you’re truly passionate about (art, music, athletics, literature, helping the community) and perhaps creating a future for yourself that incorporates that particular thing. You are not defined by your gpa, SAT score, or the college you attended. You are defined by what you believe in and how much of an impact you make on the world around you. A truly inspiring quote: “Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express and not for impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.”-Anonymous