Self Portrait Research Nov 11th 2pm

RESEARCH: 5pts

respond to the blog post:

  • What type of “Self” would you want to express?  i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?
  • What visually do you want to express to your audience? Show at least 2 examples.
  • What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into and what is the meaning behind such image?

Post at least one link/image of a Portrait from an artist, and express why it connects to you personally and conceptually.

Post a (totem, symbolic character or any relevant image) that you believe best represents the concept of what you will transform your self image into.

DUE: Nov 11th at 2pm.

Totem: symbolic animal that represents something about your inner self.

Empathy/Pain: A life experience or inner truth that you may reveal in a symbolic way.

Dream: a dream or subconscious vision you may want to reveal.

Heritage: Cultural background that connects within at a deeper level.

Something to contrast your Outer Portrait

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9 Responses to Self Portrait Research Nov 11th 2pm

  1. antoinettebrennan says:

    Personal

    Vector portrait – simple, easy design. Meant to display simplicity and mass-production, yet still keeping a clean, clear image to it.

    Bee – going off fear. Being a small and forgettable and existence. Being so small in the grand scheme of things.

  2. Samuel New says:

    What type of “Self” would you want to express? i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?

    Surreal

    What visually do you want to express to your audience? Show at least 2 examples.

    I want to do something with an oil painting style reminiscent of a painting done with the pallet knife. most likely with black, white, and one color or With just limited colors.

    What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into, and what is the meaning behind such image?

    I plan on working with the idea of inner truth. Something that I struggled with a lot after getting out of undergrad was tieing my self-worth too closely to my art. To the point where any failure of my art became a reflection of myself, it was never just one bad drawing, painting, or whatever. It meant I was a failure as a person. I had to learn that my dissatisfaction with my art isn’t how I had improved so fast up until then. And, that my unreasonable standers for myself don’t make me a better artist. Instead, it made it almost impossible to start any drawing because everything I drew at to be as good or better than anything else I had ever done.

    I plan on depicting this in a self portate of me being consumed by a representation of my art.

  3. Kara Porter says:

    I would like to express myself as my ideal self.
    I want to visually express silent strength and beauty.
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d5/d3/3f/d5d33f75736771c696ec910ed1404ae3.webp

    I feel that my totem is either a deer or a butterfly. In Native American tradition “The deer is a sensitive, highly intuitive spirit guide. It strikes a balance between confidence and success and gentleness and grace.” Whereas the butterfly “is a symbol of transformation and development. It is incredibly adaptable and approaches all changes with ease and grace.” My life has brought me some incredible hardships that I have learned to handle with grace.

    Frida Kahlo was an immediate inspiration for showing strength and beauty in self portraiture. She is well known for her self portraits, including the ones below. She expresses her inner nature and how she is feeling through these works.
    https://www.frida-kahlo-foundation.org/thumbnail/72000/72103/mini_normal/Self-Portrait-II.jpg?ts=1459229076
    https://i2.wp.com/fineartblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/frida_kahlo_deer_painting.jpg?resize=680%2C350&ssl=1

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0768/2931/collections/The-Butterfly-Symbol_large.jpg?v=1524158234
    https://us.123rf.com/450wm/zenina/zenina1604/zenina160400098/55450070-belle-image-avec-des-cerfs-tir%C3%A9s-belle-main-d-aquarelle.jpg?ver=6

  4. oliviafelber says:

    What type of “Self” would you want to express? i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?
    Surreal/personal- cartoony version of myself

    What visually do you want to express to your audience? Show at least 2 examples.
    Loneliness, searching… for something

    My sketches and other inspiration (google slide): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mpEbP_Qs24p6WmUO1iWyvXvmQEQdj5-aXuNvhIl33G8/edit?usp=sharing
    Dark and spooky forest vibes. But sideways and relatively flat. The forest sketch in the slide is just a color/vibe study.

    What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into and what is the meaning behind such image?
    Less transformation, more finding-
    Background of dark and spooky trees scrolls past while the character walks-
    As trees scroll by on the walk cycle, I want to change the character’s face (transformation, but more showing inner thoughts/mindsets)-
    I’ve been rewatching some old Fleischer studio cartoons. So I’m thinking of doing a relatively dynamic background that just scrolls past- sort of like the rotoscoped song animations like St. John’s Infirmary or Minnie the Moocher.
    Minnie the Moocher: https://youtu.be/PHqjMhD04uA?t=145
    The video should start on the rotoscoped dance with the moving background.
    Option 1: Hear a dog bark off screen. The character notices, then runs, coming face to face with the animal.
    Could try for a hug if I want it to be sweet.

    Option 2: Simply doing a walk cycle in a way that can loop- moving through the different faces. (Just cut the dog narrative)

    I haven’t decided if I want the character fully colored like in the slide, or more sketchy, or in black and white-
    That could also change as the trees pass by.

    The Face Of War By Salvador Dalí:
    https://www.thecollector.com/_next/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.thecollector.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F10%2Fthe-face-of-war-salvador-dali-scary-paintings-e1602699440659.jpg&w=1080&q=75
    This has creepy vibes, and almost root-like snakes all around the face. I don’t think this is quite as macabre as I want to go, but I like it.

  5. Carrie Bull says:

    1.) What type of “Self” would you want to express? i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?
    I want to express my personal self.
    2.) What visually do you want to express to your audience? Show at least 2 examples.
    I plan to use this animation to depict my problems with sleep (insomnia & sleep paralysis) and the role that my cats have always played to protect me from the fear surrounding sleep. Since the animation will be set at night time, I want a strong chiaroscuro style.


    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2Fb%2Fbe%2FLe_Reniement_de_saint_Pierre.jpg%2F1200px-Le_Reniement_de_saint_Pierre.jpg&f=1&nofb=1
    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fimgaf.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fartwork%2Fproducts%2F625994%2Fposter%2Fwindow.jpg%3F1315494681&f=1&nofb=1

    I want to keep the majority of the animation in black and white/grayscale, but when the cat appears, I’d like to bring in some inspiration from one of my all time favorite artists, Remedios Varo.

    I want to incorporate the orange glow into the visage of the cat (I’ve always had orange cats), and really play with the lighting and the transition from black and white into black, white, and orange.

    3.) What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into and what is the meaning behind such image?
    I plan to have my totem animal (my cat) run off the fears and shadows that surround me and my sleep. Once the shadows are gone, the cat settles in and returns some color and peace into my face. So I suppose the transformation would be emotional, but also in relation to a totem.

    4.) Post at least one link/image of a Portrait from an artist, and express why it connects to you personally and conceptually.
    The artist I chose is Tsugouharu Foujita. He creates prints and drawings with stylized figures, but more relevantly, he includes cats in almost every piece he creates. Here’s his self portrait:
    https://www.artic.edu/artworks/13914/self-portrait-with-cat
    As well as another piece that might relate more to the project I want to create:
    https://www.artic.edu/artworks/78503/portrait-of-emily-crane-chadbourne

    5.) Post a (totem, symbolic character or any relevant image) that you believe best represents the concept of what you will transform your self image into.
    I don’t know how to add personal pictures to these posts, but I was able to find some images on the internet that seem close to my cat and the feeling I want to convey.
    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F12%2F5b%2Ff6%2F125bf6a0fb1924cc7807647c275b3473.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

    https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/cat-staring-at-glowing-butterfly-picture-id1254395611?k=20&m=1254395611&s=170667a&w=0&h=XJN5RlgZaVjxtafUB520FiZ_v4-nDruX2MCwfhtGBsI=

  6. Mohammad Saffar says:

    What type of “Self” would you want to express?
    Cubism, I really like Cubism Because I like the sharp edge of part of the painting.

    What visually do you want to express to your audience?
    Juan Gris

    Pablo Picasso

    What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into, and what is the meaning behind such an image?
    I really like to transform emotions because I am a really sensitive person.

    Post at least one link/image of a Portrait from an artist, and express why it connects to you personally and conceptually.

    Self-portrait, 1907 // by Pablo Picasso

    I really like this portrait of Picasso because it shows simple painting can affect the audience deeply. The reason why I think it’s connected to my personal character is that I observe a life simply and really like simple things and I am not a complicated person So I like everything simple and easy.

    Post a (totem, symbolic character, or any relevant image) that you believe best represents the concept of what you will transform your self-image into.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/j1CMSE2ouFoBKWZ17

  7. erentelime says:

    What type of “Self” would you want to express?  i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?
    Personal

    What visually do you want to express to your audience? Show at least 2 examples.
    I want to visually show someone struggling with their mental health and blooming into a new and healthier person. Some imagery I am thinking of using is the thorns from the “Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” by Frida Kahlo painting as well as possibly a butterfly hatching out of a cocoon. I also want to use natural elements in my project to symbolize growth and other personal achievements.

    What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into and what is the meaning behind such image?
    I want to transform into the “inner truth” for this project because I want to highlight the importance of taking care of your mental health and recognizing signs of burnout and the effects of that. I have been feeling this way a lot this semester and I want to express myself through this project.

    Post at least one link/image of a Portrait from an artist, and express why it connects to you personally and conceptually.

    I chose “Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” by Frida Kahlo. This specific painting of hers represents resurrection and a start of a new life and I strongly identify with that message. I connect with the use of imagery and symbolism she used throughout the painting and want to incorporate similar elements in my project.

  8. rossbullock4892 says:

    What type of “Self” would you want to express? i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?
    Probably the surreal. I really like the idea of representing myself through dreamlike, otherwordly images.

    What visually do you want to express to your audience? Show at least 2 examples.

    I really like the idea of showing myself as an adventurer or as a character in a story. Additionally, I really like the second image in particular because it feels like there’s a certain fearlessness there and I like the notion of only needing to believe in what I’m doing to be happy.

    What internally (totem, inner truth, heritage, emotional) do you wish to transform into and what is the meaning behind such image?
    I’d like to transform into a dragon, my spirit animal. I like the strength, wisdom, and power that the dragon represents, as well as the protection and service that it yields to those who are worthy.

    https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/avatar/images/c/c7/Dragon.png/revision/latest?cb=20130118082350

    https://i2.wp.com/auralcrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/w9zy62suaepwuq8undh4.jpg?resize=810%2C580&ssl=1

    I want to show the side of me that’s confident in who I am. I’ve always had issues with my self-esteem and self worth, and it’d be nice to try and articulate that feeling in myself and get a chance to have that come out through my work.

  9. ejnorth21 says:


    I have always wanted to do a Sailor Moon transformation inspired animation. I think I want to use it to show how much my confidence and self image have grown through highschool and college

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