Week 2: Proportion/Line Punk Genre Out of Class Drawing, Part 2

2009.11.21

A wonderful thing about posting class samples on a blog is that as long as I take images throughout the process, I can ruin the actual but still have a sample posted.    This allowed me to push the drawing really far, take some creative risks.  To complete my Punk Genre drawing, I added the 70s punk slogan “No Future” in wet charcoal, furthering the concept initiated by the wrist watch parts though personally I’m a bit uncomfortable with text in drawings.   Then I shot the drawing a couple times with a 20g shotgun when it was damp so paper would be punctured rather than shredded.   I glued drawing onto heavy black paper for structural reasons.  This flattened the texture created by shot somewhat but emphasized the punctures and stabilized the paper.    Detail:

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Week 2: Proportion/Line Punk Genre Out of Class Drawing, Part 1

2009.11.07

Final drawing meeting requirements for Week 2 Out of Class Drawing:  Proportional Line with characteristics of Punk Genre(s).

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Time: 1 to 2 hours a day for 4 or 5 days.  Something like that.  Paper: Rives BFK  34 x 26″  Media: black and white ink; black, gray and white pastel.

Admittedly a bit of overkill for a line drawing.  Still, it is a build up of lines.  Detail:

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Actuals: Watch parts and a piece of broken glass.   I found the broken glass in a dumpster.   I had made the watch parts I had available into earrings prior to this project so ended up having to draw from the earrings:

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Process: Loaded Rotring  fountain pen with ink + water for gray ink:

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Worked on inking in  proportional line drawing of watch parts in gray then spraying with water for runs and splatters.  Admittedly, at this point, I was doing very unpunk things like swiping up runs with a kleenex when they threatened to mess up really good parts of the drawing.

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Inked in watch parts with black ink and used spray bottle to splatter gray ink over paper stencils resembling broken glass.

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Finished with black, gray and white pastels.  Used wet brush on pastels to define glass.

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Week 2 – Sketchbook

2009.11.07

Two sketchbook drawings for the Week 2 assignment exploring Punk Genres.  I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of the anti-aesthetics of 70s punks to the romantic aesthetics of  Steampunk culture.   This assignment was entirely inspired by a conversation I had with my Intermediate Drawing Class, or rather, it was me talking and they were politely listening as I went on and on about how edgy and grimy we, that is, the 70s punks were (I was there), as opposed to the aesthetically driven 00s punk genres.  At some point I realized I had entirely lost my audience.  When I asked if anyone knew what I was talking about, 2 students did that flat handed side to side airplane-coming-in-during-a rough-landing motion which could mean absolutely anything or absolutely nothing.   And so, this assignment for the Advanced Drawing Class.

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Week 2: Research Project: Punk Genres: 70s, Steam, Cyber, Diesel

2009.11.02

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Websites: http://98bowery.com/punkyears/index.php

http://www.morbidoutlook.com/fashion/articles/2009_07_steampunk.html

Descriptive Words 70s Punk: deliberate violation, monochrome, embraced what was considered ugly, anti-art, anti-aesthetic, disturb, disrupt, acidic, sarcastic, nihilistic, “no future”

Descriptive Words 00s Steampunk: fantasy, romance, neoVictorian, nostalgic, aesthetics, fashion, watch parts, more watch parts, then some more watch parts to the point where many Steampunk oriented sites open with the words, “Steampunk is not just about watch parts…”

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