Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween!!... Not really.

Hey there guys! :) I thought I was going to do a blog this week over halloween or something creepy to fit the theme, but I found this instead. I'd stumbled upon this before, I believe. But theses were more interesting.

I just think that this artist is amazing. As I've been looking through modern/contemporary artwork over the last couple of months, I've noticed that many artist nowadays seem to actually produce their artwork "on-scene" in a gallery or some other such place. This in itself adds a sortof "excitement" to the artwork, if you will. But just because an artist does that, doesn't necessarily mean they are talented. However, this woman seems exceptionally talented. Not only does she play with the viewers' perception of her artwork, but she knows how to paint very well. She knows what values/shades need to go where to create a certain shadow or lack thereof, highlights in the right places, etc. With this type of artwork, you MUST get all of this perfectly correct or it will ruin the entire piece. Yet, she never faltered. Placement was also very important. If the model was too close or too far away, the illusion would be ruined. But, placing the model directly infront of the background allows the viewers' eyes to connect the two, and connect them "as one". Kudos to this woman. I'd love to see one of these additions to a gallery in person. If you ever want to search for this on your own, just type in "still life still alive" on google and I promise some of these will pop up. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


This is my exact face and question I asked to the employers (but really myself) that posted this online job application to be a "Sports Merchandizing Art Director".,%20CA&utm_campaign=simplyhired
Contrary to popular belief, I'm just fine with sports. I don't care for them, but I don't profusely dislike them for no reason. However... This job just seems absolutely horrid. I mean, the requirements just scream out to me "HEY! YOU! YEAH YOU! BE OUR ART/MARKET/RESEARCH/MERCHANDISE/ORGANIZING/OFFICE DIRECTOR AND DO EVERYTHING WE TELL YOU AND LOVE THE COMPANY PUHLEASEEE?!?!?!?!?!?"
If you actually read all of the requirements, some of them are just ridiculous. Just to cite a few..

Understands the brand and is passionate about its past, present and future.

Take the lead on all creative projects and be able to balance great design with cost and time requirements.

  • Command Skills: Relishes leading; takes unpopular stands if necessary, encourages direct and tough debate but isn’t afraid to end it and move on, is looked to for direction in a crisis and is energized by tough challenges.
  • Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities, reads situations quickly and is good at focused listening
    • Flexibility and the ability to handle constructive criticism are essential
    • Must be able to turn around projects quickly and accurately
    • Meet deadlines and work under pressure

      If you actually read all of the requirements, some of them are just ridiculous. Just to cite a few..
      I mean, it may just be me, but it seems like this company just wants you do to all of the things they don't want to do, and you need to be happy about it while you're doing. The entire job description basically says : You're going to have to work with people all the time, and they're most likely to be people you don't like, and if you all fight, you have to deal with it. You also have to do every project we tell you about (and occasionally we get mad at you for ones you didn't do that we didn't tell you about), and you have to organize everything in the office, do all of our research for us, collaborate with other companies (don't screw that up!!), and by the way, you have to do all of this under extreme deadlines and pressure, and just... Be happy about it all! Kthxbye. 

      I'd absolutely hate this job.