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My Favorite Artists Through History – Yayoi Kusama

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Who is she?

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts. (Via Wikipedia)

Why I love her:

I had never even heard of Kusama until I was visiting the Pompidou in Paris where they were exhibiting a retrospective of her artwork. I remember walking into a hallways with her giant paintings and immediately feeling overwhelmed with emotion. It’s hard to say what sort of emotion: somewhere between feeling small and lost in a colorful polka dot void. Rarely do I have such a visceral reaction to paintings, but that emotion has stuck with me for a long time. Her installations are equally powerful. She transforms spaces into a weird mind-bending alternate dimensions that displace the viewer (in a good way).

I really hope that someday I will be able to see her Infinity Mirror Room collection at the Broad in Los Angeles. When I went soon after the Broad’s opening, the wait time to go into the room was over 5 hours. Not going to lie, it made me very sad, but at the same time, I’m really glad that so many people will be introduced to this amazing artist. The Infinity Mirror Room is also a great place for people to take art selfies, which adds another layer and complexity to the public’s art appreciation. This is particularly interesting to me as Kusama’s work is about self-obliteration and very much anti-ego. This interplay of social media best virtual self and artwork with the opposite in mind is very intriguing to me.

More Artwork:

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Watercolor Speed Painting Video

I’ve always wanted to do a speed painting of my artwork. I’ve finally acquired everything to do so. I got a camera to stream my artwork, but for right now it seems more feasible to just record it, speed it up and throw it up on my youtube channel.

I really like the way this piece turned out. If you are interested in buying this piece, please click here.

Art Materials:

Prismacolor Col-Erase Pencils

Marine Blue

Strathmore 300 Series Student Watercolor Paper

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint Set of 6 tubes

Video creation materials:

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam

Adjustable Microphone / Mic Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, ELINP Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations

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My Favorite Artists Through History – Rembrandt

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I love that Rembrandt was unafraid to use heavy shadow in his paintings. The darkness is used strategically to bring the viewer’s eye to the focus. This is the chiaroscuro effect that I am a huge fan of.

His self-portraits are absolutely stunning and it’s really cool to see his evolution through his self-portraits. I am always inspired to start painting self-portraits again whenever I look at this Dutch master.

He wasn’t just a painter. He was also a printmaker! They had a collection of his etchings in Boston a few years back which I was very happy to see! I love his swagger in this one:

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014)

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a lot of Rembrandt work in person in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum. I also made sure to go to his house which is maintained as a museum.

My Favorite Pieces: The Night Watch, etchings

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KS Fitness Fight Night – March 3, 2018

My boxing gym hosted an amazing Fight Night on Saturday!

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Photographing boxers is a real challenge, but it was definitely a thrilling experience! I’m proud of these photos.

Taken with: Canon EOS Rebel T6 18MP Wi-Fi SLR Digital Camera

2018 Photography:

Oxnard, CA – Wildlife Cruise to Anacapa Islands (June 25, 2018)

JPL – June 10th, 2018

CSUF Graduation 2018

KS Fitness Fight Night – March 3, 2018

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Twitch Streaming and Discord

Hey everyone! Happy to announce one of my projects for winter break: Twitch streaming!

My goal is to draw 5 pages for 10 days. (I would like to build up to 10 pages a day). Here’s day 1:
https://player.twitch.tv/?autoplay=false&video=v211295129Watch Sketching 5 pages a day for 10 days from hallowscene on www.twitch.tv

I’m still working on the mic/camera aspect of this twitch so bare with me.

My twitch channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/hallowscene

My discord (Opossum Party):
https://discord.gg/pNbpNT

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New projects coming up

So I’m pretty excited about some projects I have lined up for my winter break:

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  • Web comic/developing other stories
  • new DSLR camera for photography
  • new streaming camera for streaming my traditional art

I’m stoked to be able to dive back into my creative pursuits after a long semester of teaching!

 

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Expensive hobbies

I just bought a new DSLR camera and it arrived early! I can’t wait to start taking pictures and posting them to the blog. I watched a documentary about Jack Cardiff in my storyboarding class, and now I’m all excited to learn about photography.

First, I have to finish up the semester, get all my grading done, and hope to hell I don’t get the common teacher sickness on the first day of break.

Ugh, I swear all of my money is going to my expensive art hobbies.

Updated: 2018 Photography:

Oxnard, CA – Wildlife Cruise to Anacapa Islands (June 25, 2018)

JPL – June 10th, 2018

CSUF Graduation 2018

KS Fitness Fight Night – March 3, 2018

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Flashback 2017 Costume Figure Drawing nights at Fullerton College

One of my favorite things this year was costumed figure drawing night at Fullerton College. The highlight was getting captured in cartoon form by one of the other artists! She definitely captured my concentrating face!

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The Art of the Art Selfie (A collection of self portraits with art through the years)

Experiencing Art through the Art Selfie: