One first exercise for my kinetic art class was to create a self-regulating machine. This idea sprung up I think the day of class it was due, and we managed to get it working very nicely. And were the only group to have something near-concrete to look at, I might add. Anyway, what we came up with was a small wood stove that would calm itself down, so to speak, if it got too hot, and then be able to heat itself back up again once it was cooled down. Continue reading
drawing from life, portrait
This one was really awesome. It went really well in the making, I just took out an old photo and drew from that. However, drawing from a photo makes it look like a photo, at least to me. Plus, I was drawing sitting down, with my paper on the table instead of flat in front of me standing up, so when I looked at it from there it was fine, but straight on, it looks vertically squashed a bit. Lesson learned.
Graphite, 18×24 cropped to about 8×8.