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PIMP My drawing ’11 May 23, 2011

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The fifth annual (okay…maybe not exactly annual) “Pimp My Drawing” Spring 20011…

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Making Money-Part 2 November 28, 2010

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Class Currency Project:

(above) Ray Masaki/ Poo Coins

(above) Kristin Chae/Kanye West, Pharaoh Williams

(above) Hope Weissman

(above) Tessa Lloyd/Amazon-Future Society

(above) Mi Young Shin/International Museums of Natural History

(above) Linnea Gad/Banana Money

(above) Taylor Grant/Art Money. With each denomination the artwork becomes more complete

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(above) Amelia Chia-Money Can’t Buy You…

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(above) Leigh Cunningham- Ocean Money (top)  and Mountain Money (bottom)

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(above) Loren Kang

More to come…

Pop-Up Assignment Gallery May 26, 2010

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Coinciding  with Teen Liu‘s visit (link to the  post of Teens’s visit )  and pop-up workshop was a class assignment to create a pop-up. Students choose their own theme/concept to work from and

(above) the day of the crit.

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they could incorporate any paper engineering technique they learned at the work shop or that they could devise. The only criteria was that the pop-up actually fold flat and it must be able to open multiple times.  Below are the finishes :

(above) Pratima Mani- “What’s in Wolf’s Belly?” Prat’s pop-up is of particular note because her wolf rotates around upon the page opening.

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(above) John Garcia-King and Queen of Hearts

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(above) Deborah Mouloudji- Snails and leaf, 2 sliders

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(above left ) Brianne Bowers rotating Ferris Wheel (right) Cityscape by Josey Herrington

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(above) Biker by Lyejm Kallas-Lewis

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(above Left) Psycho by Leila Ehtesham (Right) River by Rachel Tonthat

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(above) Christine Westrich’s pop-up Chef

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(Above left) a Beast by Grace Lang (right) stuffed animal  pop-up by Grace Moon

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(above left) Jun Hui Im’s mask  (right) Skeleton by Ciara Gay

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(above) a larger gold fish pop-up spread accompanied by a beautifully done smaller book  all my Masuko Jo

The Foolish Corpse April 8, 2010

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By Masuko Jo

Honestly, I have never been too fond of using tablets, nor been nice about admiring digital art, but I’ll have to admit, using a screen tablet was quite a joy. 
On April 1st, I took part in the Foolish Corpse event, which was held in the Aronson gallery at Parsons the New School for Design.

As stated on the thousands of flyers found taped all around the school walls, “Foolish Corpse is a collaboration between the Parsons Foundation and Illustration programs. It is a live drawing event with rotating team and three video projectors that create one scroll-like image…” No matter how many times I’ve read that, I didn’t have the slightest clue on what we were going to do, until I arrived at the gallery, and begun drawing on the Wacom Cintiq screen tablets! It was absolutely fascinating. What I had drawn on the screen, projected on the walls in front of us! (To someone who isn’t at all tech-savvy, this was like witnessing a Leprechaun place a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.) 

(above) Students drawing on the Wacom Cintiq Screen Tablets while being projected on to wall.
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There were three of these large screen tablets placed next to each other, and as we drew on the screen, we had to be aware of what the artists sitting around us were doing. We had to interact our image with theirs, like “the Surrealist parlor game, the Exquisite Corpse!” In addition to that, other students who brought their own laptops were able to use Wacom Cintiq Intuos tablets to draw and upload their work into a drop box to be used as “raw material” for the images projected on the screen. 

(above) Students using the Wacom Cintiq Intuos tablets
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This might have been the most multi-tasking position I have ever put myself in. On top of having to make sure that the image I was creating moved fluidly with the other two screens projected on the wall, and having to keep uploading small drawings others have uploaded on the drop box to incorporate into the piece, we had random words thrown at us to enhance our piece towards a new direction! This was absolutely insane, but insanely absolute! 

(above) Collaborative illustrations projected on wall

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It was a great opportunity for me to experience Wacom’s products, and really gave a new perspective of digital art (It’s a lot more difficult than you think!) The Foolish Corpse event was a fun event where I was able to collaborate with strangers in creating hilarious pieces, and I hope there will be a similar event soon to come again! ♡

Moving Paper March 3, 2010

Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Animation, Movable Illustration, Music, Student work.
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The Museum of Arts and Design located at 2 Columbus circle in NYC, collects and documents craft, art and design. Presently MAD is hosting Moving Paper, the cut-paper animation film festival  and competition. Inspired by the exhibition Slash: Paper under the KnifeMoving Paper celebrates the use of cut paper in animation,
Two  videos made by Illustration major (and class member) Brianne Bowers have been accepted  on the Moving Paper site. Take a look :

http://movingpaper.org/users/brianne-bowers

A Picture For A Thousand Voices June 22, 2009

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Concepts class alum, Evan Turk has initied a wonderful project titled :

logoheaderand has  posted a call for submissions/participants to the project.  A Picture For A Thousand Voices …”is is a project to help create a dialogue about the individual hopes for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights movement through the medium of illustration. ” Artists  (and writers) are asked to submit artwork depicting  their hopes for equal rights for the LGBT community or a relevant story depicting their experiences  and send it to Evan at evan@evanturk.com.   If you’re  a writer looking for an artist  or an artist looking for  a story to illustrate  Evan might be able to  facilitate a collaboration. The project’s address is picturefor1000voices.blogspot.com/ where you can read about the project, see submissions and read the parameters for the project.

posters4Above are two silkscreens by  Evan titled “Holding Hands” that are starting off the project.  Please pass on info about the projectand check out Even’s blog, or better yet submit something.  Also take a look at Evan’s earlier May 6th post on this site about Gay Art.

-Thanks

Class Puppets on Display At HERE Nov. 6th, 7th & 8th October 24, 2008

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The Frankenstein puppets created for class (see the post “Assignment of Frankenstein! 10/13/08) will be on display through the good graces of gretchen Van Lente,  during the 7th ANNUAL CARNIVAL OF SAMHAIN which is presented by Drama of Works at:

HERE Arts Center

145 6th Ave, (between Spring and Broome streets) NYC
November 6th, 7th & 8th at 7pm, $15

“…Drama of Works will once again extend the Halloween holiday, terrorizing unsuspecting New Yorkers with puppet pieces (an emphasis placed on variety), as well as dance, magic, burlesque and much, much more!!!
AND of course Bone Daddy (Jonny ClockWorks) will be hosting the bash with spooky songs, puppets! Puppets: hosts Drama of Works present their new rendition of Poe’s The Black Cat told with a devilish hand puppet and overhead magic, Z. Lindsey Briggs shows a new spooky piece, Evolve Company bring you the new black light show Becoming and just in time for the ELECTION – Puppet State Players take us to Mothra Memorial Junior High for a special Halloween class election.

Foreign films: the award-winning film “Dead Boyfriends” comes to us from Canada and a new stop-motion

film entitled “Charon” from London native Chiara Ambrosio.

The Carnival of Samhain is Frankenstein endorsed.

Dance, Burlesque, Comedy & More: arial artist Amy Chen will perform a death-defying dance swinging from the rafters, Nasty Canasta – burlesque superstar – performs “Mummy’s Curves” (*not 11/8), magician Will Randall will seriously freak you out, the comedic stylings of Puppet Junction bring you big comedy in an even-bigger costume and more!

Assignment of Frankenstein! October 13, 2008

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The second assignment for the fall 2008 class was to select a scene from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and create a puppet based on a character from the story along with an appropriate environment. There was some great work done, and the finish for the assignment coincided with a visit from Gretchen Van Lente, the artistic director/founder of Drama of Works, a puppet company located in Brooklyn. ( More on that in another post). Here are the finishes:

(Above) The Bride of Frankenstein in Her Kitchen, By Paula Searing

(Above) The Creature in the Arctic, By Julia Weinmann

(Above) Vegetarian Frankenstein’s Creature , By Alex Iezzi

(Above) The Creature , By Ali Stackpole

(Above) William Frankenstein Being Strangled by the Creature, By Gigi Gray

(Above) The Creature in the Arctic, By Julian Uribe

(Above) The Creation of Frankenstein’s Creature , By Julie Pinzur

(Above) Frankenstein Views the Creature in the Window, By Lisa Corporan

(Above) Victor Frankenstein Disposes of Body Parts Out on the Lake, By Stephanie Tartick

Pimp My Drawing July 22, 2008

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Pimp my Chinatown Drawing (bottom) detail Spring 1998
Pimp Mural from Fall 2005

Pimp Mural from Fall 2005 (left) detail

Each year I hold a “Pimp My Drawing” session which usually is a lot of fun and lets off some academic steam while transforming your original drawing into something …else. It’s always interesting to see what happens. Each year really approaches it differently. Sometimes it’s a very orderly affair, and other times a chaotic free-for-all. The parameters are that it be done with in the 2 hrs and 40 minutes of class time. A not so easy accomplishment.

Alice In Wonderland, Pimp Fall 2006

Alice In Wonderland, Pimp Fall 2006

Pimp Spring 2008

Pimp Spring 2008

The mural done in the spring 2008 class was titled “Buck Marshall: Range Detective” and was based on a 1930’s comic strip. It was starting to feel like a narrative, with some nice depth and space developing.