The reasons I had for choosing this print more than anything else was lack of creativity. The phone case that I drew, was not mine-it was my friends that I had taken that morning. However, once I drew the case, I really enjoyed it, and thought it would work well with the assignment as well as it being an item Andy Warhol may have chosen to draw if he were still here. That, is why I chose a Donald Duck iPhone case to do as my pop print.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
This pop print assignment was Andy Warhol inspired. What we did, was pick a mundane, well known item. The item that I picked was a Donald Duck iPhone case. The item was mainly blue, with white and yellow on it. What we did, was we drew the item that we chose, and then traced over it numerous times to darken it. After that, we rubbed the darkened drawing onto the material that would become the stamp. Then, we began to carve out the shape. For me, I struggled with this. It confused me slightly and I didn't really have the patience for it. It took me several days to complete my carving of Donald Duck. Once I finished carving, we began stamping. I enjoyed this part. However, I didn't like how tedious it was to constantly have to be washing off the paint on the stamp. I made several works with the stamp and different parts of the stamp. For the print that I handed in, I faded paint colors into one another. Also, I used different parts of the stamp. I used halves, arms, faces or even the whole thing. I layered the prints over one another on black paper. The overall result was a graffiti looking piece which was different than anything else I had created this year. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this project.