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December 3, 2015

Check out my Digital Painting Storyboard/Animation, complete with sound, about a role reversal between humans and animals!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flMtPmv5C6E

 

 

 

April 14, 2015

Adonna Khare is an America Artist who uses carbon pencil on paper. She received her Masters of Fine Art from California State University Long Beach. Adonna draws super realistic animals with some weird twist to them.
She inspires me because she is so great at drawing animals. For someone who draws/sculpts animals as well, I really appreciate the way she does it. I also make my animals do weird things with their melting, but it is completely different comparred to Adonna's amazing work.
Check out more of Adonna's work on her website: http:...

April 14, 2015

An artist that insipires me is Shane Wolf. He is a figure drawer that comes from Cincinnati, Ohio, but currently lives in Paris, France and studdied painting in Italy.
His paintings are amazing and look so real, like how the old masters painted, which I am in love with.
I am still trying to improve my paintings/drawings and seeing Shane's stuff makes me want to improve with my own stuff even more. Even though are our styles are completely different, I can only wish to be as good as him.

You can see more of his work on his website: http:/...

April 12, 2015

 


With me in love with animals, I would do research and find out about all the endangered species. I loved the sense of that they might not be around forever and they could be extinct at any time, but it is a really sad topic for me, espcially with global warming having a hand in some extinctions. I would look up animals and things that would melt, stuff like chocolate or candles.
After doing more research, I found an artist by the name of Takeshi Kawano. He also did animals that would melt. Although we had similar ideas, I felt like I co...

April 12, 2015

When I am making my art, I find many reference pictures. For example, when I draw or sculpt animals, I find many pictures of the animal from every angle.
Currently, I am sculpting many animlas; a leopard, a gorilla and a macaw. I look at all the references I found and use them to sculpt. Sometimes it takes me a little while to get it right and make the shape right, so I might make a practice animal thats small. I can make mistakes on the sculpture, but I just try to fix it and make it work.
For drawing, I try to do the same thing.
 

 

 

 





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April 9, 2015

My class and I visited the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it was a nice experience. I talked to Jason Franz, the Executive Director, Chief Curator, Visual Artist and Educator. Jason let us walk around the gallery and told us about the works that were currently there and he went into great detail about the works of art.
Jason then talked about the Gallery itself and said that many artists can benifit from the there. He talked about artists residencies, the drawing center, and the bookstore; these are all in the gallery.
 

 


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April 8, 2015


When I went to Final Friday at the Pendleton, I interviewed Ellen Isfort. Thses are the questions I asked her.


-How long have you had a studio?
I’ve had a studio at the Pendleton Art Center for about 7years.

-Why did you get a studio?
I got a studio to be able to show my work, and to have a place to paint away from my home.  Having to pay for a studio space makes your commitment to producing art a priority. At the Pendleton Art Center there is a goal for me each month to show my work on the Final Friday of each month.
 

-How do you fin...

April 8, 2015

 

I get many questions asking how I make my sculptures, so I made a little tutorial to help some of you.
View more of my art here: http://scmfineart2016.wix.com/sarahcmaxwell

 

April 8, 2015

 

A work in progress of another melting animal in the series.
This time it is a gorilla. I put more detail into this one because it was bigger than the others. The most detail in is it's mouth, a tongue and teeth.
I felt like the others didn't capture any emotion, so I made the gorilla screaming.

View more of my art here: http://scmfineart2016.wix.com/sarahcmaxwell