Monday, May 23, 2011

Artwork: The Final Frontier

On a note that is pretty much completely unrelated to this post:  I love Star Trek. Because it's awesome. And because it gave me a phobia of wearing red shirts.  :)

Now that I have THAT out of my system...  I thought that since this is basically an art blog, I should put some artwork up here.  So I searched high and low, digging through ancient piles of sketches and jpegs to find something to start my artwork off with on this blog. And after much consideration, I decided that I'd better start with some older work, most of which hasn't seen the light of day since 2009.  So, without further ado, I introduce you to... HIGH SCHOOL ART! (dun dun DUN!)

Still Life, Graphite Pencil
Likely the only still life I've ever enjoyed doing, because it was a summer assignment that the teacher had no control over. :)

Still Life, Oil Paint
Essentially the first (and pretty much the last) painting I've ever made in my life. Maybe someday I'll try paint again...

Fish (clever title, no?), Colored Pencil/Sharpie
This is part of a set of themed artworks I did. These were mostly experimental, and often contained mixed media (sharpie being one of the most common mediums).

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that this isn't one of my better pictures. It was after this that I realized that I don't like chalk very much. However, I like the inked portions, so I thought I'd put it up here anyway. (Also, it isn't as clear as I would have liked, so I'll just tell you what's in this picture: The top soldiers are plastic army men. The further down you go, the more realistic they get.) This is part of the themed pictures.

Ship in a Bottle, Oil Pastel
This is also one of the themed pictures. It's also pretty big, in real life. (All of these pictures are 12x24 inches or bigger in reality, even though you can't tell from these photos)

Well, there you go. This art blog now officially has art on it! I have a lot more high school art that I can put up here, but I think that I'll save that for another day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Insert Clever First Post Title Here

Hello there, viewing audience of probably none!

I'm Shanay, the seemingly quiet and timid individual that many people don't notice due to lack of presence. I say "seemingly", because lurking beneath my unassuming and partially normal exterior is the mind of a crazy person. How crazy? Well, as crazy as I need to be to make sense of this insanely chaotic world.

Or maybe I'm insane because I fancy myself an artist. I think it's some kind of requirement to be somewhat lacking in the sanity department in order to be a good artist. Not that I think that I'm all that great, mind you. I have a way to go before I get skilled enough to consider myself a "good artist".

However, I'm still at least a mediocre artist with a delusion of grandeur. Aren't we all, in a way? And because I can claim that artistic delusion, I've created this blog to share my art, old and new. And while I'm at it, I might as well throw in some opinions and musings that I fancy to be relevent to other people. Who knows, maybe my posts will somehow change the lives of millions worldwide! Or maybe I'll have an audience of me to read my posts. Either way, I'll keep myself entertained. :)