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illegalcreativity
« on: March 06, 2011 05:46:25 PM »




The assignment was to make a 3D image (he meant to stack pieces of cardboard for 3Dness but I took his words too literally) out of cardboard boxes

I had to rip the paper off cardboard to cut out the butterflies and flowers. I used tape to keep the shape of the petals and cement glue to glue everything on.
you can see the little mistake I made on the second board, I wasn't thinking and accidentally put the second board horizontally when I already put the first board as vertical (and there's an interlapping butterfly between the two boards). I ended up having to cut the inside of the cardboard out and replace it with a re-cut shape


please feel free to offer any critiques or opinions!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011 06:13:30 PM »

LOVE IT!

Maybe art assignments are like poetry: what you get out of it is at least as much what YOU bring to it as what the POET meant in writing it. Your interpretation of the assignment is certainly lovely. (I misunderstood my master's exam assignment, too; my major professor said he liked the question I thought he asked better than the one he actually did ask!)

The "mistake" is my favorite part--I actually saw it and wondered how you made the lines go the other way. My college roomie used to say

"An artist is a person who takes a mistake and makes it look like it was supposed to be there."

You are an artist, in case you didn't know!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011 07:06:23 PM »

Oh, wow. This is amazingly gorgeous. I love the butterflies and I love how you fixed your mistake and made it work for you. You're so talented and I bet it took a lot of patience to do this. Kudos to you.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011 07:16:31 PM »

This is amazing!! Seriously! I agree that the "mistake" is actually pretty cool Smiley What a good fix!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011 07:32:20 PM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011 08:37:24 PM »

This is really pretty! I hope that your teacher appreciates it, even if he was thinking of something different - it turned out beautifully!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011 03:47:43 AM »

Gorgeous, you should get extra credit for thinking outside of the box! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011 06:02:55 AM »

This is amazing, the mistake gives it a OH! factor that is just breathtaking, all those details Cheesy and your teachers kind of 3d is pretty flat Tongue esecialy compared to this
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011 07:12:10 AM »

This really is beautiful. I like how the colour and texture of the cardboard gives the butterflies a really natural feel  Smiley You deserve a high mark for this!
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011 08:02:48 AM »

I really love it! Even if its cardboard Id hang it on my wall. Nice job!
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011 03:42:07 PM »

That is excellent! Did you use several different boxes? Is that is why there is a slight colour variation?
Very beautifully done - although the butterflies are sort of lost among the flowers on the right-hand side of the work. But then again - it could just be my eyes!

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011 03:58:29 PM »

Thank you so so much everyone! I feel like I say this really often, but I really do get overjoyed when I see that people like what I do.
Especially graced, when I saw your comment, I almost cried, and I showed my mom. I never considered myself an artist because my drawing's comparable to an elementary schooler, and I only got interested in art last year.

That is excellent! Did you use several different boxes? Is that is why there is a slight colour variation?
Very beautifully done - although the butterflies are sort of lost among the flowers on the right-hand side of the work. But then again - it could just be my eyes!
ooh, I'm glad you can tell! There were some boxes (the squares were precut) that were slightly darker, and I tried to use darker colours for the butterflies that weren't 3D so it could show up better, but I wasn't sure if it was obvious enough.

My class reused leftover boxes from like paper towels, or packages from the school, so we couldn't really be picky about the darkness and variety of colour we got  Tongue

I agree that I went just a taaaad overboard on the third square, I precut too many petals and didn't want to waste them.. eek!   Lips sealed


and as for the mistake-- I admit it wasn't really a mistake, I wanted a variation in the way the lines were going, but as I cut the overlapping butterfly I didn't realize until I pieced it together
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011 04:34:42 PM »

jawdroppingly good!
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011 05:08:32 PM »

sooo pretty, great job!
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011 06:45:57 PM »

Just gorgeous!  You should get an A!
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2011 11:04:43 AM »

Beautiful! I love the texture of the piece,  and your mistake turned out really cool!
I love that you took such a rude piece of material and created something pf beauty from it!
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2011 05:59:26 PM »

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