Thursday, August 26, 2010

KCAI ANIM: Hunting & Gathering Project, PART 1

Just across the street from my middle school is this tiny apartment. Here lives my best friend inside this little dark mess of a room. This would always be our afterschool hangout spot. We would play video games, watch movies, listen to music, draw, or just chill for the most part. The lights would always be dimed to conserve energy. Though it may be small, it is cozy and relaxing. The room would always smell of fabric softener, not because she always have clean laundry, but because the washer and dryer is right outside her room. If I stay late enough till her mom gets home, she would serve us up some black sesame mochi soup, noodles, or some rice and stir fried bak choy. Those were the good old days...

My favorite local place is the Nelson Atkins Museum. The artworks are captivating and the exhibits keep me coming back for more. They also have a wonderful collection of asian art. The one room which not only stimulates my visual senses but also my olfactory sense, is the chinese watercolor room. The paintings are occassionally rotated, and the wood around the room releases an calming sweet aroma. Next, the collossal Buddha statue would always excite my mom. If she was left unsupervised, she would eventually convert that space into a temple and start to worship and burn incense to the great Buddha. Even my brother who works at a granite company was left speechless at the architecture with all the beautifully cut granite and marble laid to perfection. Overall the whole experience is like a visual ecstasy. 


  1. WOOT!! I am tingly with your drawing of the Museum. I love how you broke up the symmetry by placing the stairs at an angle. It really helps give some rhythm to the piece.

  2. Concept:
    Excellent choices.

    Both images are well chosen compositions featuring a great amount of detail.

    Both images are well executed with solid detail. There are very slight issues with perspective, but that can always be practiced and perfected. The only real content missing is a broader tonal range. Each space offers so much information in terms of what you've chosen to display, but both suffer from a lack of contrast and lighting. There are no shadows present in either image so there is no sense of depth or space beyond what the lines infer. Both images would greatly improve with an overall treatment of tone and contrast.

    Following instruction: