Archive | October, 2013

Deep Cuts

31 Oct

DissonanceTilt

Well, this was a fun one to do! Nice prompt, Laura. I was originally going to go for something way more figurative but the more I messed with the composition of the piece the more I cropped out, and the more abstract it came.

Bonus points to anyone who can figure out what it is. Mega-super-bonus points to anyone who can figure out what album art I took the color scheme from… I bet Michelle can do it. (also, there’s a hint in this post)

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Dissonance

31 Oct

I decided to do three images this month! Mostly because each one didn’t take very long. I’ve always heard that the most important part of the face is the eyes or the symmetry or something, so I changed that. Moved ’em around a little bit. Also, since it’s Halloween, it kind of made them look like Sloth from the Goonies!

Derpa Lisa

Derpbama

Derpstein

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dissonance

6 Oct

1
a : lack of agreement; especially : inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one’s actions and one’s beliefs — compare cognitive dissonance
b : an instance of such inconsistency or disagreement
2
: a mingling of discordant sounds; especially : a clashing or unresolved musical interval or chord

So we just got back to school and it the first days back have been wonderful, it’s like we’re a family that has been separated against our will for the past three months, and the first day was like no time had past at all. Then as the days went on we began to feel the pull of little discrepancies, the changes that had happened in people’s lives over the summer, little changes like haircuts and weight loss, and bigger weirder unmentionable occurrences too. And while everything’s back to how it was in June, it’s also not. But nothing’s really interesting if it is always the way you know and love it to be and sometimes a little bit of dissonance can be intriguing and exciting. Dissonance can turn something that’s normally beautiful into something grotesque, or something plain into something stunningly gorgeous. So this month I’d like you to think about dissonance, maybe tweaking things out of the norm into something uncomfortable or maybe something better than before. For aural inspiration I’d like to provide you with a bit of Gypsy Jazz played by The Hot Club of San Francisco, who came to our school and performed and jamming concert last night. Jazz often uses dissonance to add spice to a song and while I don’t like spicy food I do like me some spicy music.