Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Here are some more ideas. Have a look at the state of the economy and the fact that National have just proposed more mining in the Coromandel and on Great Barrier. Think about the fact that we may change our stance on Whaling, why? Why are we changing our policies?
Are we still a " Green" country?
Do you think that profit or value can be something that is not in a monetary form ( ie. our National parks, clean air etc...)
How does this affect you as the next generation?
Get at me with ideas.
Also, the article being written about the project is a good way to voice your opinions, I don't care what they are as long as you are honest. You, as citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand have the right to give your honest opinion/s.
Or don't if you do not feel comfortable doing so. It is entirely up to you.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I like where this is going Turtle. I'm going to be painting with you this weekend, what imagery could be created to go along with the Suva piece?
Bring some more sketches to the website.
Also, a journalist has approached me asking about the project ( in a positive way ) he is interested in interviewing you this week after school, anyone keen? It would be a good chance to explain your work to the greater public.
Txt me up.
The project co-ordinator.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Turtle on the scene
If we're doing the cyclone as our theme, this goes out to the Fijians. Suva is the capitol of Fiji, so I did a Suva piece. Nothing special, got my favourite colour red up in there.
One time for the Fijians
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Firstly, let me congratulate you on your second completed project. You all met the criteria and produced work that was/is still your own style.
This fortnights theme is your response (as a group ) to a news article. As a group you must choose one article that causes you as a group to respond to strongly. You must then create a single artwork that is your artistic response to the article. Rather than doing individual pieces, you must create an entire production with each member contributing to this. It must include letters and images. You must treat the wall as one artwork working together as a group.
As a group you must decide how you utilise each others capabilites ( good and bad points ) to create the one artwork.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Shape, excellent work on the integration of the soccer theme, you have maintained your own style while taking you families to create something that speaks of two generations.
Turtle, I really like the coconut charo, have a think about how traditional Samoan art is constructed of shapes and think about how this could influence the way you construct your letters. Remember that experimentation as well as research is the key.
Josh, I really like the hybrid creature you have created. How detailed will you go when painting it on the day, what colours will you use?
P.s I've ordered a shit load of paint so this weekend we can go bananas. D.L.T will be this projects guest artist.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Turtle's back in the fale
Talofa lava! Fresh from the pacific island of Samoa. Some lazy doodles, check out my Coconut man! I was just drawing things that are related to the Samoan culture, didn't go too deep into thought though. Coconut tree & bird silhouettes, Samoa throwie & Faleatiu in red writing. Faleatiu is the name of my village in Samoa, best village in all of Samoa. Malo.
Little Orange Fairys
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Good afternoon, firstly, well done on the completion of your first project.
Secondly, the new theme is culture, or more specifically, your culture. You may choose to engage in any aspect of your culture/s. This time, I want you to post research, show me your family history, show me drawings that examine your culture/s and your interpretation of it/ them. You can paint whatever you feel is relevant as long as you can justify it with research and drawings.
You have two weeks so use the time to your advantage. For a good example of culture, look at Askew's blog, he has referenced his neighbourhood and it's surrounding cultures as a huge influence on his artwork, have a look. www.askew1.com.
Photos of the weekend will be up this week
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This piece is dedicated to my niece who sadly passed away at the tender age of 11 months. Her name is Ajda & the lettering says her name, on each A is an angel wing, for she is an angel & is accompanying God in the kingdom of heaven. Turtle's going soft, doesn't usually happen but it's happening now.. When she passed I always said I'd do her a bombing but I'd rather not do it now with the opportunity we've been given by JP. The signatures say 'Rest in Peace', 'Our Angel', 'Forever in our hearts' & 'Love Uncle Andrew'. Above the wording is a halo. The lettering's chunky & basic, but it's decent in my opinion. The details inside the lettering are of small seemingly insignificant things you wouldn't really notice, but they're things that I picked out during the short time I was blessed to be with Ajda, they are baby's sick, a pacifier & diamonds which represent the small diamond earrings she used to wear.
Turtle's on the scene yet again, with that wholegrain goodness that everybody loves.
Take a look at this sh*t.. Buzzed yet? I can't even remember drawing half of this? Got lost like 5 times during the creation of this piece. It says 'TURTLE' but looks like some sci-fi techno buzz stuff that you see when you're trippy. The crown's on the T, bow down to the king. Threw up a 'RIP RED1' in dedication to my brother Rowan Hanif who sadly passed away last year due to natural cause, rest in peace uso. The L holds the samoan flag, which should have the 3/4 blank part colour in but I thought it would ruin the pic. I can't remember where I got the concept from, but I was looking at books on pop culture & pop art in the Mt Albert Library & saw some nice material, not really Andy Warhol but I'm getting there. Threw up some shapes around, only to find out he crossed me out on one of his pieces - no longer associated with the Shaper. Turtle's on the rise, stay tuned for more scenes of Episode I: Turtle & friends.
Btw, the next episode starts after Sunday. So Episode I's gonna be preeeeetty long..
I'd change the channel if I were you, advertisements are coming up.
- TV Turtle Channel 62
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
-LOF straight letter: i thought i would keep it simple for my 1st sketch, i like the letters L.O.F, the flow quite well and i think these colours work well too. Probably wont do this background if i end up doing this piece though.
LOF linked: i liked the though of having a piece where all the letters are linked. this will probably be my free for all piece, but might change colour scheme.
- DOG: always loved this cartoon, got a comic book at home so copied it.
STAN and RULE: i thought i would kind of set my own theme? i decided on music.. so i got stan from the song by eminem, and the RULE piece was inspired from one of my fave NZ bands SHIHAD. this was just a quick sketch in form time.. thats me done. dell.
Looking at Mike Giants work, you can see the aesthetic corolation ( they look similar ) between his work and mine.
I want you guys to post a minimum of two pics of anything that influences you and your work. You must also justify (explain) why you are influenced and how.
I have decided that for the first wall we will use roller fill as one of our medium. You can choose how you integrate it into your work but keep in mind that the aerosol paint will be intentionally limited ( with my intention being to force you to think about how you would work with limited resources)
This is called working with a reduced palette.
Also have a look at the site www.fecalface.com. It has loads of artist interviews and photos of their. They discuss all aspects of their artists practice so have a look to get ideas on how you can reference influence. (acknowledge influence from other artists work) Please note that influence is not limited to just graffiti art in relation to graffiti art, for example I am influenced by Alberto Giacometti ( a fine art painter and sculptor ) in both my painting and my graffiti art. Influence can also come from outside the art world, for example, I see human kind ruining the world, fucking each other over and all in the name of greed, this influences the way I think and therefore the way I paint. Hence, why I paint dark imagery.
Think about it.
first of all.. bigs ups to my main man MICHAEL, this computer dude that came and fixed my scanner/printer/photocopier AND made my internet as fast as josh cocker valu all for $30.. seriously if anyone needs help with computers get this dude in hes the man.. ill give you his number. i aint been doing much, just playing with this whole NUFO STOL thing.. i thnk its what im definitely going to paint on sunday. just trying to decide how im gonna do it, what style etc etc, so heres a few diff little sketches.. trying diff stuff. as for the RIP SHAUN, its my mates anniversary the next week we paint and maybe ill paint that then, but i know it all depends on what the theme is and all that so we shall see. the monkey hahaha i dont know i was watching animal planet and was bored, steve austin is the man.. as for influences, not really any but on a few of those NUFO STOL sketches i was hardout feeling a NUKLIUS vibe kinda thing, idunno... so yeah just playing with ideas atm, will draw up some kinda 'final' choices before sunday. think i will be using spraypaint,
oh and turtl g someone marked out your crew in my first sketch, wasnt me bo honest i just found it like that.
shape. mind my language.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Turts, Shapes, killing it on the sketchs, I didn't realise Turtles hate colouring in. To answer your question King Turtle, whatever colours you want to choose on the day, we all have to discuss and come to an agreement as to who uses what colours. Heres what I'm going to paint. Maybe....
Everyone else, Turts and Shape are killing you, you can sleep when you're dead.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
We meet again world :)
This one was done before I went to Samoan Group practice for school, quick & easy. The lettering says 'BILLY' which is a nickname. Each letter's got something going on, like their own individual parties that are good alone but GREAT together. The B's got stars in it, B-star, got the idea from a quote I heard at a Retreat that I attended. It goes 'Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll end up somewhere in the stars'. Pretty random but I'm aiming for the moon. The I has a ribbon wrapped around the stem & a wizard's hat on top of the point. Some people call me 'Gandalf' coz I'm a magical dude. The L's just spazzing. The second L is a candycane, some people call me 'Gandycane' coz I'm sweet & I look yummy. The Y has an afro with an afro comb impaled in the top, it also has a shoe hanging off of it, giving it that powerline look. The signing says '2010B' which backwards says B0102 (BOLOS) & 'ctn yo gras' which is a crew (CYG).
Random fact: Turtle's hate colouring in their drawings & prefer to put pen to paper, none of this pencil first nonsense.
Quick question: How much fun?
Answer: Lots Of Fun!
- T to the URTLE
Friday, February 19, 2010
Hello again world :)
Yet another lazy doodle. This one was created at Year 12 Retreat, someone was talking about something boring so I got bored & filled the void left by boredom with the excitement of drawing. The piece says 'AGRC' which is my initials (AG) along with the initials of my 'friend' (RC).
Lots Of Fun Products est. 2010.
New year, new swag.
- Brother Turts Weezy
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Hello world :)
Lazy doodles. This art piece is kinda how I depict my identity in art form. The band which everything lays on is known as a Taulima, the Taulima is a traditional Samoan tattoo that people get to show that they've grown in maturity, men usually get it as a symbol of their manhood.
The band shown is not your usual Taulima, this is my own personal tattoo. Mine shows breaks & a massive rip through the middle symbolizes the breaking of tension in my life. The small gaps represent the times in my life where I've been lost, or when I've felt insignificant. As you can see, the rest of the drawing is bold & filled in which shows the strength that I've had in my life. The drips symbolize my life's unbalance, sorta representing the times in my life where I've gone off track. Inside the band is the word 'SAMOAAAA' which I got off a travel advertisement that came on TV, I watch a bit too much television if you ask me.
I, myself, am of Samoan heritage & wear the Taulima on my left arm. There is traditional Samoan patterns surrounding the lettering, but I've added a few designs of my own.
Whenever I get bored, I tend to draw to fill the void which boredom leaves by drawing. This drawing is a product of my boredom, had lots of fun doodling today - thanks Mathematics & Religious Education.
Lunch On Friday - does not consist of meat due to Christian values.
- King Turtle