Sunday, October 12, 2008

Soya Sauce - The Cheap Stuff

Hey fellow bloggers! Friday for Sketching class we made a japanese restaurant menu.

But before we could start painting we had to brainstorm as a group. We had a bit of info on the Restaurant, such as that it was called "Gi:Japanese Fusion restaurant".
And all they needed was a main logo, and art for the appetizers, main course meals, and the beer and wine. :)

So we started searching for what a Gi was. A Gi is any piece of clothing that you would wear in japan. But most North Americans know Gis as the outfits you wear when you participate in karate.

After that we looked at some yummy foods and drinks. And I chose to use dumplings as the appetizer picture, some sushi as the main dish, and a bottle of sake (an alcoholic drink in japan made of fermented rice) with a cup beside it. And for the main menu, a geisha, just to be traditional.

After the brainstorming was done, our teacher, Mr. Tedford, gave us our medium to paint with

Dollar Store Soya Sauce!

Yeah, it caught me off guard too!
So anyways, we started painting, dealing with the odd smell of the soya sauce, praying that my watercolour brushes would survive.

So here was the brainstorming page:

And here is the final piece:

I'm not totally happy with this, I wish I could redo the geisha if anything...

Hope you guys enjoyed this as much as I did!

As always, you can check out these photos larger on Photobucket.

'Till next time!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Super Morlock Adventure Quest!

Hey Everyone! Last Friday was a blast! The PhotograFISTS went to downtown Toronto to get some shots, and it was so much fun!

After sifting through all 360+ photos, I managed to choose the ones I liked the most.
Thanks goes to my boyfriend Jesse for helping take a majority of the photos!

Here's the list of photos we has to take on the adventure:

- Photo of yourself when they wake up in the morning of your adventure
- Group photo of all members in your group on the subway
- 2 photos of advertisements inside the subway car
- 2 photos of warning signs on the subway platform
- Get off at St. Andrews (photo of group on stairs)
- Photo of two group members getting a transfer
- Photo of the art on the sidewalk under foot at King street and Emily
- Photo of all members at a street car shelter (with advertisement in background)
- Photo of the Cash Store (west of Spadina on Queen south side)
- Photo of the Portland and Queen street signs
- Photo of the storefront of NewYork Subway
- Group photos in the parking lot across the street (with all the Graffiti)
- 5 photos of Graffiti
- Photos of the empty lot where the fire was on Queen
- Photo of the storefront Silver Snail
- Photo of a flyer from inside the Silver Snail
- Photo of a member buying something from a street vendor on Queen Street (and Soho)
- Photo of the Black Bull patio
- Photo of a Member walking with a Now or EYE news paper
- Photo of the storefront Pages books
- Photo of the Back Market sandwich board
- Photo of all members near the Much Music building
- Photo of everyone getting on the Subway at Osgood
- Photo of each member reading the Now or EYE paper on the subway
- Photo of the Pages Books store business card on a subway seat
- Photo of everyone saying bye
- Photo of yourself before you goto bed that night

If you'd like to check out all the photos (to view them so much better) please click the link for PhotoBucket

Enjoy all the pictures! :D I had a lot of fun doing this.

'Till next time Bloggers!