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Wk15 – Artist Conversation – Lesdy Sainz

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Artist: Lesdy Sainz

Exhibition: Mixed Aesthetic
Media: Photoshop,coffee, tea, watercolor
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East
Website: http://www.littlelezdee.com/
Instagram: littlelezdee_art

About the Artist

Ms Sainz is a 5th year, senior student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration / Animation program. This is her last semester and she will be graduating in May.

Ms Sainz have been interested in drawing and painitng at a very young age, and she love to draw cartoony stuffs, such as mermaid etc. Therefore, she have decided to enroll in the Illustration / Animation program. The first time she applied she did not get in, but after some effort, she got in the program with her second try. 🙂

Formal Analysis

This exhibition is full of great paintings and art pieces! Ms Sainz’s art pieces are really cute that it caught my eyes. 

Here are some of the pictures:
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The shape of the pieces are a perfect square as they are frammed.

The colors of the art pieces that Ms.Sainz created are colorful..

The scale of the art pieces comes in variety of sizes, majority of them are small.

The texture of the art pieces are smooth, as they are all printed/ painted on the paper.

Content Analysis

Ms Sainz have always love to draw, plus the fact that she is always hanging around with art kids therefore it got her inspired. When she is a Junior in High School, she joined the Art club and became the president of the club! This pushes her to enroll in the painting and drawing major, but she realized that she do not like drawing observational stuff but rather, she loves drawing cartoony stuffs. Therefore she decided that she wanted to become a Caricature Artist!

On one of her piece, the professor asked her to be more careful and pay attention on the line work and line quality. This is what she came up with, a 15 minutes sketch. Ms Sainz mentioned that, a work done within 15 minutes might be better than the work done within 2 hours as the longer the artist focus on painting it, the higher the chance for it to go “overload”.

Also, the thing she draw defined and illustrates about her and her emotion, on one art piece, she created a drawing with coffee and tea. The drawing illustrate the passing of her beloved dog. Which seems sad and monotone. 😦

My Experience

Interviewing a Caricature Artist Ms Sainz is something that I have not done before. It is the kind of art pieces I have seen on often either on real of virtual life. When I saw her art, I was like “WOW! “.

With some explanation from ms Sainz i get to know that majority of her art pieces a first draw with her hand, and then color them with traditional watercolor, then edit them with photoshop digitally, and finally, print it.

She also mentioned that it is not cheap to create the art pieces, as sometimes the material would cost her $$$. For example, one of her colorful printing cost her $8 just to print it out, and that is consider as cheap as she size is small.

I was amazed about her art, even her name card, it looks soo cute !

I like this exhibition 😀

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Wk15 – Classmate Conversation – Shannon McGuinness

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I met Shannon McGuinness today in the Art gallery!

Shannon is a mix of both Irish and Mexican! She is currently a freshman here in CSULB, and her current major is Business Management. She have done some AP classes in High school therefore she will be graduating in 2 years! *That is fast.

The reason why she picked the Business Management major is because it is a broad major, which is suitable for her as she is still unsure of what to do in the future.

When i asked what is the difference between High School life and College life, she replied she do not feel any different. I supposed it is because she have already taken some college level classes back in High School, therefore it should feel around the same in in terms of academic difficulty.

She lived on campus housing, but at the same time she do go back home every week as it is just 15 minutes away. Comparing both living on campus and living at home, she prefer to lives at home with her family.

Things she likes to do in her free time are dancing, singing, watching Netflix and play video games.

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Extra Credit – Art Experience Feedback

throughout all of the art experiences, the 3 favorite activities are:

Photowalk:

I like photowalk as i actually wanted to be a photographer before, but i changed my mind and i don’t know why.I spend majority of my time on campus busy studying, commuting from 1 building to another but I never really have time to actually capture the beauty of the campus view, and this activity allows me to do so. 🙂

Moonbase alpha:

I like this activity as it is all out of our imagination, we do not have t consider anything realistic, we only have to use our imagination and creativity to make our story on moonbase alpha. I like writing when i was at a very young age and therefore i find this interesting. After all in college, we spend majority of our time writing reports, projects and essays. But we never have a chance to write a story based on our imagination, this activity allows me to do it.

Instagram:

I like this activity because of this meaning behind it, it is like a memory of the whole ART110 class in the Spring semester 2016. After this semester, whenever i look back at the #ART110s16 i will get to see majority of the post that we posted as a whole, which it kinda form as a memory for all of us, at that particular time, in that particular space, which is very special.

3 least favorite:

Art care package

The art care package activity was a little tough in terms of gathering things and mailing things. I have heard many of my classmates complaining that they never really receive anything, therefore, I think it kinda violates the actual meaning behind of the ACP project, as the person never mails it to another person.

Plaster casting

This activity was kinda fun overall but it is a little pain in the ass for the process. It is super windy at the beach the day when i went and therefore my hair is flying everywhere, when i get back in the car, my hair is FULL OF SANDS. The bucket that i used for this activity, too are no longer usable as some plaster is stucked at the bottom and we were not able to take it out. 😦

Group video activity

To a person that is a little camera shy, like me, this activity is a HUGE challenge! I feel so awkward when i am in front of the video and i have no idea what i am doing, without I myself knowing, my group’s video is already played in front of the whole class, and i feel really shy about it. But overall, it is really a great experience that i will never forget in my life. 🙂  Memories.

The feedback for the lass is interesting, i have never had a class like this before, when i enroll, i have no idea how would this class like, and now I know. I think this class is more fun and challenging compare to other classes as it breaks out from the norms. While we were suppose to stay in class, listen to lecture and take notes, this class have all of us research and discuss about artist in a group, have conversation with artist and classmates, is really extraordiary. Especially the classmate conversation, a lot of us end the semester without knowing anyone else in our class, and this helped us a lot, especially in this HUGE class.

I would say this is the BEST! Nothing can make this class batter as it is alreasy at it’s BEST! =)