Art Assignment 11: Under the Influence
This assignment took me back to high school. I attended an arts intensive high school and many of our assignments were to present something in the style of another author. I have created works echoing Degas, Monet, Dali, Lorne Harris, and Chagall, just to name a few. I suppose that’s why I felt a pull to do something different here. I wanted to capture the style of some not-so-famous art.
The first time I ever heard of people going to school for art was when I was in the third or fourth grade, and I came across this ad in my Archie comics:
Does anyone else remember these contests? You could draw any of the characters on the poster and win scholarships or cash prizes by mail. Now the Art Instruction Schools is a real place and it is still operating. I took a little tour of their current website but I didn’t see any sign of these contests. I never entered this contest as a kid so I thought I’d take a crack at it now. I put the iconic Tippy, Tiny and Pirate on some iPhone cases to update it a bit. I just have a feeling that is where these characters are mostly likely to end up in 2014. What do you think? Should I mail it to Minneapolis? I won’t be holding my breath for the $995.00 scholarship, I think. 🙂