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Comics And Illustration From The Written; The Conversion Of A Story From Prose To Graphic Depiction., Kayla A. White Ms. 2014 East Tennessee State University

Comics And Illustration From The Written; The Conversion Of A Story From Prose To Graphic Depiction., Kayla A. White Ms.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This is a thesis that details the process of writing a short 30 page novel, and then converting the subsequent story into a graphic format via illustrations and into a comic book layout. The story itself deals in reworking our learned assumptions of good and evil, specifically in the supernatural and human possibility for both. The comic book format is an exploration of my reader’s different responses to the written and the graphic.


Faculty Artists, Bevin Engman, Deborah Randal, Harriett Matthews, Scott Reed 2014 Colby College

Faculty Artists, Bevin Engman, Deborah Randal, Harriett Matthews, Scott Reed

Colby Magazine

A sampling from the recent faculty art show.


The Laureate, 13th Edition (2014), 2014 Western Michigan University

The Laureate, 13th Edition (2014)

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


.Psd, Kate Ryan 2014 Providence College

.Psd, Kate Ryan

Art Journal

When I began this project, I was equipped with an extensive Photoshop vocabulary; I decided that my thesis would involve expanding this vocabulary and establishing new personal ways of making an image. My goal is to create a body of work that cannot be replicated on any other platform. I use color, texture, shape, line, and layering to showcase Photoshop and my firm grasp of the program. My work has seen many transformations, and this is where the success of each piece lies. I have always been attracted to the ability within Photoshop to infinitely edit and layer my projects ...


Skeptical Magnetism, Olivia Myers 2014 Providence College

Skeptical Magnetism, Olivia Myers

Art Journal

My work examines the idea of distortion of the human face. Many of my drawings focus on the nose, the element of the face that I find most structural. The idea of the face as a flat object and the nose protruding out, almost looking as if it is placed on the face, is very interesting to me, perhaps connecting back to my fascination with architectural structures. I have used the nose as the main focus of distortion, oversized and often asymmetrical. These exaggerations should make the viewer feel as if they could crawl into this opening and explore its ...


Thanks For Having Us, Ryan Martin 2014 Providence College

Thanks For Having Us, Ryan Martin

Art Journal

My work depicts late-adolescent masculinity and the sometimes suspect behavior attached to it. I represent a type of lifestyle that is generally familiar from college sports and chum movies, which I treat with humor and aggression. I approach it in a personal way, recording my own daily life with my friends and describing these moments with found materials and messy demanding mark-making. I often select imagery from the past that deals with male role models, for example my heroic Grandfather, Evel Knievel, movie characters, and manipulate those pictures through cutting, painting, embroidery, digital drawing, and wood burning. My work uses ...


Arsy Varsy, Kristen Kern 2014 Providence College

Arsy Varsy, Kristen Kern

Art Journal

My goal in my work is to connect to people through stories. I use my characters and narratives to turn people inward towards their own lives; my drawings may remind them of a person, a place, an event, or an experience or emotion. I use ink and Photoshop, which are clear, easy to read, and familiar. This is one way in which my art evokes the feel of comics, cartoons, video games, and other geek-culture influences from my childhood and today. I gravitate most noticeably toward the aesthetic of Japanese manga, applying various elements of this aesthetic to nearly all ...


Kinetic Meditation, Katherine Kaiser 2014 Providence College

Kinetic Meditation, Katherine Kaiser

Art Journal

My goal as an artist is to produce work that is compelling as well as tranquil, that invites exploration and immersion. There is a certain familiarity that is portrayed by my work: the marks often reference environmental forms such as leaves, twigs, roots and branches. However, I purposefully paint in an ambiguous fashion, leaving the mind open to wander in a dreamlike state.

I want to connect to the energy found in nature by implementing two types of painting languages. The juxtaposition between the serenity of pouring paint and the sharp kinetic energy of my hand-drawn marks creates a balance ...


Journey, Jessica Ho 2014 Providence College

Journey, Jessica Ho

Art Journal

Through my work, I would like to show that even though we are our own individuals, we are also all part of a global culture. As a Chinese American, I am part of a community in which Kung Fu is prevalent and I have spent a great deal of time studying it, along with many of my family members and friends. I believe that Kung Fu is a unique way to bridge cultural gaps; it aids in a mutual understanding in a way that language often fails to do. It is an art that is able to cross existing cultural ...


The Auto Show, Jessica Ho 2014 Providence College

The Auto Show, Jessica Ho

Art Journal

I intend to create an auto show displaying the various cars of my own design. The palette of colors and the mosaic surfaces give the cars more personality and also emphasizes the various characteristics of the car that make it a unified whole. Overall, my work combines my interests in both automotive and digital imaging to portray the cars as works of art, rather than just a means of transportation.

I would like to show that every automobile has its own unique personality, because each car has a distinctive shape, color, height, engine design, gear ratio, driving wheel, and a ...


Plainville, Kara Flanagan 2014 Providence College

Plainville, Kara Flanagan

Art Journal

In my work I explore a dimension of my childhood that is usually not spoken of. I photograph sites that I inhabited as a child, many of which are abandoned today. These places refer to the psychological experience of being left behind by a parent and they bring back specific memories of events that occurred there. Additionally, the act of rexposure to the sites is a way of trauma intervention that is the core to this work.

When I revisit the sea-saw I used to ride, the elementary school I attended, or the church I got baptized at, I have ...


Head First Only, Grant Bay 2014 Providence College

Head First Only, Grant Bay

Art Journal

As an artist, my primary medium is painting. For reference, I look at found photographs and captured video stills, coupled with ideas from my imagination and sketchbook. I take compositions that are populated with objects and figures that are recognizable and make them strange. My intent is to make a viewer feel at once engaged and disoriented, with visual surprises and logical discontinuities in spatial relations.

My paintings seem fictionalized, containing passages that are clearly not from observed reality. I am interested in the experience of longing for a relationship that cannot be attained. Relationships between individuals can be imagined ...


The Laureate, 11th Edition (2012), 2014 Western Michigan University

The Laureate, 11th Edition (2012)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s Mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


Wheels , Kelsey Wagner 2014 Western Michigan University

Wheels , Kelsey Wagner

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Conformity , Sara Rio 2014 Western Michigan University

Conformity , Sara Rio

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Barred Owl , Genevieve Sertic 2014 Western Michigan University

The Barred Owl , Genevieve Sertic

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Saint Mj , Virginia Fives 2014 Western Michigan University

Saint Mj , Virginia Fives

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Art Journal 2014 - Bound, 2014 Providence College

Art Journal 2014 - Bound

Art Journal

No abstract provided.


Lost In Living, Katie Reming-McGrane 2014 Western Michigan University

Lost In Living, Katie Reming-Mcgrane

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Friend Beside, Julia Van Orman 2014 Western Michigan University

Friend Beside, Julia Van Orman

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


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