- Explain in your own words what a sugar skull is.
- A sugar skull is a skull that either be a mask or even candy. They symbolize the mexican culture. The sugar skulls are created on the Day of the Dead, weddings, and sometimes even birthdays. They also can be sold for funds and can people can slaos create their own at festivals.
- Explain how you came up with the design for your mask/skull.
- I can up with my skull design by looking up masks designs ans trying to create my own. I took snips of ideas to create my mask.
- Explain the process from beginning to the end, the process that you went from having no mask to having a finished and painted mask.
- My first process was trying to create a drawling that could have possibly be the final sugar skull mask. It was not anywhere near what I was planning to create. Although, I did my best.
My collection inculdes My head,hands,feet, and eyes.
Other Art From The Quarter
This Picture was Re done
And Turned out like this..
Works In Progress
What's important to me right now is improving my digital art skills because my future projects, college life, and career are going to be based around doing that. So kick things off, I look at my necessities for this quarter (starting my capstone and designing the yearbook cover) and worked on making them into digital art.
I started off this year brainstorming for yearbook and brainstorming a main character design for my capstone animation. Below is the first character I designed; Ailsing. After I was done making her I realized that I needed to work on my shading and work on not leaving the original sketch on the under layer.
I came up with the design for my sugar skull by looking online at many different mask designs to use for reference. My mask has bits and pieces of other masks that I saw with my own personal touch. Many things in this mask were painted in the moment, I thought they would look cool so I tried it out and in the end the mask kind of all flows together.To start, we had to learn about what sugar skulls were and spent time looking them up and practicing drawing them. After that, we learned how to plaster masks and saw a demo. This demo lead right into the making of the masks, the mask I made is of Wynn's face. After the plastered mask is dry, the painting begun. I started by getting all the paint I needed to use and then put on the first coat of paint. I had to let it dry before I put more paint on. The second coat I put on was the white paint, I went back and put details on the mask and also outlined the designs I made in color. This helped the mask pop and brought the mask together. When I added the white paint and designs is when my mask started to look a sugar skull. Even though I was done, I still continued to go back and add more details the following class period to make the white paint looked better and to fix any errors I hadn't caught earlier.I think the different layers of colors and designs really makes the mask pop.
A sugar skull, is an artists rendering of a human skull. They are made from hardened sugar, the use of sugar art is something that was introduced to Mexico by Italian missionaries. The abundance of sugar in Mexico, meant that it was both cheap and easy to obtain, which allowed for the sugar art to catch on fast. Sugar skulls have become an important part of observing and celebration of the Mexican holiday (El dia de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead) Sugar skulls tend to incorporate the use of floral patterns and/ or other intricate designs, as well as diamonds.I came up with the design for my sugar skull from looking at sugar skulls that already existed. I searched google to find several examples before starting to sketch what mine might look like. In the end however, my sugar skull became slightly more random, and less traditional. I included the the exposed teeth and jaw, with some of the outlined features, but almost everything else was football inspired. There is a diamond at the center of the skulls head, but other than that, the sugar skull that I created wasn't as customary as most sugar skulls are.
I think the most interesting part of the entire process was the creation of the mold. We used our own faces for this process. By placing layers of wet plaster into the contours of our faces, we could create a replica of what we looked like, but with plaster. After the plaster dried and hardened, we removed them from our faces and proceeded to paint the designs we intended for the final product.
More information on the Day of the Dead and sugar skulls:
Él nombre es Neymar de Silva Santos Júnior. ÉL es tiene diez y nueve años. Él de Brasil pero vive en Espana. Le gusta favorito y muy excellente fútbol jugador! Sin embargo, él es basante gallito. Él es bien bajo, y él es deportisto, y muy divertido para ver. No le gusta nada, nada. Neymar en perfecto, en fútbol!
Sue nombre es Jade. Tiene trece años. Es de Fliadelphia. Ella Es súper guapa. No ella es muy fea. Ella Es siempre inteligente. Ella es bien trabajadora Ella Es bastante artistica. Ella encanta increiblemente salir con mi novia pero ella gusta un poquito pasar un rato pasar un rato con amigos.
Es de planet Vegeta pero vivo en la tierra con su familia
Es muy deportista, talentoso, y increíblemente fuerte
Es moreno y lindo
Es cómic sin embargo es inteligente
Y como si fura poco, es bastante simpático
Le encanta practicando artes marciales y le fascina comer
Le gusta relajar y pasar un rato son amigos también
Todas estas cosas explican por qué aprecio Goku
I believe that the best way to fulfill life, is by shaping our desires through the positive energy within the act of creating. In this case, I used my energy to create the design of my mask; I used my humanity and my spirituality to put together my design and feel on making this face mask.
Before I speak of the design and color choice, I will elaborate on the process of how I molded a face. First, I collected my own set of plaster-fabric. I had to cut little strips from a big amount. Then, I partnered up with someone to help me with my face. After the delicate process of moisturizing our faces with vaseline, (so that when the plaster is applied onto our faces, it does not rip our skin off) we dipped the plaster fabric into warm water. After we would dip each piece of fabric into water, we applied it onto our partners face, over and over again until the person's face was covered in a complete plaster-mask. We made sure that we rubbed in all of the plaster together, to help the structure be more cohesive. Another thing regarding stability, that we made sure of, was the step of applying about 2-3 layers of plaster. In the end, my partner and I left our finished face-masks out to dry. We waited for a day until we could proceed to apply the paint.
Basically, what I did to create my design may appear simple. I used a paintbrush only to dip it into different individual colors, in a consecutive order-- nonstop. I then plopped the color selections that lay on my paintbrush, onto the face mask, and I continued this cycle. What I was essentially doing here, was expressing different emotions through different colors. I coated the paintbrush with different layers of paint, and the act of plopping the paint onto the mask was a way for me to effortlessly release my emotions that I collected on the paint brush. I did not intend to do this neatly because I don’t release my emotions neatly. Many human beings don’t release their feelings in a neat manner, it is human nature to be flawed, and that is one other reason that molded the beauty of this mask. Besides adding character to the mask, the act of love and giving the mask a sense of humanity, is what truly counts.
Fundamentally, I value this face mask for the meaning behind the design, but I also value it for the decorative visionary outcome. When working on this face mask, I couldn’t simply look through regular lenses. Artistic lenses were needed to broaden perception, to challenge purpose within work.
What I can conclude about art is that it has an enigmatic manner of being incorporated onto a solid. There are things that cannot be seen, such as possible hidden emotions within the tiniest of details. In the artistic world, errors are perceived as beautiful flaw; natural imperfection; humanity. Therefore if the packed colors within my face mask looks messy, it with intention.
To give you a better idea of my mask, below is a picture of it.
The drawing of the mask is based off of this site.
A sugar skull is a Mexican mask that is usually made with hardened sugar and designed for the Day of the Dead, similar to our Halloween, in an almost spooky way. The main design for sugar skulls are skeleton faces. For this piece I began with creating my mask to get an idea on what would be possible on my canvas. Kamilah and Sophie helped me with this step so I give them credit for the finished product. I then researched some usual designs of a sugar skull and a lot of the same designs came up. I decided to put a twist on a classic art and really make it my own. This project was done right around the time of Halloween and I was planning on dressing up as Harley Quinn (the Joker's girlfriend from Batman). Her style is almost Mardi Gras inspired and I put this into consideration when I was drafting my design. I chose to sneak in a heart, as the lips, and a spade, as the nose. Trying to make it look as professional as possible I smoothed down what I could and trimmed the outer rim of the mask. I then based it with a few layers of white Gesso paint. After it dried I sketched, in pencil, an outline of my final design. I chose my colors, red and black, and began to paint it. At one point I decided that I wasn't fully satisfied with the style of the lips therefore I painted over that part with the white Gesso and started again. Even after everything was painted to my liking I touched up, making my lines as neat and crisp as possible. After all was said, done, and dry I carefully glazed the front of the mask. I had to be very precise with this process because of possible smearing and blending. Overall I am extremely pleased with the final result and would only want to change the texture of the mask if I could do it all again, perhaps sand it down.
As a project in art class we work on sugar skulls however due to not having the correct problems we instead plaster our faces. This process only took about 15 minutes; Basically we grab the cloth of plaster and cut it up into big pieces and small pieces so we can put it on our faces we repeat this step to make 5 layers. We then put vaseline all over our face the reason why is because if we do not it will stick onto our skin that being said we would put a thick layer this is before putting any layer of plaster onto your face. When placing the layers in order for it to work we placed it into warm water causing the strips to be damp and be placed onto the face. The process from beginning to end was difficult the reason why is because I was afraid to get it done on myself but as time flew by i grew out of it and actually doing it finding it to be really easy. It was an amazing experience doing this because it shows the creativity you can do with the things around you.
I choose to paint the Puerto Rican Flag the reason why I choose to do this is because out of all 6 races I am my most proud race is being boricua. Being boricua or in other words puerto rican my heritage shows a lot of dedication and pride. Throughout my ancestors years it shows me that being part of this heritage is just not any title of race but history that I can carry on and be able to pursue in life to do what my heart desire. My heritage flag sometimes get confuse by the cuban flag however the color of the bands and triangle reversed; However the design initially influenced by the US flag. The white stands for Peace and Honesty, Red for the hardiness, bravery, strength and velour and as the color blue it stands for vigilance, truth/loyalty , perseverance and justice. As for the white star it stands for the commonwealth of puerto rico, the three sides of the equilateral triangle represent the three branches of the republican government and the fact its blue stands for our sky and coastal waters. The three red strips symbolize the blood that our people had shed and the two white stripes symbolize the right of man and the freedom of the individual. I choose just to do a simple flag due to the history it haves and the meaning behind it.
Heres my mask and a few drawings during my time in Art class.....
For suger skull project, i could not actually made my skull but i tried to print my design on the paper and make it to look similar to actual skull. I found this design by researching some suger skulls and finally added some of my art to make it more beautiful and creative.
Se llama Panhata Seng. Es de Cambodia pero vivo en Filadelfia. Es muy divertida y boba. Es nunca aburrida sin embargo es un poquito extraña. Es linda y loca. También es alta y delgada pero ella le gusta comer es por eso que ella cocinar. Además, le gusta cantar y ir de compras pero no le gusta nada leer y correr. Tiene catorce años. Su cumpleaños noviembre vienteuno. ¡Felize cumpleaños me amiga!