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ABE #3: Elemental Mix-Up

February 27, 2013 in Art Block Execution


Art Block Execution Project #3: 
Elemental Mix-Up.

Natural Elements have been the subject of art since the beginning of time. Mystical Forests and Mountains, Crashing Tidal Waves and Fearsome Fires have been depicted beautifully in Paintings and Photographs.

But how much would it affect our lives in our elements suddenly decided to switch their normal duties?

Try and come up with art where ONE element is treated or performs like another:

Fire and Nature [grass , trees, bushes, moss, etc ] have switched their duties! So did Water and Air! For Air you’re welcome to use Oxygen’s lighter sisters , Helium and Hydrogen as well [Think of all the Balloons you can fill! ] !

How would fireplaces [now bushplaces] look like now? Would your voice go up every time you drank a bottle of water? What would forests look like during different seasons? The possibilities are endless!

Difficulty: 3/5 . It may take some time to think about because there’s so many ways things could go.

How does it kill Art block? It forces you to think outside of the box. Sometimes switching up possibilities is all thats needed to spark your creativity.

We love to see your completed ABEs! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. If you don’t have a tumblr, you can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic!

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ABE #2: Scaly Pet Deposit

February 8, 2013 in Art Block Execution

Art Block Execution Project #2: Scaly Pet Deposit

Dragons are a very adaptable. They’re are tons of different species of dragons that vary from all over the world, from England’s Wevyrns to the Aztec’s Quetzalcoatl. There are dragons that live in the sea, high on mountains, in valleys, underground, and even in lakes of fire.

But what about a dragon that can live in the concrete jungle?

For this project, you are to design a dragon that can be kept as a pet. But not just any pet.. this is a pet dragon that is suitable for apartment living. For the sake of saving argument, we’ll just say the weight limit for this  pet policy is 50 pounds.
We’d like to know your dragon species’ size, weight, what it likes to eat and temperament. We want to make sure that it would get along with Mr. Tiggles in apartment 2B without wanting to make him into a snack.

Another added twist is that your pet dragon must have a characteristic or quirk of another well known domesticated pet. … thats not scaly. Does your dragon wag it’s tail when its happy? Parakeet feathers? How about cat-like purring?

Difficulty: 5/5. This might take a while.

How does this project help?: A bit of inspiration and a practice of character design. This project should take a bit of time, because you can research all different kinds of dragons in folklore and get to make your own.

We love to see your completed ABEs! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. If you don’t have a tumblr, you can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic!

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ABE #1: Color Me Mine

February 2, 2013 in Art Block Execution



Art Block Execution Challenge #1:
Color Me Mine.

For your project, pick a color. It doesn’t have to be your favorite color though it may be the easiest and most pleasant to work with.

Then, research on it. My favorite reference is completely colorful on Tumblr but you can always just use Google image search.

Look at all the pictures, designs, and patterns that come up from the search engine. Then, come up with a colored image of your own!

The rule is you’re only allowed to use different shades of your chosen color, black, white, and a neutral earth tone [brown, tan ] . You’re not allowed to use other colors.

Difficulty:
 3/5

How does it kill art block?: It gives you limitations to work with- your brain comes up with all kinds of crazy ideas when it doesn’t have a lot of options.

Bonus points: Go on a field trip. Walk through town/ countryside/ forest/ places other than your house and take pictures of things that are your chosen color. Who knows what you may have overlooked before.

Then, use it for your art!

We love to see your completed ABEs! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. If you don’t have a tumblr, you can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic!