Hello everyone, this comes following the Daily Worb Challenge I did. I’ve decided that in order for me to create better content for the website, yet remain persistent in posting things, it would better to challenge myself into creating something every week for the month of March. The March posts will follow the same rules as February, in that I can post anything I want :).
First post: March 10th
This was a bit of a tricky one to make in terms of past experiences. Personally I have been going through a lot in terms of my mental health, and this has been affecting my motivation to get work done in recent days. I’ve also took a weekend spanning holiday throughout most of this week, and have now caught Covid, so as you can see it has been a bit of a rollercoaster in terms of productivity.
As a result, I’ve only just started creating this animation today. This hasn’t gone through what I hoped, and I can only try for better circumstances next week. Part of me wanted to wait an even longer time to post this to ensure that this was done when I post it, but I’ve taken a few pitfalls with the website in recent weeks, and I want to finally be honest about the progress I’ve been managing to make on the website. It’s okay to have moments of struggle as long as I can be honest about them.
Second Post: March 20th
I know, not exactly a week apart.
March has been a difficult month to pin down in terms of productivity. I’ve been going through a fair amount in my personal life that has been taking a toll on me mentally and has effected my ability to produce content for The Worb. This wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned for what March could be, and I feel like many of my projects have been random, on-the-day stuff that I create without meaning. However, it’s kind of the only thing I know right now, and I suppose in this sense, meaning can be pescribed after when hindsight is on my side.
I’ve recently been made aware of this, now popular to the point of being taken less seriously, dementia based album called Everywhere at the End of Time by The Caretaker. In this album, The Caretaker attempts to audibly give the listener an unpleasant and eery experience of having to go through dementia, by sampling old ballroom music from the 1920’s – 1940’s and adding effects and distortions to make them sound scary and unfamiliar. It’s also 6 hours and 30 minutes long, and throughout the experience, the music starts to become more distorted to a point beyond recognition, as it gradually covers all the main stages of suffering dementia.
The artwork at the cover for this album changes alongside this album, as it also tried to provide an unsettling feeling. The changes throughout the album try and make normal items appear off, and it increases the extent to which a normal household item (such as a flower vase) can be changed into something beyond recognition.
I’ve attempted to create something similar to this. You can tell that what I have drawn is a glass, but I’ve tried to make the background as ambiguous as I could. I doubt this drawing would evoke feelings of eeriness, but I felt compelled to give a slight distortion to what could otherwise be considered Still Life, had I included wine bottles and fruit, and not added a strange mixture of blue, green and brown in it’s stead. It also differs to my usual art style of either portraiture or more recently, location based artwork (mountains, planets, space etc.).
Third Post: March 27th
This is an idea I cameup with when experimenting with various different new logos I could use for The Worb. I’ve been thinking that perhaps the simple ‘W’ may not represent the creative attitude I want to express with The Worb. So I’m revising some logos that I can go with something more inventive that portrays this message. The face here chooses to prodominantly show the letters and leave the remainder of the face without outline to create stark contract between the letters and the rest of the face.