Hello! So here are bits and pieces of something I wrote for an assignment involving pitching ideas for an online magazine. I had a lot of fun writing these and I thought it was relevant to my blog because of the list of underrated movies. I hope people agree with and appreciate my recommendations! The DIY article is a bonus for the blog!!
Author: Bianca Piazza
For Movie Friday
The Top 5 Underrated Films Within the Last 10 Years: The Sleepers that Deserve More Attention in the World of Cinema
–Hard Candy (2005): Ellen Page plays a relentless teenage girl who meets an older man online in this thriller with an interesting twist
–We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011): A thrilling dive into the psychological debate about nature versus nurture
–Megan is Missing (2011): A realistic found footage horror/drama that will make you aware of whom you talk to online, and reconsider the true definition of a stranger
–Wetlands (2013): This German “dramedy”, based on the novel with the same name, delivers a heavy dose of graphic humor as well as intense emotion and fantastical imagery
–It Follows (2015): The indie horror of the year brings a new and exciting idea, reminiscent of The Ring (2002), to the horror genre that will shake you to the core
Pitch and Article:
For DIY Thursday and Art and Design
Color Block Yourself-ie: Cheat Your Own Self Portrait
While discussing the style of color blocking and the selfie trend with a friend, we came up with the new DIY idea of an easier way to create an artistic self-portrait, for both the artsy enthusiasts and the not-so Picassos.
The idea is to take a photo of yourself and print it out, the photo being the “blank” canvas for you to go crazy and paint/draw over using any medium of your choice. The photo provides guidelines for you to either follow for a more realistic portrait, or to break for a more Cubic take on the idea. I have painted a self-portrait before, and the medium I used was makeup. Makeup may not have strong pigmentation to paint over a photo, but makeup mixed with a medium of higher pigmentation, such as acrylic paint, will deliver a beautiful array of texture and depth! Although the idea sparked from color blocking, there are no rules; blended watercolors, soft pastel tones, or the elegance of realism can be applied to this fun and glamorous project. Materials such as makeup, nail polish, acrylic/oil/watercolor paint, crayons, pastels, colored pencils, you name it, can be applied to your creation. I decided to do this fun DIY activity myself. Here are my results.
Here’s my selfie, also known as my blank canvas!
Work in Progress:
The Final Product:
I slightly enhanced the photo of the final artwork with a filter to enhance the bright colors the camera and lighting were not capturing.
For my color-blocked selfie portrait, I used acrylic paint and watercolors, which made up a large majority of the piece, but I also used a tiny bit of pen and eye shadow. Here at Redesign Revolution, we want to see what you create, so go on Instagram and hashtag your work using #colorblockyourselfie and #redesignrevolution!!!