Summer 2012 Chronicle of the Yellow Wallpaper

my descent into madness

goghing goghing gone

I am currently messing around with watercolors (which I got with a coupon at hobs lobs but was still expensive…oops..) and painting how I imagine the room to look like. Well, i accidentally started painting Jane without thinking too much and she just looks like the Ring girl.

Besides her though, after I started painting I was inspired by the painting by Van Gogh “The Bedroom” – I really like his style and brushstroke a lot, and I would like to incorporate that textured look into my animation as well. I also like the kind of slightly skewed perspective which takes away the normalcy of the image. The colors do that too in all of Van Gogh’s paintings are very vibrant and textured which is another thing I aim for. I also love the absinthe colors in this painting as well as many of his other paintings which is kind of hte yellow-green color I want in my animation.

I have also been on the look out for gaudy wallpaper patterns that I want to use. Preferably something that kind of looks like Rorschach inkblots but Victorian looking.

favorite so far

Alright that’s all I have for today, I’ll probably scan the watercolor practices that I’ve done today later. I am also planning on having a gradual descent into madness during this project so that I can become famous and stuff. Expect my ear in a box, ex-boyfriend…

Here is an unfinished watercolor. I don’t like it that much but I do like the colors and the texture of the wall (which aren’t super accurate in the scanned image). I also like the idea of making Jane black and white while everything else is in color, and at the climax of the story I want her to have the same print as the wallpaper.  Her proportions are off and I might want to make her look more 1900s. I also am playing around with the idea of morphing her from an adult into a child and back. Not sure yet though.

Why are you here

a) because I told you to leave me comments so I could look popular

b) because you wanted to find a cool wallpaper for your desktop screen and accidentally came here

c) you don’t know and are going to click the back button immediately

This blog is mostly just for me to research and document my creative process for my independent summer project (RTF 336), which is going to be an animation adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” So I am basically just going to post creepy pictures on here of crazy ladies. Bye!