Ashley Ambrisko

Waiting

Creation

Inspiration

Anticipation

Define

Analyze

Pause

Formation

Light

Discovery

Understanding

Progress

Beginning

Lens

Vision

Ideas

Sacred

Connection

Story

Detail

Life

Energy

Realization

Gesture

Emotion

Desire

Humanity

Cognition

Refined

Renew

Placement

Giant

Beckon

Receive

New

Sanctuary

Moment

Gift

.

 

 

        Here I have given a glimpse into my mind as I create my art, above is a representation of how I created a finished work. Everyone’s ability to create art, including mine, is based in what is called their visual library. A visual library is the database your brain keeps of things you have seen and experienced in your life. At this point in my career expanding this is my biggest task. For every piece I create I look at photos I find online and ones I take myself to understand how to produce my own work.
        I dissect these images mentally and understand what makes them visually interesting or significant. To me the basic shapes and how they interact are what I look for. In order to achieve reality I have to understand what makes something real, and what makes something more special than reality. Every single thing, person, or animal in the world can be broken down into basic shapes that have meaning and visual significance. When I form an idea for a piece I look closely at what shapes and placements catch my eye and what mood they would create. My main focus in the beginning of a piece is on the mood. To me the mood largely consists of intricate lighting and the carefully placed shapes. Once I have an idea of this, I find it easy to form a story, details, and characters who would suit the mood.  To finish an image I have to carefully balance the key emotion and humanity of the characters as well as the viewer’s overall experience.
       My work process is methodical to reflect the necessity of consistent and accurate art in my specialized field. I currently am studying concept art, a type of art that is used in the pre-production phases for games, movies, and many other things. This type of art must be anatomically functional and physically accurate in order to realize the director’s vision (whether 2D, 3D or real life) and guide an entire project. I have found that seeing one of my own creations in the world as piece of culture is just as much a reward as it is my gift the the community.

 

Glossary

  • Waiting- Wanting to create but having no idea
  • Creation– Forming an idea out of my mind from my current knowledge and experience
  • Inspiration– Finding material to assist my idea
  • Anticipation-Realizing the idea has something interesting that is worth creating
  • Define– Understanding what they key parts of the idea are
  • Analyze– Deciding what is happening in the idea
  • Pause– Waiting for the idea form and take on its own life
  • Formation– Beginning to make it tangible
  • Light– Lighting the path to creation
  • Discovery– Finding the light at the end of the tunnel
  • Understanding– Seeing what needs to be researched
  • Progress– Searching for photos that match my idea
  • Beginning– Forming the idea into a work that can be started
  • Lens– Refining how I see my idea
  • Vision– Interoperating other’s work and my experience into my own idea
  • Ideas– Realizing ideas into an image
  • Sacred– Piecing together artwork with my own unique perspective
  • Connection– Feeling the emotion of my work
  • Story– Forming the story with my brush strokes
  • Detail– Asking myself what parts the image relies on
  • Life– Learning what it means to have life and how to recreate it
  • Energy– Sensing the balance of the work
  • Realization– Developing the relationships
  • Gesture– Grasping the emotion of the work
  • EmotionUnderstanding how emotions display
  • Desire– Interoperating the action of the piece
  • Humanity– Feeling what makes this important from person to person
  • Cognition– Receiving the reactions of different people
  • Refined– Incorporating feedback
  • Renew– Redefining my view of the work
  • Placement– Solidifying the story
  • Giant– Adding to the archive of society
  • Beckon– Calling on others
  • Receive– Taking in the reactions
  • New– Seeing how my piece stands up in the world away from me
  • Sanctuary– Allowing the audience a space where they can peer into another’s mind
  • Moment– Giving the audience an experience
  • Gift– Contributing to the world

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