Monday, December 31, 2012

Lily's Post...

tggjjjkkij kjjdfdfkjgklfk.
Translation: hi I'm lily. I'm hijacking Tyler's blog. And I'm going to post about nothing cause he doesn't seem to post at all.
Translation: I smell bad. Maybe I should go have mom change my diaper. Ugh this is gross. Ok I'm out guys.
Gobbledy Gook By: Lily Rice
Translations By: Tyler Rice

Friday, December 14, 2012

History of the Arts #3

so apparently the world ends in a week, so seeing as though I only have a week to post some great crap stuff, I decided to post something on Mayan Art. To appease the gods or whatever.
all information provided by Wikipedia

Maya art history

Following the nineteenth and early-twentieth century publications on Maya art and archaeology by StephensCatherwoodMaudslayMaler and Charnay that for the first time made available reliable drawings and photographs of major Classic Maya monuments, the 1913 publication of Herbert Spinden´s 'A Study of Maya Art' laid the foundation for all later developments of Maya art history.[1] The book gives an analytical treatment of themes and motifs, particularly the ubiquitous serpent and dragon motifs, and a review of the ´material arts´, such as the composition of temple facades, roof combs and mask panels. Spinden's chronological treatment of Maya art was later (1950) refined by the motif analysis of the architect and specialist in archaeological drawing, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, in her book 'A Study of Classic Maya Sculpture'.[2] George Kubler's 1969 inventory of Maya iconography, containing a site-by-site treatment of 'commemorative' images and a topical treatment of ritual and mythical images (such as the 'triadic sign'), was already overshadowed by new developments in the study of Classic Maya history, writing, and iconography under the impetus of the work of Proskouriakoff and Linda Schele, a professor of art. Maya art history was further spurred by the enormous increase in sculptural and ceramic imagery, due to extensive archaeological excavations, as well as to organized looting on an unprecedented scale. On from 1973, M.D. Coe published a series of books offering pictures and interpretations of unknown Maya vases, while promoting the Popol Vuh Twin myth as an explanatory model;[3] in 1981, Robicsek and Hales came with an inventory of Maya vases painted in codex style,[4]thereby revealing a hitherto unknown spiritual world. Important issues in Schele's iconographic work were elaborated by Karl Taube.[5] New approaches to Maya art include studies of ancient Maya ceramic workshops,[6] the representation of bodily experience and the senses in Maya art,[7] and of hieroglyphs considered as art motifs.[8] A good impression of recent Mexican and North American art historical scholarship can be gathered from the exhibition catalogue 'Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya'.[9]

Mural painting

Although, due to the humid climate of Central America, relatively few Mayan paintings have survived to the present day integrally, important remnants are found in nearly all major court residences. This is especially the case in substructures, hidden under later architectural additions. Mural paintings may show more or less repetitive motifs, such as the subtly varied flower symbols on walls of House E of the Palenque Palace; scenes of daily life, as in one of the buildings surrounding the central square of Calakmul; or ritual scenes involving deities, as in the Post-Classic temple murals of Yucatán's and Belize's east coast (Tancah,Tulum, Santa Rita).[22]
They may also evince a more narrative character, usually with hieroglyphic captions present. The colourful Bonampak murals, for example, dating from 790 AD, show spectacular scenes of nobility, battle and sacrifice, as well as a group of ritual impersonators in the midst of a file of musicians.[23] At San Bartolo, murals dating from 100 BC relate to the myth of the Maya maize god and the hero twin Hunahpu, and depict an inthronization; antedating the Classic Period by several centuries, the style is already fully developed, with colours being subtle and muted as compared to those of Bonampak or Calakmul.[24] Outside the Mayan area, in a ward of East-Central Mexican Cacaxtla, a savage battle scene as well as two figures of Mayan lords standing on serpents have been found, all painted in a hybrid Classical Mayan style.
Wall painting also occurs on vault capstones, in tombs (e.g., Río Azul), and in caves (e.g., Naj Tunich),[25] usually executed in black on a whitened surface, at times with the additional use of red paint. Yucatec vault capstones often show a depiction of the enthroned lightning deity (e.g., Ek' Balam).
A bright turquoise blue colour - 'Maya Blue' - has survived through the centuries due to its unique chemical characteristics; this color is present in Bonampak,Cacaxtla, Jaina, El Tajín, and even in some Colonial Convents. The use of Maya Blue survived until the 16th century, when the technique was lost.[26]
and now for a picture of their art.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pen Sketch #3

MutualFriend Artwork
Pen Sketch: #3
Lion's Pride
I've been reading Ben-Hur (extremely good/highly-recommended) and there are frequent small sketches on the side of the pages, on one of the pages there was a drawing of a lion. It just looked extremely awesome/drawable. So I did. There you are, enjoy.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Meet the Artist #2

Hey, incase you were wondering when I'm gonna come out with an official picture I did.
Yes, yes, art is soon to come. I just did a drawing of my dear sister Abigail.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Not Art but...

   As the year draws to a close, I look back on the highlights. Here are a few of the tons and tons of memories made through the year portrayed in pictures.
 Fun Camping Kamping.
 Cool shirts.
  New hair.
Self Portraits
Goofball Brothers.
Summer sunglasses.
And a deep love for deep-dish pizza. Ok it wasn't a highlight, but it deserves a spot somewhere.
And there really isn't a picture for this, but a blog to put all of my art on, because I suck at keeping my artwork paper uncrumpled and/or bent. And no, I didn't post this just cause I am to lazy to do another piece of artwork.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Histroy of the Arts: #2

All information is from Wikipedia.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni[1] (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo (Italian pronunciation: [mikeˈlandʒelo]), was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.[2] Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time.[2] A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence.[2] His output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. As an architect, Michelangelo pioneered the Mannerist style at the Laurentian Library. At 74 he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo transformed the plan, the western end being finished to Michelangelo's design, the dome being completed after his death with some modification.
In a demonstration of Michelangelo's unique standing, he was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive.[3] Two biographies were published of him during his lifetime; one of them, by Giorgio Vasari, proposed that he was the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a viewpoint that continued to have currency in art history for centuries. In his lifetime he was also often called Il Divino ("the divine one").[4] One of the qualities most admired by his contemporaries was his terribilità, a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur, and it was the attempts of subsequent artists to imitate Michelangelo's impassioned and highly personal style that resulted in Mannerism, the next major movement in Western art after the High Renaissance.
 A portrait of Michelangelo
 and also the most Child-friendly painting I could find of his. This is called 'The Last Judgement'.
Encouraged not to biggify if easily offended.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pencil #5

MutualFriend Artwork
Pencil: #5
The Child
I drew this one today. I used Jackson as for the base-model (meaning I took his facial form for the start) and then went on from there. The eyes are Jackson's and the hair, but the lips and the nose are added in. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pencil #4

MutualFriend Artwork
Pencil: #4
The Logger
This one was done a while ago and I just now found it. I personally really like the water in the foreground. As well as the little lunchbox on the rock. And no, that is not a medallion on his right shoulder, it's his pocket and then one of the lines from the pattern of his shirt and also the stitching of the sleeve to the shirt. Haha. I love run on sentences because they're the best because they just keep going on and on and on.

Monday, November 12, 2012

MutualFriend ArtWork: Pen Sketch #2

MutualFriend Artwork
Pen Sketch: #2
Self Portrait
My first self portrait. I did this in my room. When it gets dark out and I turn on my light in my room the window becomes like a mirror. It's now my favorite piece of artwork I've done yet. And to you Brandon, because I know you'll bring this up, those arms are for real. I'll give it to you that this was after a workout so my arms were more puffed up then usual, but with that much being said those are not self-implemented.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

History of the Arts: #1

This information provided by Wikipedia because I was too lazy to do extensive research write it all out.
Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [vɑŋ ˈɣɔχ] ( listen)[note 1]; 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness,[1][2] he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found).[3][note 2] His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.
Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes of flowers, portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.
Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885, he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later work. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered theFrench Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was influenced by the strong sunlight he found there. His work grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.
The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been a subject of speculation since his death. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence brought about by his bouts of illness. According to art critic Robert Hughes, van Gogh's late works show an artist at the height of his ability, completely in control and "longing for concision and grace".[4]

Little Known Fact: Vincent van Gogh sold only 1 painting during his lifetime. Here is the painting

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pencil #3

MutualFriend Artwork
Pencil #3
Jackson Rice
Jackson was looking extra special yesterday, so I decided to do a piece of Artwork of him. I did this art with the new art set I got for my birthday from my uncle, Uncle Chris, my aunt, Aunt Lori, and cousins, Brandon, Trevor, Joshua, Jason, Reagan, and Elli (I hope I spelt that right). Thanks Relatives!

Monday, August 27, 2012

And the Winner is...

Albert Einstein! With a final vote coming in on the last day, Albert Einstein pulls the 5-4 victory over Flaming Maple.
And here are the awards.
Albert Einstein. Votes: 5
Flaming Maple. Votes: 4
Honorable Mention
Battle-worn Knight. Votes: 1(me, because I felt sorry for him)
And now, a message from the Artist.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Birthday Special: Follower's Choice

Alright dear followers, I am sixteen as of today. Yes, big milestone in my life. Anyway, to commemorate this special day in History, I will take a poll.

Poll Question: Which is the best piece of artwork portrayed on this blog.

A. A Battle-worn Knight
B. Albert Einstein
C. Burning Maple
D. Tin Lid

E. Robert E. Lee
If you click on the image it enlarges and you can move from image to image to compare. Cast your vote today in the comment section! Vote count ends August 20th.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: GlowArt #2

MutualFriend Studios
GlowArt #2
Title: Flaming Maple
Once again I did this on my Dad's iPad. I saw this as a tattoo (I know, sinful) but it looked realy cool. So I decided to try it out on GlowArt and it turned out awesomely.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MutualFriend ArtWork: GlowArt #1

MutualFriend Artwork
GlowArt #1
Title: GlowMan
I did this on a program on my dad's iPad called GlowArt. Very fun to do and turns out cool.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MutualFriend Artwork: Pencil #2

MutualFriend Artwork
Pencil #2
General Robert E. Lee
This piece of art work is a drawing of General Robert E. Lee, leading Confederate general of the Civil War. I have a few postcards that Josiah gave to me with pictures of various scenes and generals from the Civil War. This is also one of my top favs.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

MutualFriend ArtWork: Pen Sketch #1

MutualFriend ArtWork
Pen Sketch: #1
A Medieval Ride
 This piece of Art work was done with a ball-point pen. We have an "illustrated classic" called Ivanhoe, so I saw a drawing I liked and copied it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Artist

Name: Tyler Rice
Age: 16 years-old as of August 13th
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite NFL Team: San Francisco 49ers
Least Favorite NFL Team: Dallas CowgirlsBoys
Favorite Thing to do with Time on Hands: Sketch
Pet Peeve: Not being in Style
If on an Island with One Person, Who: My brother Josiah.
    I've loved art since I can remember. I recall laying down on the floor of our bedroom in our first house in Corvallis just drawing stick figure wars. Over and over. All I wanted for my birthdays were sketch pads. And pencils. One of my pet peeves is when I can't find a sharp pencil. Then again, if I can't find one a ball-point BIC pen is fine.
    I love style in my clothes, I love art, I love photography, I love studying all kinds of animals, horses are my fav. I love History, War History stuff and all kinds really, I love classics, LOVE reading. Don't know what I would do without books. Books give me ideas for art. They take me to a different world.
    Love church, especially singing in Worship Service. Not that I can, I just love being in that atmosphere. You can't tell me there's not a God when you're in a Worship Service.
    Love talking to my Best Friend Jake Napier. Even though he's like four years older then me, he's the best friend you could ask for. Always saying something positive, always has a joke on hand to lighten up the mood. Always has something to laugh about. A story of his own mishaps, or a story of someone else's.
    Love hanging out with my siblings. Especially Jonathan, Mackenzie, and Josiah. Monique and Naomi are the best SiL's ever had.
    I Love hanging out with my dad, cause he's the best Pastor in the world. I'm so glad that he decided to let God use his life how God wanted, not go and make the millions I know he could be making. He knows that life isn't wrapped up in the things that you buy and the money you have. It's wrapped up in souls. Hurting souls that need Jesus. People just like me. Who need a personal saviour who breaks the chains of sin. He gets up into the pulpit three times a week and preaches Jesus Christ to Corvallis. It doesn't matter what's going on in his life, if finances are at an all time low or if he's on top of the world. The message is always the same. There's a living God who wants to set you free.
    Love my mom, who is always making sure all TEN of her kids are fed and taken care of, and that their staying right with God. Slaves over us day to day. Nobody told she had to have ten kids. But that's what she wanted. Because she knows that their a blessing. Which is why she pours her heart out to bring orphans home to families. The best mom you could ask for.
    Most of all, I love God. The only one who could save me from my sins. The only one who could comfort me when I'm depressed, or feeling mad at everything and everyone. It's not about just going to church, a list of Do's and Do Not's, saying prayers, or even just believing really. It's about having a personal relationship. It's about feeling something bigger then life itself. It's about Jesus Christ.
-- Tyler Rice

Thursday, July 19, 2012

MutualFriend ArtWork: Colored Pencil #2

MutualFriend ArtWork
Colored Pencil #2
A Battle-worn Knight
This piece of Art work, A Battle-worn Knight was a drawing I did a few months ago. I'm mostly impressed by this one because I didn't look at anything for inspiration. My personal favorite colored pencil drawing. I did this with many various colored pencils, and a mechanical pencil.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MutualFriend ArtWork: Pencil #1

MutualFriend ArtWork:
Pencil #1:
Albert Einstein
I did this with a no. 2 pencil. It started out as Mark Twain but the neck was too big. So it turned out looking like ol' Albert. Probably my favorite and best drawing.
P.S. there you go Monique

Friday, July 13, 2012

Internet/Artist Down-MutualFriend ArtWork: Colored Pencil #2

  •     Reason #1 for no Post: Had to move so our internet has been down.
  •     Reason #2 for no post: Long story so don't hold your breath. Either two of you.

    I was swimming at my brother Josiah's apartment pool. My brothers Jonathan and Josiah decided to see if they could swim from one end of the pool and back underwater. They did, so unsuspecting-self-inflicting-victim (me) decides to do it. Well USIV has his contacts in and can't open his eyes underwater. First lap goes good. USIV turns a 180 degree angle. Or thinks he does. It was in fact a 90 degree angle. USIV does not see Concrete Pool Wall. USIV starts running out of breath hence he starts swimming REALLY fast. USIV and CPW meet each other's heads. CPW's head is made of concrete USIV's is made of skin and bone. CPW fares fine, USIV not so much. So there's the story. Moral of Story: Contacts don't make good underwater vision enhancers.
Anyway. I'll post artwork now.
I drew this from a picture on a lid of a color pencil container. This is my first piece of artwork using only color pencils. The black lines are made from brown pencil. The red on the lips is a mixture of a light brown and a reddish brown.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Q: What's with the name?

A: It's a book by Charles Dickens. Along with my love of History, I have a love of the classics. There you have it.

Friday, June 15, 2012


A'ight everyfolks. Everyone's doing this thing. Blogging. Everyone has one. So here's my attempt. I call it an attempt because half way through (I might not even make it there) I'll probably forget I have this. Anyhoo, it's for my art. Over the years I've developed myself into a fairly descent artist. I'll probably post a drawing every week.
    Tyler Rice