A North Hare

Aaron Horeth in writing!

Gravity — February 28, 2016

Gravity

Gravity

Here’s a recent drawing I just finished. I haven’t added any drawings in a while so I thought I’d add this one. It’s called “Gravity”. It’s on 18″ x 24″ drawing paper. The paper is more meant for dry media but I think it works well for pen and ink.

I wanted the drawing to have this swooping, continuous line that the eyes could follow and imagine what goes on after the paper ends.

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Updates to drawing website —
New Photography Project — August 20, 2015

New Photography Project

This is a piece I am working on. I had this photo that I took of one of my favorite places (Green Lakes State Park) and I wanted to experiment with it. What I did initially was split the photo into 3 segments (and created layers for each segment). I used Paint.NET for the image manipulations. Paint.NET is a very basic editor, not anywhere near as sophisticated as Photoshop. But I chose to use it for its simplicity and price.

Each of these pieces shows a part of the original image, obscured with a color, and a large block (or blocks for the center one) of color. The color space is used to show that there is more to the image than just the segment provided in the piece. For each piece, there are two other parts that are missing (from the original photo). I wanted to use bright, solid colors to give an otherwise natural photograph (it’s an image of a tree) an artificial and over-celebrated look. The solid colors provide a stark contrast to the nature of the segment highlighted in each piece.

Thank you for viewing!

-Aaron Horeth

Original image:
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Work In Progress — August 17, 2015
Fossil (Drawing) —
Music — August 6, 2015

Music

My urge to create music waxes and wanes, that periodical kind of thing. Music will always be one of my favorite tools of expression, but I like to paint and draw and sculpt (and do many other things) as well. There are so many tools of expression and creativity. That’s my passion, not music. My creative and curious nature is my biggest strength, it’s something I am proud of. Music will just have to wait its turn while I delve into other art forms.

Well, now it has come full circle again and I have that irrepressible urge, that forceful yearning, that starry glow in my eyes when I gander at my synthesizers and guitars. So, I am now working on an album, it’s called Ancients. I want it to evoke thoughts of the past.

Lobster on Rye — August 4, 2015
Past Disappointments = Present & Fresh Art — June 19, 2015

Past Disappointments = Present & Fresh Art

A while ago (probably a year or so), I made a robotic sculpture. At the time I thought it was pretty great so I entered it into an art show. At the art show I lost confidence in it, because it just wasn’t in a good place to show it off, they kind of just put it to the side because there was an available outlet. And that discouraged me and I haven’t really done anything with electronics since.

HOWEVER!!!!
I’m starting to get the urge to pick that back up. I want to create a moving, robotic sculpture, something that looks elegant and simple, yet amazing.

So I will be thinking of ideas (one of my favorite activities)! I think the last time, the micro-controller I used didn’t have the capacity to power the servo motors enough, that was one flaw. Also, I needed to test it outside of my studio environment. The sculpture didn’t really behave the way it did from the work space.

So, I have a lot of brainstorming to do! Not to worry, that’s what I’m good at!

I’ll post pictures when I have some sketches.

Take care!
Aaron Horeth (A North Hare)

Trying Out My New Brush Markers — June 16, 2015
New Drawing (with some reference)! — May 20, 2015

New Drawing (with some reference)!

Hello! It’s been a while and I have been doing stuff to things as people often do. I’ve started this new drawing. I was looking at my cat and thinking, I want to do a drawing of him in the style of my last few drawings. So I’ve taken a picture of him, printed it out and I’m transferring it to the large paper.

Here’s a progress pic:
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