Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's the Point

1. What where some of your solutions to What’s the Point?
For What's the Point, I also thought of pointy things like the Washington Monument and knives. I also looked at it a bit differently and thought of emotional things like depression and loneliness. 
2. Which solution did you chose and why?
 I chose to go down the emotional path and draw dying flowers. My idea was to have living flowers in the picture and show the dying flowers basically saying, "what's the point of living if we'll never be as beautiful as the living flowers."
3. How did you show contrast in your work?
 I showed contrast by having a lot of values and not being afraid of the dark values. I tried to make the flowers stand out against the white background. 
4. What medium did you decide to use? Why did you choose this medium over the others?
 I used pencil because I thought I was the best at it. I like using stippling, but I knew I would be able to show better values with pencil. 
5. What techniques did you use to create this work? 
I used smooth shading in my piece. I really wanted the flowers to look soft and realistic. 
6. Did you take any risks with this project?
I feel like I did take risks. The first time I drew out my picture, it looked completely different from my final project. I redid every flower at least three times to try to make it look the best it could. 
7. What message are you conveying? How are you convey this message through the use of your images or use of art elements or principles?   
The message I was thinking of when I came up with the idea was along the lines of, "what's the point in trying when there is so much better out there." It's not really a good message, and I don't believe that or think people should believe that, it's just what I thought of when hearing "What's the Point"