Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
I definitely learned new techniques with this project. blending the pastels and using enough of them was difficult for me at first, but once I got going, I really enjoyed it. I think this idea was pretty creative; the background for my idea was that my mom will have some friends over sometimes and drink wine on our porch that has an amazing view of the sunset. I used my own photos for this. One of my peers thought that it looked more like a desert which is also an interesting idea. I don't know if this really tells a story, but I thin I took risks by using different colores. I used purple with the blue to make a darker color, and I used lots of white for the light blue, yellow, and orange.
In this piece, I used my own creativity and ideas to show something that can be interpreted in different ways. To me, it was more of a dark and sad piece; she's laying in bed upset and the plane symbolizes a dream escaping. One of my peers interpreted it as her lover on the plane leaving her, or the fact that she could be on the plane. I learned new art making skills through this piece also; at first, I drew straight lines on her body to shade, but I was taught how to draw with the body shape to give it more demention. I think I took a risk by having the airplane in the back; the realisticness contrasts with the girl and I think it adds a lot to the piece.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
This was an assignment we did in class where we were supposed to draw only the highlights of the bottle. We did a similar assignment with paint in art two, but I found it a bit easier this time. I like how adding the colored pencils showed more values and also more reflections made the bottle look more realistic than it would have if it was just black and white. Although I'm proud of the outcome, I look forward to learning more about this technique of white pencil on black paper, and hopefully, I'll get better at it.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I developed this design first by choosing a book: Battle of the Labyrinth. Because of the title, I decided to make a labyrinth-like design. It was challenging to make it look like a real labyrinth, and I don't think it really does, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. It was also challenging to make the values look like they're going back. Adding blue to the green colors helped a lot. Also using brown and yellow added dimension.
Monday, January 6, 2014
I showed amusement in this piece because horses make me really happy and I used a photograph of me with my cousins horse as a reference. It was fun to use the mixed media; I used water color for the background and acrylic for the girl. Also, magazine clips of hair for the horse, yarn for the scarf, and tissue paper for the coat. I really liked doing the visual journaling but I didnt really use the techniques I learned doing that for this project. It was kind of chalenging get all the different hair colors for the horse but it was worth it in the end because the values in the hair add a lot to the piece over all.