Monday, March 24, 2014

Oh, The Things We See Through

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. 

Look At This View

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

Prisma Candy

I used prismacolored pencils to draw this piece of candy and also used prismacolored pastels for the white highlights. It was really enjoyable once I got the hang of it, and I'm really proud of this one. 

Contour Drawings

These are contour drawings I did in class.