Friday, December 7, 2012

Stencil drawing

For my stencil drawing i picked mount rushmore and changed the threshold so i could see what i wanted to cut out with my xactoknife after i sketched it out.  When i cut all the parts out i then spraypainted it in black.  My background was a collage of all sorts of creatures in the wild and used watercolor to make it look blue and green.

Game drawing

For my game drawing i started out with a monopoly board and placed pieces around it.  I took a picture of the board horizontal and then used 2 point perspective to sketch what it looked like.  i used watercolor and lightly went over all the colors that were in the picture.  Then i used colored pencils and shaded all the colors and colored all the white space in.

anamorphosis drawing

First i found an image of what i wanted to do for my anamorphosis and then transformed the scale of the image in  photoshop to where my picture was elongated.  Then i drew a grid on the picture and in my sketchbook so i could sketch the image in the appropriate spot.  I colored it in with colored pencils and added different values to my sketch.  I added a shadow in the back to show the picture was standing up and took a picture of it in a place where it looked like the sketch was 3D.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chalk mural

Chalk Mural Critique

Self evaluation (must write at least 3 sentences for each question)

1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.
I think our team worked well together.  We each had different ideas and we mixed them together to make a rollercoaster which was the best idea out of them all.  One person would do one thing and then one person would do another and we would shade it at the end.
2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.

It is very important to collaborate with your group because you get better ideas.  When you collaborate then you get better topics and your project turns out better. 

3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
I think it was very successful because the shading looks good and the scene looks really.  It is very interactive.
4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Invoving the whole school? 
I feel good because others can have fun with it whenever they go by and they can take pictures with it. 

Printing Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?It shows what is actually in the picture because you are going to need to show the different textures in the print or else some will blend and you won't be able to see the picture.

2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
what you know, not what it actually is.It gives you a good look on what you need to draw because if you had no reference then you really would be drawing from

3. When you look at your sketches are you able to see which sketch is the strongest and will make the best print? How do you know this? 
yes because one of my sketches has more texture than the other so it looks better.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
I went through a series of layers with pencil from light to dark.  From looking at it now I did not go dark enough.  You had to make shapes where the light hit the face and after you got the shapes then you use your shading scale to shade the face.

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
I made a shape around the light spots.  Then I shaded the shapes that were really light colored first then shaded the dark spots.  The light showed the spots that were light and from that spot it darkened from the inside out.

3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
I achieved different values by finding the light spots that stood out.  The spots that were bright got darker as it spreads out.  The values throughout the portrait are all different because the light hit on all different parts.

4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
I think i couldve done better because i can barely see the shading in my portrait.  My shading needed to be darker to show more emphasis.  It is as neat as i could get it but it couldve been neater.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
My paper kept moving and i couldn't match up the lines.  The shapes i made on the nose came out unproportional.  The ear didnt come out on the right side of her face so i had to draw it to the best of my abilities.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Study

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
 -I though it looked pretty cool. It was kinda fun.
2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
-I think its successful for me considering it is the best by far of all my art work so far in this class.  I thought the shading looked really good cuz the colors blended well.
4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
-I thought the cone worked out really good cuz it looked good but i didn't think the dark blue, light blue and gray went together in the sphere cuz the sphere looked really odd.
5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
-I would move the shapes to different places on the paper cuz where i placed them didnt look so good.
6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
-Shading the sphere and the cube was the hardest part because whenever i did it it just looked sloppy.
7. What did you learn from this piece?
-I learned that shading makes art better