Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blog post #2

After finishing my text art project I moved onto time in art. I first found inspiration on Pinterest.

For my challenges I observed something that happens a particular time each day. I picked observing a sunset.
I've always loved sunsets because you'll never see two that are exactly the same.

For my second challenge I had to find something "timeless" I had to look no further than my seat neighbor, Ambika.
That's a beauty that'll be admired for generations.

For my final project I decided that I'm going to paint my feelings for twelve days.

These are the three I've done so far. As you can see my emotions can change drastically over a short amount of time. I think one of my favorite things about art is that it's a snapshot of your mental state during the time you made it. Although an artist might not be directly painting their emotions like I am, it still can show through somehow. And like a sunset your feelings will always be there, but they'll never be exactly the same as they were the day before. Each painting shows who I once was and who I'll never be again, even if it was only a short time away. 

Since this project is going to take a few days I've decided to start working on another along side of it. I've started the print making unit and you can see my inspiration here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Homework 2

For my still life I did a water bottle because I wanted to challenge myself with the plastic. Plastic, and transparent objects in general, have been something I've struggled with drawing. I think this homework helped me improve a lot because I really took the time to see all the different values on the bottle.

Monday, February 9, 2015

text art project

For my text art project I wrote something on the outside of a balloon, and put a piece of paper on the inside. Together they made a sentence. The outsides said positive happy things, but when you popped it the sentence turned not so nice.They said things like "smile" on the outside and the continuation on the inside would say something like "because your life's only gonna get worse from here." Some people found it cool, while others thought it was weird. I liked the reactions I received overall, and I'm satisfied that it made people feel something. It was really fun and I'd like to try more interactive art later on.

Hershey Kisses
Drawing, period 2

 Our final value drawing was a series of something being destroyed or changed. I did a series of hershey kisses. The exercises that we practiced up until now really helped out. The one I think I learnt the most from was the fabric exercise. You had to identify all the different values and transition it from light to dark appropriately. Another thing that helped a lot was the contour line drawings we did. I improved a lot on spacing and placement because of those.

Even with all the exercises I still need to improve on certain things. I think I could've added a lot more values, and my transitions could've been softer. I'm use to working really fast because I lose my concentration and interest easily. I think the thing I need to improve on the most is my focus. I'm going to try harder in the future to work a lot slower and really show all of the values.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


This is my fabric drawing. I thought I would really hate drawing this, but it's my favorite so far. It was really fun to use white and black charcoal on colored paper. It was my first time doing that so I had a hard time figuring out how to shade it at first. I tried different techniques throughout it, but I mainly stuck to putting the dark parts in first and the light parts later. I think the way they blended together ended up looking nice. I usually draw on white paper with something dark, but drawing on red paper with black and white was really interesting. I think leaving certain parts red made it look really cool.
The lighting was really interesting too, I put a lot of emphasis on the dark parts. I think that made it look cool, but I didn't make it look life like. It was cool looking at other peoples drawings and seeing what they had done. Everyone had such different styles, and they focused on different things. Some people had really soft transitions that made it look really realistic. It amazes me that even though we're all drawing the same thing it can look so different depending on the person. 
It was overall really fun to draw this. The only part I disliked was the block I put at the bottom. I feel like it's really ugly and takes away from the fabric. I also struggled with losing my place in the drawing and adding more wrinkles than what was actually there. I messed up more with that on the top piece of fabric, I didn't lose my place as much with the bottom part. I need to work on spacing things out better in the future, but I'm still satisfied with this piece. 

homework 1

This is my first homework assignment. I drew a cactus. It was fun to color.


We practiced value by drawing paper that was rolled up. We drew it with white charcoal on black paper. I really liked drawing light on dark.


We practiced shapes in different mediums. 3 shapes in pencil, charcoal, and pen each.


These are my drawings of instruments. The first one was all the instruments, I used a view finder for the second. i accidentally made bother pictures very small. I need to get better at drawing big


This is my drawing of the classroom. I discovered that bricks and tiles are really easy to screw up. I need to get better at keeping track of things.


We did contour drawings of hands. The first two were done without looking at the paper. It was difficult and it ended up looking really bad. We were able to look at the table for the next three drawings and they improved a lot.


We did contour line drawings of bags. I did the backpack one first, and i had time left over so i did my lunch box.

drawing first day

On the first day of drawing we drew a picture of our hand and a picture of a corner in the room.