Sunday, December 8, 2013

Figure drawing

The purpose of figure drawing is to show the proportion and shape of a body, I accomplished this by drawing the actual shape of each body part and making sure each body part was proportional to the rest of the body. The drawing exercise helped me to draw the figures a little faster than it would take to sit down and draw most actual drawings. I thought the charcoal pencils were really the best media to use because they were free and weren't thin or easy to break like the vine charcoal. I found figure drawing frustrating because it's hard to draw a proportional human figure within a minute because you want it all to be perfect.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Look how that animal moves

I used the prismacolors to show texture in the Fox by drawing out each individual strand of hair in the fur and value in the sky by making it slowly fade to make it look like a sunset. The animal was really supposed to be moving but I just wanted it to be a calm picture so I chose to have it sleeping. Throughout this project I learned how to show value and shadows really well in my  drawings. At the beginning of the project it was really frustrating to show the shadows in the picture because I was scared to really use the dark, I thought it was going to mess up the drawing.

Non traditional portrait

I chose to do a portrait of myself when I was younger. Different materials I thought of using was scrap book paper, buttons, and food coloring. I ended up using scrapbook paper which I thought would be easy but once I got to the face it was really hard so I just kept the facial features out, which ended up looking kinda cool. The material I used made the texture of my portrait a little rough, but i like it.

Sticky situation

For this project I chose being attacked by an animal I didn't really want to paint someone actually being attacked so it turned into cheetah spots falling off the cheetah. I think I was able to think outside of the box because spots dont actually fall off of cheetahs. The spots surrounding the animal incorporate rhythm and repetition. I used acrylic paint for this project so I could layer the paint. The mini lessons we did in class didn't really apply to my painting.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Oh the places we will go

For this project I used both water color and pen. I used stippling with the pen because I think it is a better way to really show values and shadows. I used water color for the big spaces that would take to long to fill in with pen. I think it was a creative idea because it wasn't actually on earth and it included more than just the moon. It was more of a view from the moon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Interesting point of view

I decided to draw skyscrapers because it was really simple. I think when people look at the drawing they just feel that its simple. It was pretty challenging trying to make the skyscrapers stand out and really add value into it.

Up close and personal

I chose to draw hair because it was easy to use emphasis on. I showed emphasis through the bright color of hair against the dull background. For this picture I used color pencil to create texture in the hair and it was easier to create value with. Of the 5 characteristics of great art I included medium and technique in this drawing.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Paper bag

value is important to use im drawings so that you can show shadows and make it look more three demensional instead of flat. Value was used in this picture to show the folds and wrinkles of the bag. I decided to use charcoal for this so i could go really dark to show depth. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

whats the point

1.Some other ideas I came up with for whats the point were arrow heads, triangles, and smoking
2.I chose the solution pyramid because i knew i could interperet more things with this idea
3.i showed contrast in my picture by really pushing the dark values against the white paper
4. the medium i chose was pen, i chose this because i could easily go darker with it then pencil
5. some techniques i used was contour lines and stippling
6. i took a risk by using pen and choosing to go really dark with it 
7. I dont really have a message for this drawing