Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Non traditional portraits

1. I chose the portrait of my cat because I thought it would be easy to do wirh rocks and I love my cat.
2. I chose rocks because they come in different sizes and can be put together easily. The rocks give a texture to the portrait even though its not that detailed you can tell what it is.
3. The risk I took when doing this project is I made it really heavy and only put hot glue but so far it has been doing well. The challenge I faced was actually painting the rocks.
4. There is no connection the the person in the picture and the material used. The rocks made a cool texture I think and make a kind of rugged feel to the portrait.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sticky situation

1. How u developed my ideas for "Sticky Situation" is I thought of stiuations that would put someone in a bad spot. I thought of how street artists look when they get caught by the police so I went off if that.
2. I think I was able to go outside of the box in multiple ways. One way was the idea ni one else that I saw had the idea of police finding this elaborate graffiti . The other way is that I didnt just use acrilyc paint I used spray paint too.
3. I was able to show repetition with the different color bricks but alot if them wete covered up by the spray paint.
4. The media I used was acrilyc and spray paint. I did fine with the acrilyc but the spray paint gave me trouble. The trouble the spray paint gave me was mostly my fault I didnt let it dry so it blended the 2 colors I put down.
5. The mimi lessons didnt help me much because I already knew how to use paint and none of the skills we learned were used or supose to be used in me painting.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Up Close and Personal

1. Developing my ideas was the hardest part because I wanted to be creative but the only ideas I came up with were pretty generic.  I finally chose the idea I did because I was fed up ttrying to think creatively. The picture I did of the eye with demons in it was pretty unoriginal compared to other ideas but the demons made it creaive.
2. I showed emphasis in this picture by isolating the eye and making it blue to stand out from the skin, the white and red of the eye, and the hair. Also I made it so the eye had black make up on so it would outline the eye even more.
3. I chose to use prisma colors for my medium. The reason being is I could add the detail of the eye without it blending or smudging like the oil or chalk pastels did.
4. The risks I took was making it an edgier subject like you can seem fine but if you look in your eyes you can see your inner demons. Also im usually bad with colored pencil but it kind of worked out this time.
5. I showed emotion in this picture because I made the person with a single tear dripping down like she is tired of her demons. This is a strong picture I think thats why I drew it I want to get a reaction.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Whats The Point?

1. Some of my solutions for "Whats The Point?" were a knife, space ship, point of a pencil, life, map, glass, and a tunnel
2. I chose a needle, something that doesnt make sense, song lyrics, tunnel, glass, space ship, map, books, knife, and love i chose these items because i thought they were creative and best conveyed the concept of "Whats The Point?"
3. How i showed contrast in my work was i kept the paper i wrote the lyrics on mostly white (except for the shadows of the folds) and colored darker shadows on the original paper.
4. The median i decided to use was pen and pencil. I chose these because pencil is very easy to control especially for shading but the pen would stand out over the pen to create emphasis on the lyrics.
5. The techniques i used in this picture were shading and ink.
6. The only risks i took with this project was the song lyric i wrote. Even though they are from different bands and not myself they are pretty deep. I love my music and i think using it was a creative and good choice.
7. The message i am conveying is that song lyrics have a point because alot of music not a days people always asks "whats the point of this song?". I tried to write down pretty clear lyrics even though you cant read all of what i wrote because of the layering of the paper i did but if you could they would be pretty clear.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


1) This was the most successful project I have done this semester I think. The reason being is Even though the trees in the back ground are alittle messed up now that I  look at it the rest of the painting is pretty good. I had to put so many layers of different tones and shades of green in the grass and trees. The reflection of the trees on the water was alittle hard at first because I was afraid the blue would over up the relfection. The focus point of this painting was suppose to be everywhere because thats what it was in the actual picture so I had to dull the building to a different shade of the sky. Under the tree I had to make it alittle darker because it couldnt just be a black shadow because it is a cloudy day. This was a fun project, this was the first project I really liked this semester.This is the Boston Common area as viewed from the bridge.
2) This picture was the one I learned the most on this semester. This really taught me about value and perspective. The thing that was hard about this project is the transfering of the gridded picture to the gridded paper. This drawing is a poleroid camera and at least you can tell what it is. If I did this again I could probably do better knowing the stuff I learned from doing this. The part I didnt get was was I suppose to erase the lines inside because it was suppose to be white. The lens of the camera is alot smaller and higher that its suppose to be but it still looked nice. I thought this project was one that I learned alot from because if I were to do it again I could do better.

3) This project was the worst I think too because it was hard and it didnt come out as I wanted to. None the less this had alot of concepts learned in this class. One was perspective, another was values, another was blending colors. This was suppose to be a perspective drawing so that was a given. The value aspect of it is the items that raise up from the actual game board have to cast some sort of shadow because there has to be a light source. Blending colors was more of blending values then anything. For example if you have the light green and dark green you have to blend them together to give the illusion of a shadow. The picture was suppose to be Star Wars trouble ass you can see in the back ground but it didnt turn out as planned.
4) Even thought this was probably my favorite project I have done in art class it does have the least amout of learning material for me. The 3D effect of it does already give the shadows and values to it so you dont have to paint those in. Someone said it looked like a snake slithering through the streets in new mexico after a rose parade I liked that so thats what it is. This project has the least learning material in it because you dont really have to apply many things you learned in this class to it. This was one of my favorite projects though it was really fun and showed my artistic talent to an extent. The only thing you had to do was put a base coat on it and paint it what you wanted. I put a base coat of burn seana so it could give the painting that desert feel. This was not a bad project for me it just didnt have much learning concept to it.
5) This project reflects my artistic skill I think even though it is upside down. This one of the more famous russian cathedrals. I wanted the background to be just words like a bible but once I painted over it with water colors and spray painted it that kinda faded away. The only hard part was tracing it from the projector to the paper on the wall. I painted it rainbow in the background because in the actual picture and in real life the buiding is quite colorful since i couldnt paint it to look like that with spray paint I just made it black and the background rainbow. I had no trouble trying to make all the peices stick together because all the peices I needed to cut out were already stuck together. If you could see it up right you can tell what it is. This was a fun project for me too even though I can away with some cuts its all good.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

i am not going to lie i hated this project. it wold of been fine if we had just colored it in with colored pencil instead of giving it light washes of water color. Water color is very hard to control especially on paper like this. I couldn't get the perspective or shading right either it was very hard. As for the pegs on the board they were very messy. The water color would seep into another color everywhere they touched. i would not recomend this for future classes.

When i was doing the Anamorphosis drawing i had to use Photoshop to make the top larger so when you looked at it at the right angle you could see it is in perspective. I had to make a grid so i could take the transformed picture and put it to scale on the paper. 

The colored pencils anamorphosis had to be a grid in both the actual picture and the drawing. I added shadows and value to make it look like it is coming off of the page. Mine was hard to draw all transformed and stretched but in the end at least you could tell what it is.

The most important part of my drawing is the color I think. It is important because if i didn't have color then you couldn't tell what it was. 

At first drawing the picture from the projector was hard because I could keep the lines straight as I was doing it. As for cutting it out it was pretty easy to follow the lines that I drew. I cut myself a few times but that was okay. from my perspective it looks like Disney World but its a Russian cathedral. I wanted the paper underneath to be all words so its like a bible but when i painted over it it covered up the words. I chose rainbow because the cathedral in real life and in the picture I chose is all sorts of colors so even though i couldn't color in the cathedral i could make the back ground look like it slightly.