Question 1 - Black and White Drawing
The project that I was most successful on in my opinion was the black and white drawing. For this project we were told to draw a picture based on either music or culture. At first I thought music would be a great idea but I realized it would be too bland just putting music notes iny drawing and calling it art. I decided to go with culture. Since we were learning about the ancient Romans at the time in World History and I have always been fascinated with that civilization I decided to choose that for my culture topic. Then I decided on what theme I should do. I chose to do architecture and picked out the best reference I could on the Roman Parthenon. Once I got to drawing it was pretty easy to get down all of the important details. After that it was on to cutting and this wasn't very fun. Although I did do a decent job on it there were a lot of small pieces and most of them fell out. Overall I believe my project looked really great and was probably one of the best pieces that I have ever created
Question 2 - Perspective City
This was one of my least favorite projects. To me it just didn't feel right making the project. It may be because I didn't want to do it but I don't know. In this project we were told to create a city based on any idea we could think of. We also had to use perspective to make our city more realistic. I chose the theme of an underwater city. In my head I was thinking of a million different things I could do, but once I got working I didn't know what I was going to do at all. I had some ideas like coral buildings and a king Neptune statue. When I started getting into it though I thought "what am I doing?" and "This doesn't look right at all!" I kind of just stopped what I was doing and wondered what I was doing. Although I continued later on with the city it was weird because it didn't look right. So I pretty much finished it without liking it and I did not enjoy that at all.
Question 3 - Hand Animals to Landscape
Although it's hard to tell someone's growth when two art pieces have different mediums, I believe that I have grown over the semester with these two pieces. My hand animal was something we did at the beginning of the semester and at the time I thought it was pretty good. As the semester went on, though, I realized many more aspects of art were needed to make a piece even better. My hand animal was good, but it was bland. There wasn't any contrast or shading or line transition for the most part. As time went on I added these aspects into my art and once it came time for us to work on the landscape, I knew exactly how to make it look good. On my landscape I added shading into the clouds, some pretty good uses of line into the trees and the shoreline, and I used different shades of color on my ocean to give it a look of depth and opacity. Also the coat of red-orange underneath my painting was able to really bring out the colors in my painting. Overall I would say that I have really developed as an artist in this class and I am very happy that I took it.
Question 4 - Printmaking Project
I believe that the Printmaking project reflects me the most as an artist. In this project we were told to pick an animal and put it into a habitat. I decided to do an armadillo in a city. I believe that this reflects me as an artist because I like to do unique things and things that are abstract. For my drawing I payed really close attention to the armadillo. I put as much detail as I could into the body and I also worked on the buildings in the city. I was able to show my ability on being able to shade my work as well as putting as much detail as I could. This project was one of my best that I had done except for the fact that when I made my prints, not all of the detail that I put into the armadillo was in the print. It still looked nice but I was hoping it would've been more detailed.
Question 5 - Hand Animal Project
My favorite medium to work with is colored pencils. To me they are easy to use and look great once an art piece is finished. For the project we were told to pick out our animals. Then we had to draw three different hand positions to where we needed to draw the animal in. I chose an owl for my animal and had it to where my hands were cupped and facing each other so it would look like an owls head. The colored pencils really brought the piece together with the light and dark shades of different colors. I needed to make the owl look more realistic but at the time we were in the basic stages of shading so I didn't really know how to do that. Besides the point I think my piece car out pretty good and I loved the way the colored pencils looked on it.