Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Self-Portrait? Check!

So I have finally finished the giant portrait of my face that i was working on all last month.  The art room is filled with many different, colorful versions of teenage faces, and I'm quite satisfied with my own result.  Purplish-lavenderish-perriwinkle would be the color I painted my face.  (I don't know the exact color, but i do know that it's some shade of purple :P).  The overall experience of creating the painting was very interesting.  Through this project I think I've finally figured out how to draw a face and make it look– well, human.  But above all, during this experience, I've realized just how intricate and detailed faces really are.  And I've come to respect those who can simply take a piece of paper, a pencil, and a mirror, and make an exact replica of themselves.  Now that takes talent.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

impovements by now

so its been about two months now and i've survived school so far.  ive improved in my school work and in art especially. throughout this year, many changes in my life have inspired my art. i feel that i've improved in the drawing part of art after i drew the self-portrait, since that was such an immense project and it actually turned out pretty good.  other than that, my skills haven't really changed, but hopefully they will soon! i understand shades and value scales much better now, so i can draw them more easily, which is good for my self-portait painting.  anyway, art is my favorite class still and hopefully i'll improve more as the year goes on so i can get as good as all the other students!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

self-portraits are hard.

    So now you've seen some of my, well,  achievements. But that was the past week. This week, I started on a self portrait.  Only not just a self-portrait, but a giant blown up version of my face, in cartoon form.  First I drew my face in pencil, looking off a small picture of me. That was very hard because the size was such a leap, so I had to grid both papers and look at a small portion of my face at a time.  It made me realize how symmetric and grid-like my face really is.  Anyway, after I drew it, I had to go over it in Sharpie marker.  That's as far as I've gotten so far... but soon I'll be paining it in one color and doing a whole other process of painting and wiping it off and shading, but in the end I think it will look really cool.  I can't wait to see how it turns out!

What's happened in class so far.. a squash/gourd thing, some paper, an apple... quite interesting I think.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Apples on Paper

Our class is drawing apples right now; a good introduction to fall! In the beginning of the year we were making unique papers by painting them with acrylic paints and watercolors. Now we're drawing and coloring apples on top of one the papers. I chose a nice orange and yellow paper to draw my apple on. It goes really well with the reds and yellows of the apple! Looks really god so far. It's very hard to make the apple look real though, to make it look 3-D. I've seen some of the other students drawings and they look almost ready to eat!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Welcome to my blog!

Hey everyone! This is my blog. I don't really understand computers very well so this is a big step for me. I'm really excited for this year's creative arts class and I'm ready to try some new techniques! 
I know I may not be a great arsist– yet, but I plan on getting there. 
I want to be a graphic designer, like my mom was, so I guess i better learn computers! 
So thanks Mrs. Kiick for giving me a kiick start!
    Hope you enjoy my blog! I'll be posting some pictures of my art soon so keep watch!