Friday, November 4, 2011

Tattoo Design.

Right now i am working on a tattoo design for a friend, thought I should upload the work in progress here :)

Reflection? Already?

I cannot believe the marking period is over already! it seems like just yesterday was summer. Now we are headed into winter, having already had a snow, and I lost at how time flew by so fast!

This marking period has been a huge learning experience for me. Being a first year art class person, it has really helped me improve dramatically in a short amount of time. I used colored pencil for the first time, which taught  me how to blend colored on top of each other, not just clump them all together and hope it works. I also learned to gradient scale better then I had already known, which has helped me a lot while we are creating our self portraits.

All and All i cannot believe the first fourth of the year is already done and gone. I am looking forward to the other 3/4 of the year!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Self Portraits... Kind of?

In class right now we are working on a temper - paint self portrait, where we draw ourselves from a picture, paint it, then ink over the entire drawing and rinse it off. After this happens, we simply rework everything that was lost.

I find this project extremely difficult because I am a detail type art person. I love to add the fine, small details in order to create a realistic image. Problem is, in this project detail doesnt really play a role, because it will all be lost anyway when you rinse it. I have problems with this, because it has taken me four days to finish one practice paper, and even that was forced!

Tomorrow i will begin the ink process on my practice. hopefully it goes well, or else my entire paper will be covered in color pencil.

Huge Paper :

Me! ( not really. looks nothing like me ) 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Apple a Day...!

For the last couple weeks we have been drawing apple still lives in Mrs. Kiick's class. First, we attempted to take pictures of a cool thing called a viewfinder, which I find to be a really good tool in drawing still lives. a viewfinder is a piece of paper ( folded ) with a small part cut out of the center that is proportioned to the size of the paper. It helped me so much! 

First, we worked with pencil ;

In progress


This being the first time I had worked with pencil in awhile, It took a little getting used to again, but pencil is my favorite thing to draw in, so it came back fast :)

After Finishing, we moved onto Colored pencil, which I found a great amount more difficult. I had never worked with colored pencils before, so there was a great deal of figuring out I had to do. But it turned out good in the end.

Colored Pencils ;