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Copy A Master

Artist Statement for "Copy A Master" Project

I choose a simple art piece that was created that I found to be very interesting. Here is the link to the original piece. Clearly the original was made with water based paints, however in order to create my copy I choose to use colored charcoal pastels. This piece was hard to actually replicate so I simply just chosen to put my own twist on it all. 

I started with the swirls of blues. I figured if nothing else the swirls should be the distinctive piece that stays the same. I then followed with the white piece of charcoal pastel to lighten up the piece. The colors of the piece are really bright so white always would tone those colors down. I for the most part chose to use my hands and cotton balls to make smear/smudged effects to piece. I seen it as a repeat of the original pieces's strokes that have been lead into the other colors of piece. It reminded me of it by doing so with my piece. I also chose to use different colors outside of the original piece as well. The hot pink and baby blue for example. I wanted the piece to be brighten up so adding those colors did that justice. 

Overall, I am content with the replica of the "Master's" piece and made sure that I added my own twist to make it my very own. 

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200 Photos & Photoshop


200 Photos

Taken with the Camera from School with my peer Brittany Riggins, and I also used my iPod to take photos.

Edit Photos

Artist Statement for Edited Pictures

Playing with Photoshop, I learned to do some neat things. With each of the photos I have edited I created a unique creation. Some were simple such as my edited Birthday Cake that just displayed an explosion with the balloon holder top center piece and the edited picture I have of an artwork made from one of my peers here at SLA.    There were photos, however that I did completely change the manner of how they look. For each picture I had in mind of what I wanted to do to change it digitally for the better look of it. The tricky part was to actually make that happen with this application. 

As shown with each of the edited pictures, what I had in mind was actually succeeded. The functions of photoshop can be hard to find at first but once you find something that you need you have found the rest in a sense. 

The Five Photos I have Edited are:

A Photo of Myself, Two Art Pieces made from my Peers at SLA, An Exit Sign at SLA, and Birthday Cake that I've Personally Made.

For the photo of myself, the original photo was a picture I'd taken of myself wearing red lipstick. I have taken the neon glow function on Photoshop to create an alien looking effect on the photo. I then took pink to go over the shape of my lips and the eraser tools to put a dot in the pupils of my eyes. 

For the two art pieces that were made from my peers, I choose to make them pop with some more color then the original photo had. For the unique snake looking photo I changed the yellow background to a hot pink and made the black strokes to make the snake bright lime green. For the mosaic piece of art that was created, I chose to make the background of that grain like how televisions go when the alerts come on with the different colors, I also decided to brighten the photo and have a painted style stroke to the actual mosaic piece. It came out really nice and I must say these two were my favorite to edit because they fit my personality so well. They're both simple in a way but very noticeable.

I also have taken a picture of a exit sign at my school  and edited it in Photoshop. This was actually the first photo I played around with so the product was just that. I played around with the different filters on photoshop and this is how it came out and about.

Lastly, with the photo of the birthday cake I have made, that has been edited in Photoshop I actually sat and pondered how I would digitally change this photo. I didn't necessarily know how I exactly was going to do this but then I realized how the cake in the original photo has the top center piece that looks like fireworks, so for the editing I choose to give it a lightening and glow affect to make the top center piece look like an explosion and it actually did come out looking like that. That was great. 

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Paper Tulips


Internet Sculpture

I found a website that created tulips, and I made a Paper version of that.

Artist Statement for Paper Tulips

Finding an internet sculpture to create was a bit challenging for me. There are a countless amount of projects one can get themselves into. However with much research I found myself intrigued with a particular website that make tulips. I decided to create my own twist to the project. 

For the paper tulips I have created, I used colored construction paper, (That are the colors of yellow, blue, dark pink, light pink, and green.) scissors, and tape. In order to make these tulips I simply cut out a tracing of my hand and folded it into a shape of a circle. Then with the fingers that are the petals of the tulips,  I brought them down and out and curled them with the scissors and taped them to hold. After the petals were done I decided to make the stem with green construction paper. I cut the construction paper in fourths and rolled the fourth up into a cylinder. Then I placed it inside of the petals and voilá there goes a tulip. I decided to make half of a dozen and place them in a vase that was made in ceramics class by one of my peers at SLA. (As shown in photo.) 

Many people have vases full of flowers in their home. I thought that coming across this project and making it seem as if they were real was really cool. Especially doing it in a manner of paper. I loved how all it took for me to make a tulip was literally some construction paper, scissors, and tape. This was a very neat project and I am very happy that I took the time to actually make these tulips. 

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Large Clear Object; Glass Vase

Large Clear Object

Glass Vase

Artist Statement for Large Clear Object

A more grandiose size of the clear object drawing I made from First Quarter, I decided to use similar methods to get to the product I have today. Again, the glass vase was more complex then what I believed it was. However, I did manage to make the glass vase appear to be clear on paper.

I used a very particular method of staring at the glass vase for several  minutes.  Then using the black charcoal to make an outline of what I've seen and smearing it with tissue to have a smudge affect. With shading, darkening spaces and erasing countless amounts of times I then found the perfect blend of color for the object to come out to appear as if it was clear. I did bump into some barriers while working on it such as the proportion. I managed to fix that by simply turning the paper around and making the one side the top of the vase and the other the bottom. As seen with the photo taken of the glass vase, it is apparent that the top is bigger than the bottom. Which would make sense looking at the vase at a eye level. 

I've grown to be very content with the clear vase I have created on paper. The amount of time put into making the vase appear to be clear on paper shows throughout this piece of art and I am happy for that.

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Rugeiatu Art Works

For this quarter we had a few more assignments added towards the ones we accomplish last quarter. Some of the few assignment that we had is, Clear Object Drawing: Clear object drawing is a drawing of an clear object. It pretty much self understanding. Choose any clear object, ex. a glass, draw the glass and make sure you get the lighten and correct shadows and shade. The reason of that is because the drawing has to look more realistic comfortable. Another assignment that we had to do was, edit 200 pictures and out of those 200 picture we had to pick out best 5 and edit it on an application named photo shop.
Here is an example of one of my art work. This is the clear object drawing. It's a glass
and the lighten and shade as you could see,
I tried to shadow this picture as much as
I could however, my camera isn't large enough
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This is the internet Sculpture. It's different quilt cut into pieces. I randomly place the quilt so it's not as if it's in order or it's suppose to turn out a certain way.
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  • During quarter 2 we did a number of things. We took the small glass objects that we drew 1 quarter and turned them into 24x36” drawings. We used Charcoal or pastels we also had to fill the paper. So i also tried to fill the paper like i was supposed to. i used Charcoal instead of pastels because i love the way Charcoal looks on the white paper once the picture is finished. Next we had to choose a sculpture of the internet and redraw it so i love the Peace Love and Happens signs because of what it means. so i looked for a nice picture of that and found a students from a lower grade than me in a different state and thought it was cool and choose to complete that drawing. Next we had to take 200 pictures of things that we liked and me being me i love me so most of my pictures are of me. i took these pictures and edited them on photo shop. i used letters hearts and stars and color change. i also used a web site called pizap where you can combine pictures and do the same things as photo shop i just used two different ways to create and edit my pictures. we also had to create Internet Sculptures so i found out that i can take the plain glass cups and wine glasses at home and turn them into something that is pretty fun and cool to drink out of. Now my glasses were made at home and not at school because i had the help of my god mom. In order for this to work we had to by special paint called Pebeo ceramic brilliant glossy paint. after we painted the glasses we had to let them sit out for 24hr and the once they dyed we had to but them in the over for like a half an our that way the paint can bake into the glass and when we drink out of the glass the paint wont come off. (this is a very dangerous art project so please have adult help) 


Clear Big object
Copy A Master
6 of my best photos
Internet Sculpture Painted Glasses with Design
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​Once again I decided to present a piano medley of different artist including myself.This time it went better in the recording process,and I was able to stay to the timeline I give myself.Im very proud of the piece of a song by kid cudi,this is one of my favorite songs that I have been meaning to do for some time now.Other artist covered are "The xx","Kid cudi",and "Childish Gambino".The next quarter I feel like doing something a bit different I would to draw a "KAWS" picture.Overall I enjoyed my work,and wonder and look forward to what will happen next.
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Sabrina Stewart-McDonald Q3 Artist Statement

For my clear object, I drew a flask. I don't really use color, but I've been experimenting with random color in a few places, in this one I used color for the labeling. 
For my internet sculpture I made Cookies&Cream cupcakes. I really love baking, but I've never really tried to make anything pretty; I just focused on the taste. When I made these, however, I also tried to do a little food photography. It isn't made of chemicals and inedible things like the pros do; all my cupcakes looked like this (but without the cookie on top) and I just wanted to focus on one.
Recipe is here.
For my edited photos I tried to focus a lot on lighting and color. I basically took pictures of random things that probably wouldn't be looked at twice and added cool effects to them. In one picture, I took a photo of a ring of mine and tried to try something new (for me) by making a type of fantasy scenery using it.
For my copy a master picture, I copied a print by Yoshitaka Amano, who did a lot of art for Final Fantasy and a few different anime series.
I didn't get to the bike, but I did a few other pictures in my own time. Two are from the anime "Black Butler" and the other two are free styles I had done when I was experimenting with the human figure, but these are more cartoony.
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Scan 7 copy
Scan 7
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2nd Slide

Something I used in my slide to make it eye catching and memorable was using the picture to draw attention to the words. The sun points down towards the quote but is neutral enough to not draw away from the slide itself. 
I used warmer colors like oranges and yellows to compliment eachother. 
I also put the quote "let the sunshine in" on the the ground going down the trail as if the quote itself were taking a stroll.
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Media Fluency 2

I changed my slide in a few ways. Mostly, I got rid of the clutter. I deleted the items that took away from my slide. Then, I was left with the flower, background, and music notes. I kept the flower off center, because I thought it added some depth to the page. Also, the contrast of the bright yellow flower and darker background was pleasing to look at. I kept the music notes because I liked the way they looked flowing across the bottom of the page. 
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Quarter Two: Artist Journal

​Self Portrait & Abstract Sketch and Painting

This quarter my favorite project was the Self portrait sketch. From this project I learned alot about the shapes and lines on my face, whereas before I've never had a reason to look at myself so closely. I think this project is great for anyone in the art class because it makes you feel good about the way you look and at the same time learn the techniques to make a portrait. 
Emotion Art

This piece was fun to complete as well. When I was first given the project I didn't even know what emotion art was but once I researched and looked at different artists work I knew exactly what I wanted to create. The sketch is the first picture and the second is the black canvas. The last picture shows my work when it was almost completed. 
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Clase: Bioquimíca

Professora: Señor Sherif

Actividades en la clase: Leer y hacer investigación.

Responsabilidades: Estudiar y prestar atención 

Materiales: La computadora una pulma

Opinión: Me fascina porque informatica y divertida

Clase: Historia

Professora: Señor Baird

Actividades en la clase: Leer, hacer investigación y escribir.

Responsabilidades: prestar atención 

Materiales: La computadora y el cargador

Opinión: Me fascina porque informatica y facil

SLA es muy divertido, informatica, y pequña. Clubes tenemos musica, technologia, y arte. Sla es tenemos quinientos estudiantes y professores. Sla esta en filadelfia. Me gusta SLA porque es divertida, informativa, y peqeña. SLA es joven tengo seis años. 

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Lobbying Blog Post #5

​Please commit to what you would like to accomplish in your final blog post for the lobbying assignment. If you are behind in the steps, by all means, go back and do that. If you feel like one of the past steps needed more attention, go back and pick that up. Basically, because you are all in such different places, you will set the terms of your last post. Make sure to include any extensions that you can think of, past the end of the course. The final post will be due Jan. 11th, but this assignment is due immediately. Please start working on this soon.

In my final blog post, I would like to get in contact with Mayor Nutter because although I tweeted him, facebooked him and ichatted him, he did not respond. So, I want to make a trip down to perhaps his office and set up an appointment with him in order to talk about bike paths in Philadelphia and where they are going with it. By making this effort toward talking to him, I can really make progress with lobbying for more bike paths because Philadelphia really needs them. Mayor Nutter would be the man to put the final say on whether or not it will happen and how it will happen .
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Breaking News; A Special Report

SLA es una escuela muy buena. SLA es pequeño y blanco también. A la escuela, tenemos una biblioteca, muchos clases, y un café. Tenemos los clubs de música, arte, y bailar. En la escuela, tenemos 500 estudiantes y mas o menos veinte profesores y profesoras. SLA está en Filadelfia. Me gusta SLA porque es divertida y extraña. ¡Es un buen ambiente para mi!

Clase: Ingles.
Profesora: La Señorita Dunn.
Actividades en la clase: leer, escribir, y ver videos.
Responsabilidades: estudiar, leer mucho, y practicar a escribir.

Materiales: un libro, una lápiz, y una computadora.

Clase: Geometría.
Profesora: La Señorita Thompson.

Actividades en la clase: escribir y hacer problemas de matemáticas.

Responsabilidades: prestar atención y completa la tarea.

Materiales: un lápiz y unas hojas de papel.
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200 Photos.

For these photos I did a lot of playing around with the levels of photos and the tints on them. I wanted everything to still look realistic but I also wanted it to be different and eye catching. For each photo I tried to do something new. The eye photo I tried to make it look also animated so that it was still the same photo but it didn’t really look like a photo. For the snow one, in the original you couldn’t really see anything so I tinted it blue so you could see the “RF” and understand that it was snow and ice it was carved into. The lipgloss photo I decided looked too boring so I made it so that you couldn’t really see the background and the text on it was blue and green to give some sort of uniqueness. The “MAKE IT RAIN” photo inspired me that since rain is not 2-D then neither should my photo, so I made the colors have more definition and sharpness and a boost of color. I also tinted the background blue because when you think of rain, most people think of blue so to me it just made sense. Lastly with the hand I liked that the nails were chipped and all but I wanted to make it slightly eerie so I added wrinkles and darkened the photo to make it look like something that seems nice and pretty into creepy.

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Copy A Master

I made a copy of Composition with Large Blue Plane, Red, Back Yellow, and Gray by Piet Mondrian as an assignment for art but I added my own twist to it. All of the colors and shapes you see were photographed.


I went around the school and just took pictures of different colors and patterns so that I would have something unique while coping a master. When I got my pictures I put them into a pages document and starting cropping and shaping everything to look the same. It was frustrating getting everything to match but after hard word and very many edits I am happy with what I created for this copy of Composition with Large Blue Plane, Red, Back Yellow, and Gray.

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Laptop Case.

With this assignment we were talk to create something inspired by something that we see on the internet. At first I had trouble because I couldn’t think of anything that caught my interest and then I don’t know how but I came up with the idea of a laptop cover.


To start off creating it I took the measurements of my computer and added an inch. I cut out a piece of black paper following those measurements, then outlined the apple logo on the comp so that when I painted over it, the apple sign would still be visible. Then I got my paints ready. I mixed together a purple and pink and then red and white so that everything wouldn’t be just one color. I laid my paper out in front of me and started painting. I used different methods, colors, and paint bushes to create texture. I set it out to dry and then finished.


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My Slide

​The feedback that I received was that my slide was not guiding my viewers eyes so what I did to change this was I decided to move my text, change the font and change the picture I had on the slide. First I changed my image from ballet slippers to a ballet dancer, what guides my viewers eyes is the dancer's torso which stretched towards my text. This allows my reader to look at the picture first notice the way his bidy is proportioned then read the text. Also the text was change to show that even though ballet is very disciplined there is still a whimsical side. The color of the text was a nude color on the original slide but I decided to make it a baby pinkish color so that it would contrast with not only my background but also my picture.According to presentation Zen contrast is very important because that determines wether or not my slide will grab my readers attention. 

New slide:
dance keynote
​Original Slide:
bryanna keynote dance
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I fixed this slide the way i did for multiple reasons. I used bright colors to grab the viewers attention. I made my word large because that really ties in my slide and explains to whoever is viewing it what my slide is about. The box at the bottom of my slide is there because it symbolizes the smaller, simpler, plainer things in life. I tried to make this slide busy but still keeping it subtle. 
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This another slide i did. i especially like this one because of the path i took. I wanted to be a little on the darker, spookier side.
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Q2 Media Fluency

   I first changed my slide based on the constructive criticism I received from my fellow classmates. I was suggested to change the color of the font. Instead of red in the phrase "lets rock", I changed it to yellow. That way it can match the background. 

   From what I had researched from the Presentation Zen website, I had to make the words big and easy to read. So I bolded the text and placed very little words. Another thing that I learned was that you should place one picture thats straight to the point. So I made my picture the backround. 
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Technology Slides Before & After !

Before I completed my second slide my original slide was very un organized. Some people didn't understand what I meant but when I described it more to them they understood it more. I picked two baseball pictures (A Back Catcher with a Batter, also a Pitcher.) In my interview I did a good job relating to the text and the websites that we had to gather information from to learn more about things that stand out. My slide is below.
My final slide
After I did my second slide and got recommendations from the student teachers and kids in the class and I came up with this idea. I've used my other resources to complete this and my final slide. I hope you enjoy. THank you.
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Q2 Media Fluency Wendy

​I change my slide because my first slide was so crowded together, the pictures were all over the place, and now that i change it i like it, because it big , the picture is big and the words are big and pop out of the screen, they are big and you can read them clearly and the picture is with alittle girl ice cream fell on the floor. 
my slide
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