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La Abeja: Dylan Long

​The project that was our Spanish 4 benchmark was making a mask out of paper maché, writing an essay, and putting the essay onto the mask. The purpose was to learn more spanish, and learn about the lives of others, in an interactive and fun way. The essay consisted of 2 parts. The things that are obvious about us, and the things that are not so obvious. For my culture, masks are not all that important or symbolic. But in other societies and religions, they are a necessity. 
Aqui es mi ensayo, los dos partes:

Dylan:
Soy una persona que le puedes confiar. Valgo mucho de mi vida musical (toco los tambores y el bass). 

Yo empezó a tocar las tambores cuando solo era 8 años de edad.

Me gustó los tambores tan mucho que pregunté a mis padres que si pudriera tomar lecciónes de tocar.

Despues de hablar y discutar, ellos dicieron si. Despues de eso, practicó para 6 años, hasta ahora. 

Sigo con pracitcando todas las dias que puedo Me amo tocar los tambores.

Tengo una hermanita que es muy especiál y cariñosa. En el futuro, quisiera tocar musica para una vida. Me molesta mucho las personas que mienten. 

No creo en Santa Claus, porque yo sé que solo es mi padres. 

Sueño con cualquier cosa, pero casi nunca es una cosa mala. 

Tengo miedo de los espiritos, porque he vísto peliculas de ellos. 

Yo siento un sentimiento que no puede ser explicado con palabras cuando me toco los tambores, es magicál. 

Yo soy un hombre muy flaco, solo soy no mas de 120 libras. 

Ser flaco me hace ser mas feliz y confidente que si yo era gordo. 

Tambien puedo ser mas atletico, y jugando deportes me ayuda quedar en forma y saludable. 

Me influye en como yo relaciono con los demas ser flaco en muchas maneras. 

Puedo jugar deportes , y con esto, yo puedo conocer nuevas personas y hacer mas amig@s. 

Soy una persona chistoso.

 Me influye en mi vida porque cuando soy chistoso, me ayuda con captuando la atencion de mis amigos. 

Me influye con como yo soy con los demas en una manera muy bueno. 

A mi me gusta hacer personas reír, porque me haga sentir bueno cuando otros son felizes porque yo le hicieron ser felizes. 

Me gusta hacer otros ser felizes.

 Yo soy cariñoso. 

Yo siento muy bueno cuando soy cariñoso a otras personas. 

Tengo una hermanita que llama Juliana que yo amo muchísimo. 

Ella me influye mi vida muchísimo. 

Yo no sé como sería yo si no tenia una hermanita. 

Yo recuerdo cuando miré ella por la primera vez. 

Yo pregunté a mi mama, “Es ella mi hermanita?” Mi mama dijo que sí. 

Yo la sostuvé en mis brazos y miró a ella. No podía creerlo! Tenía una hermanita. 

Ella es una de las cosas mas importantes en mi vida. 

Si, podemos tener unas peleas (no fisicas, solo con palabras), pero le ama muchisima. No hago/ digo cosas malas cuando estoy con ella y eso me ayude con decisions cuando no estoy con ella, pero con mis amigos. 

Ella me influye con mis relaciones con los demas porque yo hé conocido el hermano mayor de las amigas de mi hermanita. 

Yo toco los tambores. 

Los tambores me influyen mi vida muchisimo, porque tocando musica es una de las cosas mas buenos en mi vida. 

Hé conocido muchos nuevos amig@s que tambien tocan intstrumentos. 

Yo amo a todos de ellos, son como mi segundo familia,

A mi me gusta los videojuegos. 

No me ayuda progresar en vida, pero son un buen manera de descansar. 

A menudo me siento frustrado con los videojuegos, porque solo juego los videojuegos que son muy dificiles. 

Cuando juego videojuegos, personas piensen que no soy sociable, que la sola vida que tengo es con mi Playstation. 

Eso es la razon que nunca mas voy a jugar videojuegos. 

Yo no hé comprado muchisimos videojuegos porque no los jugaríanlos mucho.

Solo tengo 3 juegos. 

Si yo jugué videojuegos todo el tiempo, no podría hacer mi tarea, ir afuera con mis amigos, no podría ser nada producitvo, porque cuando juego videojuegos mucho, no puedo parar de jugar. 

No quiero ser un adicto. 

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Mi Máscara

​The purpose of this project was to create a mask that represented our own personality as well as any unknown attributes about ourselves. We posted the known attributes outside on the external part of the mask, while we posted the hidden attributes on the inside of the mask. This is to show the difference between what people know about us, and what they do not know. The obvious things would be skin color, hair color, height, and mannerisms/personality; the personal things would include things like political views, religious views, emotions, or just things that you don't normally flaunt. I chose to make my mask the face of a famous reindeer, because of the close ties I have to that animal. 

Rudolph Tucker Bartholomew IV (Rudolfo Teodoro Bartolomeo IV)

            Yo me gusta el sol, pero soy muy blanco y mi ojos son muy sensible.

            Me gusta muchas cosas, y soy muy divertido. Tengo dos hermanas y dos padres. Yo quiero mi familia, y me gusta mi perro. No soy alto, soy media. Soy fuerte, y mi hombres es grande por mi tamaño. Mi pelo es moreno y rubio. Mi ropa es bueno, pero no me gusta comprar muy caro ropas por que no tengo muchas dinero.

            En el futuro, espero que yo tendré ellos. Me gusta deportes, pero sol cuando juego ellos. Yo no es admirador de profesional deportes, pero yo me gusta los deportes de universidad. Pienso que los atletas son muy talentoso, y juegan por diversión.

            Tengo dos hermanas, y me gusta ellas muchísima, pero a veces ellas me molesta, pero yo también quiero mi familia. Mis padres se gusta a broma con mi y mi hermanas. Ellos están gracioso y a veces yo pienso ellos se loco. Soy una persona muy permisiva.

            Mis amigos son un grande influye, mi estilo de música, mi amor para divertido, mi capacidad a hablar... Ellos me influyen mucho. La Música es muy importante a mi. Yo quiero muchas géneros: hip-hop, folk, alternativo, experimental, y roca. No me gusta R&B, yo pienso que R&B es trillado.

            Yo era chico de sur, pero después yo vivió en Nueva York por cinco años, yo era un chico de cuidad. Porqué yo tengo vivió en muchas áreas, yo tengo muchos amigos. Yo pienso que yo aprecio mis amigas para que razón. 

 Privado o Personal: 

Yo primera persona el treinta de agosto, 1994. Yo primera persona en Athens, Georgia, y yo primera persona en Georgia por seis meses. Nosotros mudamos a Lexington, South Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, y Nueva York, Nueva York y Filadelfia, Pennsylvania. Yo aprecio letras de canciones, yo pienso que ustedes muy importante, y que a veces, canciones con mal letras de canciones son mal. Yo me gusta escribo letras de canciones, yo tengo una banda, y yo estoy la guitarrista, y el cantante. Yo me gusta intento a escribo letras de canciones buenas.

Además, yo me gusta escribir, y yo entiendo que escribir es muy importante. Valgo mucho de leer. Yo aprecio los clásicos de Estados Unidos. Yo me gusta el estilo de Americana. Mi autores favoritas es Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, y John Irving. Yo también me gusta Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, Josh Ritter, y P.D. James. Ernest Hemingway escribes sobre España, y yo quiero ir a España porqué yo leído los libros. Yo me gusta P.D. James porqué ella tiene vocabulario grande. Ella es muy creativo, y muy profundo. Cormac McCarthy escribes con muchas descripciones. La historia es muy magnífico. Él estas único.

Yo soy una persona que quiere buen estilo de vivo. Yo quiero ser un bueno hombre. Yo me gusta a tocar mi guitarra todo los días. Me gusta música, y creo que música es muy importante en mi vida. Soy simpática, se dice que yo soy divertido. Mis amigos es muy importante a mi, me gusta ellos.

Soy religioso, y soy serio sobre mi religión, cristianismo. No aprendo qué yo quiero en mi vida, pero quiero a ser un bueno hombre. Además, yo quiero mi familia y mis amigos a ser muy orgulloso de me.

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la mascara de julian

The purpose was to make a mask that identifies and represents us. Our essay consisted of two parts, first the things that people see right away when they see you then the more personal things people do not know about you. We had a choice to what to do with our and be creative with it. Since I am obsessed with the eagles, I made my mask an eagles! Masks are not very big in my culture, but they are in others. For example, in the Spanish culture it is important at parties and festivals.

           

Yo soy un chico emocional. A veces soy triste, no se porque. No creo en rendirme  con mi vida. Tengo dos hermanos mejores y ellos me inspiran a divertir. Me molesta todo la tarea en todos las clases. En el futuro, quisiera un persona mas respetuoso. Tengo miedo de perder mi familia y mis amigos. Me importan muchas los deportes.

 

Yo soy una persona graciosa. Me gusta hacer reír a mis amigos todo el tiempo. Es como hago amigos. No todos mis amigos son graciosos como yo. Pero nos llevamos muy bien por que son simpáticos. Yo soy uña y carne con mis amigos porque me divierto mucho. Mis hermanos me enseñaron como ser cómico. Mis hermanos son loco pero son muy inteligentes.

 

Yo soy una persona alto. Por eso me gusta jugar a los deportes que tienen que es alto, como baloncesto y fútbol americano. Es poco mas fácil cuando soy alto. Todos mis amigos me piensen como el “chico alto”.También pienso que es mas fácil para obtener chicas por que no me debo preocuparme de estar menos alto de la chica. Un día quiero eres mas alto de mis hermanos mejores.

Yo soy una persona sociable. Por eso me distraigo facílmente su facebook y ichat porque me gusta hablar con todos mis amigos. Hablar es una manera en que puedo hacer amigos nuevos. Pero no soy muy sociable en los clases a la escuela por que soy un poco tímido. No tengo mucho confiensa en mi a escuela.  Pero hago cosa a mis profesores porque me ensñan.

 

Me gusta mucho mis nacionalidades. Soy Americano, Italiano y Irañano. Mi familia es muy internacional. Mi familia esta muy unido. Nos llevamos muy bien todo el tiempo. Mi familia es muy simpática y divergente. Todos os veranos nos encuentran en Italia y todos los días vamos a la playa. Es maravilloso. Algunas de mis favoritas recuerdas son en Italia. Durante el ano de escuela hablo mucho con mis primos vía skype. Me familia me inspira de nunca tejendes. Mi es familia es muy culta.

 

Me gusta los deportes. Soy 100% un fanático de todos los equipos de Filadelfia, es muy importante por me. Por eso yo miro todo las partidos de estos equipos. Estos equipos son partes de quien soy yo. Mis deportes favoritas son fútbol americano, baloncesto y fútbol. Mi equipa favorida de fútbol es A.C Milan porque mi madre es de Milano. En 2004 empienzo a mirar los Filadelfia Eagles cuando son en los finales. Entonces comienco a estar un grandisimo fanatico. Ahora memorizo todos las nombres de los jugadores

 

Me gusta escuchar la música. Todo el tiempo escucho música cuando soy con mis amigos y cuando hago mi tarea. No me importa si mis amigos no les gustan mi música. Yo se todos las palabras en las canciones así.

 

Me gusta mucho la musíca  vieja de los genercion antes de mi. Cuando una persona me ve por el primero tiempo puede adivinar catorce anos y mas.Todo mi familia es democrático en la política. Me da miedo los insectos, especialmente cuando son en mi casa. Yo soy muy fiero de mi porque ahora yo se como hablar ingles, Frances, Italiano, y un poco de Español. Para onces anos  fui a la escuela Frances Internacional de Filadelfia y eso es porque yo hablo Frances. Mi madre me enseno como hablar Italiano y hablo con mis amigos italianos en Italiano cuando soy en Italia.

 

Mike Vick es una persona política que me parece bueno porque sabe como cambiar y hacer la buena cosa. Yo pienso que todos las personas deban obtener un segundo oportinudad.

 

 

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Michael Roth

For this project we were supposed to write an essay describing the obvious and non obvious aspects of our personality and to make a mask representing us. I was originally going to make my mask be a panther because panthers are stealthy creatures of the night, but then I realized batman is a stealthier creature of a darker night, so I became batman. On the mask I put the majority of the essay inside because batman doesn't show much information about him, not even some of the obvious things. Part of this is because when it is dark you can't see batman. Masks are important in other cultures as they are often used in festivals and parades.

Por lo general, soy una persona feliz. En mi vida, muchos cosos me da feliz. Unas cosas son mis amigos, mi novia, mi perro y videojuegos. Porque de esto, me gusta mi vida y actuo como es la verdad, porque si es la verdad.No soy depremido porque tengo feliz mucho de la tiempo. Porque soy feliz, otros cerca de mi estan feliz y nos llevamos bien. Muchos de mis amigos estan feliz también, algunos estan feliz porque yo soy feliz y mi felizidad influya los otros. Sin embargo, personas no feliz y yo no caen bien a veces. No esta porque no me gusta personas triste, pero porque ellos estan triste muchos opiniones estan differente porque los opiniones de ellos estan deprimido y los opiniones de yo estan feliz mucho de tiempo. También, me gusta videojuegos. Mucho del tiempo pueden encontrar yo juego videojuegos. Eso me hace una vida feliz a veces, y estan muy divertido. Videojuegas no estan el solo que me dan feliz, pero videojuegos casi siempre estan una cosa que puedo hacer. Tengo tipos de videojuegos favorito, pero la mayoria de videojuegos me gusta. Naturalmente, otros que gustan videojuegos y yo llevamos bien. Sin embargo, a veces unos personas dicen que videojuegos estan estupido. No me gusta la frase, y digo la opuesto. Otros personas dicen que videojuegos no hace nada bueno, o que videojuegos fomentar violencia, pero solo fomentar en personas que no saben la differencia de videojuegos y vida real. Soy obstinado. Cuando creer en una cosa, necesito muchos tiempo y discutir para cambia mi opinion. Yo y otros personas discutir mucho y es normal por nosotros. A veces me gusta discutir, pero solo cuando no es muy serio, me gusta hacer puntos que la otro persona no pueden contrarrestar. Soy un Ateo. Cuando algunos eventos pasa, no creo que es “Dios.” No creo que todo pasa por un razon, pero creo que nosotros pudemos hacer desiciones, y los desiciones cambia la futura, no “destino.” Algunos personas me caen bien porque creemos en el mismo. Me molesta personas que traen “convertar” otros. Porque ellos creen que ellos dicen la verdad? Solo porque “dios dicen eso” no es un razon, ellos no oyen dios porque, si dios existe (yo creo que no) no habla a personas. Me da miedo algunos bichos. Todos bichos que tienen demaciado miembros o moven demasindo rapido me da miedo. No se porque, pero anque yo no tengo miedo de muerte, o de muchos que otros personas tienen miedo de, siempre tengo miedo de bichos. Puedo reletar a otros personas y algunos persanas bularse de mi. No me importa; se que tengo miedo de unos cosas que otros no tienen miedo de, y la contrario es verdad tambien, no tengo razon que escucho a que otros dicen. Valgo mucho respeto. Partialmente es porque mi papa siempre da una discurso de respeto y responsibilidad a mi y mis hermanos antes de un ano nueva de escuela. Cuando personas ganar mi respeto, y solo cuando ganar, yo doy respeto. Algunos personas no me caen bien porque no tengo respeto por personas que piensen deservo respeto no importa que lo hacer. Si no hace nada para ganar mi respeto, no te doy respeto. Si, actuo amiable, pero no respeta verdadamente hasta que haces algo que ganar mi respeto. También, si no respeta mi, yo no respeta tu. No importa si el presidente, siempre es un de mis reglas. Cuando es de respeto, siempre soy honesta. Si tu preguntas mi si tengo respeto, digo la verdad, si tengo o no yo digo, no me importe si tu no gusta la repuesta.



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El Ánimo por Alex Johnson

​The project was to make a mask that represent something about you, the outside of the mask was to show something that was obvious about you like your race or hair color. Then the inside of the mask was made to show the people something that they might not know about you like your personality, and family. In some cultures masks are used for events and holidays. My mask represents the spirit of a jaguar. The bright red is for it's fiery nature and its spots are blue-black for it's stealthiness. I used yellow for its eyes to represent wisdom and knowledge. Other cultures use them to show their history or scare off spirits.

Tengo otro trabajo también. Está en El Instituto de Franklin. Yo trabajo en astronomía con otros tres personas en SLA y un estudiante de un otro escuela en Filadelfia. Nosotros vamos a tomar fotos de el sol. Es un trabajo interesante porque no usamos un cámara regular. Nosotros usamos un cámara conectada a el telescopio. Después de tomamos los fotos, nosotros juntamos los fotos para hacer un compuesto foto de el sol. Nosotros tenemos reuniones a veces con los personas en la departamento de dinero. También, nos presenta a la jefe astrónomo y el director general de El Instituto de Franklin. Pronto, nosotros pensamos que los fotos será en la sitio de Web por El Instituto de Franklin. Es un buena trabajo por los horas voluntarios en escuela.

Soy una persona de origen Africano Americano. Tengo diez y seis años y yo tengo una familia grande. Estoy orgulloso a mi familia, y mis amigos. Soy una persona muy difícil para entender. Soy inteligente, creativo, y muy talentoso. Soy una persona realmente tranquilo también. Además yo tengo características muy interesantes también. Mayormente cuando estoy con mis amigos, no necesito hablar mas porque ellos me entienden. Además me puedo concentrar mas que mis amigos. Es muy interesante en mi opinión. De vez en cuando, en la escuela, según dicen que siempre estoy solo o estoy antipático. Sin embargo, es el opuesto. Yo soy inteligente y seguro.

Además, trabajo mucho para las cosas que quiero. Yo tengo un buen trabajo. Yo trabajo en la Agencia de Protección Medioambiental. Este trabajo es muy divertido. Yo conozco personas de mas lugares todo los Estados Unidos y el mundo también. Yo trabajo con personas en el campo de la ingeniería y los ciencias también. Yo me encanta mi trabajo. Todos los días, trabajo con mas personas para muchas cosas. Por ejemplo, yo trabajo con mi jefe en un mesa de data por dólares por los proyectos de el gobierno en algunos estados. También, trabajo en un folleto de el entierro en el mar. Es muy difícil porque yo necesito a cambiar la información de PDF para PhotoShop. Me encanta mi trabajo mucho.
Además, soy una persona atlética. Valgo mucho de fútbol y de los vídeo juegos. Por ejemplo, juego fútbol por mas tiempo de mi vida. Además, yo ejercito mas en los años pasados. Casi cada los fines de semana, yo jugar fútbol por unas pocas horas. Mi familia piensa que soy muy flaco y no como nada. Es gracioso en mi opinión. Realmente es un chiste dentro de mi familia.

Mas de mi familia son Cristianos pero yo no lo soy. Si, yo creo en un dios. Sin embargo, yo pienso que un dios creyó el universo y los estrellas también. Pero, yo creo en creacionismo y la evolución. Es una situación muy difícil. Por un lado, tiene la idea que personas evolucionaron pero en el otro mano, personas fueron creadas.

Creo en buenas personalidades y futuros divertidos. En el futuro, quisiera tener un buen trabajo y una mujer que es simpática, atlética, intelectual, y una buena trabajadora. También  sueño con mas ideas de tecnología nueva y otras cosas. Pienso que en mi futuro, voy a tener un gran trabajo ganando mucho dinero. Creo que trabajaría en la ingeniería o con los computadores y la tecnología. Yo no sabe mi futuro pero pienso que yo será brillante en todo lo que hago. ¡Estoy contento con mi vida!
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¿Quién Estás

In this project, I tried to convey myself as honestly as I could. I talked about relationships with family and friends. The less obvious part was a lot harder, because I am a very open person, and people know a lot about me. So I got more in depth about my actual feelings on things. On the top of my mask I have a lot of designs, its kind of like the head piece. It shows how scattered my mind can be at times.



Obvio

Yo soy Taylor Stover tengo diecisiete años  vivo en Filadelfia. Soy biracial y alta, mi pelo es marón mi piel es de color canela, ojo son hazle. Mi personalidad es muy loca e interesante. Mi mamá es polaca y mi papa es negro Soy extrovertida y me siento cómoda con personas desconocidas y en nuevas situaciones. Yo puedo un serosa pero soy un cómica  Casi siempre digo lo que pienso Tengo muchos amigos pero solamente unos pocos amigos muy íntimos. Mi mejor amiga es Becca. Ella es muy cómica y cariñosa, y también bonita y muy importante en mi vida. En el chico busco inteligente. Chico necesitan simpático y honesto. No quiero son chico loco, es no bueno con mi, ella no puedo possesivo. Soy saltero y es muy divertito ahora no busco.  Soy aventurera y siempre busco nuevas experiencias que me emocionan me gusta la escuela porque yo pienso que es importante aprender cosas nuevas. Me encanta BURRITOS. Es mi comida favorita, en el verano como un burrito todos los dios. Mi bebida favorita es Snapple, helado con limon es muy bueno y reconfortante.

 

No obvio

-Yo creo que la amabilidad es muy importante. En mi opinión la karma es real y por eso es importante tratar bien a los otros. Creo la intimidación debe terminar. Todas personas es bonito en sus manera. Yo trabajo duro en escuela, escuela es mas importante a mi. A mi me gusta nueva cosas, mi clases favorita es ingles y español. Siempre estoy para un desafio. Yo quiero ir universidad. Quiero vivo en la cuidad Nuevo York porque la ciudad es muy grande a mi me gusta muchas gente y quiero vive en la ciudad que nunca duerme.. Yo soy feliz para conocer gente nueva. Mi mama es mas importante en mi vivo. Chica es mi mejor amiga ella es mi inspira, es muy bonita. Tengo no relación con mi papa chico es antipático y piensan dinero compro amor. A veces yo soy muy triste yo no se porque. Soy persona emocionante soy difícil de comprender. Soy indulgente yo no soy enojada para mucho tiempo. Hago muchas decisiones estupidas, pero yo pienso soy haciendo. Tengo control sobre mi, pienso cuando parar hace malo cosas.  Encontrado momentos difíciles en mi vida, pero donde estoy hoy si las influencias personales que llevo a través de cambie en lo que soy hoy. Yo solo ser una chica muy tranquilla que mi mismo, pero mis amigos comenzaron a tomar ventaja de que tipa de persona era. Trataria de cambio soy contenido y hago mis amigos contenido. Pero cuando la gente caminan todo que me, yo comprendo quiero yo y mis amigos reales. Me encanta ir de compras. Ropas de bonita me gusto, compro hago mi muy feliz! A mi no me gusta ver personas triste, quiero todos la personas son feliz. Soy diferente entonces otros personas, no te gusta me entonces no hables con mi. A mi me gusta me corte. Yo no cambio por nadie.





 

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Days of the Week.

 If you want to know what days you’ll have to go somewhere in Spanish, then you will need to know the days of the week. The days of the week are tricky with pronunciation. So you have to pay attention.

                Qué dia es hoy?-------What day is today?        

 
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In Spanish the day of the week starts on Monday, not Sunday like in America.

Important: The Spanish days of the week start with no capital letters.

On a piece of paper, write this calendar and fill out the top, empty spaces with the days of the week in Spanish…

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Here are a few practice problems in Spanish asking for the day of the week that the date is on, try them out (use the calendar above) :

 

Qué dia de la semana es el 5 de octubré?  _________

 

Qué dia de la semana es el 22 de octubre?  ________

 

Qué dia de la semana es el 11 de octubre?  ________

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Conversación!!!! How to hold a conversation in spanish.

To have a proper conversation we must know how to..

 

1.)  Ask general questions(birthday, date, games ect).

2.)  How to Respond to certain questions.

3.)  How to speak in the right manner.

Here are some general questions and answers:

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General questions are the essentials in a conversation. They are like the baseline to keep the conversation flowing. If you know how to have a conversation then you should know how to survive in the Spanish jungle. =).

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Saludos!!! How to greet someone in spanish!!!

In this lesson, you will learn how to greet someone is spanish and have a brief conversation with them.
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In the case

 of "Como llamas", when using 'té llamas', you should speak to a person of a higher stature. (Ex; the President, a boss, a manager, ect.)

When using the term 'se llamas', you should usually be speaking to friends/family.

IMPORTANT; Remember not to get “mucho gusto” and “igualmente” mixed up, mucho gusto is always first.

When saying igualmente, it is pronounced exactly how it is spelled. Imagine saying Eagle and mint-e. Eaglement-e.

These are the basic terms you will need to know to start a conversation with someone, try with a friend and see how well you do.

Below is a link that will help you pronounce the words above.

http://www.elearnspanishlanguage.com/vocabulary/greetings.html
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Lafler v. Cooper

 Issue:Whether a defendant seeking habeas is entitled to relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel where counsel’s deficient advice caused the defendant to reject a plea bargain in which the defendant had no vested right, and where the rejection did not deny the defendant a fair trial. (2) What remedy, if any, should be provided for ineffective assistance of counsel during plea bargain negotiations if the defendant was later convicted and sentenced pursuant to constitutionally adequate procedures.



What happened ?

Anthony Cooper was convicted of shooting a woman in the thigh and butt after missing a shot to her head. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit overturned the conviction after Cooper claimed ineffective assistance of counsel. His lawyer told him not to take a plea offer, thinking that there could not be a finding that Cooper intended to murder his victim. But Cooper was convicted of assault with intent to murder and other charges. The appeals court said the incorrect advice equals unconstitutional ineffective assistance and ordered Cooper released. But Michigan officials argue that Cooper got a fair trial and that the verdict should not be thrown out because of his lawyer's mistake.


Relation to other cases:


 Lafler v. Cooper’s case is related to the missouri v. Frye case the difference between the two cases is that the missouri v. frye case criminal defendant was not notified of the deal the prosecutors offered, received a harsher sentence and now wants an opportunity to gain the right his lawyer failed to notify him of. 

What I think- I think that coopers case should be thrown out the window because he was not taught the lay of the courts but the lawyer new so therefore the blame should be on the lawyer.









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Missouri v. Frye

Missouri v. Frye
Case Issue: Can a criminal defendant who was convicted after a jury trial later argue that his lawyer was inadequate because he failed to tell him that prosecutors had offered a deal to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence? And, if so, what should courts do to correct the lawyer's error?

What happened exactly?
A defense attorney failed to inform his client, Galin Edward Frye, who had been charged with repeatedly driving while his license was revoked, of a plea offer by the prosecution. After the offer by the prosecutors expired, Frye was arrested for the fifth time then later entered a guilty plea without having the option of the plea offer and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Problems:
The lawyer didn’t present the offer to the criminal defendant (Frye) therefore has violated the criminal defendant’s constitutional rights. The sixth amendment gives the criminal defendant the right to plead guilty if you choose too. In other words, you have a right to a fair trial. The amendment relates to the case because the counsel’s failure to communicate the plea offer prior to its expiration resulted in Frye not being able to plead guilty. During this seating, Attorney General Koster will advocate the law-enforcement position that Mr. Frye’s conviction should stand, and he should not be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea.

Missouri argues that Frye’s request gives attorneys the opportunity to strategically use plea offers as insurance policies against trial results that aren’t unpredictable. Missouri assures that, an attorney can allow a plea offer to expire without communicating it to the defendant, which means the lawyer wants the defendant has to stand trial hoping for a lighter sentence.  

Conclusion
In this case, the Supreme Court has to decided whether the Sixth Amendment’s right to a fair trail and having effective assistance of counsel protects the criminal defendant whose attorney has not communicated the available plea bargain options,

Respondent Frye argues that his counsel’s failure to inform him of his plea offer was unreasonable and it prejudiced him. However, the State of Missouri maintains that Frye fails the prejudice requirements because prejudice requires a showing that, in the absence of attorney error, Frye would have pled not guilty and gone to trial.

Connection/Relation to other cases:
Missouri v. Frye case is connected to Lafler v. Cooper’s case, the only difference between the two cases is that the Lafler v. Cooper’s case criminal defendant decided to ignore the lawyer’s offer by pleading guilty, got a harsher sentence, and now wants to have privilege of that offer, which was admitting to the crime for a lighter sentence. Missouri v. Frye case criminal defendant was not notified of the deal the prosecutors offered, received a harsher sentence and now wants an opportunity to gain the right his lawyer failed to notify him of.

HILL v. LOCKHART

William Lloyd Hill pleaded guilty in the Arkansas trial court to charges of first-degree murder and theft of property. More than two years later he found out that his court-appointed attorney had failed to advise him that, as a second offender, he was required to serve one-half of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

My Opinion

It’s hard to say what exactly side I am on. I believe it was unfair and unjust to Frye because this situation validated his constitutional rights. He had a right to a fair trial, therefore I believe something should be done in his favor. I’m confused by Missouri’s side of defense because they are saying there needs to be proof that Frye would have pled not guilty if his lawyer had not made an error, which is assuming.  I don’t believe you can base anything of a assumption, but most likely it isn’t an assumption minding that Frye has been arresting for this crime numerous of times.  Also, the government is not responsible for any errors that were made by an lawyer.




No decision was made as of November 2, 2011. Many of the arguments are resorting back to the Hill v. Lockhart case.
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Spanish Benchmark Project

​This project I had to write about my summer in the past tense. This project covered a lot of the core values. The main ones were collaboration- proof reading peoples projects, presentation- creating the final product, and reflection- posting to the blog. I got a deeper understanding of how to conjugate verbs into the past tense. When I think back to my process I didn't do very well near the end. I had my definitions done but uploading my project and finishing it up didn't go very well. I would definitely just do the work if I go to do this project over. I liked this project because I'm a big picture person. 


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12942926/SpanishBMQ1.key

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Clear Object Drawing -Jamie Murphy

            For this project I drew a clear object. I chose a clear glass cup, because it seemed moderately different with its cylinder shape. It's bottom had design in the glass, which was also clear. I thought it would be nice to have a different type of thing that I've never drawn before. 

            With my clear drawing I tried using new things i've never used before. Such as drawing with charcoal. At first I had to start out my drawing with a mid-tone by shading the charcoal and smoothing it over with my hand. I then drew the cup as i saw it. I constantly used the eraser to show the light spots in the cup. I smoothed out the charcoal so lighten up the darker spots. All of my previous work I've done was with pencil, or other commonly easy to use materials like that. Never Charcoal, where I can shade the colors to how i want.  

            Overall this drawing was a very well planned out new experience for me. 

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Dormir - Ruben Burenstein


The purpose of this project was to write an essay about ourself, focusing on the parts of our life that are easily visible, and the parts that are hidden. We had to write about what others see us for, and what they don't see. After writing this essay we had to make a mask that related to our essay, and what we think represents ourself. The parts of you that were obvious went on the outside of the mask, while the more hidden parts went on the inside. In other cultures animal masks are made so that the people wearing them can feel closer to nature, mine was made to look be an animal that I feel I resemble. I made my mask a sloth because I love to sleep, and that is what sloths are most known for, I put some of my essay hanging off the nose of the sloth to represent my hatred for mustaches.


Essay:

Yo pienso que tengo una personalidad diferente de mis características físicas.  Afuera soy un hombre, soy bajo, y muchos personas piensan que estoy tranquilo. Pienso que estoy tranquilo a veces, pero estoy enojado todo el otro tiempo. Tengo una personalidad diferente que muchos personas, digo chistes todo el tiempo, pero otros personas piensan que estoy serio. Solo unos personas me entienden, y estos personas son amigos mayorías. Cuando una persona entiende mis chistes, y cuando estoy serio, me gusta la persona mucho. Otros pueden ver que tengo buenas relaciones con muchos personas en mi clase. Mis amigos afuera de la escuela y yo nos llevamos muy bien también, Jugamos muchos deportes en los fines de semanas. Cuando no me caen bien una persona, grito a ellos mucho. No me gusta hablar con una persona que no me gusta, o pasa tiempo con ellos. Unos cosas que no son afueras son mis relaciones con mi familia, o unos de mis talentos. Tengo muchos talentos, puedo completar un cubo de Rubik, y otros talentos que no hago mucho.

Lo Obvio...
Soy más bajo que muchas otras personas. Según dicen a mi que ellos no quieren ser bajos, pero no pienso que es mal. Yo prefiero ser más bajo que muy alto. Mis padres son muy bajos también. Soy más alto que mi padre, y un poco menos alto que mi madre. Soy una persona gracioso mucho del tiempo, y no serio mucho. Escucho a muchos cómicos, y veo sus permanencias. Soló estoy serio cuando necesito trabajar mucho, o estoy triste. Todo mi familia es cómica, mi padre dice muchos chistes todo el tiempo. El es serio como uno tiempo cada mes. Soy una persona tranquilo la mayoría del tiempo. Estoy tranquilo mucho del tiempo porque no me gusta estar enojado, pero estoy enojado cuando otros no escuchan a mi. Un medio de mi familia es siempre tranquilo, y el otro es enojado un parte del tiempo.

Lo que es menos obvio...
Mis primos me importan. Ellos siempre me da risa, porque ellos son muy cómicos, y dicen muchos chistes. Mis primos y yo nos gustan todos las cosas mismas. Dos de mis primos viven en Florida, pero todavía nos mantenemos en contacto. Tengo muchos primos y nos llevamos muy bien. Ellos todos son hombres, y todos nosotros tenemos 13-18 años. Era gordo antes que fui a SLA, y todavía no me gusta mi cuerpo. Era gordo cuando tuve 13 años, y no me gustaba mi cuerpo. Perdí peso antes de SLA. Tres otros personas en mi familia perdían peso, y me influye mucho. No me gustaba mi cuerpo, y todavía no me gusta mucho. Soy un Judío y muchas personas piensan que soy diferente porque soy un Judío, soy igual a ellos. Mis padres y todo mi familia son Judíos, y somos igual a otros personas. Tuve un Bar Mitzvah, pero es uno de un poco cosas diferentes. Muchas personas piensan que soy diferente porque soy Judío, y no me gusta esta. Usualmente no les hago caso a que otros dicen. Cuando era niño, estuve muy huraño. Solo hablaba a mis amigos, y mis padres un poco. No hablaba mucho a nadie, especialmente mis tíos. Ahora no estoy muy huraño, no se porque cambié, pero me gusta no estar huraño. Ahora me gusta hablar a todas las personas que me gusta, pero no hablo a las personas que no me caen bien.

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Clear object

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While having a little practice working with shading and highlighting from my previous assignment with the figure drawing, I can say that I proved while drawing my clear object. Though it may look like a cartoon, my practice on drawing real life objects needs to be approved on but I have the chance to work on it than before and its in progress. This is what I can do after working on this technique of shading and highlighting to define edges to make it realistic.


This is my second drawing of a clear object because I was not too satisfied with my first drawing, so I started over again. I was very focused trying to make it look like what is in front of me and I was enjoying myself. I kind of had a hard time with the highlighting and shading part after sketching the object due to where I was sitting and how the object was positioned. I like working with Charcoal. For one, it was very new to me and for two, it was so manageable when I wanted to shade rather than a pastel. To highlight some parts on the object, I used a crayon and when I wanted to shade on top of the white crayon, you can see the scribbling lines and that is why I started over. So a replacement of the white crayon was an eraser which was more useful than a crayon. My end product looks like a cartoon image but I'm proud of my shading and highlight and I felt good about it.

I like to challenge myself and that's what I like to keep in my head while doing anything in life. WhatI challenged myself with while working in this current project was shading and highlighting with charcoal and an eraser as well as the biggest challenge of trying to draw a clear object. I would like to work with clear objects more to better my skills at this and the technique of definition in my pictures. 
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Q1 Art Portfolio

The reason why I do the work I do because I was assigned to do for class or because that's what I want to draw at that moment. When I do my work because it was assigned to me, my goals are to get it done but to also make it look well because my work describe who I am as a student. And when I draw just because I want to, my goals are to make it meaningful and also look well because there's a reason to why I draw these pictures, like sometimes there will be a story behind them.

My favorite tool is pastels because they kind of bring they pictures to life when I mix and smear the colors in. My favorite material is paper that is smooth and thick because the picture looks way better and when I use different tools to draw my work with, it doesn't go through. And I prefer to use smooth paper because when I use paper that has a rough texture to it, the picture don't have the same quality as the picture that was done on smooth paper. The way I make decision throughout my work is that I look at what I'm trying to draw and the texture I want to come out of that. Then I get the materials that give that pictures those qualities and do my work.

While I was working on the figure drawing, I chose the right color that would bring the picture out then I start drawing the shapes that make up the picture. Next I connected the shapes to make the outline of the person and then did the details such as the shading and the creases of the shirt. Finally I went back over me work with a different color to make the body shape even better. 

TAM
The first time I ever heard of drawing a clear object was when my teacher, Ms. Hull announced it. I thought that drawing a clear object was just drawing a object but it's not. When she showed us a video about how to draw a clear object it was simple to me now. And now that I know how to draw and shade clear objects, I can work on my progress by working on more on my spare time.

While I was working on the clear object, I shaded the paper before I drew the object. Next I chose the clear object I wanted to work on then I started to draw the shape of the object. Then I drew the details of the object like the bottom part of the object that you can see on the other side. After that I made the light and dark shading of the object and then smeared around the outline of the object because clear objects don't have a dark outline. Finally, I put the object's shadow into the picture and then smeared it a little so it wouldn't be really dark.

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Lobbying Blog Post 2 - Finding That Representative

The topic I am lobbying for is Financial Reform. All I want is for people to crack down on the people who cheated the system similar to some of the people who are in New York participating in Occupy Wall Street. So imagine how enthused I was to find a man named Pat Toomey. Pat Toomey being the great man that he is, of course serves on the Financial Institution and Consumer Protection Committee which is a committee that would seem perfect for a man like me who just wants nothing but Financial Regulation so that we don't have another financial meltdown like we did. Pat Toomey is the man. Or so I thought.

After reading this very enlightening piece that I stumbled upon, called "66 Reasons you should not vote for Pat Toomey" my perspective on him changed dramatically. A key example of how media can distort a man, or even how baseless certain claims can be if you don't know all the facts, but that is a blog post for a different day. You, my fair reader, cannot imagine how discouraged I was when I read this article. Heck, how discouraged I was when I got through the first twelve reasons. So discouraged that I didn't know where to look for a reliable state representative for my cause.

So I began thinking smaller and it hit me "What if the people in my district are like minded individuals? Would that not mean that that person on the city council for my district is a fairly good person?" Still discouraged I got my hopes up and I found Anna C. Verna who is a just a breath of fresh air. Actually she is the City Council President and that just puts a smile on my face. But the fact that she is a breath of fresh air is not because she is different or because she signed something as big as the Dodd-Frank Bill but she is doing what I want the Federal Government to do on a larger scale, Crack Down on Malpractice and Restore Stability.(Sorry about that source very hard woman to find info on)

So in so many words what I've read about State Reps. and Senators are disappointing, it doesn't mean that they are all bad it is just hard to find the better things that they have done. But from what I've read about Ms. Verna, I am definitely a supporter and if she could ever become a senator, or State Rep. she would definitely have the vote of a certain blogger.
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Lobbying Topic 1: Smoking

My lobbying topic is against smoking. Many people in not only Philadelphia, but the world are smoking and it honestly is not healthy. It turns your lungs grey and puts many people at risk for diseases and even cancer. The reason I chose smoking as my lobbying topic is because many people I know are smokers. I wanted to find out more facts about smoking. I wanted to know what  hooks people to them and also what are some of the effects.
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Who represents me -Robert Brady

Who represents me? Robert Brady http://www.brady.house.gov/

What do you and your representative have in common?


Brady was born in philadelphia  After high school, Brady went to work as a carpenter Brady served as a staff aide in the Philadelphia City Council and a staff aide in the state senate



Robert Brady voted for the no texting and driving act in pa i believe that this was a great choice because even though the law seems useless it will lower the rate of accidents 

Robert Brady and I have a lot in common we are both determined to be that best that we can be he also puts forth the most effort that he can. He stands ut to me because from what i know he cares about the community not just district 1



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Dbui Glass Drawing

First I put out a blank canvas and then I put a charcoal light background to it because it helps with the shading. I first got into it because my art teacher showed us a video on shading. I felt like I could of added more dimension to my artwork. I feel that my artwork is really nice and I like the depths that were added into this picture. My favorite tol is charcoal because it is really fun to use. My favorite material is charcoal. I like the depths of the shading in my picture. The depths of the shading really add a lot to the picture. Circles emerge a lot in my drawing. This is my first time doing shading like this. Well this drawing is all black and gray and it adds a lot of depth. shading, and color also to this drawing.
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Blog Post #2

Blog post #2

 

The person that represents me is Maria D. Quinones-Sanchez http://phila.gov/cityCouncil/MariaDQuinones-Sanchez.html from the 7th district. Maria has a lot going in with her life.

-She has gone down in history for being the first Latina woman to have a seat in the Philadelphia city council.

-She is also the youngest in the city council.

-She is also known for her reduced crime rates in the city of Philadelphia.

-She is married with 2 boys and still resides in Philadelphia.

In the past she voted for my issue considering the fact that she is basically focusing on public issues and of course this law, the “curfew” law is indeed very public. She has voted with one of the 15 council members to agree with the overall law at hand. She signed for it and only one person didn’t agree with it.

My representative and I have many different things in common such as helping out in the community. I have worked with community service opportunities and volunteer work in the past. Maria does everything for the community; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Qui%C3%B1ones-Sanchez

-She helps out with community service projects;

-She helps out schools, schools in which my younger sisters go to. I think the work she is doing means a lot to the community in multiple ways she is helping out the community and even thought I am helping out in the community its not in the same way Maria is. She helps out in ways to make the community a better place;

-She is involved with educational purposes

-Crime and public safety as well. She has a strong connection with the community.

My thought on Maria overall is a positive vibe. I believe that she is making the community better starting out with her vote for the approval of “curfews” I believe that she is doing is for the safety of teens. She is making sure that everyone has bright future and I believe she is making sure and sort of testing out teens in way. I believe she and the council member are testing teens out in a way to show how responsible they can be to show leadership skills and to be able to show the drastic change of roles in teens this generation. How much has teens changed over time? Maybe the “curfew” law is a test to see how much society has changed in the view of a teen.

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Blog Post #1

I am lobbying for the issue of curfew. There has been a new law about curfews and how children have to be in by a certain time. I completely agree with the law because several kids have to learn how to obey laws and rules. The main reason as to why the mayor, Michael Nutter decided to make “Curfew” for kids under the age of 18 a law is because of “Flash mobs.” http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-08-09/politics/29968295_1_flash-mobs-curfew-young-black-men I completely understand the point he is trying to make. I am not just saying this because the “Curfew” law no longer applies to me considering the fact that I am already 18 years of age but because teens need to understand that things aren’t always going to go the way they want it to go. Teenagers are getting out of control in society each and everyday. What they need to do is stop and we need to put a stop to it. There are rules that need to be obeyed even for the young ones.

The mayor and other council members are clearly in favor of the “curfew” law and so am I. The voting for the signing of the law trial was signed “15-1” meaning 15 council members agreed to the “curfew” and 1 was opposed of it. Teens who have to go inside because of the time obviously aren’t to excite about it and several kids aren’t really acting as if it is a law or acting as if it is serious. There have been teens that have been collected by police officers and had to pay fines. There are several teens that of course obey the rules but there will also be kids who don’t follow rules, changes have to be made even if it has to do with teens causing a big riot of some sort. They have to be stopped one way or another. Changes must be made one step at a time.

The main supporters of my lobbying topic are 15 council members and the mayor of course. There are possibly elder citizens who agree with this as well. The main opponents would be teenagers those targeted because of the “curfew.” Although they don’t agree with it, it doesn’t mean they are going to follow it.

There is a law that has just been passed for a 2-year trial to see the results of it all. Of course the results are going to be pretty accurate, in the way the mayor wants it to be because there are already kids breaking the rules with the “curfew.”

Other background information that would be completely relevant in this case would possibly be way the parents raise the kids and how responsible they are or how responsible they should be. Not everyone has a parent that cares as much or is up to date with societies rules. I think it be best if we had a better understanding and opinion on teens parents who have been fined and arrested. 

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Glass Bottle

So this is the picture that I have been working on for about a week...

Basically, the project was about how to use mid-tones to make a clear object look realistic. I decided to take a break from my figure drawing and try this out, feeling confident about making a clear object. I think I did pretty darn good for a first try on this. The only thing I want to fix are the lips of the bottle. I feel as if the lips need some more shine or shading to them. Other than that I'm proud of this. I might work on it some more.




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Sasha's Q1 Art Blog

​Here I have my figure drawing and my clear object:

Figure Drawing

For the figure drawing, there were a lot of things that I took into consideration when I was drawing her. For of all, I had never done something of this size, so I had to make sure that my proportion were right. Secondly, I took the vibe of the model (Jamie) and tried to put it on the paper. When I looked at her, I got a bubbly yet undertone seriousness from her, so I tried to make her pose look as feminine and relaxed as possible, but the seriousness come in with her neck. For the most part, her neck was very stern, (not to the point where her muscles were visible) but enough where some shading was necessary. As for the choice of colors working with pastels was very different to me, but I just tried to match them with the color of the clothes that she was wearing that day (black skinnies) but the shirt was a different color, so I went with a light red color. To me, it looked very nice against her blond/orange hair. My favorite part drawing her hair. It was layered enough to where I could give is a spiked look, which gave me more flexibility with highlighting certain parts. Each strand was outlined with a darker shade of orange, while the crown was a more mixed with light yellow and peaches- from this, I wanted the hair to appear shinier. As for her body, she had a very petite figure, which was something that I had no problem drawing. She is more slender then curvy, so keeping her shape to more of an unexaggerated pear was key my goal. Basically, I kept her shape to more of a teenager, than one that was too mature and inaccurate. Overal, I felt very confident with this drawing. Even though it was larger is size, I feel as though I portrayed the model as I saw her. I draw people and I like to portray a specific emotion when I do so, and for this drawing, I hoped to show a relaxed and bubbly personality that I saw in her. The main difference from this and my own work is that I am a manga-baed style, and still made me think to try more of semi-realism. While her face has a less realistic appeal, I believe that her body shape was more on point.   
Clear Object
I thoroughly enjoyed making this clear object drawing. First of all, I got to use my favorite medium of all time: 0.7 mm MECH PENCIL! It's my love really. Also, I got to incorporate the use of charcoal, which is something that I'm not very used to,but I was able to use it to be best abilities for this project. I started with choosing the beaker, mainly because it was the first glass that I saw. My first thought was to draw a window, more a rainy scene that portrayed a certain feeling, but I instead went with the beaker because it's new to me. When we watched the video on how to draw a clear object, I liked the technique except for the fact that there was no scene to it. In my head, I couldn't draw this inanimate object without some sort of background. To me, there has to be a place for an object to be set in. So, I first just drew the outline of the beaker from my view, (somewhat of a top/frontal view). I did a really weird thing but shading the mid-tone AFTER I drew the outline of the beaker. Starting with a mid-tone just didn't feel right to me. Afterwards, I starting finding the darker spots to be shading and starting to erase at certain reflections of light on the beaker. After this, I decided to draw the tabe that I was working on (also from my perspective). I then used the shading of the table and set that is my new mid-tone. It made sense to me because seeing through the beaker means that I'd have a skewed vision of the color of the table. I made sure to erase lightly enough that each line across the table wasn't defined, but still visible. Overal, I feel that this was a huge success, because I just wanted to portray a gloomy mood from the loneliness of the beaker, and I think with the dusty grey affect, it got across pretty well.

      
















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