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One Point Perspective Drawing

  1. One thing that I have learned that I haven’t learned before was it’s ok to erase because it’s a way of improvement and it’s the best way for you to learn your strongest points and and the weakest point that needed addition work. 
  2. Learning this really made my drawings better because I recognized my mistakes and changed them for the better. 
  3. If I did this assignment over again I would not procrastinate, and spend every ingle minute of time given to work on this. 
  4. My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing is to draw as if you are looking at the thing you are drawing. You just don’t see a flat surface but you see 3 dimensional surface so draw in your point of view. 
  5. The resource that actually helped my out the most was observing other people’s drawings and trying to craft them into mines. 
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Jiwon Choi- Final Perspective Drawing

Something I learned while doing this drawing was how to draw objects without any guide from someone. I learned how to draw something just by looking at the original picture and making an exact replica of it. By learning how to draw objects without a guide but with just a picture of it, I know that I can draw real objects in life without having problem with it. In fact, my skill of drawing a real object will increase now. The resource that helped me the most to draw this was the website’s steps on how to start it and our art teacher’s (Mrs.Hull) advices. She told

     Even though I believe that my skills increased in drawing, my drawing of this room was not perfect. If I had a chance to do this assignment again, I would make the center square with the vanishing point a little bit larger, and put the light that is on the ceiling in the center. My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point drawing is telling them to imagine how that object might look like if you were above, side, or below it and make the drawing. If one imagines it in this type of way, one can know how to make the drawing a little bit more realistic. 


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Final Perspective Drawing

a. One thing that I specifically learned was that all the objects in my final drawing are made up of little rectangles. For each item I had to draw, the base of the item started with drawing little rectangles. Also, in order to make something 3D you add more small rectangles. Before this project I looked more at the lines, than the actual shape I was making, but now I know that it's ALL rectangles. 

b. This learning about the whole concept of starting from rectangles really helped my drawing out. Instead of making random lines, I knew I had to start with a rectangle. This made drawing everything much easier. I could more easily create my objects, and also tell if I was doing something wrong!

c. If I had the chance to do this project over again I would make my back wall bigger. When I look at my drawing as a finished product, the back wall is so tiny, that some things were squeezed in and I could've made it more proportionate if I had had more room!

d. My two major pieces of advise that I would give to someone who has never drawn in one point perspective is to 1) start every object with a rectangle, and then add more rectangles to make it 3D. 2) Measure EVERYTHING. It's crucial to have straight lines in your drawing and if even one thing is off, it can mess everything else up. For every line I had to draw I would measure a distance on one side, and then measure the distance on the opposite sides, and then connect the dots!

e. The resource that helped me the most was Mrs. Hull's drawing guide. It gave you the basics, so that you weren't lost on what to do, but it let you figure out the details which made you really think (and erase a lot). It was super helpful going step by step in the guide, because I could reference the pictures, while making my own! 
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Final Perspective Drawing

I learned how to make objects recede into and pop out of space.

By knowing how to do this I was able to create door ways and window frames.

If I were to do this assignment again, I would make sure to make the lines darker so that it is more visible in the photo.

Make sure that your lines are only either horizontal (up and down), vertical (left and right), orthogonal (to the vanishing point).

The olejarz website really helped me grasp the idea of one point perspective and how to make things pop out into space.

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English Macbeth Project

1. My project is a thought map, or visualization illustrating my essay. It uses my essay’s ideas and illustrates them with a whiteboard animation. I thought this would be a good idea because it summarizes all of the thoughts from my essay, and allows me to show them in a short and entertaining way.

2. I first made an outline of all the important concepts of my essay, in order of where they went chronologically. Then, I illustrated each concept. After that, I filmed myself drawing the concepts on a whiteboard, fast forwarded it, and set it to music.

3. I had difficulty with deciding how to best represent each of my concepts with illustration. I had to choose out of a variety of possible ideas for each thought.

4. I am most proud of how entertaining/ interesting I was able to make my project. The responses from my classmates were generally positive, and they found it fun to watch. If it is fun to watch, that means they paid attention to it. If you make something that people want to pay attention to, they will learn the information that is being presented.

5. If I did the project again, I would make each idea more fleshed out. I felt like I didn’t explain each idea clearly enough, or had enough information with each idea. I would also add voice over to verbally explain the ideas I was trying to represent.

6. I learned that there are many creative ways to present information and ideas, such as song lyrics and tunes, sculpture and other image mediums, and rap.

7. I learned that I am able to make an effective, yet somewhat entertaining, and most importantly understandable presentation that people are willing to watch.

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Macbeth Creative Piece (Monologue)

I decided to write a short monologue from the point of view of lady Macbeth. Showing how she changes throughout the play and her interactions and feeling towards Macbeth. It starts with her being angry and controlling. It shows how she is angry with Macbeth for acting like such a coward when he knows he should be a man. It is how she controls him. It then shows how she begins to sort of plumet and become much more vulnerable to everything around her. Such as the immense amount of murders and deaths. The guilt eating her alive showing significantly. The process of writing this monologue was fun and frustrating. I loved trying to get deeper inside of the mind of Lady Macbeth while using the quotes and interpreting them in whatever which way was not only fun but helped me analyse the reading to a greater extent. I was frustrated with how to come up with a transition of her attitude throughout one monologue and I did that with the help of the quotes from the book. In order to craft this apart from the writing, I thought it would be more fun if visually the paper that the monologue was written on appeared older that it actually was. In order to achieve this goal, I crinkled it up and burned it in certain places. After that I had put it into the oven to make the creases appear more crisp and obvious. What I am most proud of is the way I interpret Lady Macbeth throughout this monologue I feel like I give the audience a full overview of how she was in the early stages of the killing of duncan and then how she was later on.  If I were given the opportunity to do this differently I would memorize and perform it. I had performed the monologue but it was off of paper and I feel that if it would have been memorised it would have brought more to life in that piece. From my colleagues I learned that there are many different forms of interpretation and events in the story. Many people had done things such as sculptures or videos or drawings. They had all chosen something that worked in their favor for the most part, and I found how I teach people about certain things the best which is through my writing and for others it might have been a power point or a comic.. etc. What I learned about myself is that I do wonderful work when I use all of the time I am given to the fullest, and I feel if I had exercised that more prior to posting this the project itself would be a lot better. The entire monologue reads:

“I once heard willows fall silently under the commands of men. Breaking bows and tragic cries of escaped breathe…Success is never blessed without blood.

and Macbeth will wear a crown of crimson proudly For my smile has been etched on to long in this place and If I were broad shouldered and could push down willows with my breast Oh how I ask!  "Come to my woman's breasts and take my milk for gall!!" for the back of macbeth cannot carry that of a load like an  but his knees buckle at fear of  weight so Unsex me here You murdering ministers obey me like that of a man. Hold me into war that only men can bare but I have hands of a woman and I bare no chest to command those who I see below me, and cowardly Macbeth begs for my satisfaction. "INFIRM OF PURPOSE!" Jumping out of his skin at every shadow, but "The and the dead are but as pictures. Tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil." Yet he shutters at the sight of blood, and now that he has grown to be king I feel empty, this skin has begun to hold hands with the bones of my soul and I am hollow. The power that has consumed him into the depths of shadows yet I still see the shallow waters of fear engraved in his face. I AM MORTAL NOW! and my heart is way too heavy.”

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This project was about how Macbeth was driven to become evil by the witches, but was still at fault for going as far as he did. However, the video doesn't show that all that well, as it only shows the quotes. However, it served more as a summary of the book than a defense of the thesis. However, it does still show how Macbeth became more evil, and how the witches were involved. It's really just more of an extension of the written project, rather than a straight-up translation into video form.
I had a few time issues in the creation of this project. For example, the weekend it was supposed to be done I had a robotics competition. I ended up doing the whole thing that Sunday afternoon. However, I took the time to make the effort show- a good 6 and a half hours. I used my mom's copy of Adobe After Effects. I did the video by animating objects, such as type and images, in time with the music I chose ("Lunae Deae" by Makkon). I also had some objects' brightness linked to the audio, for added dramatic effect.
I'm really proud that I could learn After Effects in such a short time. I went in barely knowing how to use it and came out knowing the basics. Usually it takes me longer to learn the ropes of software as complicated as After Effects, but I managed to do it somehow. What I would change is how it ties into the thesis. I didn't give myself enough time to think that completely through.
I learned a fair amount from others' projects. First of all, I realized that even the simplest of projects can be the most entertaining. I also learned that Jiwon can play piano. I also gained some new perspectives on the story; such as a different theory about how Lady Macbeth's character evolved throughout the story. I didn't learn much about myself, besides the fact that I now know how to better organize my time when doing projects.

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Q3 Art/Design

This quarter, I worked on a number of different art/design projects. The main project that was officially for art class was the Vans Custom Culture competition. I was in charge of designing and applying a design for the BMX, surfing and skateboarding themed classic vans shoe. My idea sprouted from the idea of transpiration and Philadelphia transportation (SEPTA) in the form of a subway map. 

I started out in adobe illustrator looking at real world subway maps and designed my own. After much thought about how to actually apply the map to the white shoe, we figured that the easiest thing to do would be to use packing tape to make a template and paint the lines on the shoe. I stayed for a few days after school working on taping and painting and finally on the day it was due I finished and the shoe was complete and ready to be photographed and submitted. 

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On top of the work in art class, I also worked on a number of personal projects. The biggest of them all has been launching my website. I used adobe muse and have been building the website since December. I went into building the website without a real theme for the website, my only real idea for it, was that I wanted there to be a business card on the home page with 2 buttons going to my graphic design portfolio and the other to a photography portfolio. I built the homepage like I wanted it and continued on to designing the actual portfolios. With the help of my mentor phil, we came up with a side scrolling circle concept. It took a few weeks to finally gt the website into a form that was simple and easy for the viewer to use. 

Now that the website is usable, I’m going back and re-designing the pages and taking a second look and deciding what might be better and adding features that some users asked for. One of the big changes that I’ve made already is re-designing the home page, this iteration pulls from my vans custom culture design and uses the “subway stops” as the buttons for the contact page and both portfolios. The URL for the website is

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​Other projects included:

Re-designing the SLARP logo,

I've also been working on projects with my mentor like, 
Creating concepts for a nascar/national guard project

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Final Perspective Drawing Zack Hersh

1. I learned that taking the time for small and individual details really makes the object you're drawing and the picture look a lot better and realistic.
2. This made my drawing look much more realistic and 3D which really added to it.
3. If I were to do this project again, I would draw the floor tiles after the tables and stools because constantly erasing and redrawing them was a pain and sometimes they threw me off.
4. My advice to drawing in perspective is draw everything all the way back to the vanishing point because it really helps with drawing orthogonals and making your drawing look realistic and accurate.
5. The resource that helped me the most was the online room practice. I really got the hang of it on that and I found it really helpful.

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Final Perspective Drawing - Green, 2013, perspective.

One Point Perspective

Questions: ​

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before.

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better.

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

e. What resource helped you the most and why?


       One thing that I learned is when you draw in one point perspective you need to make sure every line goes through vanishing point. It made my drawing to look as you look at it in real life. Also all of the lines look straight. If I did this assignment again I would definitely draw more furnitures and details because I only drew tables and chairs. An advice for someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing is to concentrate on the lines and vanishing point because it is the most important thing that makes your drawing look real. Some of the sources that helped me the most was powerpoint because it showed me which thing I should draw first. Another source was the website where you could click on things in the room and it gave you some of the information about lines and how to draw something. 

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Q3 Art Blog

In this Quarter 3, We were to accomplish art assignments that were on, from F9-H2. During the lessons that we were to learn on our own in order to complete our drawings, had helped me improve my art skills into drawing. The website was useful to me and made mine art skills to improve. Flipping through my sketch book, it actually made me feel good about myself that I had improve and accomplish my art skills. In this quarter, I had focus on the detail on each assignment that was given and the hard work that I had put into. Plus, Each student is required to do an outside project in additoin to all of the drawing projects. I decided to make a melted crayon portrait inspire by Justin Bieber. I know you may be wondering, Why Justin Bieber? We'll he is truly a inspiration and I wanted to make something to give back. 
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Art of Choice
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Other Drawings 
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Final Perspective Drawing

One thing I learned that I didn't know before is that all elements of a drawing are connected by orthogonals and the vanishing point. They keep the drawing in balance and keeps everything in proportion. Learning this made my drawing acceptable. Without these two techniques I would be out of luck trying to draw this art room. My room would look unprofessional and it would all be guess work.
If I had to draw this room over again I'd definitely pay more attention to the details the things in the room. Things in the room like the number of tables there are in the room or the texture of the tables and stools. I would not spend so much time doing everything to exactness. For example, the floor tiles took me an entire class period because i wanted to have the exact number of tiles on the floor (24). 
My advise to someone who has never done one-point perspective is to take their time on a drawing like that. You will make a lot of mistakes and will have to erase all the time. It's good to be patient and not try to rush the drawing. If you're stuck on one thing, go back to it later. The resources that helped me the most was the olejarz website and Mrs. Hull's example. They gave the most direct examples and showed the simplest way of drawing certain elements.
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Final Perspective Drawing, 2013, perspective

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?
One thing that I learned specifically is how to draw tiles on ceilings and floors.

b. How did learning this thing make your drawings better?

This helped make my drawings better because they allowed me to make a more accurate room.

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

If I did this assignment again I would try to see if my back wall was not as small so I could have more space to draw.

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

My advice to someone who has never drawn one point perspective is that to make sure you have a clear vanishing point otherwise you can't do your drawing.

e. What resource helped you the most and why? 

The resource that I believed helped me the most were the guidelines on Moodle because since I was doing the same wall as on the website it helped me with how to accurately create the room better than if I had used another wall.
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Final Perspective Drawing

One thing that I learned that I didn't know how to before is to let your mind see the picture. If you don't let your mind see the picture you wont be able to draw it and make it look nice. You have to get through your mental barriers. If I didn't learn this my picture wouldn't look the way it does. It wouldn't be in perspective. If I had to draw this picture again I would probably manage my time better, I procrastinated a lot. My advice to someone else would be to not get frustrated. Also, make sure all your lines are straight. My most helpful resource was Mrs.Hull. She helped me get through all my mental barriers. 
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Final Perspective Drawing

I learned that drawing everything from the vanishing point made everything line up and look neat and it made sense when I finished my drawing why the vanishing point was so important. If I did this assignment again, I would draw a different wall from a slightly different perspective. My advice to someone who's first time this would be doing this is always follow your vanishing point. Your drawing will come together nicely, don't try to guess because anything off could make the whole thing wrong. The slide that Ms Hull put up helped a lot, it was a good follow up and made the ending a little easier. 
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Final Perspective Drawing


a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before. I didn't know that if I really put my mind to it, I can draw something that is actually presentable. At first I didn't like how we had to use rulers but in the end I really enjoyed the project and I liked using rulers because they helped me make my lines straight. 

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better. It made my drawing better because with straight lines, the drawing can look realistic and detailed. 

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently? I would try to make the floor space not as big and try to add some more details to the project. Also I would like to trace the lines with a black marker to make it look finished. 

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before? My advice would be to draw really light lines because you will have to erase a lot! Also don't get discouraged because if you try hard, you can get the drawing done. 

e. What resource helped you the most and why? A resource that really helped me was the walk-through on Moodle. It helped me because I learn by seeing instead of listening. 

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Final Perspective Drawing

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1. One thing I learned while doing this project is that art takes time and that it is ok to erase and start over. Art is not something that you are born with but something you grow to be good at. After this, I think that I have really improved as an artist and I am proud of this piece. Also, that perspective drawings are all about orthogonal lines and rectangles.
2. Learning these things made my drawing better because I was not afraid of trial and error like I used to be therefore, allowing me to improve the things I did not excel at in the beginning.
3. If I did this assignment again, I would use all of the time given in class to work on it and not get as distracted. I would also take more time with coloring to make it the best it can be.
4. My advice to someone who as never drawn a one-point-perspective is to take your time and no matter how much you want to rip it into a million pieces, don't do it. It is not worth starting all over from scratch for. Just erase and keep on going. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help or to give it to someone else. You will be surprised at what your peers can help you with.
5. The resource that helped me the most throughout this project was Ms. Hull and my peers. They understood what I didn't and helped me to understand. I am so grateful for them because without them, I would have been stuck for a long time. Especially Jiwon, who helped me with the stools when my attempt was an epic fail.
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Final Perspective Drawing

1)  ​I learned that I draw with a heavy hand, and while this is not necessarily a bad thing, when I rest my hand on the paper it smudges the pencil and makes it not look as good.
2)  Drawing this made my understanding of one point perspective better and therefore will help my drawings in the future.  Before, while I knew how to draw it, I did not know that, when drawing a box, there are three types one lines: horizontal, vertical, and orthagonal.  I did know to draw those lines, but knowing that there are only 3 will help me make sure that I do not make a mistake because I think it looks right, while it is not.
3)  I would have drawn the floor tiles in light pencil.  I started doing this but ran out of time and had to erase it.
4)  Remember the three lines!  If you do not remember them, your drawing will turn out disproportionate  and skewed.
5)  My best resource was my mind and my memory.  In 6th grade I had done a cityscape in one point perspective, and the pointers my art teacher had given me then helped me the most.
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Final Perspective Drawing

Art Room Drawing
​a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before.
I learned that the slanted lines are called orthogonals; I never knew that term before. 

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better.

I learned how to use the orthogonals correctly to make my drawing be the best it could be. 

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

If provided more time, I would've colored my drawing. I am content with my work and wouldn't change anything. 

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

Be very careful. I've done perspective since 8th grade and have always disliked it. I am very OCD-like and my art allows me to be free and perspective is very restraining on my artwork. I would give the advice of watching what you draw; every line shows. 

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

My friends have helped me the most. I would ask them if my drawing was crocked or off and they would help me with it to get it to look right. 

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One Point Perspective Art Room

​One thing that I learned from this project was that I learned what an orthogonal line was. The orthogonal line made my drawings better because I was able to use them to make my drawings appear to be three dimensional. If I was going to do this assignment again I would do a few things differently, I would make the lines darker and mor prominent; I would pay closer attention to details; and I would try to make the paper less crumpled. My advice for someone that had never drawn a one point perspective drawing before is to pay attention to the ortogonal lines, they are the most helpful things to your picture if they are done correctly. The resource that helped me he most was the slideshow that Ms. Hull posted on moodle.
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The Heart of Lady Macbeth

My project is an art piece that depicts the heart of Lady Macbeth. Because of Lady Macbeth's evil desire for riches, ultimately she was left powerless and under the shadow of the tyrant master of her own guilt. In this piece, the heart as the center focus. Around the heart are flames, which symbolizes the range of emotions that compassed her. Also, the background is red to signify the innocent blood that she shed.

Inside the heart at the top-left hand corner, it is fully black and has the quote “Fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood.” That part of the heart represents the point of the play in which she was full of evil and malice to become queen. On the top-right hand side of the heart, the color is a lightly shaded black with a pastel and has  the quote My hands are of yours, but I shame to wear a heart so white.” In this section of the heart, it signifies how Lady Macbeth is still evil but she has not been as covetous as she previously was because she knows she has to be strong for Macbeth. As you go down towards the bottom of the heart, you will start to notice splotches of red and the quote “I pray you speak not: he grows worse and worse; question enrages him.”  Although this quote doesn’t concern Lady Macbeth, it represents a pivotal point for Lady Macbeth because she starts to notice that she is losing control of Macbeth, therefore she covers up for him and claims that he has had convulsions since his childhood. The red represents how she is commencing to feel remorse about the heinous crime she committed. Towards the bottom of the heart, it turns completely black and contains the quote “More need she the divine than a physician. God, God forgive us all.” This represents how Lady Macbeth has totally lost control over the circumstance and no one can help her. At the bottom of the heart, it looks as if something is pouring out of the heart, it is black, and it has the quote,  “The queen is, my lord, is dead.” This point of the picture signifies the death of Lady Macbeth.

My process was short but complicated. It took me a several hours to complete this because of time constraints. It was difficult completing this project because I made several mistakes in the piece. Because of my difficulties with the project I just moved on by covering up my mistakes. I don’t really take pride in this project because it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I learned from my colleagues to get creative and to think outside of the box. If I were to do this project again, I would completely do it over again. It actually wanted to make a sour dish to represent the evil of Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play and a sweet dish to represent Lady Macbeth at the end because she was became more of a human. I am going to do this and I will be bringing in for the class on Monday April 15, 2013. I learned not to go with the first idea that pops up into my head, but to be unique and artistic. I also learned to put effort into my work.
Although this won't be counted for credit, below is what I actually wanted to do. I made a sour cream and onion snack to represent how Lady Macbeth was evil in the beginning. I made Kiss Pies, which are sweet, to represent how Lady Macbeth became more humane and had feelings of regret towards what she had done, in the end.
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*​Kiss Pies
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*Sour Cream and Onion Snacks 
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