Z's Artist Statement

Hey! This art class has honestly changed my view for the better. I see art so differently now, being able to take your time and making art pieces you are actually passionate about shows what art is meant to be. I have learned how to use multiple forms of materials to make these pieces. The first two pieces are blind contour drawings. The task was to draw without looking at the paper. It was very difficult at first to not look, but I soon got the hang of it. My blind contour drawings are simple, but I’m proud of me being able to step out of my comfort zone. The next task has to be one of my favorites. This was the “Choose your own painting”. I enjoyed this so much, out of all the things I could have painted I felt the need to draw something from my childhood. In art, I always like to incorporate a piece of me. I love Winnie the Pooh! He is such an amazing character, especially for younger kids. He really used to teach me how to be patient and loving. I decided to do him big because I wanted to be able to hang it on my wall. I drew him, outlined him with black paint, and continued to paint the inside. Once I finished, I was proud of how well it turned out. Afterwards, we had to “Recreate a piece of Art” . This assignment was a little difficult in finding exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I didn’t want to do something that everyone would typically think of. I researched graffiti and found one I actually liked. I knew it was going to be hard at first, but I pursued my idea. I, then, found one I liked. I drew it onto the paper with a pencil, used a black marker to outline the shading, and colored the rest with crayons. My next piece really touches my heart. It’s an illustration of a writing called “My Island” by Lee. I really wanted to do something that illustrates my island. This poem speaks on so many things that I am very passionate about towards my island. I drew everything with pencil and simply outlined everything with a marker. It was simple, but I believe once you know the backstory it will touch you. The last assignment was to take a picture and edit it. I did a simple water bottle photo. The edit was simple, but it looks really cool. The fading of the bottom and top of the bottle makes it has a very nice effect. & Once again, this is me; Zeniah Navas.