- A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it): There are two space types in every photo, this is the base and the background.
- B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?: there were diffrent shading so i just cut out the shaded part.
- C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?: when using negative space it makes the main part pop more and be more defined.
- D. How is negative space useful in creating art?: So things are easier to see and it can pop more
A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is the background of the image that is drawn. It is what's behind the image.
B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
The cut out showed negative and positive space as different perspectives. The blue on the black switched to the other side and changed to a different perspective. When I drew the stool drawing ( hair pik drawing) I drew the outline of the hair pik and shaded the background a dark color to show the shape of the hair pik.
C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps an artist to see in negative space because it helps them see the negative side of things. Also, it changes their views of seeing pictures.
D. How is negative space useful in creating art?
Negative space is useful in creating art because it helps you really see the artwork. It focuses it in away.
El mansión es de gran grande y tiene noventa gente vivo aquí. Hay tiene veinticuatro comedores. El también tiene treinta baños. Hay es también cuartocinco sofás y once comidas. El mansión tiene de gran garaje. Hay es ochenta teles y cinco el jardínes eso también nove cientos pulgadas cada. Eston mansión es el más grande de todo tiempo. Eso es uno gigante mansión.
- What did you set out to do?
- How does your work incorporate the art of storytelling?
- What do you hope your audience gains from your work?
- What did you gain from doing this work?
- A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
- B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
- C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
- D. How is negative space useful in creating art?
- What did you set out to do?
- How does your work incorporate the art of storytelling?
- What do you hope your audience gains from your work?
- What did you gain from doing this work.
“Before I got here, I came from there. A planet far from this one. This planet is lush and green. Such beautiful flora and fauna. A species called “humans” dominate this planet. They have such interesting civilization with governments, economies, religions, and free will. This is far different from my home world. I come from the planet called Dracon. It has deserts, mountains, dangerous creatures… you would think it would be like Earth, but there’s one difference between this place and Dracon. Constant war. All over the planet, war was everywhere. It prevented us Draconians from having a proper civilization. All that ever happened was war. All that was ever discussed was ever. All we were ever taught was war. War was the end for us, and it would seal our fate.”
A battle has commenced in a great desert. Soldiers coming from the mountains, running and screaming onto the desert land. They threw their punches and kicks landed into each other’s faces, and each blow caused quite a boom. The ground rumbled, the mountains shook, and soldiers flew. It was quite the battle. In the end, after the dust cleared, there were soldiers walking off into the sunset, while hundreds lie on the desert floor, beaten and killed.
“It was one of the deadliest battles in Draconian history. The soldiers of the Federation were badly defeated by the Uprising,” said Mr. Jahn as showed his students an old wall painting of the battle. Every student seemed interested in this fascinating history. Well, everyone except for Dar - Ol. Dar - Ol was an unusual Draconian. The reason for that is because he doesn’t talk about fights or war, he talks about peace on the planet. He says one day, he will save his race. Until that day comes, he has suffer being bullied by his classmates, and receive harsh criticism from his parents about growing up to be a warrior. His thoughts were interrupted as Mr. Jahn continued with his history lesson.
“This marked a crucial point in history for the Federation. They were down many men, and the Uprising could easily attack the capital. In which case, they did.” He stuck his hand out to show another old wall painting.
“The Uprising took the final battle to the capital, where it was a slaughterhouse. The Uprising took it to everyone, killing anyone who got in their way. The men, the women, and the children. It seemed like lost cause. The battle was over before it begun. It looked like the Federation would fall.” continued Mr. Jahn. At this point, Dar was almost completely out of it. He couldn’t pay attention to this lesson. He was about to leave until…
“When suddenly, a hero emerged from the destruction.” This surprisingly caught Dar’s attention.
“A hero,” asked a fellow classmate.
“Yes, a hero. One with vast incredible power. He defended the capital and everyone within it. The generals of the Uprising were stunned. This one being trumped every soldier in the Uprising. Many reports said he could move like a blur, some said his strength topple even the strongest of us, some even said he jump from side of the city to the other with a single locomotion. Whoever this being was he was unstoppable.” This put Dar in a daydream so deep, he believe that taking the role of the hero.
“What happened in the end,” asked a fellow classmate.
“In the end, the generals themselves challenged this being to fight them. The generals were the best of the best. They were ones who could move fast, jump far, and have the most strength.”
“Was it enough,” asked a classmate in the back of the group.
“It wasn’t even close. Even the generals speed, power, and agility were trumped by this being. They had never seen anything like it. They forced the hero’s hand, and they surrendered. What seemed like a day that the Uprising would win turned into a victory for the Federation, and the government maintained itself from then until now.”
After the little daydream finished, Dar spoke up to ask a question.
“Mr. Jahn, what happened to the hero?”
“Well…” said Mr. Jahn with a long pause. “I don’t know. In fact, no one does. There has never been recorded information about the hero. The generals couldn’t see his face because he moved so fast, and he never came out in public.”
“Someone had to know,” said a classmate. “I mean, there had to have been one person that knew about him.”
“If there were, I’m sure they wouldn’t give away his identity. For all we know, the hero is probably dead,” finished Mr. Jahn.
This sunk Dar’s heart a bit. Some students noticed it, and decided to start making fun of him for it.
“Aww, Dar’s gonna cry now. His hero went croak.”
“That’s probably his granddad.”
“You want to be a hero, wimp? Grow up strong and big like us, not weak and pathetic.”
Luckily, Mr. Jahn heard their little whispers and called them out.
“Gon, Sram, Wel! When we get back to school, all three of you stay for extra training.” This breathed a sigh of relief for Dar. The three of them have picked on him since he came to the school. He’s wanted to take them so badly, but unfortunately, he knows he couldn’t. All three of them were about half a foot taller than him, and had about 20 to 30 pounds on him, and they were very good fighters. No doubt, Dar was actually a great fighter. Trainers have compliment his progress, especially Mr. Jahn, one of the most experienced fighters in the school. However, speed doesn’t always trump power, especially if three of them who have more power than him.
The day continued on in the museum, but all Dar could think about was being the hero, and using that power to save his people. Maybe, get some revenge while he was at it. They board the vessel to return to the school, and when they got back to school, everyone (with exception of Gon, Sram, and Wel) went on home. Dar could’t wait to tell his parents about his day, and the history lesson he learned.
“… And this guy was a huge legend,” exclaimed Dar to his parents. He was saving the hype for his parents, but sad to say, that hype was wasted when his parents didn’t really show the enthusiasm that he expressed.
“Dar, that’s nice to hear,” said his mom, Kare, with no emotion while doing her chores. His dad, Don, still training in the holo room, didn’t even say one word when Dar was home. This was the basic routine for Dar. He would always come home from school, and see his parents (who were soldiers of the Federation) would be either training or doing chores around the foundation. They never spent too much time with Dar. They expected him to go school, learn to fight, come home and train with them, eventually turning him into a soldier for the Federation.
“Honey, let’s stop with the silly stories, and show us what you learned today,” said Kare. This caught Dar by surprise. He thought his parents would think this was a big thing he learned, that his parents would be interested.
“It’s not a silly story! It’s amazing! This is something that should be considered an inspiration for soldiers,” exclaimed Dar in confident voice, only to have it short-lived by Don after coming out of the holo-room.
“Please, that old legend? That’s a myth. You said it yourself, that it was used as an inspiration. After the Federation took back the city, they believe that the Uprising started to hallucinate and imagined the so-called super soldier. There was no one in the Federation army that had enhanced abilities, and we would know. During training, we have the trainees under surveillance. It’s protocol,” explained Don.
“Maybe he had to break protocol…,” continued Dar before he interrupted by Don.
“That would be impossible. The holo-room has surveillance cameras, motion sensors, sonar, detection plates, you name it. The reason for that is so the fighter can see how he fights from every angle.” Dar was decimated.
“Why would the museum lie about the legendary super Draconian,” he asked. “There has to be an explanation.”
“Well, the only reason I think they would tell about the super Draconian is because of the overwhelming reports of seeing the being. So many from the Uprising and still plenty of reports from the Federation,” Don responded.
Dar’s confidence is at an all time low. He was so excited about the legend, only to be told that it was a myth.
“Come on, Dar. It’s a myth. It can be true or it is false. Let’s just go training. Show me what fighting techniques you learned, not legends and stories,” said Don with reassurance. Dar walked with Don into the holo-room. He still pondered the myth. He decided to go on, figure out the legend by himself. He still thinks it’s true, and he wasn’t going to stop until he proved that.
So Dar set out on his long journey to find out about the legendary myth. He went to his friends, and went to the collection halls were they store data of old historical events. Some of the really old and secretive data was kept in the old chamber room. Dar came to the main desk, and there was a young female collector there. She was on the computer processing the data throughout the collection halls. Dar thought she was kind of cute, even though she was way past his league. He knocks on the desk to get her attention, and succeeds.
“Excuse me, hello. I was wondering if you could give us access to the old chamber.” The female smiled at him. For a moment, it looked like Dar would get a yes easily. However…
“Why would I do that? You’re like 10 years old. Only special people get privileges like that,” she said with such attitude. Dar felt offended.
“Excuse me,” he responded. “But I’m actually 13, and what do you by ‘special’?”
“Well ‘I’m actually 13’, but by special, I mean the staff, business, scientists, teachers, etc. You, young man, are those kind of people.” Dar was really aggravated. He hated how she kept referring to him as little. She was really cocky. So he decided to be cocky right back at her.
“Look, I don’t know what your problem is with me, but I really need to see the old data from the Uprising era. Now you could do that with no problem at all, or I could go your boss and complain that I’ve been given false data, which I’m pretty sure is not beneficial for you at all since you, you know, you run all the data in the halls.” He crossed his arms, and tap his foot on the ground. The collector wanted to say something back, but was actually afraid that Dar would go tell the manager. All collection halls were built the same way, so it was easy where to find the collectors and the manager. So she decided to carefully sneak Dar into the old chamber.
“Thank you,” he said relieved.
“You’re welcome,” she said sarcastically, and returned to her desk. Dar went through the data, looking into the old reports of the Uprising era. He needed to look for evidence of legend besides the big city battle. He looked throughout the data. He couldn’t see anything. He spent 4 hours in the chamber, and triple checked all the data. He didn’t find anything. This made him frustrated and sad. He walked out the old chamber, and started walking out the collection hall. He passed the collection desk, and the collector resist to comment.
“Couldn’t find what you wanted to find,” she said with a fake enthusiasm.
“No. I didn’t. Ok? That a good answer for you? Should put that in your data,” he replied with anger. She jumped a bit from the reaction. He walked out the collection hall and into the night.
He kept thinking to himself, “How could I’ve been that foolish?” He walked throughout the city towards his foundation when suddenly a black vehicle made a screeching halt in front of him. Two guys stepped out the car and attempt to grab him. Luckily, his training makes him a formidable opponent for these two. He started to do the “duck and knuck” strategy, one his Dad taught him. He would duck under opponents’ strikes and punch them in the pressure point located in the abdomen. It would knock his opponents down in two to three attempts. It seemed like an easy fight, until he realized something. He was a bit sluggish, and noticed why. He was tranquilized. The two lunkheads actually got to him because of the severe decrease in his speed. They knock clubbed him. He fell to ground with a hard thud. He lied there, vision blurry and hearing muffled. The last thing he saw were what seemed like a black militia suit. He heard talking, but he too far out of before he fell unconscious.
Group Members Present: Jalen S. Robbie M. Sarybel M. Rose K.
What your book club discussed:
This session we talked about chapters 4,5&6
How you discussed it:
In the last session we realized how important it was to right done things that stuck out to us so that we would have things to distinctly talk about. We also followed the same format as we did previously of talking chapter by chapter so that we could easily follow. This time we also tied in outside articles as examples of what the book had been talking about.
Any points of conflict/disagreement in discussion:
Even though some points that were made were more controversial than last time, there was still overall agreement. We all talked about while creating misleading graphs is clever and all for the business it is tough for the consumers. The point was made that it seems to be worse for it to be made for government than for food or toothpaste advertisements. This point could have been disagreed on but overall everyone was on the same page.
Questions that came up as a result of the discussion:
At one point Jalen brought up a good questions about whether or not it was ok to change the y-axis on the graph and fabricating statements by adding adjectives was really a situation that no one could pin something on you and have that be ok.
* We will add the links to the articles once we have them all.
Name: Phoenix Ward
Mentor's Name: Larissa Pahomov
My Senior Capstone was to create a science fiction novel that, when completed, would be popular with young adults.
In the beginning, I was truly debating what I should do for my Capstone. Many of my plans and ideas were either very difficult to accomplish, or just weren't considered 'Capstone Material'. I felt like I couldn't do much. That was until I thought about writing. After viewing past writing works, I thought that writing a novel would be a good Capstone for me to do, since it was something I could do. But this project wasn't something I could toss willingly away and return three months later to redo or continue, like my other stories. This had to have dedication. I had to actually make a novel, which required much more than a few thousand words and 40 pages. This had to be bigger than anything I have ever written. Not only did I have to plan things out, but I had to write out my ideas and find someone to point out anything wrong with those ideas, or if there could have been something better said in a sentence, or if an action was necessary in a certain event in the plot. I needed a strong critic so I could continue developing my story without feeling like what I wrote was repetitive, or lazy. That's why I asked Ms. Pahomov for assistance, because she is far more experienced in the ways of story writing than I am.
"Character Development." TV Tropes. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CharacterDevelopment>.
- TV Tropes is one of the many sources I decided to use on this project. I used TV Tropes mainly because it provides an overview of what something is and how it can be used effectively. TV Tropes helped me understand things that comes with creating certain characters, including specific writing sins, like Mary Sues and other things. This helps me out simply because this is a basic view of what I should do and what I shouldn't do when writing up a character or characters, and it definitely is going to help . This site helped me before, and it's definitely going to help me now.
"7 Simple Ways to Make a Good Story Great." WritersDigestcom. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/7-simple-ways-to-make-a-good-story-great>.
- This got my attention, mostly because of the fact that this had tips to make a great story. Specifically, I enjoy the statement 'Go beyond the 5 senses'. Obviously, in this writing, I will be needing to go past the general senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. I tend to have difficulties with describing without sticking with just those senses. For me, I need to go beyond what the senses say and what actions take place between those senses.
Shephard, Aaron. "What Makes a Good Story?" What Makes a Good Story? (Tips for Young Authors). N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. <http://www.aaronshep.com/youngauthor/elements.html>.
-This is another one of the basics with creating a story. I found this reliable because this site showed me how to create the skeleton of my story. So far, I can't seem to get a solid setting down in my book. I'm getting there though. This served as a guideline for me; a bullet point list or a check list. As I continued to write, I checked onto this page to see if I was following the guidelines to making a good story. I may not have a solid setting, but with this guideline, I'm sure I can get one down as I continue to work on it.
Vonnegut, Kurt. "Brain Pickings." Brain Pickings RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/04/03/kurt-vonnegut-on-writing-stories/>.
This page caught my eye mainly because this was a page developed by an author who has written many novels and books. I figured not only did I need basic advice, but I need much more advanced advice. Many things like character development and 'points of no return' come from this source. I'm going to need many tips if I want to write a story that makes the reader feel for the characters, so this source will help when I'm putting the 'meat' into the story, once I have the outline set in stone.
"How to Publish Short Stories." About.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/thebusinessofwriting/tp/publish.htm>.
Of course I needed to have some knowledge on how to publicize a book. The first thing I could find was what I took, and this was about short stories. I chose this as a source mainly because of the fact that publication of a story is the same for short and long ones. Publication is something I want to do with my story and hopefully, I can gain some profit from the thing I like to do, which is creating art, so the tips on this page will definitely help me when I get to the point of publication.
"How to Write a Manuscript: 5 Key Tips." WritersDigest.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-write-a-manuscript-5-excellent-tips>.
- The one thing I was unsure about was what a manuscript was and how it corresponded with making a story. This site helped clear everything up. Manuscripts are basically unfinished papers in the process of becoming a story. I felt like this needed to be covered in my studies because of the fact that I was curious if a manuscript was needed in order for an editor or publisher to properly edit or publish a story. The idea is that a manuscript is something that you do as a rough draft. I felt as if I needed to learn what a manuscript was before I continued with my outline.
"Young Adult Book Publishers." MY PERFECT PITCH. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://myperfectpitch.com/young-adult-book-publishers/>.
- This is a list of publishers who work with people like me; young adults. This became a source mainly because I plan to publish the book as a young adult and because of the fact that I need a publisher. This large list of publishers certainly help me mainly because I have choice and variety. I don't know which I will use personally, but, to me, this is a good source to have, mainly because of the fact that with a big list, I can narrow down my people and see which one would be good for me.
The Word Studio. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <http://www.thewordstudio.us/>.
This was the first person/mentor I went to for my story. Sadly, she could not mentor me, because of the fact that she had another project that she was occupied with. I used her as a source because this was the first person that my parents had found to assist me with this project. Though she may have been busy mentoring another person, she did give me the insight to use an english teacher to help with my project. I was happy that she saw potential in me and I would gladly have used her as my mentor. I'm sourcing her mainly because she was the first one who encouraged me to continue writing and doing things.
Una elección primaria y también especial
Antes de yo escribo por el nuevo artículo, “Una elección primaria y también especial” en el periódico Ponte Al Dia, yo quiero definir algunos palabras nuevas que yo aprendi despues de leer el artículo, “Una elección primaria y también especial”. La primera palabra importante y nueve esta “votantes”. Votanta es una person que irán a votar en elecciones por la cantidad que los quieren. Cada persona que tiene ochenta años o más y que estan un citizen de los estados unidos puede estar un votante. Y más, yo creo que cada persona que tiene ochenta años o más y que estan un citizen de los estados unidos tiene que votar. Nuestro gobierno necesita personas que irán a votar para tener políticos que la pública se gusta. La elección primaria fue una elección muy importante. Yo pienso que la persona que gana la elección va a trabajar mucho y yo también pienso que todo de la trabaja que el ganador va a hacer fue trabajo muy importante y difícil. Personas en nuestro ciudad tienen creencias diferentes y personas nunca tienen la misma creencia .
Él es considerado un de mejor celebridades de músicas de su día. Nat King Cole y su icónico y increíble voz descartado el mundo en los aõs de los cuarentas. Sin embargo, recientemente muchos personas tiene hizo el descubrimiento que cuándo él vive en el ciudad de Los Ángeles, hay tiene estado muchas problemas. Por ejemplo hay era racista en el mundo de Nat King Cole.
Nat King Cole era en las películas. Él bailé y contanté. Él era muy popular. También, hay era racista por los blancos personas. Nat King Cole y su esposa, Marie Cole tiene suyo perro muerte después suyo blancos vecinos dio el perro intoxicado carne de vaca. ¿Es muy triste, no?
Para mí, racista es muy mal. Yo creer que racista es todavía alrededor en las días. No todos blancos personas era racista en los cuarentas. Los actors Katharine Hepburn y Mae West y el director Howard Hughes tiene noticia. Ellos ayuden Nat King Cole con su problemas.
Yo leí el artículo porque estoy muy interesante en el música de Nat King Cole. Yo aprendí que su era doler porque su carrera. Yo también aprendí nueva palabras. Por ejemplo: descubrimiento, racista, todavía, y más. Yo creer una día todos los personas van a tratados buenos.
En la este de China, una niña ha sido diagnosticado con cáncer de pulmón. Ella tiene ochos años y es la paciente más joven de este enfermedad en China. Los médicos dicen que el enfermedad ocurrido porque los niveles altos de polución en China. La niña esta ingresada en el Hospital Oncológico de Jiangsu en Nankín. Ella esta enfermó porque vive junto a una carretera y en su vida corta ha inhalado tipo de polvo y partículas contaminantes. El tamaño de las partículas hace posible para acumulen en los pulmones e pasen al flujo sanguíneo. Las partículas proviene de las emisiones contaminantes de los vehículos, emisiones industriales, químicas y de centrales térmicas, polvo de obras de construcción y arenas microscópicas.
En los áreas grandes de China, como las ciudades con millones de habitantes, una espesa neblina envuelve carreteras, calles y edificios que causa enfermedad. Frecuentes episodios de tos seca, irritación de ojos, dificultades para respirar y una pesada fatiga sucedan en consecuencia de la niebla.
En la capital de China, Beijing, las muertes por cáncer de pulmón han aumentado 56 por ciento. En 2010, la contaminación causada 1.2 millones muertes prematuras en todo el mundo, que incluía 140.000 por cáncer de pulmón.Este artículo me entristece porque yo odio la contaminación en los ciudades grandes como Beijing y Filadelfia. El cáncer es una enfermedad horrible y non puedo imaginar tener cáncer a una edad tan joven. Cáncer no es divertido para nadie, especialmente una niña de ochos años. esperemos que en el futuro nosotros encontramos una manera de solucionar el problema de contaminación en las ciudades grandes.