Special Thanks to: Anwar, Marley, and Uyen for the transpasses.
Special Thanks to: Anwar, Marley, and Uyen for the transpasses.
This is my negative space bicycle drawing
This is my guitar that I made
And then we were to draw a picture of a bike 3 different ways. A regular pencil drawing, a shadow drawing, and a no space drawing. This was a very difficult task because I don't think I am a good artist so I doubt my self a lot but I think my pictures came out better then expected. I drew the regular one first and then shaded the darker parts and the light dark parts. After that I drew all over it and made it seem as though the bike was the only thing showing.
I feel like this was one of my best quarters this year because I feel as though I really accomplished what I needed to and got that I shouldn't try and look for the perfection the flaws that I improved on over the year.
Above are the three photoshopped photos
Below are the bicycle photos
Below are my sculptor pieces. I made candy wrapper barrettes.
Quarter 4 Artist Statement
For this quarter, we were assigned to create couples of different projects, create a sculpture, take 200 photos, modify 4 photos, recreate a famous painting, sketch a bicycle three times in different ways, and draw an outside scene from observation. In my opinion all of the topics above seem really interesting and cool to create. However, along the way I ran into some trouble and I personally felt like it was really challenging for me.
For the first project I created a sculpture of a lamp made out of Popsicle sticks and plastic bottles. So far this was one of the most interesting project that I have made. I really enjoy building art and ex-specially something that I can actually use everyday. Another project that I enjoy working on was taking 200 photos and modify 4 photos of my choice. Since I love photography and always carry my “DSLR” around at all time it was not a problem for me to capture 200 pictures. However, one of the harder task was to select photos and edit them using all different kind of programs on the Macbook, including Photoshop, iPhoto and more. After we are completed with electronics and hand down projects, we moved on into more of drawing and painting unit.
For the second half of the quarter I created different drawing of a bike-cycle including lines, negative space and shading of the bike. The biggest challenge for this assignment was to do the shading because the bike was station close to the window so the reflection of the light changes at all time. Also it was far for a view distance so I’ve made a few errors along the way. Also it was really challenging to draw the bike over all because there were a lot of details to go into with the bike work. I also enough working on the drawing of nature because it’s really beautiful outdoor and there were a lot of objects I could select from.
Over all, I really enjoy all of the assignment that was giving this quarter and proud of the art work I’ve created. Although I may have not been using enough time on some of my art piece.
Artist Statement #4
The fourth quarter is the shortest quarter of all. At the most there were only five assignments that had to be turned in this quarter. There was much that had to be done, perspective drawing, spaces, (negative), sculpture and photo edits. The first project was a sculpture; during that week I worked on building a mobile, a piece of art that was created by Alexander Clader in 1939. Mostly used as decoration and in nursery, the mobile focused on the aspects of equilibrium. When building it, I focused on the balance and irregular shape of the art piece. One side being a regular balance while the other is irregular, in the end it looks good, it balances and rotates.
The second art project was to take over two hundred photos and edit three of them. Being a good experience for a week as I went around taking random pictures of everything I see. Which it was fun as there were a lot to see in Philadelphia, many wonderful and strange things such as warning signs. The next piece was a bicycle drawing, where we had to do a negative space drawing, lines only, and then shading. Which what I should had done first was the lines then shading because I finished with the negative spaces, there were color marks that blended over to the lines side. This piece was by far a difficult task as there were many parts and small objects that had to be drawn and focused on.
For the famous art piece, I decided to copy an art piece created by Leonardo De Vinci. It is a sketch of the Siege Machine that De Vinci created and so forth I copied. Needless to say I captured most of the details that were vital, but since it was a sketch, the insides were the hardest to draw, as there were not much that could be seen. The final piece was a drawing from observation, which I did of a bench near my neighborhood. The drawing seems somewhat like a sketch but the details are truly captured and expressed in the drawing.
Compare and Contrast:
- The first picture is of a flower. I decided to do it that way because I wanted to focus on the beauty of the flower, thus I had like a lenses focusing on it. Burring the picture and making the flower shine.
- The second is that of trees near a park in South West Philadelphia. I decided to make it this way because at first it was just plain and normal, so instead I made it creepy and mysterious. Mainly because by changing it this way it became more exciting and dramatic, such as those in movies.
- The final ones were that of houses in a wide-open area. I brighten up the picture to show how wonderful I thought the area and scenery was.
Artist statement Q4
This quarter in art class, my we were asked to take 200 photos, modify 4 photos, recreate a famous painting, sketch a bicycle three times in different ways, and draw an outside scene from observation. There were some forms of art that were new to me. For example, before this art quarter, I never used to do photography, but this assignment gave me an opportunity to experience that freedoms that come with photography. I feel like in this quarter, I have been exposed to new forms of art.
The most challenging project of this quarter was modifying the four pictures. As I mentioned before, I did not know how to use photoshop at all. I had to find a friend of mine to teach me how to edit the pictures. She taught me the basics: How to cut out the background of a picture, How to change the background of a picture, how to manipulate the layers of the pictures, and how to add text to the same. After she explained these things to me, I was able to modify the four pictures in different ways. After I learned how to use photoshop, I liked the creative aspect of the project. I enjoyed using my creative liberties to make a picture completely different than what it initially was.
The easiest project of this quarter was recreating the famous painting. I recreated the Painting “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. I enjoyed the process of creating the painting because painting is one of my favorite hobbies. I also feel like I had plenty of time to finish the painting because I paced myself with it. I worked on it for two whole art periods and at home for half an hour and was able to finish it on time.
Overall, I feel like this quarter opened my interests to other forms of art like photography and photoshop. I feel like photography gives me a chance to capture the art in my world as I see it and that photoshop gave me an opportunity to modify a picture the way that I want to. If I were to start this quarter over again, I would probably pace myself with all my art projects so that I would be able to finish all of my art work on time and save myself work time at home. As a whole, I felt like this quarter went well.
Link to my 200 photos.
The second is Shadowing with some shadow reflection
The Last one is supposed to be negative space.