Quarter 4 art was a drag for me. I didn't know what I was doing have of the time and most of my drawings did not not set the standard for the instructor nor myself. As the marking period decided to come to an end I choose to focus on my work and try to produce The best possible work I could. For My art project I drew a Volcano because because something on TV. I drew a dress Because I went to SLA's fashion show On May 1st. I drew arabic letters with the translation islam because that resembles who I am. For my last drawing I drew a self portrait because I wanted to see how i would look on paper. So all my drawling came to life from my world. So even though I dreaded Quarter 4 advanced art it taught me how to bring my ideas to life in a drawing.
For the 4th quarter, I have decided to go with mostly hand drawn pictures, the exception being a 3D shape created using geometric equations on the website TinkerCad. The inspiration for my drawings came from things that I enjoy watching. I chose Disney's Hercules as my first picture because not only was it the first Disney movie I watched, but I still watch it to this day. I chose Pocahontas as my 2nd drawing because she is my favorite Disney Princess. For my fourth drawing I chose Ken Kanaki from the Anime Series: Tokyo Ghoul because it is one of my favorite anime that I am currently watching. A technique that I was going for in all of my drawings was shading as it has challenged me in the past.
This final year of art, I wanted to make sure that I did something that I can remember for myself. I wanted to take something with me to show all of hard work that I did, not just for this year of art but for all 4 years of it. Art became a regular thing after doing it for 4 years straight and I don't think that something that I can just forget about. I really do feel as though I have grown and built greater confidence as an artist. For the future, I do hope that I progress more and keep art in my life. I'm sad that this journey has come to an end but the ride was fun.
Art this year has been both up and down. At the beginning of the year I did not care for it much at all and my work showed that. However as the year went on, I realized drawing is actually very fun if you put some effort into it. I believe anyone can draw well and make someone's day with a beautiful piece of artwork. It just takes the right amount of effort and heart to make it happen. It is sad to know that I won't be drawing for a grade anymore, yet I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed drawing in Art class this year, it has been fun.
Quarter #4 was a blast! I was able to create and do my own projects. I wanted to go back down memory lane and pick my favorite projects I did in the past. First two of the projects are from grade school and the other two are from high school. I wanted to express myself and show my creativity of why I like these projects. I knew in the past that I always wanted to redo these projects just for fun and this quarter was my opportunity to show it. My favorite piece of art work I did this quarter was the third one. That was the photo scene. I remember doing the photography piece back in the second quarter and that was one of my favorite projects. I wanted recreate that project by having myself in the photo a creating a photo that can tell a story. Literally the photo looks like I'm in a dark place and theres many things you can write about that. So that being said I feel proud of myself for that specific photo, and all the projects throughout the year. It felt great to start doing, making, and creating art once again!
In my first piece, I decided to recreate the Mona Lisa piece because I wanted go through my own experience to maybe see Leonardo Da Vinci's struggles in developing this prominent piece of art. The shading, drawing the hands and her face was the most challenging in my case. However, since my piece is not exactly the same as Da Vinci's, we might've had different challenges. My second piece was an abstract piece. Here I used paint to clash different colors and to make something that is totally up the the viewer's interpretation. In my third piece, I decided to do a still life drawing. I've always been interested in drawing these types of drawing so I thought why not create one. My last piece is a climate change collage. I wanted to make a collage on this specific topic because recently I've joined a program that focuses on climate change and the program has truly taught me to be aware and more curious about our environment. So as an artist I wanted to show my interest in it by creating that collage.
My Artist Statement:
During the 4th marking period, I decided to take a different approach. Some of my pieces were made from me, that I kind if had to feel in order to convey it in drawing. I also feel that I was trying to show that I could be versatile with a lot my work, because what others may think is art some may not.
A lot of my methods and materials consisted of using lots of colors and paint. I also did a lot with stripes or lines, being as that I really never took that approach. Going off of this, I feel that it was something that I could say I`ve done before.
I know that there are a lot of angels to being an artist, and I wanted to make sure I could show all of them. I knew that me just trying to do the same art projects, would show that I wasn`t diverse or trying to be creative, so I made sure to do a lot of different things.
I thoroughly enjoyed Quarter 4 in Advanced Art. It was the most fun and the most free to express creativity. I got to explore my child side by doing crafts that I loved to do when I was younger and also trying knew things that I had a fun time doing. Art would probably be my favorite class if we got to do this every quarter. Buying supplies for this was so exciting because I knew that I was going to have a good time making these crafts.
This quarter was very free will because we got to choose what we wanted to do and that is very rare in any class. You always get to show your personal creativity but it's always through someone curriculum. This was the total opposite and that's what made this quarter the best and most stress free.
I especially loved this quarter because we were able to choose our own pieces and mediums. I felt that as an artist, you have to identify yourself in a fashion that is unique to you and describes you as an individual. With this quarter, I was glad to be able to create my own path, my own lane as an artist. With that, I chose a variety of projects to create this quarter so I could find my identity and progress with that idea. Even though I did not choose a variety of mediums, I did choose a variety of art styles. The reason for this is because I thought it was the best way to experiment. An artist must venture out into the world of art in order to find themselves and their discipline. In order to find that identity I mentioned before, one must find what works best for them and the only way to learn is to try it.