In this final quarter, our focus was centered around the idea of the " seven elements of art." These are line, shape, space, value, form, texture, and color. I kept this in mind with every one I did, as the idea was to have, I believe, one representing each value. For example, when I made "Crater", my drawing about space illusion, I focused on making it look as if this was an image of a dip in the paper, to create an illusion. =Sometimes I would even challenge myself, like when I made my shapes drawing, "Subway". With that one, I challenged myself to use the most basic combination of shapes and to see if I could make something really great with them. With all of them, one thing remained the same, and that was the fact that I always made sure that it lined up with the "art element" that I was trying to learn.
I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to be in advanced art this year. Throughout the quarters we have worked on various piece to showcase our talents. This quarter I really liked the fact that we focused on techniques that made up our art pieces. We worked on building textures and learning how to draw the basics of a figure.
The first piece that we did was supposed to be a figure drawing of a person if our choice. One main component of this assignment was that we drafted sketches of our figure. The final person that I decided to draw was Rihanna. I picked one of my favorite picture if her which was when she went to the 2015 Met Gala.
The next assignment that we did was a was a line drawing. We were instructed to find ways in which could make art out if one or multiple lines. We looked at many types of renditions of this kind if art. I found that I liked the ones that were made of other abstract art with lines inside of it.
The next assignment that I did was a digital drawing. For this Ms. Hull gave us a very helpful tool to make these drawings on out computer. I used the various shapes that the tool had in order to illustrate the vision that I had in my head.
Th next one was an illusion of space drawing. For this I looked for optical illusions that I could base my art off of. I found one concept that I liked which included what looked like a 3-D piece of paper. I was able to achieve this affect by actually making my own loose leaf paper on top of white paper.
The next on was a texture drawing. To prove that we practiced we had to display about 20 different coloring and sketching techniques. The final project was to involve them in a final fruit still life photo. I really like how this one turned out.
The next tool we were to use was the theory of value. We had to show depth and contrast in a picture. I decided to draw an apple. I thought that it’s different angles would make it easy to show the variation in light and texture.
The final piece we worked on was a element of art drawing. In this we had to display all the techniques we had learned and put them into one great piece. I made a picture of my name and I spiced up the background with concept and tool if art that I had learned.
In quarter one of advanced art, we created three different art pieces. The first one was painting one a ceiling tile that would be placed in the school. The second was a fall wall hanging. During this quarter (second), the majority of the art we drew was created by us. In the beginning of the quarter, we drew blind contour drawings which is a concept artist use to practice their drawing skills. Blind contour drawings are when you're looking at an object and not at your paper and you attempt to draw the object as best as you can. My other drawing after the contour drawing was a painting of my own creation. It represents how wounded the world is, and all we really do to fix it is "put a band-aid on it." Metaphorically. ere we were instructed to draw something that reflects what we related to the season fall. The third was a self-portrait. All three of these examples can be seen in the slides below my post. Art takes time. You can't rush it. I tried rushing my assignments thinking that they were good enough to turn in but looking back, there are always improvements to be made. If you choose to take something away from my artwork, let it be this. My art represents who I am and what I'm about. I appreciate a good sense of style. I tried to have my art reflect on how much fashions means to me. I'm not the best artist but I know that even if I'm not great, I still was able to express what I love in one way or another.
This quarter I feel like a lot of the art work we did had a lot to do with lines and shading. In the most of the art pieces I found myself shading a lot and adding different amounts of pressure to my pencil in order to create different shades. In my opinion I feel like the artwork that I enjoyed the most was the value drawing, I think you could really see how much I had improved from the beginning of the quarter. This quarter most of the art work was assigned and we could really choose our artwork and what we worked on. I enjoyed this quarter a lot and the different artworks created.
Through this last quarter of the year in art class, I have created; Line drawings, Texture drawings, Illusion Drawings, Value Drawings, Figure drawings, and Digital shape drawings. All of the above are the elements of art, and for our last assignment, that is just what we created. We took of the elements of art and put them into one picture.
Week 1, we created 8-10 figure sketches, and a final figure drawing in addition to the sketches. A figure drawing is drawing of a person, we a drew people from the provided pictures on canvas. One of the most challenging parts of doing this assignment was trying to make the limbs of the person that I was drawing proportional to éverything else. Sometimes the shoulders were wider than the hips or the legs were too short/long. Being that we don't draw figures that often it was definitely a struggle to make my human look relatic. In the end my figure looked more like a cartoon character than an actual person. However I took away accepting that my drawing needs work, and with practice my work will get better.
Week 2, we created 8 drawings, including pictures of anything, as long as each drawing incorporated different types of lines. One of the most challenging things about doing this assignment was making my drawings look creative. One thing I took away from line drawings was that lines can actually be complicated, believe it or not.
Week 3, we created a digital drawing with shapes. One of the most challenging things I took away from creating a digital drawing out of shapes, what making my final product actually look like something. In the sense that my digital drawing doesn't just look like a bunch of random shapes, in random places. One thing I took away from this assignment was learning to create a drawing that only contains shapes. It is something that I don't normally do, so it felt a little weird.
Week 4, we created an illusion of space of drawing. One of the most challenging parts in this assignment was picking witch illusion I was going to draw. Making sure that whatever I chose would take up all the space on my paper. One thing I took away from drawing my illusion, was even if you pick a ¨Simple illusion¨, making your illusion look the way your illusion is suppose to look like.
Week 5, we created 21 texture sketches, and then a final texture drawings. One of the most challenging things about this assignment is making the different types of textures look like what you were trying to draw. If it didn't, it would just look like specks of random dots. I definitely spend a good amount of time making sure everything exactly how I wanted. One thing I took away from drawing textures was, if your texture isn't clear, that determines how your picture will be perceived.
Week 6, we created a value drawing. A value drawing is a drawing where you can see the difference in how the light is hitting certain objects. Which would require you to shade certain parts of your drawing. One of the most challenging thing about this assignment was making sure I got the direction of light right. Because the direction of light lets the viewer know the setting of you drawing. One thing I took away from my value drawing was that it is fairly easy to shade, you just have to make sure you catch every detail of what your drawing.
Week 7, which was mention briefly above, we created an elements of art drawing. One overall challenge was incorporating all of the element that were already hard to draw individually and create one picture out of them.