I feel as though for this semester I really focused, even more than usual, artwork that relates to my personal life. To elaborate even more, my mosaic and coat of arms are the logos of my favorite baseball team and my past high school. Both those artworks were enjoyments to work with, because it was able for me to put forth more effort. Which resulted in them coming out finished with a little more passion. This semester of art was much easier for me because I have learn so much more technique this year and from years prior; I was able to paint much better than usual compared to earlier this when I struggled; so I'm proud of that. I spent time like I usually do, pace around the hall listening to music for some ideas and inspiration; then it resulted in more passion. So, that's what I want people to take away from my artwork; that it is passionate art with a hint of love mixed in.
Ms. Hull said I should publish the photographs I've taken this quarter with my Nikon D3300 DSLR instead of my artwork (which I have completed as well). One of these photos - the railing on a house - actually forms the golden ratio. The other photos come from a Mexican Good Friday procession in South Philadelphia and views of the foggy weather which rolled in on Wednesday.
April 3, 2018
During this quarter I worked on my capstone a lot in this class however I was able to learn a lot of new techniques. I learned to master working with watercolor, I learned how to be more creative and unique by creating an abstract piece. All the work I created was something outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to try something new for once and challenge myself even more than last quarter. This quarter what I took from art was time management and of course hard work these two things kept me focused all quarter. You need good time management because that's the only way you can meet deadlines. All my studio time was properly spent and invested all of my projects met there deadlines. You have to invest in good work in order to get a good outcome if you don’t work hard your final product won’t be as strong as it could've been. My goal for quarter four is to end strong and reflect properly. I would like to take all corrections from my three previous quarters and use it in my future. Even if you don’t take art in the future you can still use the skills, and techniques taught from the course. I want people to take my motivation and dedication from my artwork because everything I submitted I took time and hard work to complete them.
This semester's art class was certainly more difficult than the last. However, I think that I was able to do a good job. I try to put 100% into my work, however for the first 3 weeks I really struggled the blind art drawings. I did so bad, that Mrs. Hall told me to redo all 15 of them. However, after watching tutorial videos I was able to redeem myself. I did different hand poses because that's what I was most comfortable with. Color pencil drawings where a lot of fun, I enjoyed drawing simple items including fruits and a color wheel. However, drawing the circles was difficult because I had to ace their color and shadow. And as for the portrait, I wanted to do something different than drawing a self portrait of myself, so I decided to do my favorite athletes, which was LeBron James. And when we had to do the blind art again, I nearly had a heart attack because it's extremely difficult. But it was certainly fun coloring them rainbow like. This semester was more difficult, but I still had fun and I am proud of my work.