Monday, February 24, 2014

Color Project


I did the theme explore referring to exploring the universe. During the space race, Russia and the US were eager to get a man on the moon to prove we had explored beyond the earths atmosphere. To prove we had explored the moon, we put a flag on the moon, so I thought it was imperative to put a flag on the moon.  And with the flag being the only bright object around it, it helps add emphasis to it. I chose to do oil pastels. But I do have had difficulty getting detail in with the oil pastels. 


If I were to redo this project, I would probably redo the moon to make the craters look more realistic. The project turned out better than I thought it would, so I would say its a success. The project did take a while and has little detail, but I am fairly happy with it. In this project I learned that oil pastels are very messy and do not easily come off clothes...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

2 in 1 Project

      Our first art project was a 2 in 1 sketch.  I combined an eye and a flower, because of their similar shapes, with the iris becoming the center of the flower.  The flowers of the petal match eyelashes of an eye.  Also, I thought that the 2 things (an eye and a flower) each beautiful individually, would look very nice together. The theme I was trying to emphasize was the beauty of the 2 objects being beautiful together. 

      I am doing the drawing in graphite on a rectangle paper.  I think that the way I draw works best with pencil, and I love being able to erase any mistakes. The biggest obstacle I have run in to is the drawing itself.  I have never felt that I was good at drawing or shading, and never cared for visual art.  But, I am hoping that after watching tutorials, I will be able to draw the items better. 

     The project is now finished, with graphite on a rectangular paper.  The hardest part for me was trying to draw the shape of the flower petals evenly and realistically, which I would try to do better if done again. I think the most successful part of the sketch was the iris, with all of the detail and shading I tried to put in to it, which I am most proud of.  From this project I learned that you can find some great tutorials online on drawing specific things.