Friday, December 7, 2012
Overall the perspective drawling that we did on a game board was very difficult. Its hard to draw the game in perspective not having any specific vanishing points to follow and instead just eyeing the whole drawling. It was very hard to draw everything to scale. The concept of overlapping and the horizon were easy. I knew where the horizon line was because of the angle I took my picture at, and for the overlapping I made sure I had things overlapping in my picture to create depth and to also show the perspective. However other than the actual drawling part, the coloring part was fairly easy. While I was water coloring it became difficult when I got to the darker colors to make them more transparent, but just by washing the colors out and by adding more water i was able to create very transparent water colors. After my water colors dried i moved onto colored pencil. By using colored pencils I was able to create depth and value to my drawling. i was able to create depth by the graduation of colors. for the farther object i made sure that i colored them a darker shade and as the object got closer I colored them lighter. I did this to create depth and to show the different grounds of the drawling. this also created value for the object in the drawling. Also while I was coloring with colored pencil i didn't just use one color for one object i used multiple. I blended a variety of colors in my drawling to add value and dimensions of the object; this would create the illusion of them pooping out of the paper. Also while I was coloring i made sure to leave white spots so it would show the highlights of the game pieces; this would show value and where the light source was coming from. Finally, to make all the game pieces to pop i added shadows. shadows help create the illusion that the pieces were 3-D and were coming off the paper.
While doing this I learned how many differnt perspecitives their are in the world and how their arnt just one and two point perspectives.
Overall the spray painting was the hardest. the first time i sprayed painted it i placed too much paint onto in their for the picture was not clear and the paint was runny. however, to fix this problem i let the paint dry and the spray painted white to create a black ground for my next layer of paint. then i made sure that my stencil of my images was down and close enough to the background, so that the spray paint would catch all of the stencil. the color choice of your stencil is very importunating because you don't want your stencil to clash with your background making it unclear on what your image is. also for your placement, you want to place your stencil where all of it will be placed on your background and also in a area that's reasonable according to your picture. as in if you have a image of a city you don't want ti floating in a random place, you would want it more close to the bottom on the background. overall the composition of the project was well done. there isn't an extra spray paint in any unwanted area, and the image came out bery clear.
Monday, October 29, 2012
There is a good balance of negative and positive space. The negative space that is used in the background brings out all of the details and texture of the backdrop and of the animal. The unity of the artwork is also good. The details in the ink painting really define the animal but the plain background makes up for all the detail so the artwork doesn't look to overwhelming. it creates the look of completeness instead of having too much detail or to little detail there isjust a right amount.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
Overall I felt pretty accomplished with my final piece because I though I showed value and shading well, and accuratcy in the transition in the colors, to make it look like it has a good flow.
2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?
3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
I believe this piece was really successful because I went from being able to shade and add value with just pencil to being able to shade with oil pastels. In my final project I showed value very well with the different color shades and I also blended them well, so the project all together looks like it flows, instead of looking choppy.
4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
The thing that worked about this project was the blending of different colors to make them look like they flow and make it look like it has a good transition. During the project the thing that didn't work so well was trying to blend the white in, to show the light reflection, and make it blend in with the rest of the colors instead of standing out so much.
5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
If I were to ever do the project again the changes I would make would be picking different colors to blend together. The colors I picked had a flow but some of the color variations didn't have a good transition.
6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
The most difficult part about completing this piece was to make 3 totally different colors blend and have a good transition, so they make value. Another thing that I found difficult was to make the shadow blend in more with the background.
7. What did you learn from this piece?
During this lesson i learned how to create value and 2-D objects. I also learned how important shadows and shading are to make a object look real.