Thursday, September 20, 2012

Value Portrait

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.

To create the value portrait we first had to put tracing paper over the picture we selected. after we put the tracing paper over he picture,we then traced all the different values that the person had on their face. When we traced the values we looked for all the different light marks on their faces and the shaded areas on their faces, after we located them we outlined the value. After we finished outlining all the value that the person had on their face we then took the tracing paper and shaded the whole backside of the tracing paper with pencil. Then, after we transferred the outline into our sketchbook. finally after we finished that we started to fill in the outlines with the color of shade it was. After we filled in all the outlines areas we then blended the colored areas together to make the face come to life.

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
 Inthe portrait there were many different values in it. i was able to locate all the different values by holding the picture up to the sun and locating any change in the color of the persons face. there were areas on the face that went from one shade of black to another shade. i just outlined any change in shade that was visible, and eventually i the outlines started to make a face.

3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
i did achieve full range of the different values in my portrait because on the final product there are a variety of different colors of shade that ai created with my pencil. i created a full range of different shades by the pressure i put on my pencil. when i was trying to make a light shade i put light pressure on my paper. when i wanted the area to be darker i put more pressure when i colored with my pencil top create a darker shade.

4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
Ibelieve my art work was very neat and creative. Ithink my art work is neat because Idon't have lines going everywhere and the areas that should be shaded dark are.Which makesit look like it had a 2D look to it. Itis also neat becauseIseparated out the different shades evenly so that the portrait looks more realistic. Iexecuted my art well mainly because i wants afraid to darken area to create depth and make it look like it has life.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them?

One obstacle that I had to overcome was to not be afraid to go dark. In the beginning my shades were too light and you weren't able to see the dimensions of the face. Eventually I went back and added more darker shades that made the portrait pop out and look more realistic. Another obstacle that I had to over come was when I had to blend all the shades together to make it have a flow, instead of it looking choppy. The fix this problem I blended the shades more and made sure the shades that weren't next to each other were close in color so a light are didn't all the sudden go dark.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Shapes

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.