Thursday, September 26, 2013

Up Close and Personal

1. Upclose and Personal was our theme. How did you develop your ideas for this project and why did you choose your subject? 

I developed my ideas by just first thinking about things that were personal to me and that I could easily emphasis a feature in it. So then I started things about other things in life that I could draw and it went with te theme. After I brain stormed about 20 ideas I came up with the idea of doing and up close and personal drawling of my chinchilla. I choose this subject because it is very personal to me because I own two chinchillas. I also choose this subject because I knew I could easily emphasis the fur on the animal. 

2. How did you demonstrate Emphasis in your work?

In my artwork I demonstrated my emphasis by texture. I did this by using multiple dcolors for the chinchillas fur to make sure that the fur stood out the most and that it was emphasized in the artwork. Also I demonstrated my emphasis by texture by having different values within the animals fur. 

3. What medium did you decide to use and why did you choose this medium over the others? Discuss how it enhances your piece.

The medium I choose to do was prisms colored penciles.  I choose this medium over the others because I believe that I could emphasized and showed the texture of the fur the best. I believed this because the colored penciles had the most fine tip and it could easily show texture. It enhances my artwork because it shows all the fine details of the fur and of the animal, instead of the fur looking like a blob I colors. The different colored that the colored pencils had also helped enhance the emphasis because it howed the texture more in the animal. Instead of it just being one color. 

4.. Did you take any risks with this project? Explain.
I did take a couple of ricks. One of the risk I choose was using a new medium. Because prisma colored pencils are different than normal colored pencils I had to make sure I layered them and make sure I didn't press to hard so I wasn't able to later. Another risk that I took was drawling a realistic an final with realistic fur.  Trying to drawl realistic fur was a challenge because I had I make surety could still see all the lines of the fur while also adding a multiple different colors to help the fur pop out. 

5. Of the 5 characteristics of great art (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) which did you include in your art?

In my art work the characteristics that I included would be, medium, technique and concept. I added medium by showing a new medium and by exaggerating the different colors and values with the colored pencils. I added technique by showing the technique of emphasis  I used in my artwork and by adding different colors to emphasis  the texture of the fur on the animal. I also had concept in my drawling because I showed he concept of emphasis like we talked about before we started the project. I made sure that the fur of the animal was emphasized through texture and through color. Over all I had an amazin time completing this project, and I was very happy with my final artwork. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

What's the point

1. What where some of your solutions to What’s the Point? 
 Some of the solutions I came up with to what's the point  includes, flowers, Empire State Building, roses, gratin fruit, Mt. Everest, pencil, waterfall, and boxes. 

2. Which solution did you chose and why? 
The solution that I choose was the rose. I choose to do the ride because this idea I though would represent what's the point the best by darkening the thorns to the roses and emphasizing them in the drawling.  I also thought the roses would be the more fun to drawl and would be the best to draw because they aren't too complicated to show their value an texture. 
3. How did you show contrast in your work?
 I showed my contrast in my work by using whites and black and doing different shades of the black against the white. I also showed contrast in my drawling by drawling different size rose stems in the background and overlapping the different sized stems. By doing these techniques, I was able to show contest well in my final project. 
4. What medium did you decide to use? Why did you choose this medium over the others?
  The medium that I choose to do for my final project was pen. I decide to do pen because I believed it was the best way to show contrast between white and black because pen is darker than pencil. I also choose it because doing stippling on the flowers showed more texture and show more contrast than it would of any other way.  It was a challenge because  I had to do perfect the first time around  because there was no erasing. 
5. What techniques did you use to create this work?
 The techniques that I used to create this art work was stippling for the rose and thorns, and cross hitch for the stems. I thought that each technique  I used for each different object showed the best contrast and represented the texture of the object well. 
We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new.
6. Did you take any risks with this project? 
   I did take many risks during this project. The first risk I took was using pen as my medium instead of pencil; cause this way I wasn't able to erase if I ever messed up I had to do perfect the first time around. I also ha to be careful because you can always go darker and never go lighter. Another risk that I took was using cross hitching. This was a risk because I know it wasn't one of my strongest pen techniques but I knew it was the best for the object I had to draw. So it was an obstacle doing cross hitch for all of the flower stems.  
7. What message are you conveying? How are you convey this message through the use of your images or use of art elements or principles?   

The message that I am conveying is that this are more than meets the eye. I am convey this message through my use of image and art elements because, most people don't always realize the little things in life like small thorns on a rose. So by emphasizing the thorns on the rose it shows that people should just stop and look more sometimes cause they miss a lot when they don't.