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. 

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