Saturday, November 3, 2012

First Marking Period

When I came back to art class this year I felt like this is going to be a whole new experience, and it was. First we made some pages for our future book that is bigger than it was last year! I knew when I made pages that they would be different compared to what I did last year. Then we did our shoe drawings which I think I did better than I expected. With our collages mine turned out pretty good, it was defiantly better then what I did last year. Overall I did very well, I have gotten better over the year and since I first came in this year. You can only get better!

Next President Collage

This year we had to make a collage about the next president. Either Romney, Obama, or even just select a topic like environment, war, healthcare, ect. I chose gay rights for my topic. I believe that they should have rights, everyone was created equal weren't they? Underneath everything is scenery. At the top is the calm before the storm, the second one is when is everyone is arguing about whether or not they should have rights, and the last one represents that in the end they do get rights. That yellow line going all the way down the page means that there's always that ray of hope. The tissue paper on top creates mystery in the piece. You can faintly see what the future holds.

Shoe Drawing

This year we are drawing shoes! We brought in our shoes and put them in a pile on top of one another. We used our view finders to see a section of the shoes we found the most interesting. We then began to draw them on a fairly large piece of paper. Once that was done we had to shade them in or color them in with colored pencils if we so choose. I was afraid to shade mine in because this was my first time actually shading. But it turned out better than I had imagined! This was defiantly a good experience for me. Now all I do is shade things in.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Second Art Year

Now I'am a Junior in High School and this is my second year in Creative Arts.  My goal this year is to do much better art then compared to what I did last year. I want to show myself that I can do better if I try hard enough. Im back in art again this year because now I love art more than I did before, you do so much and it's very fun. You do things that you have never thought you could accomplish. I plan on trying to get in to art next year as well.

Friday, June 1, 2012

My Plate Setting

My plate setting contains one cup, one plate, and two bowls. The cup is a tribute to my dad. On the outter top rim of the cup it has lyrics from a song that played at my parents wedding. The plate is a tribute to a character from a book called Montmorency. Its about Montmorency and in his previous years he was a thief who got into a tragic accident, leaving him in literally in pieces. There are "cracks" on the plate that show scaring which in the book are from him being stichted back together. There are words on the plate that represent many parts of him. The pink bowl is a tribute to my mom. It has a butterfly on it which means to me that whenever I feel bad, she's there to lift me up. The brown bowl was an extra that I made. It's a bear that I decided to make for my nephews, their one and one month old.
             My overall experience with working with clay was fun. At first it was very confusing because I couldn't remember the steps and I thought I might not finish. But once I got the hang of it, I really enjoyed it, I even got to make an extra bowl that turned out very cute. I think this was the most fun thing to work with all year. I hope we get to do this agian, I want to make more! :)

My Slideshow

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Self-Portrait Tempera Batik, Identity Collage, and Decorative Metal Panel

Self-Portrait Tempera Batik
This year in class we had to make a self-portrait. First we had to select a picture that we wanted, then we had to crop it and draw it on a small sheet of paper. Once we got all the features of our faces correct we could make a unique color of paint to go with our portrait. I mixed blue and red together and got a dark purple color that looked almost maroon, but when you mix it with white you get a light purple. We then painted our portraits, we used the color contrast of dark and light to match our pictures. After that we inked it,then rinsed it. All the color that came off, we replaced some of it with color pencil. Once we did that and we felt good about working on the big one, we did the same thing we did on the little portrait. Its was a long process but well worth it.

Identity Collage
My collage had a couple of different layers and it almost told a different story every time, but you could tell it was the same. At first it was an angel that had words written behind her. I covered the whole thing with white tissue paper then drew another girl on it. Almost like the dark version of the angel, she has an unhappy look on her face. It almost looks like envy, but who knows what she's thinking? After the other drawing I added another layer of tissue paper. I used three pictures I printed out and glued them on my collage. With the pictures it told another story but yet agianappeared to look like stiching. I painted other the pictures, two of them become blue and the other red. The girl at the top, you could see her through the paint which added a mysterious feel to it. We then had to choose a lune to go with our collage, mine was:

Try to escape

Being watched don't get caught

Were tied together...

Decorative Metal Panel
Doing metal paneling is something I haven't done before. We first had to come up with a design for it. You could make it into a clip for the future lantern were going to make, or a closure for our books that will be finished at the end of the year, or we could make it into a block that would fir perfectly into a picture frame. I have made two designs. One is on copper, which is like this very curvy design and a big S in the middle of it all, The other is on nickle, its shaped as a bow and inside you can almost see a panda bear like face. This is all I got to so far, but I can't wait to get the metal and try create my shapes. And I'll try not to break many of the saw blades.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Star and At the Races- Paintings by Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas

The Artist I chose was Edgar Degas. I chose him because I like his art. His paintings of the ballerina's are my favorite of all his paintings. They are very real looking and it was almost like you can actually see the movement, or what she was going to do next.

Edgar was a great painter, even though he joked about himself by saying he was the least spontaneous artist alive. Degas was born on July 19th, 1834 in Paris, France. While he was alive he attended Lycee Louis-Le-Grand which was a prestigious and rigorous boys' secondary school. He also attended the University of Paris and Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, which was a school of fine arts. Edgar lived into the 20th century and died on September 27, 1917.

What I found intresting about Degas was that he disorts the human figure to make more intresting paintings. He liked to create unusual poses and cut off figures in different ways. It actually made his paintings look more real and intresting to look at.