Tuesday, June 10, 2014

End of High School Art Reflection

This is my last year at Haddon Township. I have had 3 fun years of art class. Of course my first year in art was hard but I enjoyed everything we did. Yes there were some assignments that I wasn't too fond of but it widened my experience. It also made me realize that art isn't just drawing and painting. By the second year I was slightly familiar with what we were doing. The third year I remembered almost everything and it made things a lot more easier for me. Because I was more focused on getting things done right and on time I couldn't really do the things that I wanted to do. Now in the third year I knew what I was doing and I was able to do a lot. When I first joined art class all I really knew was how to draw and that was the only thing I wanted to do. Now I also enjoy ceramics, metal work, constructing our books, and shading. These 3 years of art has really shown me how much more valuable art is. It has also made me have much more respect and appreciate it. I will miss having this class with my friends and I hope my younger sister Noelle will see all the things that I saw, if not more.  

Time Capsule

I found the time capsule very enjoyable to make. It's going to be hard not to open it as soon as possible. I love Greek Mythology and to incorporate it into my box, I made my box into Pandora's box. And when I open it all of the memories will begin to pour out and I will remember. At the bottom of the box will be hope, which is the letter I wrote to my future self. I put my friend's artwork in my box, pictures of new friends and old, my own drawings, drawing pencils from my first year of art, little drawings my Nicky Snicky drew for me, and a few other things. I put items in there from the list and a few other things to add character to it. I think my box says that I'm a happy person. I want all the negative things in my life to be overshadowed by the happier times in life. When I open this box I smile and I hope that when other people see it, they will smile too. Of course their curiosity will get to them and they will be pleased as to what they gaze upon.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Two Sides of the Same Coin

"If there is evil in this world, it lurks in the hearts of man." 

Death, destruction, sorrow, and resentment are the only things that linger within the people and the town. Derris-Kharlan, land of the divine, was under attack by a malicious demon. He was powerful and devious and sought out only the pain and suffering of others. What he desired most was to conquer not only the world but it's people. Despite the hatred between the villages, the ecclesiastic's were able to come together and pacify the demon. They sealed him into an unworldy object, a teddy bear. It was completely overlooked by most people as you would not expect something so evil to be in such a innocent thing. As the bear was being taken to another place where it would be guarded the Desians, who were the demon's followers, attacked and the bear suddenly vanished. The ecclesiatic knew that Reiga, who was the demon residing in the bear, was misplaced but did not inform the people as it would cause great disorder among the lands. They searched silently but found not even a single trace of it. The villages hatred for one another grew ever so stronger after the Demon's first attack. The 3 villages nearby blamed each other as each contrubutited to the overall consequence. Derris-Kharlan was on its way to recovery and soon things seemed to return to normal. 
Afterwards, a young girl named Mithos was born. As far as she knew, she had no parents. Ecclesiatic's found her as a child while searching for the bear. What made them take her back to the village was that she was carrying a teddy bear. They weren't sure if this bear was the one that the demon was in but her refusal to give up the bear made them slightly suspicious. Mithos doesn't recall what happened to her parents or how she came to be in the forest alone. All that she knows is that deep inside her parents are the ones who gave the teddy bear to her. She attended school and was different from all the other kids. Mithos was teased because she carried the bear around. Her instructors however saw the potential she had. Mithos was far superior than her classmates and this made them dislike her even more than before. 
On an eerie night Mithos went to the garden and something spoke to her. "Head my call" the voice said. Mithos listened as she didn't have anyone to call a friend till now. Mithos gazed upon the stars above her "you'll be here for me, right Reiga?" A slight breeze went by it caused the leaves to dance around them. "My loyalty is forever yours" Reiga replied. This made Mithos smile as she hugged the bear "I'm glad I have someone now." 
After this night Mithos has become even stronger both mentally and physically. The rapid improvement alarmed the ecclesiatics and they went to investigate the problem further. At this point they knew that the bear was the one they have been searching for. When they tried to seize the bear Mithos wouldn't let them have it. The ecclesiatics then attacked her but Mithos defended herself, or did she? Mithos' eyes began to look like there was no longer a soul within her. Reiga was controlling her and killed the ecclesiatics. When Mithos came to she realized what had happened and fled from the village. "I know what you were trying to do Reiga but please, don't kill people. There could have been other ways to protect me." She kept running till she reached a clearing in the forest. "There is no other way." Reiga answered. 
Mithos stared at the ground thinking about what he said. If there's no other way how can they remain together? "I know what you are Reiga. You were the one who destroyed the village." There was nothing but silence between the two. Reiga was a demon who killed thousands of people and Mithos who is pure and kindhearted. Nothing makes sense anymore so why continue to run. Mithos smiled and hugged the bear "let's go back, and finish what was started." A chilling laugh came from within the bear "indeed we shall." The unlikely pair would seek to conquer the land. Regia the Leige of the Underworld and Mithos the Hero, two different beings who seek the same goal. 
Mithos' memories never returned to her but she knew someone was there to guild her. Reiga manipulated his way to power but he was manipulated as well. His heart slowly began to change and he genuially started to protected her. Sometimes things do change.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fortune Cookie Page

The fortune cookie inspired page is made from the 6 fortunes we received from the cookies. With these we have to create a piece of art for our books. I got this idea for using eyes because they can tell many stories just from one glance. It isn't quite finished but it looks pretty good the way it is right now. When I thought of our 6 good fortunes I thought of the 7 deadly sins. I'm trying to incorporate that into the fortunes. The good mixed in with the bad. At the end of this I'am hoping it will come out how I imagine it.

Art X 3

For our art x 3 we had to start a collage then give it to someone else and trade it away again. So you are now given a piece of work that two people have already worked on and you have to finish it and make it your own. My reaction to this was that I wasn't very fond of it and I didn't want to work on something that wasn't mine to start with, but it was exciting in a way. It was a challenge to finish off something that wasn't yours and try to follow what the others were going for and yet making sure that it's yours. A life lesson that I learned was that you might have to give away something that you thought was yours but its really someone else's.

Pop Print

Our next assignment was a pop print piece. We had to draw an object that means something to us and I chose a rose. After we drew it we had to darken and thick in the lines so that when we cut them, we will be able to see the lines. After that we placed our drawing on top I the stamp piece and pressed down on it so the lines show up on the stamp. We then cut around our drawing and it appeared on the stamp. Once this was all done we got to paint it my color that we wanted. The overall result turned out very nice. I chose a rose because I really like how they look and it reminds me of the movie Beauty and the Beast. Once I got the concept down I was able to make quite a few and it got easier, until you run out of colors you haven't used yet. In the end this was a fun experience and I would gladly do another if I could.