Friday, November 15, 2013

We are working with collections for art as of now. We talked of Andy Warhol and his collections that were taped up in boxes. They later became 'pop art' considering that what was within the boxes all made up a time period. It was a bunch of things that were used commonly at a certain time. The art classes collected as many blue objects that we could find. Now if all these things were put into a box and opened up 100 years from now - would it be a box that takes you back in time? So were focusing on pop art, collections and time capsules. So were learning 'art' is literally surrounding you at all times. We also tried to decide whether or not hoarding and collecting are the same or art. Well in my opinion hoarding is just having an emotional connection to everything  that your life has touched , while a collector is just specifically interested in gathering a certain thing for some back round reason whether it be the way it looks, money, or comfort of some way.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last week I finished my bicycle drawing. I chose to draw a close up viewpoint that had a nice balance of lines running through it. We used pencil, we started with a hard light pencil to draw the outlines and then we used two creamier pencils to do the shading. The main focuses on this project was the image we chose of the bike to draw, and the value and shading of the bike. The image we chose and the placement of the bike were very important. Centering something directly into the middle of the page or having it hanging off floating away in one corner is not interesting to look at. Our teacher described to us ways to make the drawing be alluring and taught us about focal points and lines that make the picture seem more symmetrical without looking boring. I worked hard in the shading of the bike. Our class was taught techniques on how to shade to make paper turn into metals or plastic. This way the bike looks realistic. I worked hard at getting the shading right to make it turn 3D.I didn't particularly like this project because it was hard for me to keep the proportions correct and just
drawing the bike was complicated. I did enjoy shading the bike because i love bringing things to life from just the shadows.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This is my first year taking art this year in high school. I'm really excited to make the the book in this year's art class. I always love drawing and i'm excited to finally get to experiment with some art. I'm going to enjoy making a theme for my book a lot and then i'm going to enjoy drawing on some of the pages, i have a lot of good ideas. I am looking forward to this year very much.