Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Look at that view blog post

 Artists develop art making skills:
-I had not done a 2nd point view drawing in years.
I added line variation and different designs on all the buildings.
Artists create original art:
-I just did this with a ruler and my imagination so that is why I do not have many pictures. I wanted to add checkerboard into it just for fun.
Artists take risks: I messed up and had to re-do my 2nd point perspective drawings many times because I had so little skill in doing it. I even experimented with fine black sharpie pens.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In the making of marbles.
Artists Reflect: I took a step back and looked at my work each time through every attempt. 
The first time I found the prismacolor colored pencils did not blend well enough.
I did not discover the colorless blender magic stick until after I completed the first draft. 
I planned to re-do it in pastels but they were too chalky so I went with a pastel pencil.

Artists Solve Problems: When I was using the pastel pencils everything was going great.
When I got more of the piece done I started to realize it still smudged very easily. 
There were several spots I had to re-do to get them back to normal.
what a mess :(

Artists Take Risks: 
In the end the black paper background was so smudged up that I decided to take a risk.
I cut out the entire bowl of marbles and pasted it to an off-white piece of drawing paper.
The bright white paper I originally had planned to paste it too was too much of a contrast.
I experimented with new media for this project. I had never used pastel pencils
and I normally do not use pastels in the first place. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

transparency project for drawing class
first draft in prismacolored pencils

Friday, March 14, 2014


4. Artists take risks.
- try new things
- experiment
I tried something I was not sure of because I had no idea what appropriation means.
I used prismacolors which I don't always use.

5. Artists collaborate.
- share ideas and knowledge
- teach
- help
I asked Rachel for a lot of help because she's really smart even though she's not in this class.
She helped me understand the basics of the project while I still had no idea how to do anything except a strawberry

7. Artists reflect.
- analyze work and process
I took a step back and looked at my work when I started and when I finished and maybe a quick glance half way in between.

Thursday, March 6, 2014