1. I chose to do watercolor to paint a fountain filled with flowers and tree reflections. I chose this project because I came late in the semester, so I never got to try watercolor. For this piece I thought water color would work to show the waters fluidity.
2. To start, I sketched my piece out and chose the colors I would use. Then, I picked up a watercolor tray, put the pigments in, and filled with water. I then started painting the flowers first with pink and layered to show dimension. After, I painted the tree outlines and then the water around everything. Then I darkened the trees more because you couldn't see the water separately. Lastly, I painted the fountain part grey.
3. I think the most successful part about my piece was the flowers and the way I made them look almost realistic wothout too much detail. I made them look like they were floating on water. The flowers really brightened the piece and is mostly the center of focus.
4. If I redid this piece, I would darken the trees more and lighten the water to create more contrast. As it looks now, it's a little muddy, so next time I would make my colors more distinct and separate. Other than that, I also might want to add flowers all over the top to have more to look at. Overall, I think I did my piece well, but I definitely could improve if I were to do it again.
1. The art criticism process:
a. Describe: Tell exactly what you see.
b. Analyze: Use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form.
c. Intrepret: Consider:
- What is the artist trying to say?
- What caused the artist to say it?
- What is the historical milieu that surrounds the work of art?
- Why was the work of art created in this particular style?
d. Evaluate: How successful or important is the work of art?
2. Old art piece with old critique:
3. To start off, I had painted the canvas light pink. On top of that I sketched out the beach on top of the canvas with a reference photo and never sketched on a sketchbook. I then had painted the ocean first, buiding it up and blending. Then I painted the sand, trying to add a realistic flare to it. Then, I painted the sky with many different blues to make an ombré effect. I wanted to make everything look smooth and tried to make it as realistic as possible. I think I conveyed that this piece was close to me and gave me drive to finish it with a purpose.
a. This painting shows a beach with a blue ocean and beige sand with footprints. The ocean has foam and a single wave on the left.
b. This piece has a sky with a blue fade and the ocean has highlights that show reflection. There is shadow and highlight present on the sand that is not too well combined (high contrast). The ocean has more well mixed colors and dimension. There are two highlights that go in different directions. There is shadowing on the foam, but it looks flat. Although, the green towards the middle does show the depth that the ocean has.
c. The artist is trying to show the beach of California that she was close to for so long. She felt compelled to pain this piece because she had to leave it behind, so this a tribute to the memories that she had there. She had grown up on these beaches all her life so it impacted her greatly growing up. This style is a simple one that tries to convey realism, but with a more 2D effect. The shadows and highlights support realistic value while the flatness brings a romanticized, almost unreal, view of the beach.
d. This piece is slightly successful in that the viewer may wish they were at the beach or feelint the summer sun. It might create a sense of nostaligia for summer and a feeling of happiness. The work of art is trivial, but does give the viewer a good feeling, if nothing else.
8. I learned the most from the mouth and ear sketch we did towards the end of the year. This warmup helped me to understand human anatomy more and give me a start to go off. Before, I didn't know how to draw ears properly, but now I have an example to base further work on. I enjoy drawing potraits and people, but there was always something off, this piece taught me what I was doing wrong and how to fix it. Now, I can shade and highlight correctly, as well as get the structure right.
15. I think my most successful project was my Mothman paper maché because I was so obsessed with making it as perfect as it could be. My paper maché definitely expressed a theme of mystery and the feeling of dread when spotting a supernatural terror out in the dark. This project took me around three weeks abd in that time, I made an armature, filled it with paper, coated it in newspaper and glue, and finally painted the outside to make it similar to the Mothman myth. This project had people coming up to me all day long as I was carrying it , so I believe that counts as a success because it intrigued everyone so much.
18. The medium I most enjoyed working with was acrylic because I was most comfortable using it. I used it for my potrait piece because I thought it would make it look more seamless and easy to look at. Acrylic is my go-to, so I definitely had to use my most personal art medium in a potrait of my mom, otherwise it wouldn't had looked as good to me. However, I never used clay to make bowls and I wish I got to work with the clay and mold it. I think it would've been fun to physically make something with shape and use. Overall, I'm happy with the mediums I used and I'm glad I got to experience so many different art forms.
1. I used the mediums of acrylic paint, book pages, and sketchbook paper. First, I glued down the book pages with gel medium to make the background. Then, I sketched out my image, cut it out, and glued it to the middle of the canvas. After, I painted over my sketch with the acrylic paint.
2. This picture is of my mom and I chose her because I love her and wanted to make her something she could keep forever. I thought it would be cool to paint someone that is close to me and see her enjoy something I made for her. This inspired me to do the best work I could on this portrait piece.
1. I made the cryptid Mothman. I created it by first sketching out how I would make the armature and then forming the copper wire like that as best as I could. I wrapped the pieces around it each other to make it stay. I then stuffed it with paper and taped it all around flat to make it stay. Then, I started to dip newspaper in glue and water mixture and place it on top; I did about three layers. After that was all done, I painted it all white. Then where there were some unsmooth parts I put plaster on it and filled up some holes. Lastly, I put the final paint colors on, starting black at the bottom and making a gradient to brown at the top. For the last touch, I added the two red eyes.
2. I was inspired by cryptozoology for this piece. Im very interested in paranormal and supernatural phenomena, so I thought this would be a good project for a mothman. I've never done paper mache before and I thought a fantastic start would be Mothman.
3. I think the successful part about my piece is that it can stand on its own. I also like the color scheme and overall idea. Next time I could improve the strength of the wings and also make sure the paper is more smooth underneath the head next time. It wasn't completely smooth. Also improve the color and make it more detailed.
4. I don't know if I would sign up for sculpture class because I'm more interested in drawing and painting than making big scuptures. I think that I would enjoy it though if I did do it. I did enjoy this project and I'm glad I did it because now I have a Mothman in my room.
5. The materials I needed were paper, tape, paper mache powder, water, glue, copper wire, and paint.
The artist I chose was Tiffany Bozic. She does realistic images with fantastic earthly inspired designs. It looks so real, yet part of a fantasy. Her works are so detailed I love the concepts based on nature and the environment. She has her own site where she sells her pieces at http://tiffanybozic.com/shop/jdtrxllmsx1whuj32lea4f6vmpt57n. She is self-taught and lives in Marin, CA. She has even collaborated with California Academy of Sciences for her works.
Her work is inspiring to me because I share a similar aesthetic with her. I love the idea of bringing nature into everything and combining things like mortality into paintings. Her work makes me want to keep looking at each detail and inspires me to make my own piece. The depth to her paintings is amazing and gives me major vibes.
2. His younger brother
3. Pencil, paper in the background, paint, canvas
4. He wants to add more detail to face and background with different colored paper magazines. Also, he will keep his brother in pencil so the background makes him stand out.
In order to print a stamp like this, you would need to first gather tools such as a carving tool, a linolium block, black ink, paper, a pencil, a paint roller, and a flat metal stand. First you would sketch out the piece you want to carve, then picture where you want the ink to show and where you don't want it to show. After that, you take your sketch and cover the whole back of it in pencil. Flip it right side up and place on top of your linolium block, start to trace your sketch. Now your sketch will show up on the block. You can now start carving out the places where no ink will show. After you are finished carving take your flat metal stand and put a teaspoon of black ink on it. Start to roll out the ink with your roller until it starts to sound sticky. Then, you can use your roller on top of the carved parts of your linolium block. Once completely covered, take a piece of paper about an inch wider and taller than your block and press it on top of your linolium block. Keep pressing and then once you feel its completely done, remove the paper to reveal your stamp print!
I incoporated lines into my piece in the background (which represents the fog in this photo) and in the character's hair and face a bit.
What I found most successful about my piece was that it looks like the characters from the X-files that I was trying to capture. I based this stamp off of a photo of the two characters from the show. I also like how the hair and face turned out for the character on the left, Mulder.
If I were to do this again I would change Scully's face slighty as her eyebrows are thinner and eyes are a bit different. I would also be more careful, because I cut into places I didn't want to a couple times.
This illustration friday was about the word "kiss". I drew a girl thinking about a kiss/ pucckering her lips because I didn't want to draw two people kissing. I also drew her with big lips to show she's a good kisser.
This is our installation project, we chose to do the word "love" by surrounding it with paper hearts colored on the edges.