I felt like this warm up taught me the most out of any. Because this, out of all my illustration Fridays, taught me that if i really try hard enough and take my time, 9 times out of 10 the product will usually turn out the way you want it to. Out of all my sketchbook things, this one took me the longest time to make, which taught me to take my time with my projects and art to get a better end product.
a tool i never used before was an art blending/smudging tool. This tool is used to blend together colors on paper to make them look better, and it also can be used to smooth out your pencil work and make it look a lot better. I used this tool with almost all of my pencil work because it just made it look 100 times better than if i didn't use it. This tool even after it has been used is useful because if the entire edge is covers in pencil, you can use it to darken up your picture a bit, which gives this tool incredible use to anyone who draws a lot.
Artists make art for many reasons, it just depends on the artist. Some artists make art make art just for fun, or they enjoy doing it. Some want to portray a message about something wrong with the world, or how they currently are feeling. And some do it to make profit off their art, and to make some money to actually have a decent living. any of these reasons doesn't matter because all art should be appreciated in some way, no matter the reasoning behind it.
There is a 4-step process when it comes to critiquing art. These steps are describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate. Describe is to explain/go into what you are seeing or looking at. Analyze means to use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form which means you must compliment or suggest ideas to the artists about the way they went about their art piece. Interpret means to try and see what the artist was trying to convey in their piece, what was their motivation, why did they choose this art style, etc. And finally evaluate was the artists piece a success? did they get across what they were trying to convey in the piece?
This is a piece i have done during the clay unit of our art class.This piece was of a box that was supposed to look scary, and as if it was locked up for a reason, which is why i went with a red and black coloration with the box to make it look more menacing. I feel like the piece went out better than i had hoped it would turn out, but i still feel like i could have done more with it. I could have added some brown and darker, rustic colors to make it look older, and have more of a scary feel to it. I choose this style because i felt like everyone was doing something bright and happy for their boxes, so i wanted to go a different route with my box and went with a darker feel to it. overall i think i did very well with the piece, there are a few things i would change to it suck as adding some more colors, maybe changing up the design of the top a but, but overall it turned out incredibly well.
1: i used perspective # 1
2: i used a light medium
3: i took this at the stairs outside of C building
4: the hardest part of this project was making the railings of the stairs look like that
1: The mediums i used are stencil, paper, paint, charcoal, and pen. The people and facility of the picture are paint, the green clouds are stencils, the cracks in the facility are pen, the background of the picture is charcoal, and the back of the picture is paper.
2: my word was forgiveness and its portrayed by the man up top who accidently set off the nuclear power plant and is asking for forgiveness.
1: most of the paint around is glaze, besides the top of it, which is just acrylic to prevent the parts from sticking
2: I find the chains around my to be the most successful because i'm surprised how well they turned out and how they didn't fall/chip off
3: i would have maybe changed the color scheme, or the whole theme of the piece
1: I plan to add a red and black color on the box with glazing paint. Then color the chains with a silver coloring of acrylic paint to finish off the piece
2: the only thing that was the most difficult was the creation of the chains on the box
3: i have found the chains on the box have become pretty successful, and im surprised they didnt fall off
4: first i created a clay block and put it through the slab roller to create my 6 blocks. then i combined the block by scratching the edges and connected the blocks to make the box. then lastly i created the chains and scored the the chains onto the box to complete the piece,