Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blue collection

The collect of blue things we created in art say a lot about us. It reveals the time we live in and the interests of this era. There is an iphone case that I can see, which reveals the time. If you were to show this picture to people who lived 100 years ago, they wouldn't know what half the things there are. It also shows we are diverse. Everyone has their own their own interests and I don't see any two of the same thing. This partially reflects my personal taste. I like to keep things in order and what a better way then to order things than color. Also I have a lot of junk lying around my house like the table. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bunch of junk, it's art. Portia Munson will agree with me on this. That is her collecting of blue things above. She inspired us to make this collection and is a good artist. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Collecting vs. Hoarding

     There is a difference between collecting and hoarding. A lot of people believe that the things hoarders keep things that mean nothing, but they have some meaning to them. Most of the time there is a similarity between the things people collect. The things hoarders keep have a small correlation with each other. They have mostly trash pilling up that have nothing to do with each other. Collectors also can give certian things away while hoarders cannot.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Candy jar and bike drawing comparison

Although I enjoyed drawing the candy jar, I enjoyed the bike drawing more. I found it easier to make the metal on the bike look metal than making the candy wrappers look like candy wrappers. I liked making the drawing in color though. It is harder to shade with the color pencils than graphite. They were similar in getting down the basic lines than going back and adding value. I like how my bike drawing turned out more than how my candy jar did. I liked drawing both of them though. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Candy Jar Drawing

     Our classes second assignment was to draw a jar full of candy. I enjoyed drawing it, but it was difficult for me. Shading with colored pencil was troubling. I struggled to make the wrappers look wrinkled and folded. It was also hard to make the candy appear as if it was in the jar. All in all, I am proud of what I did.

Bicycle Drawing

     I enjoyed drawing the bicycle very much. I did not expect to make it look so realistic. Composition was a big thing I learned about in the process. The drawing would look the best it it touched the edges of the paper. Also, I learned how to make the metal look metal, the plastic look plastic, and the rubber look rubber with value. The shading required value also. The only part that was completly white was some parts where the light was hitting. The rest of the time I was trying to find how dark the other parts of the bike should be. Shading the tire was difficult for me since it was a dark color, but I still had to shade it to make it look curved. Like I said in the beginning, I was surprised at how realistic it turned out. The shading lesson really helped me make it look realistic. I was never that good at shading, but after this, I am proud of how I can make my drawings look dimensional.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am excited for this year in art class. I decided to take the corse because I enjoy drawing and am looking to expand my artist ability. I hope the school year ahead will be a good one. I enjoyed Freshman year and I hope Sophmore year is even better.