Tuesday, January 17, 2017
My goals in this artwork were to create an interesting drawing based on simple objects, using varying colors. I accomplished this by looking at the shoe and lipstick and pulling out the colors and shapes. Instead of intuitively painting the objects, I painted shapes of different colors. The most difficult part of this painting was trying to draw the shoe. I met this challenge by approaching it from an abstract point of view, focusing on the reflected colors instead of the shape. My drawing is about the blocks of color in the shoe and lipstick. I shifted to right brain artistic thinking by drawing the colors as shapes rather than as one object. My drawing really works in the mixing of color in the shoe. If I could do it over again, I would spend more time drawing the shoe.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
My goals in this artwork were to create an interesting drawing based on simple objects. I accomplished this by looking at the vases adn pulling out geometric shapes and colors you wouldn't necessarily expect to be there. The most difficult part of this drawing was trying to make the two vases look symmetrical. I met this challenge by creating lines between them as reference points. My drawing is about the projection of the color in the background and the interesting colors in the vases. I shifted to right brain artistic thinking by drawing the vases as shapes rather than objects. My drawing really works in the overlap of the projection and the vase. If I had a do-over, I would focus on a smaller part of the vases.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
My goals in this artwork were to create bold, dark shadows alongside light areas. I accomplished this by shading some areas with compressed charcoal and erased other areas to make it lighter. I was surprised at how hard the chopsticks were to draw. My drawing is about the three dimensional shapes the takeout box and chopsticks make. The most difficult challenge I faced was drawing the chopsticks in the areas they moved from the light into the dark. I met this challenge by using charcoal pencils to draw the small details, instead of the vine charcoal. I shifted to right brain artistic thinking by drawing the chopsticks and takeout container as one dimensional shapes to create three dimensional objects. My drawing really works in the handle on the takeout box. It looks realistic in the way the handle and it's shadow move in opposite directions. I learned how to draw more realistically in this drawing. I learned from Audrey in this project. She helped me set up the light and box to create a long shadow and interesting composition. If I had a do-over, I would change the position of the chopsticks to make them more angled towards the right of the picture. I feel best about the side of the container with the handle on it. I think the different values of grey make it look three dimensional and visually interesting.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My goals in this artwork were to create a drawing with lots of dimension and a wide range in value. I accomplished this by using an eraser to pull out the whites, white chalk to highlight them, and darkening the shadows with charcoal. What surprised me the most was how much I used the eraser to pull out the light areas. My drawing is about the different lights and darks in the pumpkins. The most difficult thing I faced was the complex shadows. I met this challenge by looking at the shadows as shapes of light and dark and drawing them. I experienced the shift by visualizing the pumpkins in light and dark shapes. My drawings really work in the interesting shadow in the small pumpkin. Some of the things I learned while drawing this, that I can take into my drawing, is the use of an eraser to pull out the light areas of the work. I learned a lot from Kaelyn in, because she helped me figure out the curves of the pumpkins. If I had a do-over, I would erase more in the stem, to make it more visually interesting. The best thing about my artwork is the bottom pumpkin.