First of all if you notice the two different pieces have changed in not only style but in creativity. My first drawing was inspired by a character in a story. She was not a mermaid but I thought it was a nice idea to turn her into one. Well it was a quick sketch and I really felt proud of it, but I knew I could have done better. After I have learned from art so much it was time to put my skills to the test, so I redrew the whole thing with new inspiration. The whole reason I like mermaids is because of their beautiful tails and I never drew one for the first one. So instead of making another big drawing I wanted to include the whole body. I even looked at different artworks for mermaids to get the right pose I wanted for the new drawing. I may have not been there for the first day but I’m still glad I joined Art 1 it really helped me improve my work.
My thinking of art has really changed since I first started; Art can be made of many different things and come from so many ideas. I also learned that “stealing” art can be ok. There are many units that I learned a lot from, but if I had to choice one it would be artist collaboration. Working with other people has always been hard for me since I have a shy personality, and working on art together is even harder. I’m a person who likes to come up with ideas and stick to them, because no one really gets what I’m really thinking. So when someone says they don’t want to do that or they want to change it up a bit I get embarrassed and my thoughts get messed up. I have also seen that there are different people in groups; people who work hard and people who lean on others to do all the work. I have learned from this and too really pick who I work with someone I know I can trust to actually help me.
I have notice that I like to include more detail now and I don’t mind messing up on things because I can always try again. I have also started to explore more with my art in terms of looking at all options.
My favorite unit would most likely be artist steal. I liked the idea that you can take someone idea and make it into your own. This piece is what i came up with when i wanted to steal from history. I feel that out of all my work i spent the most time on this drawing. I believe that i had a strong connection with what i was working on. I have always loved history and including it into my art makes me really happy.
The artwork above is a thought provoking piece by Jan Janssens. I choose this piece because of the "guardian angle" aspect; I have always liked the idea of an angelic being watching over me. Helping me make the right decisions. Thinking that they could possibly be real, is a grateful feeling. However after exploring the artist, new plans and ideas popped into my mind and I had to write them down. Thoughts and feelings arose when I studied Jan's artwork. Jan exploited the suffering of Christ and took interest in mythological beings. So i started to think of ways I could possibly combined the two; I thought back to the idea of good vs evil. However instead of going with the common idea of God vs Satan, I wanted to explore other beings that could represent the same things. I also added a little humor in the background to lighten the mood.
This is my drawing and i think it turned out well and it really is a new piece of art.
These are my three pieces of evidence.
I'm not a big sculpture person because its just not an art i care for, however when my teacher introduced us to linoleum i jumped at the chance to make one.
A linoleum block is basically a gray squishy square which can be cut to make a piece of art. You first get a piece of sketch paper and trace how big your block is. Then you draw any picture you want, i did a wolf. Flip the paper over and shade in the back.
Next gather all your materials. You are going to need a small rolling pin,any ink color, something to put your ink on, that metal thing, and the blue cutter.
Then your going to trace your drawing on a block. Then use a sharpy to darken the lines. Next you can start cutting your block, always cut away from yourself and use two hands.(I had to hold the camera with my right hand) There's many different blades you can use. Make sure to experiment before diving head first into your project.
After you have carved your picture into the linoleum its time to ink.(mine has left over ink on it, i forgot to clean it ). Place a bit of ink on your metal slab and use the roller to spread it out until you get an orange peel texture.
Place your block face down on your selected paper and push down on it.
This should be your end result.
I hope you have l learned something from this tutorial. Happy Sculpting!!
At first I thought solving problems was nothing and that you should do it perfect the first time. Well that changed when i finished my first finger painting. It did not really turn out the way I expected, but i learned from this. If you try again it might come out even better, and you need to practice over and over again to actual master the form of art you're doing. So after my horrible car finger painting. I started to notice that if you dragged your finger with the paint you can make cool spikes.I decided to experiment with this idea with random different things like rainbows and flags. However I did not like the outcome of my pieces so like any normal person i started to give up on it. But then i noticed that some of my class mates finger paintings were , different so i started to observe them. Turns out i forgot what finger painting really was, which is just dots put together to make a picture. Instead of going back to finger painting i picked something more in my range.(pens/pencils) Which is basically pointilisum, so first i used markers and then i used a pencil to make a bigger scale. Turns out i really love this style and i hope to use it in my art again.
This unit really helped me have a break through as an artist. For a long time I was struggling with how to make exactly what I wanted. But I finally found what I was looking for observation. Observation is key you could not do shading or layering without having a picture that you like. The two pieces of art that I have drawn were made on the same day but there is a lot of improvement. Well that's because after the first one, I was able to observe an eye so I drew another one. Observation works in a lot of fields of art too, like two point or one point of views.
This is the first eye i drew and as you can see, well i hope you can see that the one on top is much better because i added more detail and shaded.
This is my two point of view piece. It was very difficult for me to grasp the idea of two point of view because I kept drawing way to far off the paper. But i got it and i figured the vanishing point; I also but some shadding in to help express the edge of the building. I'm pretty happy with the picture but I feel that i could improve, but everyone has room to improve.
This piece I got to color in, i feel that learning about layering really helped with this piece. Coloring is one of my favorite things to do in a picture; because it helps bring the eyes to notice what you want your audience to observe.
I have learned a lot this unit as an artist, not only in the classroom but also at home. A piece of Art is never your own Idea because great artist steal. No matter what sketch or video you do it can be connected to something else. There is a difference from taking a piece of art and stealing a piece of art. The artwork above is combining history and art together. By stealing ideas from the subject I was able to create a new fresh piece of artwork, if you can’t tell the face represents all the races and genders of the world. And the little drawings around it represent events in history that have affected a lot of people. Like the smoking building is there for when the twin towers were attacked, and a mask the doctors would where during the black plague. There is also a hand rapt in chains representing slavery, a tear representing the trail of tears, and a knife to symbolize all the murders that ever happened. Knowing that it was ok to go look at other peoples art for inspiration, helped me realize that you can take ideas from other people but you have to make it your own.
For this artwork I had the idea of taking a snake and a key and combining them together. After I sketched it I realized I could make the piece even more fantastic by adding a theme to it. So I picked out the theme jungle and went on from there, adding teeth at the side and making the handle leopard print. This shows that even after you combined two things you can add more to make it your idea. I had seen a picture of a snake combined with a pair of scissors so I had took an idea and twisted it around to make it my own.
Now I know I had placed this artwork in my other post but I brought it back because it was a great example of an artist steal. So I had token a famous superhero and placed a theme I thought up. The theme was kind of combining Spider Man with a spider well because he is SPIDER man so you know.