Heres my final project! i actually happened to really enjoy this project because i go to do something creepy which is always my favorite! So this is a goat skull on a women i guess? i just liked the creepy devilish dark effect it gives. This is the first time i have ever worked with scratch board so im happy with how it came out. I bounced back and forth alot when i was trying to figure out what i wanted to do and eventually ended up with this. The most difficult part of this project i would say is trying to get a good range of value with the two given colors. I may eventually add water color to the skull so that it hopefully would help with that. My favorite part of this piece is the horns actually i really liked how they came out. If i could change one thing about this project to change i wish that i would have not gone so hard on the scratching and took more time for the value.
Throughout this whole year along with following Mrs Rossi's leadership i have learned alot from my table mates. But there is a few inparticular i am going to talk about. First Logan, i have been friends with Logan for a long time but i never knew she had such amazing ability! Somehow logan is capable of putting extreme detail into whatever she does which in the end makes her pieces so so realistic. From her i have learned to slow down and take time to appreciate and include what you might think is a very minor detail because it can bring your drawing to a whole new level. I applied this skill to my perspective project which i did my best to draw every single hair on that horses face. Secondly i have been inspired by my friend Jessica, i have whatched her grow and change so much since the beginning of this class! what i have learned from her is that there is many many more colors in what you see than you may think
Throughout this year i have improved my art skills not only have i learned to use different media, but i have also learned to get pushed out of my comfort zone. I will say that i do owe alot of this to Mrs Rossi not only because she obviously taught us how to use new media but she also will CONSTANTLY nag and push you to go bigger and better. The three most common things i hear from her are to go bigger, add more value, and put in a background. And although at first i thought it was a little annoying i learned that when she pushed me i am capable of doing more that i originally thought. For my first example i am going to once again call upon my self portrait. In general i like to draw animals and nature and creepy things but never people, i never thought that i was much good at doing that and i didn't really have an interest in it. But low and behold i do, thanks to Mrs Rossi reminding me that i can do it even though it isn't naturally easy for me. By the time i had finished the self portrait project i actually found myself wanting to draw people and that i had learned how to portray emotion! Which can be seen in my final project with theatrical sad and happy face. I feel like this ironically gave my piece balance and the difference in shapes actually gave it much more character. For my second example i want to talk about my perspective project. Before this i had never touched a prisma color in my entire life. But i actually think this is my favorite piece of this year because it came out so realistically and i really like the angle that i drew it from. Although i dearly dearly do miss Lilly im glad i could at least have this drawing of her. The colors in this drawing are very very bright and i think they make each other pop so well and i really love the texture i was able to create after hours of layering.
So now i'm supposed to talk about how i create original art. In my opinion i do create original art because my art style tends to be dark and different. I spend alot of time thinking of the ideas for my art projects and i do not copy or trace anything. For example in my class we recently did a self portrait project. My idea for the project is described below, but in summary it is my face but half of it is what society wants me to be and the other half being who i really am and there's a lot of symbolism involved in the use of color and shading within that. As i was preparing for this project
So i went just a little of subject for this drawing homework XD. For this homework assignment we were supposed to arrange three objects in dramatic lighting and then draw them. I started doing that and somehow it turned into this is i just kinda let it flow. So this is an Arabian horse in dramatic lighting with the light source being in front of its face.
Here is my self portrait final. At first i was pretty scared to do this project because i have never done a whole lot of human portraiture. But throughout this project I feel like i have grown more comfortable with it. One thing that i learned about this is that its one thing to just draw a face and its another thing to draw a face with emotion especially if it's your own! For the right side of the face i decided to portray it more like a porcelain doll because it is supposed to represent the person that society, my peers, and even my family want me to be. Perfect with big boobs, blonde hair pink lips, small eye brows that are perfectly shaped, tan skin, and blue eyes. My dad has always wanted me to be like this, really girly and into princesses but he forgets that he raised me, i never had any female influence growing up so i kinda ended up like a Tom-boy. My dad also wanted me to play violin and listen to classical music but i play bass guitar and listen to black metal. My look i would not say is very typical of other girls my age i mean considering i have red hair, piercings, a bunch of bracelets, chokers, and i wear band shirts and ripped skinny jeans. And as i have grown up i have learned to be OK with who i am and not really care what anyone thinks i should be. So that would be what this drawing is portraying, the porcelain doll person that i've been covered with is beginning to crack as i pull the pieces off to reveal my skin underneath. There is even more symbolism in this because i decided to shade the right side of my face with blacks and whites and as you can see with the left side of m face i used a huge array of colors to shade because personally i believe that i have a very colorful personality and wanted to show that in this. I used prisma colors to draw. If i could change anything about this i would definitely try to make my side of the face much much much more realistic.
working on some practices with faces for our portrait project this one is of my face (im sorry Mrs rossi) and it started as just a normal portrait and then i turned it into a Chelsea grin portrait. i don't usually draw people so i consider this really good for me. i also find my style to be slightly cartoony and realistic at the same time. things that i could have changed in this is that i feel the eyes are not completely the same on both sides. but i do like the hair and the space between each eye.
For this drawing i wanted to try more of an elegant face. i think the eyes look much more proportional in this one and i like that the eye lashes are not to flashy but they still look realistic. i also like how the lips came out i feel like i did well with the value. i also like that i colored in the face and added some value with the use of a few different pencils.
This is my opacity project of which im not to crazily pleased about but i feel as though it came out ok. The idea of this piece is that the girl is in her own world within her mind and her feelings are as though shes drowning. Its not a physical drowning like in water but more of drowning inside of her thoughts and feeling trapped and helpless in a way. While that may seem kinda dark i feel its a good expression of feelings and a good representation of the idea. The girl is wearing a medieval dress to represent the fact that shes been here a long with the inability to escape.
So if you cant already tell, i suck at drawing cars, but this is a ford f250 king ranch. This is my favorite car because when i get older i want to have many animals on a farm and i would need a truck like this thats meant for farm work. I decided to try this homework in pen to try to make it more challenging as well as getting myself used to drawing with ink and not erasing so much. the propotions on this car didnt come out so well but otherwise im proud of it because i have only ever drawn one other car. If this were an asignment or a project i would have spent more time on it and i would be capable of making it look better.