Friday, December 7, 2012

Stencil Art Hollywood

1. I went to Photoshop on the computer, put the hollywood sign picture in, then clicked threshold, and it put it in negative space.
2. The pictures i used in my background were not related to the stencil, I just picked pictures that had cool color schemes and that I liked.
3. To create my stencil I used an exacto knife to cut out  positive and negative space to show the value of the sign.
4. You have to be careful using the Exacto Knife, you should always cut slowly and under control, and always cut away from yourself. 
5. The color I spraypainted my stencil shows the composition of the hollywood sign and the color contrasted to the colors of my background collage pictures.  

Battleship Game Board Perspective Drawing

Vocabulary to use: , gradation, , , overlapping, , value, highlights, shadows
Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.  
How successful do you feel this piece is and why? 
What worked about this project? What didn’t work? 
If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making? 
What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
What did you learn from this piece?

1. My overall thought is that I liked this project, but it wasnt my favorite, because perspective isnt my favorite art type.  
2. I think this project was successful because using watercolor washes and blending it with colored pencils made the colors more vibrant.
3. What worked was the perspective of the drawing, I think I vanishing point and horizon line were good because it was at the right angle. What didnt work was that I Did the watercolor a little to dark and I should have been neater with the watercolor.
4. If i were to redo the project, I would change the color scheme and use less blue, and put more value in the ship pieces.
5. The most difficult part for me was giving the game highlights, shadows, and overlapping some pieces to make it look like its really sitting on the table.
6. I learned more about value and gradation in this project and making drawings come to life and look real.


Monday, November 26, 2012


Grid       colored pencils anamorphosis                 photoshop        transform         scale
Perspective      shadows             value                    
1. I saved a picture of a cupcake and then went to photoshop and clicked transform and it put the cupcake in perspective. Then I put grid lines on it, and printed it.
2. Distorting the image puts the cupcake in perspective, and it looks like its really sitting on the paper.
3. The most important thing to do was to add value and scale to your cupcake by using colored pencils.

Monday, October 22, 2012

"The Hummingbird" Printmaking Project

1. The overall composition of my art, to me, is well balanced, because you can tell what everything is. I think I used good colors and they give the bird good movement. Overall, I think this was one of my best art projects.

2. There is good texture in my print, I used texture throughout the feathers and speckles in my bird and the flowers in the background. There is detail in the bird that gives the print alot of texture.

3. I used alot of negative space in the background because I didnt cut out the background, and the bird has mostly positive space because I cut things out to show detail.

4. There is good craftmanship in this art and there arent any stray lines, and the lines in the bottom feathers are good lines because they show texture in the feathers.

5. yes, there is depth because the bird is the foreground, the middle ground are the flowers, and the background are the twigs. This shows that the bird is flying around flowers and getting nectar.

6. One obstacle I had while doing the printmaking project, was understanding what to cut and what not to cut, and imagining what it would look like if you cut or didnt cut some parts, because once you cut something, you cant get it back.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Print scetch critique

1. Texture is important to have in your scetches because it shows the different values the animal has. It will also help us alot when we go to carve in the linoleam, because we will know what to carve and what to leave flat. The texture will also make the animal come to life and not make it look like its just a drawing.

2. Its necessary to have several images for reference for each animal because you can combine the images together. If you put the flowers with one background and the trees in another in your drawing, it makes it your own. You can also put the position of an animal in one picture with the texture and shades from another picture to make a new looking picure of an animal.

3. When I look at my sketches I can tell which one is the best. The best one is the one with the most range of texture. It is also the picture that has the best viewfinder position, and the one you think will have the most potential.

Chalk Mural

1. For me, I like to work in groups because everyone can share their ideas and work together. I think my group worked well together, and our project turned out great because we all got to work on it, not just one person. I think team work is the most important thing do use when your working in a group.

2. When working in a group, sharing ideas is important because when you combine ideas you have a better chance of having something creative. If someone has a better idea, its better to share to make the project better than to not say anything, I think my group collaborated their ideas alot and it made the project good.

3. I think this project was very successful, because there are alot of vibrant colors, and it looks like a real bookshelf. Adding pastels to the books made the mural come to life,instead of just having dull chalk colors.  The ladder also has alot of dark pastels that make it look like wood.

 4. Making a project that others can interact with is fun because you can see everyone posing in them and taking pictures with them. I see some of the pictures on facebook and intsagram and it makes you feel like your art is famous. The good thing is that the murals will probably last a long time and everyone can keep looking at them.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

value portrait

1. The first step I took to create the value portrait was to trace the picture onto tracing paper, outlining the lines of different value. Next, I shaded the back of the tracing paper very dark, and then retraced the lines onto a page in my sketchbook. My last step was to add shading, pressing lightly on the light areas, and hard on the dark areas.

2. I found the different values in the portrait by holding the picture and tracing paper up to the light. This highlighted the the light and dark values. It made seeing the different values easier and I could see every spot in his face.

3. Yes, think I have a full range of all the different values. I think this because I used the lighter values for the light spots in his face,and the darker values in the dark spots, such as his hair. This picture had alot of light values, so I used alot of the light and medium values.

4. The craftsmanship on this project is ok, but it could have been neater. The reason I think this is becaues  you can see the lines of the pencil. The best part of this in my opinion was the hair, because it shows alot of texture.

5. One of the hardest parts of this portrait was doing the hair. When I first did it, I didnt show alot of value and there wasnt any texture. But then Mrs. Rossi showed me how to add texture, and now I think its good. Another hard part of the project was showing the values in his face, because alot of the values were light, and they all mixed together.Overall I think this is a good portrait.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Project Answers

For my final value project, I think I used good color schemes, and the formation I put the shapes in was good. I think starting doing values with a pencil and then going on to the pastels was a good way to learn how to shade and do values. One thing I would change about my project is the colors I used on my square. I used different colors, but they look similiar. I wish I used dark blue, gray, and light blue. But overall, I think my Value Project is a success.

Value Study Project

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.

2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?

7. What did you learn from this piece