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