I feel like my experiences and feelings of this class has already been stated on my blog so ill summarize
I enjoyed this class I’ve learned new techniques and new things about myself and how I go about making art. I used to draw really bad portraits but in this class I learned a simplified way to go about face proportions. I learned about thumbnails and color sketches and I’m much happier with my final project having experimented with my colors beforehand. Ive started using the brighter prisma color pencils in my pencil case and I think I’ll do more drawings on tan paper form here on out. After this class I’ve found a great new source for tutorials. I got to practice pastels and even though I don’t like them now I think I might in the future with more experience. I always like taking art classes, as many as I can because they help fill out my sketchbooks. Either way this class was a good experience but a criticism I have is tward the pastel projects. The exercises we did didn’t really help enough that I would have been confident enough to complete a project with this medium
Explain how value is important in this drawing.
Describe several challenges that you faced while creating this drawing. What did you do to overcome these obstacles?
How important was it to have clean crisp edges to your wrapper?
Explain how your interpretation of texture is essential in capturing the look of the object.
Name three things you would draw differently if you were to do this project again. What did you learn from this drawing?
1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
3. Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait? How?
4. Describe your craftsmanship. Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
9. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
At first my drawing wasn't as bright as I wanted it to be so I borrowed some pencils and that helped a lot.
1.Describethe craftsmanshipof your drawing. (Is it neat and well executed?)
A good part of it is well done with good craftsmanship but because I rarely Finnish art projects on time I had to kind of cut my losses and rush through the last bit. But 70 percent of it was well done in my opinion. I'm glad with how the bottom ribbon and table reflections turned out
2.Describehow your background choices help unify the three artworks and tie them together as one piece of art.
I just drew what was in the background in my picture its not very expressive but the reflections on the table are a lot like the bright hi lights in an opacity drawing so I think it all ties together alsoI put objects next to the clear bin so the reflection could show. (a board-game, minora with the candles shining and a blur of blue from a bag proper against the board-game.)
3.Describeyour choice of colors/color harmoniesand how you used them throughout the artwork.
I tried to pay attention to the lights, dark, and highlights in the ribbon while also using different colors from pink to indigo to black to keep it from looking bland.
4.How did you create contrast in your drawing?
The blue ribbons to the warm brown background.
5.How did you use textures, highlights and shadowsto enhance your artwork?
In the ribbons the highlights make the bow pop and it gets darker tweeds the fact to show space.
6.Why did you choose a particular backgroundcolor to mount your artwork?
This particular table was close to an outlet so I could plug in my minora and get that light and reflection and also add to the holiday theme.
7.Discuss the importance of understanding the media (prisma or pastels) and acquiring the skills necessary to create a successful project.
With prismacolor you need to use your range of color, if you just stick to the same five pencils your artwork will suffer.
8.Describeany difficulties you had creating your drawing and what you could do to improve your drawing?
A difficulty that I always face is weather to take meh time and make something I'm proud of or to actually Finnish a project on time and in the end I think this problem will only be solved when I've drawn enough to easily get into the flow of drawing without too much hesitation.