Friday, May 24, 2013

Clay Tile

This is my Clay Tile.  I chose to sculpt this because of the uniqueness and beauty of this flower. 

Landscape Painting

This is my Landscape Painting.  Inspired by my spring break vacation in New York.    

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Printmaking Project

The process I went through to create this project was extremely tedious and long.  Although I like my final product, the process that was used to create it was repetitive.  First we had to search for references that we would use as a guideline.  Then, we sketched our thoughts in our sketchbook that was soon transferred onto the linoleum.  Specifically, carving out the linoleum was difficult because I had to make sure I was very careful in not cutting the drawing of the elephant, but instead cutting ridges around my animal.  This was a challenge for me, but overall I believe that my final product was successful.  Lastly, I picked out the paint color that I wanted and I transferred my painted linoleum onto a colored sheet of construction paper.  In this project, I learned that art requires a great amount of patience and if you use time and effort, you can create a beautiful masterpiece.    

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Photoshop Frog Tongue

This project was easier than the Angry Pancakes and more fun as well.  I started with attaching the frog to the tongue.  Then, I had to edit the frog to make it look like it was attached to the tongue.  With some featured tools, I was able to blend the color of the tongue to match the frog.  Unfortunately, I ran into some trouble when I used the Clone Stamp Tool and the eraser tool.  The Clone Stamp did not allow me to blend the colors appropriately, therefore, my frog is somwhat invisible and not fully blended with the tongue.  The eraser did not allow me to erase the lower right leg like Mr. Sands showed.  Although I ran into some trouble with this project, I enjoyed this Photoshop Lesson the nest. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Photoshop Angry Pancakes


This project was both enjoyable and easy to do.  I follwed Mr. Sands steps that he made very clear in order to complete this project.  First, I edited the pancakes the way I wanted to fit the mouth of the fish.  Next, I cut around the fish to allow the mouth to fit into the pancakes precisely.  After moving the mouth towards the center of the pancakes I edited the mouth to look relatable of the pancakes.  I smudged the edges of the mouth so it would gradually fade into the pancakes by using a sepcific photoshop tool.  In order to do this, I brightened up the color of the mouth to fit better with the pancakes.  I thought this project was funny and enjoyable.  Also, although it may seem that this process did not involve many steps, it really did.  However, these steps were not hard to complete.        

Monday, March 18, 2013

I truly enjoyed this project because it allowed me to create a unique art piece with the use of various colors. In addition, I am able to compare this new piece with the original and observe a great piece of artwork that can be formed with a little bit of creativity and a lot of effort. The hardest part of this project was the cutting out the different stencils. This took the greatest amount of time and involved a steady hand with a lot of patience. This project involved many steps and took an ample amount of time. I believe that the final product turned out exquisite and creative. Both, the original and new piece are similar in shapes and patterns, but different in appearance. The new piece obtains various colors and a contrasting texture. The brightness is very prominent, allowing this creative work to catch the eye of any observer. While creating this project, I learned the basics of spray painting, which I then used to create a magnificent piece of art that reflected well, compared to the original. I believe I used the tactics of spray painting, in addition to my creativity, to form a great final product.   


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Contour Line Shoe Drawing

This drawing of my Wallabee is for the contour line unit.  In the beginning of this unit, I was very hesitant and insecure about my drawings.  This was definitely one of the harder units for me because I am very used to picking up my pencil and moving my hand frequently.  I steadily grew in this type of art because I became used to the idea of a fluent line without any sketchy imprints.  One major aspect of this unit is to move your hand with the speed of your eye while capturing the details of your drawing.  In this specific piece, I drew the outline of the show as it is actually portrayed.  On the other hand, I did not greatly incorporate a few details.  For example, the laces of my shoe are not detailed enough and are basically floppy lines that do not accurately represent the entity of this shoe.  I believe that I have greatly improved as this unit progressed, but unfortunately, this is not of my stronger units. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Layers Pro App - Value Study

There are many differences between using oil pastels and the Layers Pro App on the Ipad.  For starters, the Layers Pro App allows a greater variety of results through the process of this value study.  There are a wide range of blending opportunities and the colors are more vibrant based on preference.  Differing, the oil pastels are much messier and do not provide a large range of options through this method.  Although there are many differences, there are also many similarities between the oil pastels and the Layers Pro App.  Both applications allow you to use your originality and effort to form a great piece of artwork.  For example, creativity can produce any layout on both systems.  In addition, each network produces two products with chosen shapes, colors, and imagination.  Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this value study assignment.  Although I was unable to finish on the Ipad, I believe my product represents a realistic view of value. Technology allows artists to exhibit their creativity and develop different forms of beautiful art.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cartoon Skeleton

My cartoon character is Jerry from the TV show "Tom and Jerry."  I have properly displayed a full set of bones including necessary primary bones.  In addition, I have used my imagination to create this skeleton contained in Jerry.  Jerry is a small character that has posed in a slightly awkward position.  I had to get creative when I realized the right side of Jerry's body must obtain a larger view of bones because of his unequal positioning.  For example, I drew a slightly uneven rib cage and an irregular pelvis that appears to be more prominent.  Regarding the skull, I created both eye sockets and drew a separate jaw bone.  Also,  I drew normal arm and leg bones that contained fingers and toes.  Overall, I believe my skeleton is symmetrical towards Jerry's body and I feel my imagination and creativity has allowed me to portray a skillful skeleton.