The project that I learned the most from was the contour shoe drawing. I learned how to draw and not lift up my pen or pencil and still make it look good. I have also learned that shading after the fact is important as well. You need to make it look as realistic as possible with shading, and the fact that it flows together from the contour lines. I feel like this project got me started and gave me the basic ideas of how to actually draw and sketch. I developed from this because realizations hit me. I realized that once you get the hang of doing sketching and drawings with different shading techniques and values, that it's pretty simple. This project basically gave me the right learning experiences to be able to progress forward with my high school art career. I feel like this project was what got me started in realized that I not only like art, but that I love it!
Art 1 Final Portfolio
1. Which project was your favorite or most successful this semester? Please explain.
My favorite and most successful this semester was my landscape portrait. I think that I used a lot of values and different shades of colors to pull it all together. I used a lot of texture in my painting like in the grass, I tried to use a lot of highlights to make the texture of it stand out. I used different shades and tints of blue to make the sky flow together as if it were a galaxy that fades into a sky with a sunset. I think that since I learned about how to use complementary colors, using the orange as a base coat on my canvas was a good idea because oranges complement, blue, was the main color of my sky and it made my colors richer and to stand out more. I also think that in doing this project, I've learned what my kind of style of painting is, and that makes me actually really like my project. I think that I have definitely grown as an artist from this experience because I know how to paint the way that I want, but I have the knowledge and experience to know what and how I want to do it. Overall, this was my favorite project because I like using acrylic paints anyways, but I learned all of the different ways that you can use brush strokes to pull the whole piece together and make it look original at the same time.
2. Regardless of whether you liked or disliked a project, which one did you learn, grow, or developed the most from? Please explain.