Scientific and Contrast Drawing
Oil Pastels, Colored Pencils, and Chalk Pastels
Up Close and Personal Ballet Shoes
I used some of my own ideas in my work because I am a dancer and I am familiar with these concepts. I used my dancing experiences and some other inspiration from the internet in order to combine it to create my piece. As part of my project, I tried out doing a little bit darker shading and values to create a better effect. I think that it was definitely a risk for me because I usually like to play it safe in my drawings, but I think that it turned out pretty good! Instead of sticking with lighter values, I chose to go darker to make it more exaggerated. I messed up a few times while trying to blend the legs, which was my biggest challenge. To try and fix it, I used white and the orangish color to try and blend the lights and darks. I did my best and I think that it worked well. I was a little bit flustered with the mistakes that I made, but I realized that since what was done was done, I fixed it to the best of my ability. While working on this project, I learned how to blend colored pencils better than I had been able to before. I gained more confidence in being able to apply darker values and colors to my work. I enjoyed working with colored pencils and had fun creating this piece!
Sticky Situation: Nail Polish
Mixed Media Project - Fantasy with Peter Pan
This project was our mixed media project and I really enjoyed it. It basically forces you to be as creative as you want with your ideas and what you do with them. I got creative because I decided to do a scene that would be like what peter pan would be like in real life, only with two of the main characters from Harry Potter and also Emma Stone as Tinkerbell. I tried to bring this piece to life using characters that were well known, and different materials that have a touch and feel thing to make the piece work better together as a whole and bring life to it. I wasn't exactly sure how my idea would turn out once I put it on paper, so telling myself that I could make it look good was a bit of a struggle for me since it's so different from the rest of the group of people who participated in this project. I did use technology as a tool, to make the characters and to also create the floor, the pictures on the wall and behind the "glass" and to create the London skyline in the background. The rest of it was from other materials like tissue paper, water colors, wallpaper samples, wood, and different fabric samples that I constructed together into one whole piece. I feel like I gained some skill with the composition of the piece because originally I was afraid that the way I had it set up was going to look strange or kind of cluttered. So I rearranged the way that I wanted it to look and I gained a better sense of composition for this type of project or any project. I really like this piece because I think that it's unique and different from the rest and it portrays happiness and a sense of "happily ever after".