The pros of this project was the design of the waves and how they looked. Also the body and surfboard looked realistic.
Some of the bad things of this were the colors. I feel that they could have had more detail. Also the texture of the sand needed improvement.
First we needed to find a box and cut it to desired dimensions. Next we added paper to all the sides and started to makes waves. Then we attached the waves and started creating the surfer. After we glued everything together and then painted it. Overall I thought this project was successful.
1. When starting this piece I was thinking of things that were creative. I eventually thought of some sort of spaceship. I started by tracing the outline on the foam. Then shaving it down till it looked like what I wanted.
2. One of the obstacles I had to overcome was that someone broke off one of the legs. So I made stairs so that it would stand.
3. I picked the colors, because when I think of cartoon spaceship I think of like red and silver. So I kind of made my own version of that.
4. I found that the shape of the body looked similar to the real things. I also liked the details like the window and booster.
1. The most successful part of my project were the main parts of the coins. I thought they looked pretty realistic. I also enjoyed carving them.
2. If I were to do it again I would carve the lettering in deeper and try to make it look more neat. I would also make the edges line up.
3. If someone was starting the project I would tell them to sketch out really well and cut exactly. It would also be smart to be careful so you don't damage the cardboard.
1. My plans are to turn the cardboard into a quarter. It will be raised and lower to add detail. I'm also going to use the ridged part of the cardboard to try to mimic the rim of a quarter.
2. I feel the realistic part of the piece was successful. It has a lot of detail the makes it look real. But its harder to try to make the edges and raised sections look good.
1. The art criticism process starts with with a description of the art piece. You want to describe it in detail, so that other people can understand it. You want people to make a mental picture just using the description. Second step is Think about the meaning of the piece. You want to be able to think about the artist and why they chose to do it this way. You also want to be able to know what kind of art it is. After you have described it and found out what it means. You should judge it. Find things that you did good, and the things you did bad. Find ways that you could have made it better. Also if you could do it again how would you change. After this has been done you will be able to see this art piece in a different way.
2. One of my old pieces was my Washington Monument piece. The first thing I did was measure the height and positioning of the piece. Then I sketched it, and set the layout of the background. Then I used watercolor to get the perfect blend of colors. I also used salt in my water color for the grass texture. I learned a lot from this piece. I learned how to transfer a sketch, and how to add things to watercolor to give it texture. I wish I could have added more 3D texture to my Monument. If I could go back a redo it. I would put more effort into my sketch, so that when it transferred. I would have more detail to work with. I would also add more texture and color to the center piece. I enjoyed working on this, and hope to be able to increase my art skills in the future.
8. The warm up that taught me the most was the perspective warm up. This was super important to me because it taught me how to draw, paint, and sketch in different dimensions. Almost all of my pieces so far have had some sort of perspective, so it was helpful to know how to do that. The ability to see perspective will help me with any future art career.
9. Illustration fridays helped me to brainstorm ideas for some of my bigger projects. Having an assignment every friday to test my creativity was super helpful. It allowed me to think about different things while I was working. It taught me how to think out of the box, so that when I needed to create something; I would be able to. I enjoyed doing the illustration fridays. They were fun, and it was exciting having something new every week.
11. My lino cut reflects a lot about me as an artist. I learned a lot about detail, and making something that's common into something that's special. My lino cut was my version of the Fortnite logo. I took the original logo and turned it into something different. My connection with it; is that I play Fortnite, so I was trying to reflect on something that I enjoy doing. I enjoyed that project, and it was fun being creative.
Pros: The good things about this piece were the original paper lettering. I also thought the shadows were good.
Cons: The bad things were the set up of the drawing. I don't think it looked very much like it. I could have tried more on the drawing part.
Process: I first started with cutting strips of paper for the letters. Then I glued them into my name. After I sketched out the lettering on a paper. Last I added shading and shadows.
Pros: The hat was successful. We were able to finish it and where it in the art show. They looked nice. People wanted to get there own.
Cons: The hat wasn't one size fits all. So it was hard for some to fit. It also took a long time to make.
Process: We started by making a stencil. Then we cut out all the pieces and assembled them. After they were assembled we painted them black. Then we added dots of white paint for stars. Finally we added a stenciled word to the front and presented them in the art show.
1. The most helpful warm up so far was the face portions. Because it helped me to set up the shape for my face.
2. The most surprising part was the space between the eyes. Because it looks like a lot but it's has to be done to look right.
1. I used five different mediums/techniques. My first medium was my paper word "anger". The second medium was the colored paper. This took the longest to get all of the detail. My third medium was string. This took a lot of time to get the string to stick. My fourth medium was beads. This medium was pretty easy. My last medium was chalk pastel to color the center and corners.
2. The theme I was trying to portray was anger. I did this by using darker colors and trying to express anger through the random.
1. I did a portrait of myself. My connection to them is a lot of things. I know myself pretty well but I can learn more.
2. I used pencil as my medium. I felt like I had more control. I also felt like I could make it more realistic.
3. I started with sketching the head then I drew the eyes and nose. After which I drew the mouth. Towards the end I drew the ears, and last I drew the eyebrows and hair.
4. I found that I drew the ears and nose well. If I could do it again I would use a different medium and put more detail into the face.
My name is Ethan Villareal I go to Apex High School and this is my art blog.