Wednesday, November 2, 2011

           Its almost the end of the marking period and a good time to reflect on all of the work I've done so far. Each time I start a project, I continually surprise myself. I couldn't be happier with how both of my apple drawings have turned out. They both have a sense of realism that I really love and try to accomplish on every piece. I knew my self portrait would be a fun experience; I really look forward to seeing how it turns out. Although i'm not finished my sketch book technology drawing yet it will bring an interesting aspect to my final sketchbook. Technology is a great topic because of all of the intricate details that are involved. I look forward to finishing all of my projects and starting new ones for the second marking period.

I've finally embarked on my self portrait journey. I'm super excited to be doing such a large scale project because eventually i'll be able to show it in my portfolio. First I drew myself from a picture onto a larger piece of paper. We will be using tempera batik as the technique for our portraits so I then began to experiment on a smaller scale with different colors. I decided to do my large portrait in blue, after it is painted i will ink it and work back into it with colored pencil. I can't wait to get to school everyday and work on this project. It's so satisfying because when I look at it, it actually looks like me and that feels like a huge accomplishment!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


            This is the first half of my colored pencil drawing. At first, I was hesitant to be doing a red apple because the colors are so bold but eventually i got into a rhythm and I ended up really loving it. Eventually there will be a finished green cut apple on the other half of this page, I think it will really complete and tie this piece together!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Finally finished my fruit drawing. I'm so happy with it and it's crazy to see my improvement from last year. Last year I hated shading in pencil and now that's one of strengths!

Friday, September 30, 2011

              At the beginning of this week we had lovely, bright fruit arrangements on our tables. Our project for this week was to shade the fruit along with making a value scale. In the bottom two pictures you can see my progression from day to day. I'm so excited about finishing this project, the only thing left to do is bring my orange to life!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

                I'm so ecstatic to start our year long book project! I did one last year and it turned out absolutely amazing! We start off by decorating papers, then making our drawings on them and eventually sewing our pages into a book. I'm sure you've noticed my pictures above. These are some of my decorated papers I have been making in class! The picture on the top shows paper decorated with water colors. These are so much fun because you can manipulate them anyway you want. You could drip them drop them brush them and plastic wrap them to get a variety of different papers. On the bottom, is the alcohol drip effect. First I painted paper with purple acrylic paint. The next day I watered down gold painted and quickly dropped alcohol on it to create this awesome circle affect! I can't wait to go to class tomorrow and see how more of my papers turned out. Check back soon!! =)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This blog will follow my adventures through art class this school year. I will share everything from my newest project to updates on my year round book project. So buckle in a get ready because my pencils just about to hit the paper!