Thursday, November 14, 2013

Attack of the blues

We have recently made a collection of blue items. Portia Munson's work has inspired us to start a collection of our own. Some people brought in items that were interesting to them while others brought anything they could find that was blue. Either way our collection has become something bigger. They all fit in with each other not only because of their color but because they are all random. Our items in my opinion represent the time we are living in. Everything in our collection is modern for the most part. If someone who didn't live in this time looked at our collection I think they would be interested in our use of the items. I like how many different shades of blue there is and how they come together.

Everything blue

Reflecting pool by Portia Munson 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Collecting vs. Hoarding

When I think about someone collecting items, I think of a very organized pile of whatever it is someone may collect. When I about hoarding, I think about someone piling up items constantly and usually the items are all over the place and random. To me, there is a huge difference between collecting and hoarding. Someone who collects items, usually keeps them very organized. A hoarder in my opinion is someone who gathers items together and doesnt keep it organized. They have a bad habit of piling stuff on top of each other.
This is a collection of books. All of the books are in order and very organized. 

This is hoarding of books. All of the books are not organized and you could not easily find the book you'd need.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Different utensils, different drawings!

In the bike drawing I used graphite pencils. I really enjoyed how the value scale worked with the pencils. You could really tell the dark spots of the bike from the light spots. I could also erase my mistakes! With the candy jar drawing, I used colored pencils. This drawing really pops out and looks realistic. I enjoyed using colored pencils and being able to make the glass actually look like glass. I also enjoyed coloring the candy in. I can't really say which utensil I like using more because I like them both! If I had to chose with drawing I like more It would have to be my candy jar because of all the vivid colors. I love what i have accomplished so far and I'm excited to see what comes next! Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Candy Jar Drawing

The candy jar would have to be the most difficult object to draw so far. Not only is a jar hard to draw but so was the candy inside the jar. For this drawing I used colored pencils. I first started off drawing the jar. After that, I started to draw the candy inside the jar. This was very difficult because the candy was all on top of each other. Also the emptiness of the top of the jar had to be shown. I started coloring the lid of the jar using the value scale. Where the light hit the jar I used lighter colors. I made shadows under the candy on the outside of the jar so they didn't look like they were floating. I really enjoy this art piece and I'm very proud of it 

Bicycle drawing

When I first discovered I was going to be drawing a bike I knew it wouldnt be an easy task. I learned a lot while drawing, including value scale and proportion. By using the value scale, I was able to really bring out the detail of the bike. I was able to make the metal actually look like metal. I used proportion by focusing in on one part of the bike and using as much space on the paper as I could. What surprised me the most about my drawing was how shading really brought the bike to life. Shading took a lot of time and patience. It was a painful process but in the end Im glad I took my time. Im proud of how my first piece of art came out.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First post!

Welcome to my blog! This is my first year in a creative arts class! I don't have a lot of experience with art but I am excited to see what I am capable of. Stay tuned!