Thursday, September 20, 2012

Value Portraits

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
     The first step of this project was to trace every value onto tracing paper. In order to do tis successfully, you had to put the photo up aganist the window. The next part was to color the back of your tracing paper and then lay it down on a blank piece of paper in your sketchbook. You then tranfer all the values from the tracing paper to the blank sheet by just tracing over the values once more. After that is finished, you just add values you missed and the shade of the value.  

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
    Finding the different values in the photo was very hard. You had to look very carefully at the photo so you wouldn't miss anything. The easiest way to find the values was to put the tracing paper and photo up to a window. The light from the sun made a lot easier to tell where all the values where. Soemtimes, it would  seem like you had all the values then you would check just to make sure and see a hundred other values. Finding the values was hard, but you eventually get all of them.

3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
    I think I did get a full range fo the different values within my portrait. In order to get all nine values you have to look at the value chart. The value chart just makes it easier to remember how dark or how light to shade and that you need all nine values in the portrait.

4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
    I think I did pretty good on my portrait, but it could've been neater. I think I could have done better with making it less obvious where each value ends and the next starts. I have some really dark values and then all of a sudden it's really light. I should made the transition between the values more subtle.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
    Drawing the eyes was very hard to do and kept messing up. The eyes would always turn out really bad and would it would make her look evil. I did the eyes over and over againg until I got right.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Art Work 1

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
I thought I my sphere turned out better then I thought it would. It wasn't perfect, but it was also the first time I had done something like this.

2. If this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
I think it is pretty successful because I have never even used oil pastels before this class.

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
I think everything in the project worked pretty well, there wasn't anything that I really disappointed about or anything.

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
I would probably chose a different set of colors because I don't really like the ones I used for the project.

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
The most difficult part of this project was getting all the black spots colored.

7. What did you learn from this piece?
Identifying your light source is really important to get all your shading and colors right. Without the light source, the whole sphere would just one color and wouldn't have any dimension.