portrait of her mom
She used book pages as the background, traced it with pencil and filled it in with acrylic paint
I made a sgraffito bowl. i first rolled out the clay and molded it around a bowl to get the shape i wanted. then i let it harden a bit and took it off the bowl, cut of the excess, and fixed antyhing that needed to be fixed with my hand and a sponge. after that i let it dry and painted it with the sgraffito glaze and carved out my design. then it was fired. i wanted to make something that would be useful to me. if i could do it again i would make the design more clean and white instead of grey. i would sign up for scultpture.
Portrait as still life
I chose items that I use a lot and felt like they represented me. I have an adidas backpack, an eyeshadow palette, a mug, and a tub of ice cream. I chose acrylic because i thought it would be easier to make it look realistic with acrylic. I think the proportions and colors were successful but next time i would make it look more 3D.
The idea of place
I love the beach and sunsets so i decided to paint a picture with both of them in it. I think the blending of the colors was very successful but next time I would fix the reflection of the sky on the water so it looks more like a reflection and not the sky. I picked watercolor for this because I thought it would be easier to blend the colors of the sky and water and it would look more seamless than if i did it in acrylic.
My mentors name is Sneha. Her blog link is sneha-apex-2017.weebly.com. She didn't take art one she went straight into art two. She has taken art 2, 3 and is now in AP Art. She is interested in painting. I would like to have someone to help me with my art and give me advice.
I think I was very successful with getting the shape and shading of the animals right. If i could do this again i would focus more on the small details such as the snake skin and eyes. I could improve on making the textures of the animals more realistic.
There are different types of charcoal such as vine charcoal, stick charcoal, and charcoal pens. You start by using vine charcoal to make an even grey background. After that you start drawing and shading with the different types of charcoal. the stick charcoal is the darkest and is the best for shading. The charcoal pen can be used for outlining and drawing small details. It can be very messy but with charcoal it is very easy to get dark values. Also, if you make a mistake you can just blend it into the background.
Artist Wenyi wanders the streets of his home Dali, Yunnan Province, China to find his canvases. He picks up old pieces pf trash and uses them as a blank canvas. Wendi finds old cardboards pieces in piles of trash, paints them and then puts them back in their original spot. Wendyi's goals is to incorporate art into the everyday lives of the people in his home city.
Wenyi is interesting to me because he uses something many of us would never think of to use as his blank canvas. He is so passionate about art and wants everybody to be able to see his work so he paints on very random items. This is the first time I have seen n artist who does this and think it is very inspiring.