Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found Images Collage

        I cut out the white paper into the shape of a sun. The pointy parts are going to be the fire and the middle is going to be water. I got the idea because I found a lot of pictures of water. I also found a picture picture that had an image that was the color of fire so it reminded me of fire.
The advice I got was try to make the fire and water kind of blend into each other. Also make the flames part look more like fire and less like a flower shape.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

three forms drawing

I'm not all that into drawing. So today was kind of hard for me. I thought that the cup turned out well, and the block turned out okay. I didn't really get to do the pine cone. I didn't have enough time. I started it though and it was pretty hard to do. I have trouble drawing the details. I also need to practice and need to work on shadowing. I haven't really done much of that in the past. Overall, I think I did good and if I had more time, it would have been better.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Extending our findings from The Pour Paintings.

     I decided to use the color as an inspiration. I used the blue to make an ocean and sky. I used the orange and yellow to make the sun. I painted in birds in the sky to represent an animal. I chose to do a painting because I really like to paint. 
     I didn't get any feedback from my classmates other then it was really good.  I got feedback from the teacher about how to make the sun and clouds look more realistic.

Pour Paintings

     First, my partner and I mixed different color paints and poured them on the paper. One of them looked like a heart, and one of them had a dinosaur and some kind of animal. The heart one dried weirdly so it doesn't look like a heart anymore.
     I didn't end up using either of the ones that we made. The one I chose was different shades of orange in weird shapes. I ended up turning it into a gorilla with huge hands. I painted in the grass and the sky so it wasn't just floating in mid air. I also had to paint in the back legs. I painted over some of the orange that was above the gorilla because it didn't work with what I was doing. I thought it was pretty fun.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Talk and Draw

At first I was the one listening and drawing. It was hard because I couldn't see or completely understand what was on the table. I also didn't know the size, shape or position that everything was.
When I was the describer, it was hard because I had to tell my partner the size, shape, and position of everything in a way that wasn't confusing so she could draw them. It was also difficult because not only did my partner have to listen and understand, I had to understand the shape and size. It was kind of hard to explain the details of some of the items.
Overall I thought it was pretty fun.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Collaborative Drawings.

I think that the final result is pretty good, except the sky is not as good as i wanted it to be. It was to dark for me. I would have liked a lighter shade of gray. I liked the hill. It was changed from being snow, to being grass.  Overall I thought it was okay.

I felt okay. Like I said before, i liked the way the hill ended up, but not really how the sky turned out.
It was fun seeing what other people thought of to change or add to my art piece. It kind of gave me other kinds of ideas. It opened my mind in different ways, and gave me a new perspective on it.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thinking about the Artist.

An artist is someone who expresses themselves in a creative way. Creativity is when someone creates something new and original. An artist needs time to do there work, and a space to do it in. They also need to have patience, and an openness to the world. They need to let their mind flow from the inside out, as well as from the outside in.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Reflecting on Picasso quote.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

 A young child does art without thinking about if there is a right or wrong way to do it. They can be very creative  and express themselves without self consciousness or worry about what others think. As they get older they start thinking about what other people think, and if there is a right way to do it. This could make them self conscious and stop there creativity.