Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fabric Drawings.

I thought that parts of my drawing were okay, but I didn't really like the way it turned out. I felt that it was kind of difficult to draw the different fabrics and shading.  Last weeks drawing of sticks had more details that I liked. The fabric drawing was made of mostly shading instead of detail. I had more fun drawing the sticks than the the fabric.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Principles of Design Research

The painting I looked at is called "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper.

- It is late at night, and there are a few people sitting in a coffee shop. We are looking through the window at them. The outside is lit by the street light and the coffee shop. The people in the shop are not talking. There is a feeling of emptiness and isolation.
- Balance: Assymetrical
- Because the contrast is greatest by the woman (the two male customers are dark on a dark back round, and the worker is wearing white on a white back round), we notice her first (she is wearing red).  Then we notice the other people.
- The dark lines of the diner create a frame. The window behind them is another frame. They could almost be outside. They are enclosed, yet exposed.

Found Object Sculpture Reflection Discussions

My group said the rainbow was noticeable.

I liked Kate's "bunnaroo"(thats probably spelled wrong). I thought the tennis ball head was funny yet cool. I also like the clothes pin bunny ears. They are the actual shape of bunny ears.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Found Object Sculpture Reflection

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pile of Sticks

I thought it was kind if difficult because I like to do more details rather then just doing quick lines. Near the end I started to make more details but it was still not my favorite thing.
I think that if I had had more time, I would have been able to put more details in and I probably would have liked it better. I think it is okay right now, it doesn't really look done right now.
The sticks look like they overlap which is good, and it looks like if I touch a stick, it probably wouldn't fall down.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mid-term Reflection

1. I think that I have been pretty engaged in my artwork, and the class in general. Although I don't talk much in class, I listen and use what I hear to make my work better.
I come to class on time and and almost, if not always have my hw done on time.

2. So far I have worked in my SB, done a painting, a collage, a sculpture and some drawings. I have worked hard on all of them. I like how they have all turned out, especially the found object sculpture. I like how I didn't just glue on random buttons, but I made a rainbow with them.

3. In my SB, there is all different kinds of things. There are drawings, a collages, a page filled with round stickers, doodles, cut outs, a painting, and pages full of colors. I really enjoy working in my SB because it is relaxing and fun. I get do whatever I want in it, and express myself.

4. I used to hate drawing, but the more I practiced, the better I got. Now I kind of enjoy drawing, depending on what it is. I guess I am kind of glad to draw every Tuesday because I get more and more practice drawing in different ways, and with different materials.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Found Images Collage 2

I finished my my found images collage. I really like how it turned out. I like the colors and the way the water and fire blends together.

At first it was fun and I couldn't wait to work on it, but later on it got more difficult to keep cutting little pieces if paper. My whole collage is a bunch of small pieces of paper cut out by hand. Also I had to re-glue some of the pieces because they fell off cause the glue I used wasn't that strong.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Changing Still Life

To accomplish the goal, I had to 1: work fast, even though it might not look that good, 2: work lightly, so in the end I could erase things, and 3: have patience so I wouldn't get upset about it.

I had to work fast because that was the only way get everything down on the paper. Things kept getting added so I had to make sure to keep drawing them.

I had to work lightly because I had to erase almost everything in the end. It didn't erase very well, so now I know to not draw hard so it can be erased and look good.

I had to have patience because if I didn't then maybe I wouldn't have been able to do and finish it.