At the beginning of the year, my art class began a project. This project was to draw and paint a self portrait and then practically and intentionally ruined it. This is the finished project. I colored in the eyes and mouth alone with colored pencil. I didn't color in the rest of it because I liked how they popped out of the darkness of the rest of the peice. My smaller portrait looked interesting, but I think I may have ruined it by adding too much colored pencil. It may not look finished, but I like just the way it is at the moment. This portrait project was hard work but it looks great.
This is my collage. I just recently finished this project and i like how this turned out. I started with a tree and put tissue paper on it. I then traced over the shape of the tree and painted it. I had a little trouble with coming up with an idea, but I eventually came up with something. I put my favorite poem on this collage. I wrote it in pencil and went over some of the words in gold paint. The strange animals in the top left and bottom right of the collage are echidnas. They are one of my favorite animals and they are just adorable.
My class has just recently started this new project, a metal panel. I have made paper prototypes of the metal panels I want to make. The fist one is halfway between a fish skeleton and a beautiful butterfly. The next design is supposed to be some kind of celestial owl. The last one is going to be a clasp for my book. It was hard making the small peices, especially for the fish butterfly. This is still a work in progress, so there isn't much to talk about.I hope this will turn out good, since I am better and more used to works on paper. I hope my designs will turn out the way I want them to when they are finished.