"If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic bean buyer, if you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for i have some flax golden tales to spin. Come in, Come in." -Shel Sylverstien, Where the Sidewalk Ends

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Reflection

      The marking period went b very fast; it seems as if only last week school began. I do not believe i have changed much at all over this forst marking period, my drawing skill may have improved slightly but it mostly stayed the same. I do, however, fell I will change in skill by the end of the year, or even by the end of the next marking period, but for now I am at my current level and will probab;y remain here for a while. As I learn to draw things as I see them and understand values and contrasts more, I can advance. If my friends need help getting values or understanding a method, I'm there since I took this class before. Also because I'm a good friend. The marking period has gone so fast, but I am anxious to get on to the next one where new interests await!

The Next President

     After the show drawing, my art clas worked on collages on who the next president would be. We chose topics on which to base our collage, mostly issues such as health care, cay rights, abortion, ect. I chose enviroment, since it is an issue that really interests me. I could have gone several ways, but some of the material I was going to use dis not fit so I was forced to leave it out. For instance, I had a picture of a kitten behind bars to symbolize animal rights, but the picture was to big in contrast with the other things I wanted ot put down. The materials I used were mosly from magazines and print outs but I also used tissue paper and paint to bring some things forward and make others stand out.  I used pictures of endangered species but they were covered by the tissue paper so one would have to look very hard to make them out. My collage is all about the problems and what the candidates plan to do about them.

The Drawing of the Shoe

        For the forst marking period in my art clas, we drew shoes. It is honostly not as boring as it sounds. There wa a lot of hard work and effort put into every part of it.
First I used a cut piece of paper to look though, in order to get the proportions. Once it looked the way I wanted it, I could start drawing the outline and then work on the details. The nig problem for me was making sure the shoes were lined up properly in proportion to what I had drawn, and for some reason the shoes kept moving each day. (Another class? or a ghost, mabye?) Either way I was eventually able to move on to the details which weren't that hard suprisingly. Another thing that tripped me up for a while was the shading. For some reason I just could not get that darkness on the bottom of the left shoe! However, I managed it well enough and this is how it turned out:
The darkeness on the side is the value scale to help me get the darkness correct as well as showing me how to blend.