Thursday, December 4, 2014

Project 6 nature to mechanical

The recent project was changing something that was natural into mechanical, the sketches and idea forming for me was the easiest part because I enjoy seeing how something would look in a mechanical way, however; I also enjoy imagining how the parts would fit together to re-create this animal in the most unique was possible. I had troubles putting these idea into my finial work. I had jumped around in hoped for a better idea other than deep-sea creatures but that didn't come to me. I was then looking at my past works where i made steam-punk designs for a human robot in hopes to re-use it for this project though sadly I could not find them anywhere so I had to make a rough sketch of what I wanted to do in my sketch-book. The ideas I did not enjoy so I went back to the animal idea and started to form new thoughts. I went into this project head-first because the media was pencil I thought I had this project in the bag when to be honest I was just as confused as the table I sat at. I then went back to my original idea of working in a deep-sea type biome but then I had to stop working on the one I started because there was too much going on to focus on the robotic creature I had present in the piece. I had then realized I took a step back into my comfort zone which is something I do not enjoy so I decided to take the risk and do the sketch project in charcoal.

I enjoyed doing this project and the choice of media, I had never worked with charcoal before but I found it surprisingly enjoyable due to the it coming in different hardness but it still being able to shade like no tomorrow, it has come to show me that there is much more I can use other than paint, pencil and ink. I will defiantly return to the charcoal. I am pleased with the outcome and can state that I feel as if this is the best piece I have made for the enter semester. I will return to this media in the choice projects, I will also look back on some of the other projects and see which I need to redeem next which might be the self-portrait. This was good experience for me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Project 5 self portrait

This project was a personal  challenge for due to the fact I rarely draw, sketch or paint people. I enjoyed using the acrylic paint due to it's easy use and fast drying time. I may possible try to do another portrait not of me anyways of someone else. This was hard for me to grasp and it makes me want to do more of it in medians I do not normally use such as paints. This is definitely another topic to return to in my freetime or as a project. This is something I will try to do again in hopes to improve.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Project 4 choice

For this project my start was totally different then what I had ended up choosing. My original concept was of a mythical beast in pastel. I wanted to do pastel because it would have covered my heavy-handed marks though with some thought and more focus I pushed myself in a complete and opposite direction from a scorpion based people to more of a sea based. Though choosing between the two was hard since I love both of the base animals dearly I had to look in a different perspective. The perspective of opportunity looked at the shrimp based people and saw a chance with lightening affects and reflections.

Before doing paints I wanted to test out what I was doing in pen and ink, even though the out-come was great it would have taken a longer time. The stippling I was using would have called for more detail then I wanted to put in. So that is when I moved to paints since details would be harder but lightening would be easier. I certainly have come to enjoy the project as I went on to change and tweak the mythic beast I was creating. The outcome is both a bit of a mess and a definite revisit to improve my lacking skill of acrylic paint.

Project 3 simple object

For my Item project I chose to do an angel statue that has a lot of meaning to my family and me. For medium I chose to do the piece in prism-color since my last attempt at using prism-colors did not turn out so swell. I took this project as an opportunity to show that something can be more then it appears to be. To show that I thought it would be best to edit the photo so it was not me trying to copy what I saw on paper but rather to test my imagination to create something that is both realistic but creative. So I took kept the color pattern by reapplied it and lost some pieces in order to give it an unfinished feel to the work.

This was my first and only practice that I had done to see what I could do in my creative perspective to make it more of an imagination sort of feel. In doing so I was thinking of mixing medium so a mix between oil and prism-color though the outcome had some spots too dark for the prism-color or too light for the oil. With this as being the out-come I chose to just stick with the prism color in hopes I can pull it off since my last project with prism-color was an unpleasant experience where I had to focus more on the application of the prism-color. This project was not only testing my realistic imagination but rather my control of prism-color. To do so made me suffer in making it somewhat smaller then I had originally planned.

The outcome was more than redeeming for me personally as I reached a personal goal in progressing in a new medium. The lighting was easier for me this time around which I still do not know why. The shading to light and dark was smooth and I was able to give it a life-like and imaginative look. This project by far has shown my ability to progress in one medium if I use it a few times then take the time to reuse what I know. I may not be using the prism-colors again because of my comfort with them. I will be pushing to more mediums that make me uncomfortable.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Project 1 self-reflection

The prisma-colour challenged me in more way then one, I had to find I saw dear to myself before even starting. That by itself was a task to recon with...though by the end of it all I found what represents me the most. Even though it seemed odd I enjoyed drawing them because it was not just a reflection of myself but a reflection of how I can handle a new median. With the new median and the references that reflect me I took this as a chance to attempt to put my pencil skills into it all.

After a few sketches using the new median I grew comfortable with it immediately and greatly enjoyed the mixing of the colors. The prisms-colors were a totally new experience for me from which I greatly needed to expand my skill as an artist. I see I needed I need to test with prisms-colors and i will use this median to work with later on.
This was my third time using oil paints. I tested it with painting an apple, I was pleased with how the oils mixed and blended. This median turned out to be really messy and some-what hard to deal with. Even though it was the third time using this median it was a challenge as well as a pleasure to work with. I may not use this median in the future due to its difficulty with staying in one area and not on my clothes. I may use this median with one or two more projects. I will take the other opportunities to practice oil paints on other projects.