Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stencil Portrait

Stencil Project

For this post please personally reflect on the experience as well as any lessons learned by completing this project. Explain your process (from design phase to create phase) for completing the project and how it was successful in your eyes. 

I really enjoyed this project because creating it was really fun. This was one of those projects where it was more about the journey than the destination. This taught me more about spray painting and painting. As well as more about photoshop. It was also very collaborative, we carved together and spray-painted together. Kelsie and I also got to go "dumpster diving" for cardboard! But, the picture I ended up putting onto the cardboard was a different one from the photo I started out with. I was originally going to spray-paint a picture of my mom, but, Kelsie and I decided to take a photo of us together! We were able to work closely because of the similarities of our values, if one made a mistake with the carving we could warn the other. It was also interesting how we did the spray-painting. I chose to do warmer, brighter colors (pink and yellow) and she chose cooler colors and more shades (blue, white, etc.). Together, these final projects really complement each other. This project was great for improving all aspects of my artistic side. I was able to become better with the materials we used, and closer to my classmates while I helped them, and they helped me.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

IPad Value Drawing

I enjoyed using the Layers Pro app, I found it much easier than using oil pastels. I could blend the colors a lot better using the IPad, and it looked really different and more unique than just drawing with oil pastels. It was also a lot cleaner, and I didn't have to shade, I could just select lighter and darker shades of the same color. I definitely learned what value can do to a shape to make it more realistic. Much like adding the speck of light in an eye with drawing faces drawing with the shape makes it look much more real. Also, putting a horizon and different planes and shadows helps to add more depth. I didn't realize how much depth and definition you could add to art with technology. I hadn't realized how important technology was until now. Especially with the beginning of the photoshopping/spray painting project I realize how large a part technology can be. It can be used for research or to create art using different programs. Technology is definitely very useful and important in creating art.