These are my top two. I've seen the most imporovement on the fist one because my shadows and my face porportioins look awesome, it looks awesome because it looks realistic my artpiece looks sort of like me because I learned how to use shadows and face proportions. My 2nd piece is my other top artpieces because I drew the negative space really well. Seeing that I could do this has made me think different about myself. It has made me think that I can be an artist because I know how to make things how I want them to look like.
The project that I learned the most from semester 2 was the trivets. I learned that if you don’t wedged the clay, the clay will explode in the kiln because when you are wedging your are getting all the air bubbles out. Since I wedged the clay my trivet did not explode. I also learned that the legs have to be the same size or else your trivet would wobble when its standing. Its sort of hard for me to be exact with the legs of the trivet, mine did not turned out to be that exact because mine wobbled.
What I learned about color theory is that with 3 colors you can make 9 colors, and those 3 colors are the primary colors blue, red, and yellow. I also learned that colors next to each other can make graduations. I also learned that you don’t want to mix colors across from each other because it will make a poop color, but you can mix colors across form each other if you are trying to make a tone out of a color, but you have to mix a certain amount to get a tone or else you will get a poopy color.
One technique that I felt that I was able to master was making gradations with oil pastels using the stick blending method. At first I thought I wasn’t doing it right because I thought with oil pastels It was suppose to be more smooth and have a nice transition, but actually I was doing it right the whole entire time I found that out after my teacher said that I was doing it right. The technique that I wasn't able to master is the tempera painting. I was horrible at making gradations with paint, and after I was done my artwork didn’t look realistic at all. I think I’m better at making gradations with oil pastels, and not with tempera paint.