Intro to Art Portfolio ARt by Aaliyah flores-pliego

I took art because I love to draw, explore my creativity, and see what I can do with my hands. I was expeting that art would be really easy but I was completely wrong. I was also expecting to do really easy artpieces because it is intro to art. Some of the artpieces that I did were a bit of a challenge. I was expecting to learn about really easy things, not about artist and their life or face proportions.

Edges and Contours


Realationship and Proportions

Lights and Shadows (value)

The drawing strategy I learned the most from was light and shadows. I learned so much about them, before I learned about lights and shadows I didn't even realize the shadows when I use to draw something. I learned that there's a vale between light and shadows, and that they can make you art piece look more realistic, because in real life there is shadows so that's why it makes it looks more realistic. The shadows can also give the objects texture.

Through these examples you can see that I have improved. At the beginning of trying to draw my hand you can see that I didn't have any shadows because I didn't know anything about shadows, but on my 2nd drawing you can see that I have shadows and that it looks more realistic, because of the shadows

Taking art has improved my drawing skills so much. At the beginning of the year, trying to draw my face I didn't even know about shadows or face proportions, or highlight. On my 2nd drawing trying to draw my face, my drawing was a little bit more succesful at looking at me. I found out that your eyes are always in the middle of your face never on your forehead. You can see that on my 1st drawing that my nose didn't even look realistic, but you can see that on my second drawing that I improved so much because of face proportions and shadows. I was so proud of my 3rd drawing because of how realistic it looks like. I never knew that I could ever draw like this.

Chiaroscuro is a contrast of light and dark to give the illusion of space. A great example is this art piece. You can see that the shadows made my face look realistic, and it gave you the illusion of space

This is the project that I wished that I could do a re-do because I didn't get to finish and my shadows don't look right on some of the objects. I also wished that I could re-do this because at that time I was a little bit confused about the shadows and the value, but know that I know I think I would do a good job if I did it over. I also feel if I did it over I would make it more realistic. Because I know more about shadows and value.

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.

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