A picture of a sculpture from the renaissance period was chosen. A 3x3 grid was drawn on the paper as well as the outline of the picture for scale. Charcoal was used as the dark colours and chalk was used as the light colours. The two were blended by smudging using fingers or an eraser. The practice of chiaroscuro is used
First impressions are important, but they do not define anyone. If you were to pay attention and look at everyone closely, they’ll have a different story to tell you. And eventually, when you get to know someone personally, they may seem like the polar opposite of who you thought they were. Always look closely into things before you judge.
"The measure of a man is what he does with power" -Plato
A person of “power” was chosen through the internet and formatted so that it is around the size of 8.5 by 11. Donald Trump was chosen for the reason that he is the president-elect of one of the most powerful countries in the world, the United States. The front, back and side view were sketched along with the plan of the sculpture so that the thickness of the sculpture can be planned accordingly. In the pottery studio, clay was kneaded and rolled through a slab roller to about 1/4 inch. The outline of the sculpture was cut and clay was scraped off with the wire-molding tool, scored, and applied on with slip and lastly blended in with the hardwood tool. The sculpture had medium relief so that it did not become too thick and explode in the kiln. Once the sculpture was completely molded, it was air dried for a few days and placed into the kiln and bisque fired. After bisque firing, under-glaze was applied for colouring and contouring then glaze was applied on top. Finally, it was fired up in the kiln for the last time.
Through clay, I was able to sculpt out one of the most hated, but powerful people in the world. Donald Trump is disliked by many for various reasons and many people strongly disagree with his beliefs. However, he had built himself an empire from little and had worked his way through to become a billionaire, and now the president of the United States. He is an inspiration and a real life example of the saying, “if you put your mind and effort into it, anything is possible”