B Iturralde Honors art iii portfolio
For my second project this semester, I'm gonna try to make poster in celebration of graduation day. As a special treatment, I'm using a new art style, which is a blend between my freshman and junior year art styles. I also want to include as many friends as possible, so drawing them all in cartoon form, and I'm going to include a lot of stuff in the background, all being memorable pieces from when I was young, up until me being 18. I feel this project is going to reflect on how much I've come along in the past 18 years. All the memories, the friends I've made and family, who have sticked me.
The name is Brandon Iturralde, and I'm in Art III Honors. This year of art taught me to be more responsible, and hard work pays off in the end.
My first project is a giant robot made of clay. I tried to make him look like he's getting ready to fly in the air. He's using the clouds to help him stand. He has cat ears and sharp spikes for hands. His colors are blue with black, he is also as big a mountain.
Creating the robot was quite an experience, I learned the struggles of putting clay parts together. Scoring and slipping was top priority, otherwise they would fall apart in the kiln. I placed him on a cup to hold him in place. I started off with a small model version first, to get an idea of how I wanted to shape him.
I was inspired by Arlene Shechet from Art 21, because of how creative she can be when it comes to clay sculpture. Her work is very wonderful, and each of her pieces seems to tell of story. She must be a natural at clay from doing it for many years.