The elements of art are: line, shape, space, value, form, color, and texture. These elements are the building blocks, or ingredients, of art.
The principles of art are: harmony, contrast, variety, proportion, movement, rhythm, pattern, unity, formal balance, informal balance, and radial balance. These principles are the rules or guidelines of art.
Contour drawing is an artistic technique used in the field of art in which the artist sketches the contour of a subject by drawing lines that result in a drawing that is essentially an outline
Gesture drawing is a laying in of the action, form, and pose of a model/figure. Typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 10 seconds, or as long as 5 minutes. In class we took turns modeling and drawing multiple gestures.
Value Scale and Geometric Shading- Sphere
Geometric Shading- Cylinders and Cones
1st Person Perspective Geometric Shading
Chiaroscuro the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting and an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. These drawings used chiaroscuro in order to show form.
The skull drawing focused on line variety and value. Line variety is the thickness of lines and value is the lights and darks in shading. The sharp lines and the shadow and highlights of skulls made this the perfect thing to learn.
ATC Goal Card, The Fragments of Life
The goals this card represents are learning new things, appreciating the small things in life, and being ready for the future. There are a variety of textures, shapes, and colors that show harmony and informal balance. The wordy background means knowledge, the clock represents the past and the future, the picture fragments shows all that life has to offer, and the word "epic" signifies how life can be a crazy adventure.
These puppets were made with the purpose to be in a musical production. The puppets included animals, people, objects, and spirits. They are made of cardboard and paper mache.
Pop art is the movement in art when artists began to create art with the subject of things that are the iconic in nature such as famous people, advertising, and movies. The British and the American people were responsible for setting off this type of art in the 1950's and 60's.
Monochromatic Self Portrait
For my self portrait, I used different shade of blue for both my face and the background. The portrait was painted monochromatic meaning that I only used one color. To color the background I used marker board and watercolor and I painted and shaded my face using acrylic paint.
Ceramic Mask, Insightful Fox
For my ceramic mask I had a fox head with an extra eye on its forehead, a tree going down its face, a hand on one cheek, and whisker marks on the other. The colors used were red, black, dark copper, light copper, green, blue, gold, and white. The cultural style that was used on my mask was Japanese.
Surrealism Digital Collage, Through My Eyes
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind.
In my digital collage I have a single tree in a meadow, a giant pair of eyes slightly faded in the background, a swirled hand covering one of the eyes, a faded fox, and a weary angel statue. The principles that I used for my collage are proportion, unity, harmony, and contrast. I created my digital collage by using photos found on google and microsoft powerpoint software.I was trying to express my view of the world as well as putting in pieces of my personality. I went with what I liked and how well I thought it looked without inspiration from other artists. I wanted to make it more connected to me personally. The feel that I was trying to put into my collage was a sense of mystery that is both bold and insightful. Like it gives off a new perspective that the things in life cannot always be explained. That no matter how much life wears you out, it will also have a sense of beauty.
This year in art class I learned to make a ceramic mask, how to make puppets, to paint a monochromatic self-portrait with acrylic paint, how to make a digital collage, and lots of art history. I never thought much about the cultural patterns fro other countries or surrealism. I found out that surrealism is something that I greatly enjoy and want to continue to explore in the future. I have been considering a career in art and I have been painting more at home than I was previously. Sculpting was never a strong suit for me, so i was surprised when I did well on my clay mask. I got a chance to go over the basics of art which I appreciated. I hope to have the chance to take more art classes as my school years continue.