The artist poster assignment was a ton of fun. It was hard to know when you were finished or if you changed half the image. Each element added had to be significant so that it would change the meaning without covering up the whole piece.
Sip and Paint Party: Replicate a painting by Ryan O'Rouke to learn the general approach to landscape painting.
By copying an other artist, I learned several useful techniques. This art piece also helped lead into the pieces we did later. This art style also showed that you do not need to get every detail to make a beautiful art piece.
“Impressionistic Landscape from a Photograph”: Paint an impressionistic landscape painting from your self-taken photograph that holds value to you or someone close to you.
This landscape is of Avonia Beach in the winter. My family lives near this beach so we visit here often. We have lots of memories here including looking for beach glass, picnics, swimming and skipping stones.
This piece was difficult as it was totally different from my previous painting. The snow was a pain, but I feel accompanied looking back at it.
“Impressionistic “Plein Air” Landscape Painting": Paint an impressionistic “Plein Air” landscape painting inspired by the French Impressionists.
The area I choose is the opening to the Tiger Trail. I randomly selected this spot because the view was interesting. The bridge added the right amount of contrast for my liking. The hard part so the changing of the weather and the inability to decide how far I should boom in on the view.
As I stated in my artist statement, the challenge was not with the painting. The challenge was the different in weather and shading over the two days. The shade caused the colors to change. The other factor that was difficult was the inability to find the view and at what angle I wished to paint it at.
iPad Insert: Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your ipad case.
My iPad expresses who I am. This assignment allowed me get creative with color. The assignment also had me thinking about how to use the whole space effectively.
Personal Logo: Design a personal mark, symbol, icon or logo which could be used in a resume, portfolio, business card, etc. Your design will have a black and white version and a multiple color version.
My personal logo had me think about what art style I wanted to represent me. This assignment also gave me a chance to express myself using simple symbols to say a lot about me.
Stencil Design: Transform an existing photograph into a stencil design.
Making a stencil focuses on the lines and shape of the subject . This allowed me to see how simple shapes and lines come together to form an image without dealing with different values.
White Drawing on Black Background: Our brain is so accustomed to making black marks on a white surface when we draw. We train ourselves to look for edges and place in the dark values. With this assignment I am challenging you to train your brain to record the light values and highlights of an object.
By using white on black, my brain had to focus on shade in the opposite way from normal. Instead of focusing on how dark the object is and the shadows, this assignment made you focus on the highlights.
Phobia Illustration: For this sketchbook assignment you will create an illustration that depicts a phobia. This can be a phobia that you may have already or one that you find interesting or different. How will you depict the phobia you have chosen? Check out the website phobialist.com for a list of phobias that will help generate some ideas. Aim to create an image that temporarily gives us the phobia chosen.
This sketchbook helped me learn more about prospective and how is can affect the feeling that the subject gives off. This assignment also had me working on hands.
Coming Together or Falling Apart: Design an image that communicates something, someone, or some idea coming together or falling apart.
This project allowed my to study and practice drawing hands. This project also enabled me to use symbolism to convey a story or a powerful meaning.
Tattoo For Teacher: Design a tattoo for a teacher. Use color. Write a paragraph explaining how the design reflects the teacher you chose.
This assignment allowed me to use symbols again, but this time the symbol represent a certain person not an idea. I also got to work on body shape and positioning.
Caricatures: Draw a full bodied colored caricature in motion. It must have distorted proportions and an expressive
This assignment allowed me to try different cartoon styles. This assignment also was a ton of fun.
Setting: Digitally Paint a setting of your choice in procreate. This setting will be combined with your caricature in a future assignment. Your setting can be inside, outside, nature, made, or inventive. Challenge yourself. I'm looking for a setting that goes beyond what you would draw in 4th grade. Create an artwork that shows elaboration in either detail, complex subject matter, believeable depth in space, perspective, or painting techniques.
This taught me how to effectively brake up a space in order to tell a story. I also got to use some new tools while working on this piece.
Color Thievery: Reproduce a new identifiable version of an image by stealing the color from each area of the source image and placing it on a new layer. Allow your personal artistic style to show through.
This assignment helped point out that there is a lot of color variation within a small plan of an image. Each surface has a large veriaty of colors though the variation is very subtle.
Props: Invest a minimum of an hour designing and creating images of props. Put them all on the same page with one video (easier for me to grade) or put them on different pages with multiple video uploads.
I used this opportunity to practice drawing serval objects that I don't normally draw. These objects include a cat and a chair. The angle of the cat was hard for me the do without it looking demented.
Narrative = Caricature(s) + Action(s) + Prop(s): Present a narrative to the viewer which goes beyond one picture plane. You must include a minimum of your caricature, setting, and prop(s).
Putting all these different seemingly random things together was a lot of fun. The story was completed. This also set me up to utilize the digital capabilities of Procreate. As I only had to draw certain things once and manipulated everything else.
Parameters Free: Visually invsetigate image making for a minimum of one hour.
This project was so much fun. It was cool to see everyone's different styles. It was also interesting to see where everyone's brain went when they were given free range.