I took Intro to Art because I am interested in art. I thought that I had some artistic abilities, so I signed up! In this class, I was hoping to improve my artistic skills. I also was planning on how to use different mediums properly. I was also expecting to go through projects in a more rushed manor. I am a slow drawer/painter and in past years I was always rushed into finishing my projects. This year I really got to take more time on items. I was still rushed a little, but it was not as bad as my past classes. I was exactly pecting fun and I got it!
My drawings look more realistic then they did in the beginning of the year. My hand that I drew the very first week of school looked like a hand, but it was lacking that pizazz to make my hand look like a real hand. In my charcoal hand, you can see the creases of the hand and how it folds over the eraser. You can see the shadows being cast onto the hand. It just looks more like a hand a real person would have. Also, my technique improved a lot. Before I learned how to shade, I would just smudge the pencil marks, but know I know not to do that. Now my art looks so much better!
My technical skills have improved immensely. At first I could not control charcoal, but then I developed this sketchy style in my art. I also could not crosshatch to save my life. Now I actually enjoy crosshatching. This green work is an example of crosshatching.
I believe that my attitude has increased. I knew I was "artistic", but I didn't believe I was all that good. How I can see how much potential I posses. In this impaso art, I really stopped worrying about how it will look because at the beginning it looked really bad. Gen, after I stopped worrying, it turned out really rough supportive classmates and teachers, my artistic attitude has been steadily improving.