Intro to Art 2016 - 2017 Olivia Gorham

I took intro to Art because I wanted to try something new and get out of my comfort zone.

Drawing strategies

drawing strategy: edges and contours
drawing strategy: spaces (positive and negative)
drawing strategy: relationships and proportions
drawing strategy: light and shadows

I LEARNED FROM LIGHTS AMD SHADOWS THE MOST BECAUSE I NEVER REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW MUCH LIGHT AND SHADOWS COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN DRAWINGS AND MY PERSPECTIVE

My drawing skills have improved from the beginning of the year to now majorly. I say this because I drew the common stereotypical pictures whereas now I see the realistic side of art. For example, if you look at the first hand I drew compared to the second hand I drew it improved drastically.
My finished portrait involves chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro is the contrast from light and dark within an object.

portrait drawing

On day one of my portrait drawing, it appears as if it was drawn by a young child and doesn't look anything like anyone and the proportions are definitely off. The test run that we drew, I started to get the hang of things and I understood what I drew was very stereotypical and looked nothing like a real person. The final project, I fully understand where the proportions belong and how they should look, and I took my time to get the small details.

Closing information

If I could have more time on a piece of art work, I would choose these two. The crosshatching one I didn't take my time as much as I could've and on the vases I really rushed my background shadow and I have quite a few outlines that need to be erased.

Most improvement

My drawing ability and my technical skills have changed so much from not knowing how to draw at all and coming from no experience in art, I've changed for the better.

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