I wanted to take art in high school even before I knew I was going to Mercy. Mercy's art department was so amazing to me and I knew I had to get involved. I took Intro because with AP and honors classes, I needed a "fun" class to relax and take my mind off of the more stressful classes, and just for the fact that I LOVE ART! I didn't know what to expect really, but I knew I was going to learn a lot based on what I had heard from others who had taken Intro before. It really didn't matter to me what we would be learning or doing, as long as I had the opportunity of going to an actual art class.
Positive and Negative Space
Relationships and Proportions
I learned the most about the relationships and proportions because whenever I would try to draw something before this class, some part of it would be disproportionate to the rest. I'm still working on making proportions as good as they can be, but I feel like my art is looking a lot better. I feel like my art has improved greatly now that I know how to figure out proportions and apply them to the space.
Edges and Contours
Lights and Shadows
I wish I could re-do or at least have a bit more time on my impasto painting because the colors did not blend together as well as I thought they would. I also thought the red would bring something that "pops" to the piece, but now that it's painted I don't like the red at all. I would probably choose a different color scheme if I were to do this project again.
I know you've seen this a couple times already, but it includes the area in which I see the most improvement, which is my drawing ability. Before this I told myself I would never be able to draw anything close to this realistic. My attitude has changed since then and I feel really proud of this piece. I now believe that I can draw realistic things. My love for art has grown so much this year and I have learned so much.