MM ART 1 PORTFOLIO

Elements of Art : To create this piece I had flip through a magazine and find an image. I liked the image of a swan in bubbles. So I lay a transparent paper over the image and traced it. And to transfer the outline onto each of these boxes I flipped over the outline and rubbed it onto each box.
Principles of Art : these boxes have cut out pieces of construction paper glued onto them to create an image to represent the principles of art
Principles of Art : these boxes have cut out pieces of construction paper glued onto them to create an image to represent the principles of art
Goal Card : The leaves on the bottom left corner are a reminder for me to go outside more and that I spend more time in nature. The sleeping cat tells me that I need to relax. I should not always stress about tests and instead take a little time to myself. The cross is a symbol of my religion and part of that is to volunteer more. To give back to the community for all that it has provided. The running horse means that I need to meet new people. Go run to new places and meet people who I can learn from. These are all goals that I set for myself, things that I want to do or need to do more of throughout the year and into the future.
Self Portrait Pre-Test : This was drawn before the features unit to see what we knew about drawing the face and what we knew about proportion.
Hand Pre-Test
Hallway Pre-Test : this pretest was taken at the very begging of the semester out in the art hallway of my school
Gesture Drawing : A gesture drawing is the rough outline of a moving figure drawn in sketchy lines. A classmate stood on a table in front of the class in one pose for a minute for the artist to capture.
Gesture Drawing : A gesture drawing is the rough outline of a moving figure : A classmate stood on a table in front of the class in one pose for a minute for the artist to capture. And after that minute they did two other poses for the artist to capture the action being preformed.
Gesture Drawing : A gesture drawing is the rough outline of a moving figure : A classmate stood on a table in front of the class in one pose for a minute for the artist to capture. And after that minute they did two other poses for the artist to capture the action being preformed.
Contour Line Bone Drawing : A contour line drawing is an outline of thin and thick lines to add depth : This was drawn at an angle from a cow skull sitting on a chair across the room. I used pencils made of graphite to draw the outline and then used a paintbrush soaked in water and brushed with graphite to add more depth.
Chiaroscuro - Value Scale : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art : This was the first step in the Chiaroscuro lesson.
Chiaroscuro - Spheres : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art : On the left is my first attempt of drawing a sphere, and on the right is my second attempt.
Chiaroscuro - Geometric Forms : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art. I drew this still life with the light source at different angles so the cast shadows where different.
Chiaroscuro - Cubes : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art. This was draws with two points on the horizon line.
Chiaroscuro - Manikin : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art. This was drawn sitting on a table with the only light shining on it was from a nearby window.
Chiaroscuro - Features - Eyes : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art : On the top is my first attempt of drawing eyes on n the bottom is my second attempt. I used a variety of graphite pencils to create depth to these drawings.
Chiaroscuro - Features - Nose : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art. On the top left is my first attempt at drawing a nose. The one in the middle to the right is my second attempt. And the nose in the bottom left corner is my third attempt. I drew several different kinds of noses, all with multiple graphite pencils, to better practice the shaping of a nose.
Chiaroscuro - Features - Lips : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art. The lips on the top left are my first attempt. My second attempt is the one to the right. And the lower left pair of lips were my third attempt. I tried to create a roundness to these lips with a blending tool and different graphite values.
Chiaroscuro - Features - Ears : Chiaroscuro is the use of value in a work of art. The top left ear is my first attempt and it is also seen from a side view. My second attempt was also at a side view and is to the right. The lower left ear is seen as if looking at someone from the front and is my third attempt.
One Home Puppet Show : in this photo the clouds had been complete. I along with my class and many other art classes worked on these puppets for a long time.
Puppet Show In the Making : Flattening bottle caps to put the penguin puppets together with my classmates.
Puppet Show in the Making : Practicing for the show
Puppet Show End Scene
Digital Collage - Surrealism Unit : Surrealism is the art of illustrating really world things in a dream-like way. I demonstrated this by putting objects where they should not be to show a greater meaning.
Digital Collage : My artwork has a base of a galaxy with many colors that all blend together into an amazing background. They represent my personality because my personality is a mix of sprit represented by blue, imagination represented by purple, orange which represents happiness, and magenta which represents harmony and emotional balance. And this is just part of what my personality and the picture is based on. And on top of the galaxy base are many images but first I would like to start with the moon. The moon is on the top left corner of the image. It represents that I am a dreamer. And to even further explain the dreamer side of me there is a faded bird in the moon facing the right with its wings spread out. It shows that I am not afraid to chase my dreams. And then there is a feather coming from the bird’s chest that pints to the deer running below. The feather is a symbol of peace and freedom and that is part of my dream. I want to have a world where peace and freedom is something that is normal, available for everyone who wishes for it. And as the feather looks like a latter for the bird towards the land it means that I will strive to achieve my dream at least a little and bring it to the people who need it the most. And this feather is pointing towards two deer. The deer look graceful and as if they are swiftly running through space. And they are running through space to me. The deer resemble love, grace, peace, swiftness and regrowth. These are just mere ideas, thoughts running through space right now. Caught only by a few who have the same dream as me. And they are running running towards a reality that hopefully enough people can see. And that reality is the tree. The tree of wisdom. The tree that I hope that people can see through their blindness of sins. And the reflection that can be seen bellow is resembling a glassy surface and that a dream could become a reality. And because every piece of the art is pointing to the one tree it is the focal point of the art, the finally piece that ties everything together. My artwork started out as a blank page on a computer. I had no idea what I wanted to do so I started to look through pictures of birds and deer. And suddenly I remembered that one of my personal symbols was a moon. And I connected the dots that I should have a deer walking out of the moon. But then I scrolled through the pictures a little more and saw a bird, wings wide open. And the image popped into my head. But this is just how it started. As I assembled the piece I started to play with the visibility of an image and how it overlapped with the others. And I accidentally flipped an image upside down. So I decided I would create reflections of each image in a lower opacity than the original. And slowly but surely, the images became art. What or who inspire my art was my family. My family is always so kind to me and others and my parents always encourage me to follow what I believe in my heart. And what I thought of was, what if my family was in danger. I knew that I want someone to help them. And in the seek peace to get the help of others. So I created this art piece. Though things are hard you always have to seek the rout that is peaceful and won’t lead to more heartbreak. And this art piece shows sadness and happiness in one. I didn’t have any goals for this art at first. I just wanted to go with whatever came to mind. There was no set plan. But now I do have plants for this art piece. I want to show it to people, maybe through a survey, and see what they think about it, what the meaning may be. It would be interesting to know if people are inspired by this and see the same things that I see or see something different. What I learned is that I do want this world to be better. I do want the enemies of the innocent to be happy. At first I just felt resentment towards terrorists with just a spark of pity. But now I do only feel pity for them. They don’t know what it is like to live a peaceful life where people enjoy your company. True they have a reason for doing what they do, even if they themselves can’t see it or others either. They deserve to have a second chance and I finally accept that. And this has inspired me to instead of feel anger to my sisters bullies I should treat them kindly and may art will not reflect sadness of the world but instead, the joy that could come around in the future. After all you can’t fight fire with fire.
Self Portrait : I took a photo of myself and printed it so that it was a small image. I then graphed 1 by 1 inch squares on it so that I could create a graph twice the size on transfer paper. I then looked at the smaller image while re-drawing it larger. I then rubbed the image onto a marker board that I created with spray on water colors and salt. Afterwards I used a monochromatic color scheme to add highlights and shade to my face. I then went in with colored pencil to help with the shading and highlights.
Pop-Art Image : Pop Art is art made to resemble popular culture. I took a picture of myself and uploaded it to a website called PicMonkey where I turned it into a sketch. I then colored it in with different colors than the origional.
Clay Mask Finish Piece : The oak tree in the middle where the nose would be indicates stability, strength, wisdom, and prosperity. The feather symbolizes creativity, freedom, and peace. The moon illustrates that I am a dreamer and have large dreams for life. But it also is the symbol for my name, the meaning of my name is illusion. The branching out tree wrapping around around the side of the mask symbolizes that I am willing to try new things and I care for everyone in the community. Wise and watchful. The coyote that lays where the right eye would be embodies the meaning that is weakness. But the coyote is on top of a mountain showing that I am reaching to overcome my weakness. The Kolam (flour in the middle of the mask) is a pattern of rice flour usually made on the floor for ceremonies.
Original Design for the Clay Mask

This year in art one I have learned many different ways to draw and to paint from different artists through history. They all had their own style and way of seeing things. It has helped me to grow as an artist because now I understand better how to see art differently and to put that to paper. Two of my favorite things used to make this art were the water colors and graphite and learning how to make pieces out of them. But through all the projects that I did, my clay mask was my favorite. I was able to put symbols that were important to me into one flowing piece that all together summed up who I am.

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.” Henry Moore

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” Oscar Wilde

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

"Do not fear mistakes... there are none." Miles David

Nursery on Schenkweg by Vincent van Gogh - Date - May 1882 - Medium - black chalk, pen, brush, ink, white bod color - Location - the Metropolitan Museum of Art - As I was looking through the gallery of drawings and paintings this one caught my eye. This is close to a monochromatic color scheme which makes it even more interesting. Because it is just tints and shades of one color yet each part compliments the other so well. And this makes things blend together and you have to spend more time looking at it to gather all the details. But my favorite thing about this drawing is the water and how it shows the reflections of the trees.

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