Hi, my name is Jennika Wolters, I am a freshman and when I grow up I want to be a kindergarten teacher because I like teaching and helping children. I decided to take this elective because I wanted to be with my friendso and I had an empty elective slot on my schedule. When I started this semester I had very little drawing experience and I wasn't very good, but since then I have improved a lot a because and I really like this class. I hope you enjoy my art portfolio.
Upside down contour
Our first big project we did was drawing our hands, we made them look realistic by using value and focusing on the shape. This is what my hand looked like before and below is my final piece.
Negative vs POSITIVE space
For this project we learned about the difference of negative and positive space, by using value, shape, texture and color, we were able to point out the difference and how both are important. On one half of the drawing we had to draw the object and the other half we did the space around it.
For the stippling project we focused on darker value with dots, stippling means to draw with dots. by making the dots closer together we created darker value. The farther away they were the lighter it looked.
For out midterm project we did a still life piece, by looking at the pile of random objects in the middle of the room and copying the shape I was able to draw what I saw from my point of view.
My favorite piece that I made this semester was the scratch board, by applying light and heavy pressure and focusing on my spacing and placement of the lines I was able to show the different light and dark values. I also used cross hatching on the hands so that they didn't look they grew hair on them.
2 point perspective
For this project we had to pick a random doorway thoughtout the school and draw it by focusing on the horizon line and vanishing points I was able to draw my doorway at the correct angles so it looks more realistic.
For this project we had to draw a side view of either yourself or a friend, I chose to draw my friend Bethany, the main focus of this project was to get the angles and value correctly to make the face look correct. We had to focus on shadows and use a lot of blending to get everything just right.
When I started this art class I was terrible at drawing people, whoever I drew looked awful and unrealistic but after weeks of lessons of learning how to blend and focus on value and shape I was able to improve tremendously. Below is what my final piece looked like, I focused on the shape, size and placement of all my features so it sort of looks like me.
Ruscha ribbon Drawing
Our last drawing we did was a drawing of a word that described ourselves or something that was important to us. I chose the word happy because I am a generally happy person and I think that is a major part of me. We also had to form the word so it looked "happy"
By creating the word I chose out of paper and placing it under a light I was able to create a lot of value and show that the form was 3D.