Introduction to Art Becca Kudirka

I took Intro to Art because art is something that I have always enjoyed doing and I think by taking this class I have and still am learning new and better techniques and ways to improve as an artist. I expected art to be super free and to be able to make my own choices but even though I get to do that I learned that there are some rules you should follow to improve your work to make yourself a better artist.

The 1st two pictures show positive and negative space. The picture of my hand shows edges and contour. The next photo of all three objects shows lights and shadows; and the one of the corner wall shows proportions. I think I learned most from relationships and proportions because knowing how to measure out different objects or certain things when making art really can help bring your piece to life more and make it look more realistic.

My drawing skills for me I feel like have definitely improved over the last few months. I feel like I've improved on being able to draw things more realistically for instance like this profile drawing I did of a friend in my class.

Another example would be this hand that I drew because since this was one of the first projects we did, I felt like I really knew what I was doing and actually felt like a real artists after I was done.

This photo of these objects in the background for me really tells me that I have improved on getting things proportionally correct and can really make something look better by getting the right measurements.

I think this piece of art that I have done shows the use of chiaroscuro which means the use of lights or darks to create an illusion. I think I used it in my lips well.
Out of these 4 projects, this is where I see the most I provement. From left to right these are the first projects I have done compared to the second time through that I tried a portrait drawing and a hand drawing. The areas that have most improvement in my portrait drawing are smoothing edges out and shading ingeneral.
Out of these, I wish I could redo or have more time on them. The first one I would redo the face shape and shading and the second one I would redo the whole thing because my shape is off and the angle needs to be fixed.

I have seen the most improvement in the areas of my drawing ability and my attitude and problem solving when I take on the challenge of a new art project. A specific example would be this crosshatching project we just did. I didn't think I was good at cross hatching but I didn't have a bad attitude about it and when I messed up I problem solved and ended up fixing it and it worked out good. Since I have a better grasp on all the concepts and strategies I've improved on my drawing ability and because of this I have had a better attitude.

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