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.
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 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 cross hatching 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.
One technique I feel like I didn't master was oil pastels and blending with them. The picture in the background is of my oil pastel project that I recently did and I had trouble blending. In some spots I blended too much which just kept taking off the pastel layers more and more. I had some rough edges and making things smooth with no white blotches was hard for me as well.