G. Aguilar Art 1 Portfolio

This is one of our first assignments where we went over the elements and principles of art. I learned the different definitions and how to make a copy of a drawing.
This is a continuation of the elements and principles sheet.
This is another continuation of the elements and principles sheet.
This is my goal card. The goals I set were to improve my sleeping schedule, manage my money more responsibly, drink more water and be healthy, and travel more.
This assignment was too use graphite to draw a skull that was present in the classroom. It is left unfinished. I learned how to use graphite to create shadows. I also learned how to look at something and look for the details. Not look on google images or others drawing just looking at the real subject I am trying to create on paper.
This is a contour drawing of my shoe. I learned how to not pick up my drawing utensil while creating art. It helped me learn strategic ways to get the look I want to achieve without moving off the paper.
This is a contouring drawing made without looking at the paper of some pots and toy animal. I learned how to focus on what I am trying to draw. I also learned to pay attention to details in what I am drawing.
This is a value scale I created in my art sketchbook. I learned how to move from different values by pressing my pencil and I learned the use of different values. aka midtone 3-5 highlight 1 etc.
This was part of an assignment where we learned how to shade and create form on different 3D shapes. Here I learned how to add a shadow, mid-tone, highlight, and more on a sphere with a light source from above.
This is a drawing of two cylinder while practicing creating form in class. I learned how to properly shade a a cylinder with a light source from the left.
In this assignment we were given a wooden manaquin and had to draw it. I learned how to incorporate what I learned about forming form while shading and shaping my drawing. I wish next time to add more of a fade to my shadows and realism.
This is a drawing of a cone with a light source from the left. I learned how to properly shade and shape a shadow and make it look more realistic.
This is a drawing of three noses done while we were learning parts of the face. I learned how to add a shadow underneath the nose and on the sides.
This is a drawing of two ears done while we were learning how to draw parts of the face. I learned how to distort lines and shapes the achieve a more realistic ear depending on any angle.
This is a drawing of three different pairs of lips. They were drawn while practicing drawing lips while learning how to draw the human face. I learned how to put lines in the lips and how to make little mountain shapes for the tops of the lips.
In this assignment I learned how to draw eyes. I learned about the shadows in the eyes and different portions to make it look proper.
This is an unfinished drawing of a skull I made it while we were again, learning how to draw parts of the face. I learned how to and got practice shading a skull. I learned how to add small details of my style in in the picture.
This is a digital college I created for the class. It is filled with personal symbols I have picked and incorporates surrealistic techniques. More details are below in the artist statement for digital art.
This is another digital college made during an assignment. As mentioned above, all information is below in the artist statement for digital art.
This is the artist statement for my digital colleges.
This is a digital pop art self portrait. pop art is modern art that is greatly influenced by the mass media and tends to have a defiance to traditional art.
This is a picture I edited for class to make look like a sketch so I could use it as a reference while sketching and painting my self portrait. I painted it over with water color while planning and brainstorming for my final art piece. I used only 3 colors. yellow, orange, and red.
This is my waterboard that I used to paint my self portrait assignment on. I used water color, paint in spray bottles, and salt to create it. I was going for a yellow, orange, and red/brown color scheme.
This is my waterboard with my sketch of my self portrait. I learned how to enlarge a photo using a graph. What I would do differently is pay attention more too placement and portion.
This is my final self portrait for the project. I learned how to use a limited palate to create and shade as I please. What I would do differently is pay more attention to the hair and pick a darker colors to shade or pick a darker color scheme in general.
This is a brainstorm drawing of what I wanted my mask to look like.
This is my finished ceramic mask. It is full of personal symbols including the: cloud, absent mouth, clock gears, and facial wound. The opening, or wound, is there to represent aztec culture and how in the art there is a head inside a head. I learned how to make rises and dips in clay while doing this mask and how to score the clay before I add it. I would make it more head shaped and less round if I were to do it over.
This is a photo from when Donovan from PaperHand puppets came in to help us make puppets for our puppet show. The name of the show was: One Home, written by Leslie Burwell. Here he is teaching us how to smash bottle caps into Washers.
This is a photo from the puppet show as well. While I am not in the photo it is featuring the eland which my class focused on making. I made one and worked on them. I learned how to shape the muscles of the animal while painting and how to papermache to add details and structure.
These are my growth statements for my digital portfolio.
This is the art quote and image I selected for my digital portfolio.

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