This assignment has taught me how to view contour lines. Instead of foucusing on shadowing I found it to be easier to draw physical lines.
Blotted Contour Line Drawing – Title of the assignment and assignment problem to solve statement
This projects was more for fun, but I found the end result interesting because I used too much ink. From this, I learned how to fix mistakes and make them into something more silly.
Negative Space of a Ram - Title of the assignment and assignment problem to solve statement
I also found that viewing pictures as negative space was just as easy as viewing pictures as lines and shapes. I made negative space one of my strategies for drawing.
Skeleton Drawing with Sharpie
Skeleton Tracing on ipad - Title of the assignment and assignment problem to solve statement
Skelton Drawing with Sharpie – Title of the assignment and assignment problem to solve statement
This was my first personal drawing assignment; from this I learned that I am a very slow drawer. I now know that I need to work on my proportions, placement and angles of slopes.
1st Quarter Sketchbook Assignments": Include the problem to solve before each sketchbook assignment and any assignment writing requirements after the image.
ipad Insert – Assignment Title and Problem to Solve
Problem to Solve: Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your ipad case.
When I was designing the back of my iPad, I was very aumused and focused. I wanted to make a simple but visually appealing design for my classmates to view.
Exploration of Procreate Through Transforming a Selfie
Problem to Solve: Explore the Procreate app by transforming your selfie into a unique and visually interesting image.
It was amusing to play around and learn how to navigate Procreate. Before doing this project I didn't understand the tools but I have come to love this app.
My Artful Image: Emphasis and Visual Movement – Assignment Title and Problem to Solve
Problem to solve: Design and create an image that uses visual movement to guide viewer’s attention to your emphasis of a chosen image.
Originally I did not know what I wanted to do for my emphasis. After I figured that out I had a hard time drawing the visual movement patterns. In the end I drew basic patterns, but I know I could have done better.
Scale and Proportion – Assignment Title and Problem to Solve
Problem to solve: Create a conceptually meaningful composition by using Procreate to transform the SCALE of chosen object(s). The change in SCALE needs to change the meaning or story of the image.
This was one of my favorite sketch books, mainly because I made it more silly than sincere. This image is based on irony because usually ticks are on mammals. I learned how to use the eraser tool to cut out images from their backgrounds and place them on top of other images.
All Things that Flower - Assignment Title and Problem to Solve
Problem to Solve: Design a unique and creative composition relating to the theme, "All Things that Flower". Your artwork will be submitted into an art competition at the Tom Ridge Center.
This was a very general sketch book. My drawing was a flower but had a child on a swing. This represented that children are pure and still growing.
Negative Space: Active Transformation– Assignment Title and Problem to Solve
Problem to Solve: Activate the negative space by transforming it into part of the positive space. Find your own unique way of solving this problem.
My sketch book for negative space was more meaningful than my other drawings. It represents that when a mother smokes so is her baby.
"O" Design – Assignment Title and Problem to Solve
Problem to Solve: Invest an hour of “invest”igation into what you can transform this “O” design into while creating CONTRAST and BALANCE in your composition. I want to see how far you can push the design while maintaining the existence of the “O” form. What can you come up with? Surprise us all.
When I was transforming the "O" design I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. At the time I was eating a Girl Scout cookie and I let my hunger do the work for me.
Title of the assignment and assignment problem to solve statement
Problem to Solve: Pay homage to an inspirational icon of your choice by transforming a photograph into a segmented portrait with colored pencil.
Denice Frohman is not widely known, but I chose her as my inspirational icon. Denice is a slam poet who writes about equality mainly among the races and the LGBT community. Her poems’ dictations range from comical to emotionally charged tones to grab her audience’s attention and make her statements clear. Denice Frohman’s name may be unknown, but for many, including myself, it has given a voice to the voiceless.
I would consider this drawing to be one of my first big projects in art. This piece challenged me to find the proper placement on the grid. I learned that I am a very slow drawer, but I am happy with the results.
Problem to Solve: Practice the rules of linear perspective by following the verbal directions on how to draw boxes in both 1 and 2-point perpective.
Problem to Solve: Visually identify how the rules of perspective function in our every day environment by labeling the orthogonal lines, vanishing point, and horizon line.