K. Burleson Art I Portfolio

On this activity we had to define the different types of balance by using colored construction paper. Formal Balance, also called symmetrical balance, is a concept of aesthetic composition involving equal weight and importance on both sides. Informal Balance involves different elements that have equal visual weight; the weight is equal but the elements are not identical. Radical Balance is a visual balance based on a circle with its design extending. Asymmetrical Balance is not identical on both sides of the central line. Symmetrical Balance is when the elements are arranged equally on either side of a central axis.
On this activity we had to define the different types of principles in design. Harmony brings together a composition with similar units and contrast is the difference in two related elements such as color, shape, or value in a piece of art. Variety is that refers to a way of combining visual elements to achieve intricate and complex relationships. Proportion is the size relationship between an object and the human body is significants. Movement is the path the viewer's eye takes through the artwork, often to a focal area. Pattern is a repeating structure with the same features. Rhythm is a visual tempo or beat and Unity is in an artwork creates a sense of harmony and wholeness, by using similar elements within the composition and placing them in a way that brings them all together.
This activity explains the definitions of the elements of design with different color and shading techniques. Shape is an enclosed shape. Space is the illusion of distance in shading. Value is the lightness or darkness of tones or colors. Form is the whole of a piece's visible elements and the way those elements are united. texture is how an object looks or feels. Color is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye.
This is my ATC card. This card has a lot of words that describe who I am or who I want to be. While making this card, it allowed me to focus on my personality. This also allowed me to make goals on my sheet as well. I want to be determined, smarter, and I want to motivate myself to accomplish my goals.
On this activity we practiced different types of contour and gesture lines. Contour lines describe the shape of an object and the interior detail. Gesture lines are energetic and catches the movement and gestures of an active figure.
This is one of my contour line drawings of a skull. A contour line is typically narrow and continuous, and it may vary in width to create the illusion of some parts being closer to the viewer. It marks the edge of an object or shows the border between objects in an image. Contour lines may also be used to show smaller shapes within larger ones.
This is a drawling of one of my classmates doing three different poses. This day we were focusing in contour lines and gesture drawling. We were trying to catch the movement of our classmates by drawling three separate poses.
On this day we focused on shading the ball to make it have form. There were six definitions we we had to understand to be able to complete the project. There was the light source, core shadow, cast shadow, highlight, and reflected light
This drawling is a two-point perspective drawling, in which parallel lines along the width and depth of an object are represented as meeting at two separate points on the horizon that are 90 degrees apart as measured from the common intersection of the lines of projection
This drawling is one-point perspective. It is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single 'vanishing point' on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional
This is a shaded drawling of a mannequin. On this activity we were focusing on shading with different light angles. My light coming from the right side, so I had to make the left side darker to make the drawling look realistic.
This is the art show of 2016. I helped with the penguins. I painted them and made their beaks. The art show itself was a lot about raising money for an organization in South Africa and the types of animals we used reflected that.
The penguins is what I mainly worked on to prepare for the art show. I learned that it takes teamwork, focus, and determination to finish these types of project, especially when you are on a deadline.
I didn't have anything to do with this one but I just really enjoyed looking at it. It's hard to believe that people in my school did something like this. I thought making the penguins was hard, but putting together something like this, amazed me.
Pop art is based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values. My painting is monochromatic. I used the same color, but different varieties of it. I actually started with an analogous color scheme but I changed my mind and felt like I needed to change it. I picked blue because it represents strength, wisdom, and trust and i feel like that describes me.
In my ceramic mask project, we had to take lots of test to figure out what animal, color, and object represented us. My test results were a giraffe, clock, and purple. The giraffe moves with confidence and elegance and the clock represents time because I am not productive. The purple stands for independence and energy. When I am by myself, I tend to have more energy. I incorporated those items and symbols into my mask that symbolized my personality
My artwork symbolizes strength from the giraffes. The blue sky in the background represents my faith and the green grass on the image represents growth because I am always learning and growing each day. The basketball represents athletic. I love being active and playing sports. Surrealism aimed at expressing imaginative dreams and visions. The way I used surrealism techniques are pretty obvious, seeing that the giraffes are playing basketball and soccer.

Growth Statement and Wrapping Up: Over the course of the semester, I have learned not just about art, but about myself. Three main terms I learned in art that I used were composition, principles, and the elements of art. Composition in visual arts is the placement or arrangement of visual elements in a work of art. Principles in art are the elements that help achieve harmony in a work of art. Elements in art are defined by a point moving in space. A medium refers to the materials that are used to create a work of art. Throughout the semesterI have used paint, watercolors, crayons, color pencils, clay, stencils, etc. These have all turned my artwork into something I am very proud if.

Art Quote and Art Image: “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol - 1962 National Gallery of Art

This is my favorite because Mrs. Burwell had shown this in class before and I remember thinking how familiar and beautiful it was. I never realized how much I have seen this picture on magazines, tv commercials, and even on building in New York. I thought it was interesting to see who was behind all of it. Her famous quote: “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.", is one of my favorites because I can relate to it on a personal level.

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