Intro art PORtfolio By Summer Mann

I took Intro Art because I wanted to become more confident in my drawing skills . When I signed up for Intro Art I was expecting the art assignments to be easy but in stead they are very detailed and they challenge me to become a better artist.

Positive & Negative Spaces

In this drawing I used the positive and negative space strategie. This assigment was very difficult for me because I was tempted to draw the image that I saw, but I challenged myself and drew the negative and positive spaces. I learned the most rom this strategy because I realized, when duplicating an image you can always look at the shapes and angles that it makes. This has helped me get the result of more accurate curves and smooth transitions.

Lights and Shadows
Relationships and Porportions
Edges and Contours
Hand Drawings

When I drew my hands I can see a huge improvement in the fine detail I added. My most recent hand is much more detailed with the creases in my palms.


Chiaroscuro is the contrast of light and dark to give the illusion of space. I used vine charcoal to create the lightness of my face, and in the shadows I used compressed charcoal to make it darker. I also have an example of Rembrandt's lighting over my right eye, that was caused by another spotlight.

Self Portraits

The areas that had the most improvement throughout my self portraits was my use of proportions. When I started to use the correct proportions they became more realistic. My shading has also improved, from the test run, to the final portrait, I think I did a lot better job on blending in my edges.

Still Life Drawing

If I could go back and spend more time on this I would have. I would have spent more time smoothing out the edges and blending in the rough edges of the objects.

Problem Solving

For this image we were challenged to switch into our R-mode and draw the shapes not the image. It was difficult because I had to problem solve and really focus on staying in my R-mode.

Drawing Ability

In this image I think I did very well on proportions, the thing I wish I could have done differently to improve my drawing abilities in this art piece is the hair. I could have drawn lighter strokes and better transitions between the face and the hair, the hair line is a bit rough.

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