I took advanced art this year because I enjoy art and wanted to further my abilities. I want to be able to do more things with art in the future.
This is the only project I have completed because I have been jumping around on projects. I enjoyed working with acrylics and getting familiar with them.
This is what I am currently working on and I am getting very far on it. I love pastels and all the things I can do with it. They go on very easily and they smooth out well. It's a media I can work with and make stuff look realistic. I wish I could re-do my cat pencil drawing and really take my time on it. I have used create original art in a lot of my projects I have started because I take my own pictures and make them look different. I think the top two artistic behaviors I have improved in are creating original art and I think that's really the only one I have improved on. I have also improved on observing because I have to observe the pictures in order to make them my own.
My goals are to work with clay and make a sculpture, not throwing but make a sculpture of a cat or something to do with dance. I also want to try more pastels and make them blended more.
This is two `pieces of clay that I made into a pinch pot to start the process of my penguin. I created original art for this because I did not go off of any picture for this.
This was halfway through my penguin before I decided to change the hat because I didn't like how it had a flat top but then I rounded it down.
This is my final project and the wings of the penguin fell off because I did not slip and score the wings all the way down and just at the top. I now know for future reference to slip and score the entire wing before putting it on.
Due Date 3-24-17
This is my final cat project, I really enjoyed doing this project and it expanded what I can do. I finally learned how to use pastels and I really love how it turned out. I had a lot of trouble getting it to look right and I think the final project looks good and I am very happy with it. Getting all the detail in was probably the biggest problem I had. The rest of my project flowed very easily and I was able to get into it towards the end. I took a very big break from this because I could not get into the project at all. I demonstrated original art and observing because I had to go in and find all the details and demonstrate them with pastels. This took a lot of time.
I don't have a picture of my final outcome of my penguin since I don't have a phone. I like it a lot since it's glazed and everything. I now know that you can't make wings too long or they will break during the drying process. This was a project for me to get used to working with clay.