Mara's Portfolio 2016-2017

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.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.