Ever since I was a kid I've always known I was creative kid. It all started one fateful day when my mom left her nail polish out. I just happened to walk by it and decided that she needed a new paint color on the bed spread. This is my first year taking beginning art, and someday I hope to become a CAD artist. I think beginning art is a really great opportunity for anyone who would like a basic art skill. This semester I learned how to not push so hard on my pencil and cause an out line on my piece and how to blend my piece so it looks good.
Out of all four of these, I think the easier one of them was the horse because there weren't many detailed lines you had to draw upside down. The man was one of the more difficult ones, because some of his feature were hidden behind the rocking chair. Drawing the lines of my hand while not looking at my paper was the hardest thing I've done because you have to resist the urge to look. The sunflowers were harder because you had to draw them each a little differently.
Drawing the positive and negative space cat was easier said than done. I discovered that I tend to apply more pressure on pencil on the out line so it was darker but luckily I learned how to blend it in and look furry.
I remember when I drew my first hand, I thought it was great, which it was, but now the more I look at it, the way I pressed hard on my pencil made it look 2D. My second one was a more accurate view of my hand because it looks 3D.
When I started my profile I thought it would look nothing like me. But in reality I had been underestimating my artistic ability. I like the way my chin is shaped and how it looks like it does on my regular face. One thing I wish I had more time on was my eye, because it looks smaller than my eye actually is. Also the shape of my ear is a bit off.
When I drew my stippling, I was shocked to see the resemblance in it to a actual tiger. You can't really tell the lines are dots. Also I feel I succeeded in giving its fur texture. One of my favorite things is the eyes of it, because they appear to look like I had drawn them, but actually my dots are just more close together.
Now to me, I felt that my still life wasn't one of my highlights in the class. One thing I wish I could have worked on a bit longer is the skeleton. The mouth and ribs I did on the last day, and to me they seem a little cartoonish. One thing I do like about the skeleton is his form and how accurate he looks to the way he actually did.
When I was a kid, I used to love doing scratch boards, and I still do, if not more. A few of my favorite things I did on the cat were the eyes and wiskers. I like how when I drew in some of the wiskers I would start putting more pressure on my scraper and then keep applying less and less til it would well... vanish. Also on the eyes I like how I gave them that little sparkle.