Intro into Art 2016-2017 Clara Keating

I took Intro into Art because I loved to draw and it made me relaxed when I was stressed, but I mostly just wanted to strengthen my skills so I could develop my love for art into something more

First Semester

1st picture (top left)-Edges and Contours, 2nd picture (top right)-Space, 3rd picture (bottom left)- Relations and Proportions, 4th picture (bottom right)- Light and Shadows. I think that the 4th shows that I learned the most from Lights and Shadows because it made my art work look realistic and it shows the most improvement.

Drawing Strategies

I think my art this year has improved in its realism (as shown through the portraits) and through my shading with shadows (as shown in the hand drawings). Towards the end of this semester, I also showed improvement with blending colors and using texture in my painting (bottom right).
In my vase project, I added light especially where the highlight was, emphasizing the light and darkness in my work. Chiaroscuro is a term that means contrast of light and dark to give the illusion of space and I think in this piece, I used this very well on my smallest object making it look round and look like and actual chalice.

Portrait Drawing

I think i've had the most improvement in not only making things look non-stereotypical, but also in shading and understanding Chiaroscuro. This allowed my eyes and nose especially to look more realistic and 3 dimensional in my artwork.

Closing Information

I wish I could've had more time on the charcoal hand piece because I would've taken more time to make my fingers more realistic and not "stereotypical" shaped. On my portrait, I would've used more time to blend my shading to make my face less "choppy" and I also would've focused more on my facial features to make the art work look more like me in real life.
This piece of my work shows my most improvement in my technical skills. I feel I did well on blending the charcoal to make my art flow in a way that's realistic.
I think this piece of my work shows my most improvement in my attitude towards believing that I can be artistic because this was the first drawing in art that I really realized that I was improving and it look somewhat realistic. I think at this point I really tried to exceed the expectations and believing that I could definitely contributed to my improvement.
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