3/10/17 Yesterday, I made my sketches for the project. I made six different sketches that are based on the Romero Britto's art style. My first sketch is an apple and I used different patterns and lines to color it in. My second sketch is many circles that are different shapes, sizes and overlap. My third sketch is a sunset and I used different patterns to fill in the rays off of the sun. My fourth sketch is a turtle with different patterns on its shell and in the background. Finally, for my last two sketches I drew multiple random lines on my paper and then filled in the different section with different patterns.
3/14/17 Last class, I got my sketches checked by Ms. McCall and she gave me feedback on them. Then, I thought about the 3 sketches that I wanted to use for my final project and edited some of my sketches. The sketches that I'm thinking about using are the sunset, the circles, and the two bottom sketches. I also decided not to use the apple or the turtle sketch. I decided not to use these sketches because I would have to draw many apples and turtles on my final paper and that is too complicated for me.
3/20/17 Last class, I picked the 3 sketches that I am going to use for this project. One sketch will be used for the cover and the other two sketches will be used as the book's pages. Then, I drew my sketches on full sheets of paper and began coloring them in using primary and bright colors. The colors that I mostly used were red, orange, yellow, and blue. The sketches that I chose to use for my final project are the circles, the sunset, and the bottom left sketch. I chose these sketches because they are simple and I get to draw many different patterns on them.
3/22/17 Last class, I chose and began the cover of my book. First, I drew my design on a big piece of paper and then began coloring it using bright, primary colors. I also decided to use the sunset for my cover pages. I chose the sunset for my cover pages because it can be cut in different places and still look good. Also, it is easy to make it bigger and it's my favorite sketch.
3/28/17 Last class, I continued working on my cover page for my pop art book. I colored in all of the shapes and designs using many different colors to resemble Romero Britto's pop art style. The colors that I used were red, yellow, green blue, orange, purple, and pink. I chose these colors because they are mostly primary colors and they are bright and joyful which makes the cover more cheerful. After I finished coloring in my cover page, I began thinking of what shape I wanted to cut it into.
3/30/17 Last class I added some finishing touches to my cover. Then, I chose the shape that I wanted to make my cover. The shape that I chose was a square because it is simple and organized. Then, I cut out two pieces of cardboard 8 inches by 8 inches with an x-acto knife. After that I cut my cover page in half and glued each half onto a piece of cardboard. Finally, I folded the edges over the piece of cardboard and glued them down. When I finally finished my cover, I decided to use the back cover for the front cover instead because I liked the back cover better and I believe that It will make my book look better.