Edges and Contours
In the edges and contour drawings we focused on the object we were drawing rather than the paper that we were drawing on. It helps us forget the preconceived notion we have of how things and lines are supposed to look. This was our first project of the year.
Positive and Negative Space
In the positive and negative space drawings we did the primary focus was on outlining the negative space rather than the positive, which is how things are normally drawn. Drawing the negative space helps with proportions and making sure the positive space looks correct. If the negative space is correct than the positive space is correct.
Relationships and Proportions
In the relationships and proportions section of our art class we learned what a unit was and how to use it to measure in order to make our drawings more accurate. His is probably the drawing strategy that helped me the most during the class because I learned how to actually measure the space and angles I was drawing rather than just guessing. This later helped me with my facial drawings because I used units in order to make a proportional face
Shading and Four Parts of Light
Using shading and four parts of light, which are highlight, reflected light, crest shadow and cast shadow. This helps artworks look three dimensional rather than flat on the paper.
I personally believe that my cross hatching was my worst artwork. I feel that if I had even one more class period to work on it the transitions between the highlight and the shadow would be both smoother and and more defined. I also think that my background would be neater if I had more time as well. Overall I believe the appearance of the piece would be better quality and not have such a feeling of being crunched for time and sloppy.
Improvements I've Made
I've have learned to accept myself as an artist. I don't criticize myself quite as much when it comes to my artwork. I've learned that I will never be like my mother in an artistic sense and that I'm okay with that fact. I actually like being different now. The artwork that helped me learn this was my impasto painting. Overall, during the corse of the painting I had such a fun time completing it and in the end I myself was proud of the piece and I didn't need approval to know that it was good.
I also improved in my design skills, specifically creating a strong composition. I know how to fill a space evenly and well in a still life. I learned this by using measurments and proportions, techniques that I learned in class. I can now fill a paper with a drawing without it looking crowded and disproportionate