This has been my first year of high school level art class and I couldn't be more glad that I enrolled in the course. I hope to go into AP Art in my senior year. This semester, I learned how to draw what I was seeing instead of what I knew. I think that was my greatest improvement this year.
You can see that I have improved in positive/negative space in this drawing because my first paper was almost all white, while my second paper has different tones.
I think I did a good job on highlighting and shadowing my hair in this drawing, as well as a decent job with the shading. I think it looks about 75% me.
The value in this drawing is found in the difference between the more densely stippled areas and the bare areas.
With a two-point perspective all corners are going to meet up at the intersection of two lines drawn from opposite ends of the horizon line/vanishing point. The shadows are also made by using a vertical line perpendicular to the horizon line.
I think an accomplishment on this project is the improved shading. I think my after portrait looks like me--but in a slightly cartoonish way which I will try to make more realistic.