Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Story Still Life!

The Final project for this quarter was to tell a story through your still life using any medium. Can you guess what my story is? Look at the objects very carefully! I used vine charcoal once again because I have grown to love working with it. Drawing studio 1 is over. Drawing Studio 2 will begin after Christmas break! Can't wait!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Is the Paper White or Black?

Today we had to bring in black paper and white conte crayon/charcoal. I helped the professor set up a lovely still life at the beginning of class but once everyone put their benches around it, there was no room for me to sit. :( I really would have liked to draw a still life because drawing fabric has always been a challenge for me. In the end I was stuck having to draw the fabric. Turns out, drawing fabric isn't that hard. If anything, I think it helped me work with value more. Since we started on black paper, we had to apply the whitest whites then work dark. I really enjoyed working with the black paper. It doesn't waste charcoal. If I did this on white paper and had to fill in the black space with vine charcoal, I would have run out of it fast. Here is the fabric I drew from. Note: I did not draw from this photograph. I drew from life.
Here is the drawing!
More black paper drawings to come!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Not Everyday is a Good Day

I realized I have to be feeling well to concentrate on my art work. Today my Professor asked us to draw whatever we wanted. She said we could go outside, around campus, somewhere in DAAP, or set up a still life in the room. Well its way to cold to go outside so I thought I would attempt to draw my friend. After numerous tries I gave up. I guess that is why they wait another year to teach us figure drawing. So I decided to make my own still life. Its not the best one I have ever done but I have learned a lot from this experience. I should be healthy when I am doing art or I won't make good art. I just wasn't focused at all. But let's put it in the past and move to the future!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Digital Collages!

I'm Finished!!! After scanning in the 40 collages onto the computer, I worked with them in photoshop. While working with many layers I did the following:
  • Copied and pasted pieces from other collages
  • Painted with the brush tool.
  • Used the burn tool
  • Put filters on
  • Added text
  • Used the Blur tool
  • Scaled, rotated and distorted images
I also posted these images as a video on Youtube.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Drawing books!

In Drawing studio, we were sent to the library to pick a book out that has everything we have learned this year in it. Contour line. Gesture Drawing. Organizational line. Value. and Perspective. It was my first time going into the DAAP library. The second floor is the best. The book shelves can move to a touch of a button!

Anyways we brought the books back to the classroom to draw. We had to prove that we could draw the correct angles of the books without a horizon line.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

1 and 2 Point Perspective

Started working with perspective. At first, my Professor demonstrated by drawing cubes. Then she sent us out into DAAP to find a hallway to draw. I first went to the part of DAAP that has no right angles. Every wall is slanted. DAAP is not the place to be drawing perspective. The Next class I went to the other side of DAAP and found a better hallway to draw. Here it is.
Then our homework was to draw two point perspective. This was more challenging to start. It took a while to understand that every line always leads back to a point. But once I started it started to just all flow together. Here is the corner of my room.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trouble viewing the video?

40 collages
I posted it to you tube! Thanks to Adam!

Also, I was wrong about what the final project is. I have to create ten digital collages. I can mix my collages together, add things to them, or whatever I want.

Monday, November 1, 2010

40 Collages

My collages are done! It took a week and a half to get them done! I used to hate doing collages but now I find them really relaxing to make.
I now have to choose ten of these to put together into a digital collage. In the meantime, enjoy!