Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book carving

  It is very smart to have a clear plan. With out a plan your book we not go as well as you would like it to. The plan you make will help you because you use that plan as a cutting sheet so it looks just like the plan. I faced some challenges in this art work because I missed cut some of my trees which made me have to cut out the pages. Also I could not keep some of my lines the same. That Made it so the trees or the people were off a little or they looked funny. I overcame my challenges by cutting out the page and cutting slower. I also would just add it in my art and work with it. My design is about a boy and a girl running in the woods around night time. I picked to do this because my topic was along for the ride. I took some risks in my art work by adding and taking a way some of the art I was going to put in there. For example I added a tree in near one of the runners and its a risk because I used no outline to cut the tree. I feel like this art work was successful because it turned out to what I hopes it would look like. On this project I think I had a better plan of what I was going to do it and how. To me this was successful too because I thought some of my cuts are off but it turned out to look good. I liked this project because I never thought of cutting into a book for my art. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

                          I showed mixed media in this art work by getting different pictures of brick walls and putting them all in one. When I did this it makes it look like a wall with different bricks. I also showed mix media by adding string and a note card, by doing this I made it Look like a sign that hangs from a store. This art work shows amusement because it is a dirt bike store and I like looking at dirt bikes. Also it is amusement because it is really fun too look at new things and seeing the things they can do. I did have some small challenges for this art work. One of them is I kept finding the same brick walls over and over again or it was showing something I did not want in the art. I also had a challenge with the sign I could not make the sign even, but when I look at it now I like how it looks like it was windy that day or they just put up the sign. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I chose to do myself in this art work. I chose me because I am one good looking guy. I really chose myself because I did not want to do anyone else. When I was thinking of what to use I right away thought of stickers because it seemed it would be easy to places down on my paper. I had to take risks in my art buy adding different stickers to make the lips pop out at you and not look like I just  randomly put it there. My choices for this art made me like this art because I think it looks really good with the stickers. My choice for sticks did not show much about me. It only showed that I like America and that's all it really showed in this art work. I think this art was one of my best because I could use and do anything I want. I don't have to just use paint or anything like that.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

            I created my ideals from thinking of something bad happening and that is a little hard to get out off. I thought of sharks right away because its not the best situation to be in. Yes I think i was able to think outside the box because if I did not I would have just did some pancakes. I chose to use repetition in my painting by using three people legs and two fish. I chose to show repetition because to me there will be a lot of people in the water and lots of fish. I decided to use acrylic in my painting because I pait better with it than I do with water colors. The difficulties I had with my painting was getting enough paint everywhere. I also had a hard time trying to make the same colors again, every time I tried making the same color I would make it to dark or to green. The mini lessons we had helped a lot because it showed me what type of paint I will want to use and how to use it. Without those mini lessons my painting would probably look worse. Also those min lessons showed me what I have to do for the different types of paint and how to take care of them.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Up close 

I developed my ideal of up close by making the sun in the middle of the page. I also made the sun really big. By making the sun big it show up close. I did the trees of to the side of the paper so it looks like it was a walkway. By making the sun bigger than every thing else I wanted it to look like some one was taking a picture of the out doors. I chose my art to be in color pencil i did this because i work best with it. Also it was much easier for me to add different values to the trees. By using color pencil it was much easier for me to color the sun, I say this because the color pencil I think are easy to blend together. When I blend the colors for the sun I tried to make it look like the sun was rising in the morning. I took risk in this art work my adding not just brown to the trees but some yellows and blues. By doing that the trees looked a little better than just plan brown trees.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

 I use pencil for this art work because I like drawing with pencil instead of pen. Yes i showed contrast in my work by showing the shadows on from the lacrosse pads, lacrosse sticks, also the lacrosse balls of a shadow too. I chose lacrosse pads as my art work for "Whats the Point" because I love to play lacrosse and when I hear point I kept thinking of lacrosse and scoring goals.