In class work:

DSC00952.jpgNegative Space Drawing

Negative Space Reflection

Technical Skills Justification:

I would say that I meet the standard because I really looked and tried to get a good design to draw instead of just drawing the first thing I could think of. I tried to make sure that each triangle and square I drew looked nice and presentable. While my four thumbnail sketches were not the best, they varied until I finally got the design I wanted.

Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification:
I will give myself another meets the standard for creative problem-solving skills because the positive and negative space seem to compliment each other. I did not try to rush this project so I took my time with each little design to ensure that the final product would look as nice as possible. You can clearly see the plant that I drew in this design so it works in the fact that it is clear to see. Finally, I did not just want to use a basic shape for my design so I combined two different shapes into one design.

Why do artists make thumbnail sketches before starting a formal drawing? In what ways did it affect your work?

The thumbnail sketches helped me out because they provided a good groundwork for what was to come. Because I did the thumbnails, I was able to get a feel on how to draw plants and how the lines work and how to draw the final product. Had I not drawn the original thumbnails, it would have been so much harder to draw the leaves and shapes I needed for the final product.

Why does it matter what pattern you choose for your background? How do different patterns affect the "look" of this project?

The pattern that you choose greatly affects the outcome of the project. They could be just basic shapes and look a little boring and uninteresting, or could be somewhat interesting and unique like how I tried to get mine to look like. Some designs could be small and close together, causing the backround to look more dark, or bigger and more spaced out to look more light in the backround. Mine was more big and spaced out so the end result looks more light.
Negative space leaf design

Leaf Designs

IMG_5445.JPGFree Choice

Leaf Reflection

I will give myself a meets the standard for Technical Skills because I tried to keep as few of smudge marks as I could. I also could not find many pencil marks because I tried to glue the leaves pencil side down.
Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification:

I will give myself a meets for creative problem-solving skills because I demonstrated all the required elements such as tension, balance, and rhythm. I did all of these in pretty good detail and precision.

Which of the four designs do you feel is the most successful in terms of using positive and negative space well? Please explain.

I think the symmetry design uses positive and negative space well because there are some unique shapes in the white space.

Which one of the four designs do you feel best communicates the assigned Principle of Art? Please explain.

The design that best communicates the assigned principal is tension because I think that all of those shapes so close together really show a good example of tension.

Color Vocab:

These 12 hues consist of primary, secondary and tertiary colors. The three primary colors of blue, yellow and red combine to make secondary colors; which combine to make tertiary colors.

Primary Colors
Primary colors are sets of colors that can be combined to make a useful range of colors. The three primary colors are red, green, and blue.

Secondary Colors
A secondary color is a color made by mixing two primary colors. Such as purple.

Tertiary Colors
A tertiary color is a color made by mixing one primary color with one secondary color. Such as red- orange.

Analogous Colors
Analogous colors are color combinations that blend well together. They are close on the color wheel. Such as orange and yellow- orange.

Monochromatic Colors
Monochromatic colors are all the hues (tints and shades) of a single color. Such as red.

Complementary Colors
Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are opposite hues. Such as red and green.

High Intensity
The strength of a color with a lot of strength and stands out very much. Such as Red.

Low Intensity
The strength of a color with not a lot of strength and doesn’t stand out very much. Such as blue.

Warm Colors
The colors of red, orange, and yellow are considered warm colors. They can make a room feel cozy when used in decorating.

Cool Colors
Blue, green, and violet are considered cool colors. When you think of things like ice, or a lake, you think of cool colors.

Final Still Life:


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kyle_colorwheel.png Painted Color wheel

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Sketchbook Assignments:


DSC00676.jpg Falling



Household Item

DSC01287.jpgStill Life Drawing #1

Kyle_SL#2.jpgStill Life Drawing #2