In-Class Work

Final Landscape Painting.



Justify Selection: I think I deserve a meets. The painting techniques (dots) were all the same through out the picture. I was as careful as possible to the attention to details. With the dots it made it a little difficult to make certain obects stand out, but I did the best i could.
Justify Your Selection: I think I deserve a meets. My painting resembembles the composition adams composed. I mixed many colors, and definitely had more than eight. I kept along the color scheme of of the famous painting also.

Final Still-life Drawing



Look at the famous artist’s work that we discussed in class (the laminated sheets). Compare your marks to the marks created by Henry Moore, Vincent van Gogh and Giorgio Morandi. Which of the three artists’ marks, are the most similar to yours? I would say my style is similar to the style of Giorgio Morandi. Explain why and exactly where you used these marks: I used cross hatching in the boxes, Because cross hatching really marks the darks dark and when you look at it, it is more eye catching then normal lines. It also helps bring out sections that ned to be really white. It makes good highlights. I also used normal lines when I wanted a medium color.

2. Look at your work (all in the portfolio) and progress over time. What drawing(s) make you the most proud? Please explain: The thumbnails. Several of my thumbnails were very good and could have turned into a better still-life then the one I did for my final. I like the candle holder the most. I had the basic shape of the figure, and I think that in about 5 minutes I got the detail of curves in it.

3. What are three important things you have learned? Please explain why they are important. I learned line sensitivity : the idea that lines can be thick and thin. I learned how to place a good composition: for future drawings I know how to set up a good still-life. And I learned how to pick out the darks and lights and really accent them and draw them out to make it look more real.

Color Vocabulary

Hue - color shade. example - bright red

Primary Colors - Colors that cannot be produced by mixing any two other colors. example - red, yellow, and blue.Picture_11.png

Secondary Colors - Colors that are mixtures of two primaries. example - orange, green, violet.railway.png

Tertiary Colors - Colors created by mixing primary and secondary colors. example - blue-green, red-orange, blue-violet.marlborowoods.png

Analogous Colors - A set of colors that are next to each-other on the color wheel. example - red-orange, orange, orange-yellow portraitofnick.png

Monochromatic Colors - All the tints and shades of a color. example - black, dark gray, gray, light gray, white.Picture_12.png

Complementary Colors - Colors which are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. example - red and green, blue and orangeredbuoy.png

High Intensity - A color that has a lot of vibrancy. example - neon orangepapalpalace.png

Low Intensity - the neutral verison of a pure color often mixed with black. example - gray abjkfeabfkdjal.png

Warm Colors - Colors whose relative visual temperature makes them seem warm. example - reds, oranges, yellowsPicture_7_19-14-37.png

Cool Colors - Colors whos visual temperature makes them seem cold. example - blues, greens, violetsPicture_5_19-14-37.png

Portrait Value Collage



1. Technical Skills:
I think I deserves a meets. There are some gaps in the paper where the white paper is visible but it isn't anything severe. the collage looks good as a whole and resembles me (slightly). the gluing and modge-podging is holding together nicely
2. Creative Problem-solving Skills:
I think I deserve a meets. The values of grey define the features on my face well. The face over all looks three dimensional but in places it looks 2D.
Why might the exercise of breaking down a photograph into value shapes help when you are drawing?
Because now when ever we are drawing still lifes or anything black and white we can have a better understanding of shadows and using light.

Negative Space



Technical Skills Justification:
I think I deserve a meets. My thumbnail sketches are complete and I definitely experimented in the drawings. Most of the drawings look good as a whole and they are of good quality. The images are mostly tidy with no wrinkles.
Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification:
I think I deserve a meets. The negative and positive space work really well together to create a very unique piece of work. The circle backgrounds make the leave stand out very well.
Why do artists make thumbnail sketches before starting a formal drawing? In what ways did it affect your work?
I think that artists make thumbnail sketches before their formal work as a rough-draft. Once they have a sketch they like, the can blow it up. I liked doing the thumbnail sketches because once I got a drawing I liked, I could copy a pretty close to exact copy of it.
Why does it matter what pattern you choose for your background? How do different patterns affect the "look" of this project?
The pattern I chose for my background was circles. The circles have a defined border and make the leaves stand out very distinctly. I think that other patterns wouldn't look bad but I tried doing another pattern that had more white space, and the leaves got lost in it. Another pattern that would have looked would have been the cross-hatching lines. the are mostly black so the leaves would have stood out.

Leaf Design



1. Technical Skills Justification:
I think I deserve a meets. I cut out the leaves delicately and tried to make minimal glue marks. I followed the directions and the design looks good as a whole. Granted that all the leaves aren't quite equal, I did the best I could.
2. Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification:
I think I deserve a meets. I created the three required designs to the best of my ability. I also created my extra free choice well. I think that the pieces demonstrated positve/negative space well.
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 symmetry demonstrated positive/negative space the best. The pinwheel leaves look cool and demonstrate balance and artistic design. The leaves are placed in such a way that is visually appealing. Also the black highlights make the leaves pop out.
Which one of the four designs do you feel best communicates the assigned Principle of Art? Please explain.
I think that rhythm demonstrated the best communicates the Principle of Art. I think that it is very neat and well crafted. The leaves are placed in a in a creative way. The black leave cutouts make it more appealing.

Sketchbook Assignment

Painted Color Wheel


Color Meaning Collage


Still life #2


Still life #1




Exploding Falling


Household Items.