Thursday, March 27, 2014


I drew a picture of myself from when i was three years old (i think..) for this assignment. I am quite happy about the way it came out but its not my favorite drawing i have made.
Original Picture
Artist Solve Problems:
While drawing my portrait i found myself thinking that what i was making looked really creepy. At first i didn't exactly know what to do considering i couldn't figure out what exactly it was that was bothering me, but then my lovely art teacher helped me come to the conclusion that what was bothering me were the eyes. They were not level. Taking my teachers suggestion, i made the top of the eyelid move down a bit. After fixing the eyes i moved on to work on other features, but the eyes were still bugging me. I decided to do something similar to what my teacher suggested but in reverse. The eyes were to far apart so i extended the inner corner to make the eyes not look so far apart. And after everything, i think the portrait looks much less creepy.

Artist Reflect:
Throughout this project, i had to stop and look at what i was doing a lot because as mentioned before the eyes were giving me  hard time. Not only were the eyes difficult, but  the shading as well. I have a tendency to shade something then process what i just did which comes back to bit me because its sometimes hard to erase dark shading. This time though, i made sure to think before actually shading.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Abbey Road GIF

I am a huge music junkie and i have a vintage record collection of roughly 100 records. Abbey Road is one of my favorites!


Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
Before this project, i had never worked with linoleum. I learned how manipulate the linoleum into a stamp by cutting out the pieces i wanted to remain white, or whatever color i previously used. basically, everything we did this week was new information that i learned.

Did you gain skill with familiar materials?
I had known about linoleum from previous art classes, but i had never worked with it. Now i feel comfortable with working with it and might use it again in the future.

First linoleum stamp
Did you try something that you weren’t sure about as part of this project?
I had never tried printmaking before so i was a little unsure. Printmaking is what i would describe as an "oops oh well"  project. Nothing it guaranteed. Every print is going to look different because there is a lot of room for error. You could completely miss aline something and theres nothing you can do about it. Although i was wear, i feel that i produced a trippy piece i am proud of.

Did you pick a material or technique that was new or different over something that was familiar?
We didn't exactly get to pick the material or technique we could use, but i did work with a new material.
Layer one of print

Final products 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Meme Challenge

Original Definition of Art:
Anything someone creates using their imagination
New Definition:
I think art depends on how the viewer/creator view the piece. Art can be anything. Its just a personal opinion on whether something is or isn't. There isn't any guide lines. If an artist believes what they make is art than, in their eyes, it is. It doesn't mater what other people think. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Origami "S"

Color Project

In progress:
For my color project, I decided to choose the theme "Creature". Immediately, I thought of one of my favorite band's recent album cover. It features a weird looking creature that I wanted to put my own spin too.

I decided to eliminate the fine detail of the creature and change the base of its face from black to a bunch of rainbow lines.After debating between using colored pencils or oil pastels for the lines, I chose colored pencils because I liked the cleaner look.
Basic Planning (The picture wouldn't rotate
no mater what I tired -_-)
So far I haven't come across any difficulties. This piece certainly isn't the hardest thing I have every tired to make. I am essentially just drawing lines...which is starting to drive me insane.

In progress
I am extremely happy with the outcome of this project. My goal was to create something extremely trippy and fun to make. This project met both of those goals. I really love the bright colors i used and the contract between the rainbow face and the black and white background.

If I could change one thing it would be to go back and add more detail to the horns, mouth, and other facial features. Later when I have time, I will probably go back and do so.

From this project I learned not to underestimate the amount of time it takes to draw simple lines and designs because I almost went insane from the repetitiveness and the extreme amount of time it took. 
Final Product