Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Up Close and Personal

For this project I chose to do pointe shoes which represents up close and personal. The medium I used to do this project was chalk pastels. During this project I was constantly asking others for their feedback. I wanted to see what they had to say about the picture and also what advice they had to give. Ms. Rossi helped me understand how to add the shadows and where to add the shadows. For some parts of the project, I had to add color or details where is didn't know how it would turn out. Some things I was scared to add but in the end it ended up looking better than I could ever imagine. I think this piece of artwork reflects me because I shows who I am. A dancer. I feel that I excelled with it because I enjoyed what I was drawing. It was an easy image for me to connect too!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Colored Pencils, Chalk and Oil Pastels

Here we used the method of oil pastels, chalk pastels, and colored pencils. I really enjoyed using the oil pastels because they are easier to blend together. The chalk pastels were also an easy method to blend colors together. With these you could use your finger to blend. One thing I did not like about the chalk pastels was that the chalk sticks were big so it was hard to add little detail. Lastly, we used colored pencils. I did not like using these because it blending was not as easy. The colors do not flow together as well as using the other methods. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


The theme of this project was scientific. I decided to draw a human eye using a pencil to shade and highlight certain areas. Through the middle of the eye crossing over the pupil is a lightning bolt. In the sides of the eye or the white part are cracks if some kind of material. The eye lashes then show the beauty. With this project I think I was able to get the proportions correct with the different shapes. I feel that's I also accomplished drawing the correct shape. One thing I need to work on is my shading. I managed to shade better in my final than in my thumbnails but I still could do better with adding more lights and darks. I did like using the pencil because I felt it was easier to blend colors. I also liked it because you could either have a light or a dark color with using just different drawing pencils.