This project started out with many explorations of different media. We worked with ink, pastels, charcoal, and graphite. My favorite overall was the charcoal because of the way it blended. The pictures above are my exploration with the charcoal. One con I had about this medium was the fact that it got really messy and it was difficult creating sharp clean lines with this. Because everything blended out very easily, those sharp lines would disappear. I found a way around this in my final piece.
My art piece for this unit was a redraw of a drawing I did a while back. I had a really hard time figuring out what I originally wanted to draw. I went home, looked through my old art works, and found a that drawing above. I remember at the time taking so long working on the hair. I didn't understand the concept of shading so their was little to none in the original drawing. I developed new skills by using the charcoal to shade in the final piece.
The first step I took in recreating this piece was to draw a sloppy draft of it (white paper). I was taught a new way of transferring my drawing on the final paper. I used graphite transfer paper to transfer the outline for my work. This is was a big help because then I wouldn't have to worry about redrawing and erase marks on my final draft. I explored in this piece by using media and techniques I have never used before.
One problem I faced with this piece was creating the highlight in the hair. I didn't know where to start. Mrs. Schumann showed a technique called reverse drawing. As an artist I engaged and persisted by using the reverse drawing to solve my problem. Reverse drawing is where you create highlight by erasing away lines and shading already done on the piece.
The final drawing is an expression of my personality.It was originally inspired by an artist that goes by crTwigs on twitter. Her art style is on the spooky side and has a slight cartoony side to it. I was inspired to make this because of her.
I am a 10th grade student at VMCCA working on creating an art experience in the classroom. My favorite form of art is digital painting. Some of my favorite artists are foolishkia and grittysugar. They are more modern artist that do mostly digital work. They use my favorite form of media. I hope to show my art growth through this blog.