Monday, November 4, 2013

Relief Piece

Three forms of relief artwork are high relief, low relief, and sunken relief. High relief is when forms from the background come forwards to almost half their depth. Low relief is when forms from the background only come forward a little bit. Sunken relief is when you carve into the medium instead of adding to it, so therefore creating the sunken in effect. I chose to use clay as my medium just because I really love working with clay and I thought it would achieve the final product i wanted the best. After my clay piece came out of the kiln I wasn't sure whether I wanted to use glaxe or paint but since I used paint on my vessel project I decided to just switch it up.I think the thing I'm most proud of is the center and the texture it has there. One thing I would change is to make sure and be absoultely positive I have it centered and even.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nature Art

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 Nature art, means exactly what its called, a form of art using things you find out in nature. You create something out of what you kind find in the environment you are and then just leave it and let it go, it's temporary. I got the idea for my project because i kind of wanted to created a flower or "plant," using other flowers and plants. the first picture (above) is everything i just found in my backyard, and the one below is after i added some white paint just to add some detail. I wish I would've realized before I plucked the flower that I could've found one laying around that was already disconnected so I didnt have to kill it, so next time that thought will definitely be in the back of my mind.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Up Close And Personal

When given the theme, "Up Close And Personal," I had multiple ideas that I thought would be really cool. I was thinking maybe a drawing of my ipod with my favorite bands or a pair of eyes, one with makeup and one without. But everytime I tried to follow through with these ideas I didn't like the way it looked, so I resorted to doodling in my sketchbook one period and was messing around with the pastels and a tortillon to blend stuff out. And a bunch of people told me it looked really cool and Mr. Sands helped come up with the idea to do feathers. To be honest, I haven't ever really payed attention to feathers but after thinking about them, I realized that they demonstrate up close and personal really well. Every feather off every single animal is different. Not one feather is the same so it makes it personal. I chose to use pastels because they blend really well but also can stand out really well against blank paper.I think the only risk I took was just kind of winging it and hoping my piece turned out okay. I used alot of technique in this because I thought out side of the box when using the tortillon to make the cool feather like design.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Art Article : Van Gogh painting discovered

September 23, 2013

Period 4

After reading this article, I was really interested in finding out what happens when people mistake

art for fakes, like with what happened to Van Goghs' in 1908. I researched about who is responsible for

 mistakes and forgeries like this, the buyers or the sellers? In my opinion I would not say it is anyones 

fault, how can one be so sure of whether something is real or fake. In the article I read, it talks about 

how accountability matters. Say you were looking to buy a pair of shoes from someone, you would 

want to know what kind of environment they've been in, how many times they've been worn, who was

 wearing them, and things like that. It's the same with art and other collectable things. 

It is also said that when looking to buy something that could be fake, always set up a time where 

you can inspect the item and make sure that it is what you want. Anything the seller says could be a lie, 

or a scam, you just have to be careful enough to check things out yourself and use your research and 

background information to see whether it’s a fake or not.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

What's The Point?

I decided to work with charcoal as my medium because I really like how easy it is to make highlights and shadows and how easy charcoal blends. Charcoal helped me make my drawing stand out more against the paper so it looked more life like, which is something I wanted. I mostly used shading and highlighting in this piece because I wanted the tusks to stand out a lot especially the broken tusk, which leads to the main reason I decided to do an elephant. When I first heard, "What's The Point," I immediately thought of things like polluting the environment and harming animals. So it was pretty easy to make it happen because firstly elephants are my favorite animals and secondly it was easy to show by having one of the elephants tusks broken, because elephants are very much so endangered by being hunted for their ivory tusks. Elephants can not survive when their tusks are completely removed.