Monday, August 19, 2013

Final Summer Procrastination!

This is the last piece for the summer!!! I did this in water color and I still tried to follow a simplistic and stylistic technique.  I think maybe I'm simplifying it too much, but I'm still interested in the technique.  This would definitely look a lot better if I paid more attention and spent more time on the more technical and precise aspects of the building.  The paper is 9"x12" and the subject is an old Spanish castle at the beach.  I did this for the architectural assignment option.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer Photos

I'm definitely not a photographer, but here are my 24 photos for this past summer.

Friday, August 2, 2013

#4- Closet Space

For this piece I chose the assignment "Inside of a closet."  I'm going to a rodeo later today so I thought I'd do a western theme for this piece.  I draped my western show jacket over my guitar and placed my riding boots in front of it.  I tried to do another stylized piece in water color because its quick, easy, and doesn't take a lot of time.  I think this one looks absolutely terrible; probably because I didn't spend a lot of time on it because I completely forgot I had to do it.  Hopefully either before school starts or during the school year I can redo this piece because I think it has some serious potential, especially if I do it in more detail! This is a 9"x12" sheet of paper.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Getting Used to the Water- Summer Assignment #3

For this assignment I chose to use the prompt "Bathroom/Kitchen Counter."  I placed a bunch of jewelry on my bathroom faucet and painted it on a 9"x12" piece of paper in water color and pen.  I used the pen to outline the objects in a sort of "messy" way.  I tried to make this piece look like a professional kind of sloppy (if that can make any sense).  I'm not sure if I pulled it off all of the way with this piece, but I'm sure if I practiced more with the idea that I could do some cool pieces with the concept.  One thing I learned by doing this piece is that water will make pen ink run.  It should have been obvious earlier, but I wasn't thinking that far ahead when I was drawing the outlines.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Assignment #2 and A Reminder of Why I Hate Pencil

The dimensions are 9x12 and the medium I used was pencil.  I'm glad I did this in pencil because it gave me an early reminder to never use pencil again.  I definitely am not a pencil artist.  I chose to do the assignment where you draw yourself in distortion and in pencil.  This gave me the idea to draw a close up of a plate and spoon that is rested on a glass, and then draw myself on the spoon.  The best part about this piece is that the crumbs on the plate were left from a piece of cake that I ate.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The First of Many AP Assignments

First, sorry for the horrible photo.  This is a 9"x12" oil painting of three eggs in a towel.  I haven't painted in a while and I've never painted a subject similar to this, which I feel is told by the final outcome.  I think I did well with the shading and texture of the towel, but capturing the smooth texture of the eggs was more difficult. I'm extremely excited to be starting AP art!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Having Withdrawals!!!!

Math Class Creations

I'm having severe withdrawals from art class and I had to indulge myself a little in math (don't worry, we had a free block that day!)  Surprisingly, the product isn't that bad! However, the lighting of my computer camera is very bad! I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL IB ART NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!