Sunday, March 13, 2016

Essential Questions

For this project, I am doing a wooden carving of R2-D2. I am not done with this project yet but I am making decent progress.

Here is what it looks like so far:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Project: Artists Tell Stories

For this project, I used oil pastels on white paper as the medium.

The story is that a boy from a very poor family lives in the outskirts of NYC and often has to scavenge for food on the streets in order to survive. One day the boy wanders into an old antiques shop, the owner of which has seen the boy out on the streets many times and knows about the boy's financial state. The boy asks about an old telescope in the shop and tells the owner about his fascination with the stars in the night sky. The owner then tells the boy about the telescope's history and gives it to the boy as a gift. In the drawing, the boy looks through the telescope for the first time on the roof of the shop at the vast expanses of space.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Unit 1: Artists Self-Directed

For this project, I decided to draw a scene that I found on the Internet. I really liked the vivid colors and beautiful scenery in the original photograph, and decided to interpret it into a drawing using PrismaColor colored pencils.

Here is the finished product:

Friday, January 29, 2016

Art Tutorial

How to draw a human eye:

One and two point perspective:

Basic cuts in wood carving:

Drawing with charcoal:

I followed the tutorial on how to draw a human eye, here's my drawing of my own eye:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Scavenger Hunt

4 Types of Paper & Brief Info About Each:

  • Newsprint - gray, not good for drawing on
  • Manilla Paper - light yellow, not good for drawing on
  • Printer Paper - white, used for printing things
  • Drawing Paper - white, great for drawing on

5 Non-Paint Materials for Making Color Artwork:
  • Pastels
  • Chalk
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Yarn

5 Materials for Making 3-D Artwork:
  • 3-D Printer Filament
  • Clay
  • Wire
  • Wood
  • Cardstock or other stiff paper that easily holds its shape

4 Non-Paper Materials to Create Art On:
  • Canvas
  • Street or Sidewalk (Asphalt/Brick/Concrete)
  • Wood
  • Cardboard

2 Items I Don't Know About & What They Do:

  • T-Square (left) - used for making right angles and measurements
  • Wallboard Joint Compound (right) - used to seal drywall and is similar to plaster

5 Materials Not Listed Above that Can Be Used to Make Artwork:
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Charcoal
  • Pencils (Graphite)
  • Eraser
  • Watercolor Paint