Friday, March 14, 2014

art 3: Time

using the projector to get a bigger picture-->

Practice test -->

young, old, and the mix-->
layered on top. warm=baby cool=older-->

I tried something that I wasn't sure was going to work. At first I wanted to make the faces next to each other, but when Mr.Sands got an idea that maybe I could put them on top of one another, I tried it out and it worked. It didn't occur to me that I could use transparencies. I have been used to always going to a medium of paper, but never plastic! This project helped me take a risk and branch away from using paper. I learned that acrylics do adhere to transparencies, and that when using contrast colors (warm v. cool) to show several images in one it can give great shading effects.

I did use a source but then made it my own. Printed pics from online of a baby and an old man to really get different variety within the ages. Then using the paints, transparencies, and the projector I was able to change the pictures and give it a new meaning that represents time. I only traced the outlines of the online pics, but when in and did my own shading to bring the two paintings together.

I will come back to this project and make an actual mix of both, because after doing further evaluation I think I can actually make a middle aged person by mixing the very old and young features together, so on a 3rd transparency I will paint a mix of all the areas with color, leaving me with a face with an in-between age. I would like to try this out using pictures of myself and seeing the physical change between younger and present time me.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Chick The Skeleton

While Mr.Sans and all the other art teachers were gone I worked on some charcoal drawings with Jessica. Mr.L was the best substitute and he even gave me some good advice for my drawings.
This was just casual sketches not a long project:
here i used pastels to make a butterfly wing->

skull & pelvis. The hardest was the pelvis because of the texture, cracks, curves, and indents. :

I liked this one because i was familiar with the cylindrical shape. femur->