Saturday, April 19, 2014


I have always painted with acrylic, but recently I have tried out watercolor.

I need more practice on showing texture, and using less water. On some parts I mudded the colors, because I either blended too much or added too much water. Hannah and I added our paintings next to each others in the art journal that is sent around the country (and Australia I think). Maybe someone that sees it will understand what FullyRaw is. 
My inspiration to do this was when I saw a painting of just a hummingbird, but I put my own twist with the bananas which are a very important part of FullyRaw. I also added a branch just to breakup the composition.

Art 3: Update on Time Project

Final Outcome:

acrylic painting (no transparency) --->

1. When did you step back and analyze you work during this project? 
I did 2 practice runs so that I would get the real feel of what the end product would look like. This helps to leave room for error before continuing onto the final piece (final piece above pics). With my rough-drafts I would see what I did and didn't like. I didn't like the original color scheme, because the colors where not contrasting as much as I wanted. The colors where also smearing on the papers. I realize these flaws and was able to do a second practice to fix them. When it came to starting the final I was aware of the problems I had to be cautious of.

2. Did you use technology as a tool?
I used the elmo projector to adjust the size of the projection to fit the size of the paper. I was able to line up the lines from both the young and old face so that the face size was similar. This helped the process of overlapping them so that the lines were aligned. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Art 3: Perspective Project

Idea: Spelling "Pride" at a slanted angle which can be seen and read when standing at a certain point.
We will then color it in using diy chalk paint in school colors, and make the outline and letter shape in the letter style from the school logo. The diy chalk paint is simply cornstarch, food coloring, and water all mixed together. This way we can paint the letters, making it faster [unlike using chalk], and be able to customize the colors how we want.

Team: Michelle, Marissa, Madison, Ryn, and Rocio

Examples: This link shows perspective drawings, with the same concept we are doing:

Pictures: coming soon.