I chose a portrait of my Aunt Sandra because she is very special to me. We have always been close for as long as I can remember and I love spending time with her. I thought of a few different materials to use for this like, makeup, glass, and leaves, but the idea that I like the best was melted crayons. The crayons were harder to use that I first thought they would be, but they added a great texture to the peice that I couldn't have done with other materials. Some things I did to make this portrait more untraditional was using more cool colors like blue and different purples, another thing that made this different from other was I didn't put her facial features in the portrait, I made her so you could see where she was like the original picture, but without a face. I felt that no fave would leave my peice open for interpretation. One challenge i faced was the wax, when I first started using it I was melting it in a spoon and the texture was very rough making the look awkward, but I was able to overcome this by using a wood burner to smooth everything out. When I decided to use the wood burner to smooth it out it gave the piece a more human feel, but leaving out the facial features gave it almost a lost feeling making you wonder why I left it out, it makes you wonder if she was happy, sad, scared, or mad, leaving it more open to think what you want about her. The materials I chose didn't have any connection to my aunt, but I incorporated some of her favorite colors in the piece.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
For this project I looked on pinterest to get some ideas when I saw a picture of a white cat with blue eyes, I thought this would be perfect for this project. To demonstrate emphasis on the cat I used some dark blue, light blue, white, light green, and even purple. This really brought emphasis to the cats eyes. I chose to used pastel pencils for this project since the pencil had more control over it. I also love the way the pastels would blend with each other. This really helped my peice because I was able to add colors that I wouldn't normally put in to add depth to the cat's face. For me a risk I took was using purple on the WHITE cat! This scared me since I tend to stay away from darker colors, but in the end it turned out really well. I felt that my project had a very good technique, especially with the cat's fur since this took so long.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Some solutions I had to Whats the Point were to think of things that were obvious, and then go into more detail with them. When I thought of shoes I thought of how I could look at them from different angles. I chose to draw the heels from the backside to give you that different perspective. To show contrast I made the background of my picture darker and the shoes lighter, but I also had to think about how the light would show up on the back of the shoes. I used pencils for my medium because I felt it would be better for shading the shoes