Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Art VI - Proj. II

Plans & References


In this project I chose the theme "Pairs." Some of the ideas I came up with for pairs were shoes and twins. I picked the shoes idea because I got an image in my head that I wanted to create that had shoes. The image focused on the legs and shoes, which had earphones as the laces because it seemed interesting to have earphones as laces. Then, the topic I chose for it was value and the medium used were colored pencils. At first, when coloring the image I used crayola, the crayola pencils looked good, but didn't give the piece a "wow" feeling. Then as I was recommended to use prismacolor, my art work looked much better.
Crayola Only
In Action & Results

For choosing the colors, I used one color for each piece, but I also used different shades of that color. For example, the sweater on the person is green, but as you look closer, you can see the different shades of green. Then, as I completed the person, I worked towards the background, I couldn't decide what I should design for it though. I thought of doing some patterns, but then I thought that it would be too much for the piece or that it would be taking away the attention from the person. So I decided to do a light gray background and the light source is coming from the right. Over all I liked how the piece turned out.

Fancy Feet (Title)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Art IV - Proj. I


When coming up with idea I picked the theme of Mythical Creatures. I thought of creatures that I would like to draw such as a centaur, griffin, or kitsune (spirit fox). I decided to go with the kitsune. Along with the Kitsune I added a man playing a flute in the forest. The idea I was thinking of was the fox and man would have some close friendship like that of a man and his dog. After I got the idea I looked up reference photos that would help me out when painting. Next I needed to pick a topic and a media. I chose texture as the topic and acrylic paint with some fine point sharpie. After the planning, executing it was next.


I started by getting the canvas and sketching the idea on it first so I would know where to paint certain things. Then, I used blue, yellow, red, and white acrylic to make the colors for my painting. At first it lacked dimension and the right color values. But with the advise from my classmates and teachers I adjusted the painting, used some sharpie to outline certain parts of the fox and man so they can be distinguishable and here's the final product. I thought it turned out pretty good, I liked the texture in the background, the tree, and fox.

Mystic Sound