At the beginning of art class we were given a pre- assessment. The first question was "what is art?" and I wrote " a way to express yourself." Now about 18 weeks later my answer has changed alot. Art is a way to express yourself, yes but there is so much more to it. Art is a way to show feeling and emotion as well as sometimes just a way to have fun. Another question was "List some reasons that an artist would need to use observation when making artwork." At first, my answer was a very vague "to get ideas." But my perspective changed a lot, especially with the artists observe unit. It was so cool to see what my classmates made, and technically anything can be art. The third question was about plagiarism, and if there was a grey area in between it. With this question, my perspective didnt really change, I've always sort-of believed that if you make someone elses idea your own then its not copying. The last question I'll evaluate is the kinds of problems artists face. Again, this answer was very vague the first time talking about how maybe the audience wouldnt understand their work. But with the artists solve problems unit, I got to see people struggle with making art due to physical. mental, or emotional problems and how they made astounding works because they accepted their problems and made something beautiful. Art overall has been an amazing, rewarding experience and I hope I'll be able to express myself more through creation.
I was inspired by the colors of The Tree Of Life located in one of North Carolinas art museums, and a pillow I found while shopping. Since it is the holiday season, I decided to make a deer. We recently revisited the idea of the color wheel. This is a simple but really cool wheel of colors that are opposites, I tried to incorporate the opposite concept into this colored pencil drawing. Another challenge presented itself when I wanted to add texture for the antlers. We tried everything available to us, including trying to color white out with paint and ink. Eventually I decided to use paint, and scrape away parts of it with
For my destruction piece i chose to destroy a failed attempt at a "brick balloon." Since balloons usually float away when you release them, it was only fitting to have it broken, and what better material to destroy it with then brick, after all it was a brick balloon.
For our project we decided to do photography. My group consists of Mackenzie, Ashlyn, and Isabella, my role is to be one of the people in the picture. Our final product will look like a small person walking on a hand around places. Its cool to play with perspective, or at least thats what we thought when we came up with this idea
I chose to solve a limitation problem. I wanted to draw a flamingo using only dots. I overcame the obstacle, or challenge to incorporate different colors into my picture of a flamingo (an animal that really is only 2 or 3 different shades of pink.) When I embarked on this task, I wasn't sure if Id be able to incorporate all the colors, have it look presentable, and have the dots close enough together so it looked like lines. I believe it turned out pretty well.
My problem I wanted to solve for Artists Solve Problems was a limitation. I wanted to draw a flamingo, but only using dots, so thats what I did. Here is it in progress, and the final thing (not including the background)
Last Friday, October 17th, we had a task party. It was really fun to just pick a task, and do it. A couple of my tasks were to: Be a plant ( that was easy because my name is Daisy, so all I had to do was make myself some petals)
Another Task I did was making a huge marker tower (the bottom fell right as we took the picture).
For the artists steal unit, I decided not so much to steal an idea, but to steal many, and compile them to make them my own. For my project, I decided to make a brick balloon, and although it didn't really turn out the way I wanted ( it looks more like an acorn), i was still able to understand the concept.
I decided to do a mixture between my favorite princess- Belle and my favorite villain- Cruella DeVille. This is what I created