Thursday, May 15, 2014

Parallel Idea

Artists Take Risks:
-Even though I am somewhat accustomed to the iPad, I am still learning the tricks to making quality digital art. This project will further help me understand the use of different functions. Especially since I am tuning this into something that will look like  really old comic book picture.

Artists Communicate Through Their Work:
-This piece of artwork will represent the hasty tensions between the United States and Russia during the Space Race in the '60's. The metaphor is to be that it looks like a comic and that they are threatening each other with Ray/Space guns.

Artists Reflect:
-While in the middle of planning and sketching out my ideas I realized that instead of having real guns and making look realistic, I should give the picture a classic "Comic book" look and add in some fictional things that were in the 1960's. This reflection really helped because it gives this whole picture another meaning now.

Complete Perspective Chalk Mural
Artists Collaborate:
-During this extensive project, many classmates were put into groups to make masterpieces of chalk art in a perspective manner. In order to come up with interesting ideas, we had to discuss amongst each other about what topics would work best that we could all contribute to. In this case our group chose "The Chronicles of Narnia." This  way it would not be too complicated for members to illustrate different parts of the wall.

Artists Solve Problems:
-As a group, often times there can be...difficulties. These can be fixed with simplifying the problem and/or concluding a strategy to work together. For our project the most common problem was trying to figure who was better at drawing certain parts of the picture. Once we decided whom each person would be, he/she did their job and then we all added some details in the end.

Artists Create Original Art:
-When we each put in our skill for completing this project, we all had our own ways of doing it as we have accustomed to in the past. For example, I used my skill for creating the background because I have an eye for detail. Kim used her artistic skills to create the animals/creatures seen throughout this piece because she is used to drawing them. So each and every group member contributed in their own special way to make this perspective piece really 'Pop' out.

Detailed Gesture

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Finished Portrait

Artists Communicate through their Work:
Using the style that I had while making this piece really speaks to the viewer. When you see the terminator, you wouldn't think of him as being happy and generic. I also picked this due to the nature of the project as being "Expressionist." Also these expressions are all the more reason for me to learn how to draw it better in the future.

Artists Reflect:
This project was really hard to decide and coordinate how everything would work out. Everyone in our class thought that with expressive portraits that include twisted art always have to incorporate "Zombies." I thought about doing that, but other people were doing it too so I thought I might spice it up a little by using a half-cyborg face.

Artists Develop Art Making Skills:
As I was working through the details of the face in this project I realized that I could add in some blood and some other special features. Features including rips in the skin, tears in the clothes, and burns along the afflicted area. It took a lot of time and effort to try and perfect these techniques. Although this is my first time, I feel I can improve later on.

Gesture Drawings

Artists Collaborate: 
Gesture drawings require a partner in order to actually draw it from life. As our drawing sessions went on, we each thought of new expressive ways for each other to pose as. This way we could deepen our thought-process of how these figures are converted from life to paper.  

Artists Solve Problems:
These drawings should be completed within a couple minutes and a major problem that strikes many is proportions. Even though gestures can seem extremely simple, there is much to think about when drawing the curvature of the body. This can be solved by starting off with easier gestures, and slowly movig up to more difficult ones.

Artists Develop Art Making Skills:
Every artist has there own special way of drawing, especially when it comes to something like this. I thought my gesture drawings were pretty good, until I saw some of the ones that other people had drawn. They were unbelievable! But then I had come to realize that some of these people had been working with figures for many years, and me only just for a little while.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Digital Figure Drawing [iPad]

The digital gesture drawings is very different from drawing with pencil and pen. There is more realism that can be added, and mistakes are easy to fix. This really helped me draw the gestures better because the tools on the iPads are more unique than an actual pen.