Throughout this semester in art, I made 4 major pieces of art: the Misty Copeland water color, The heart shaped altered book, the Crown and the Cubism Modern art Putt-putt course. I was inspired by a lot of things during these projects but I was inspired most by the works of Cubic painting for the putt putt course which so happens to be the piece I am most proud of. The Misty Copeland painting was a fail forward case where I did a bunch of sketches and color schemes. I had planned on doing a realistic cover of the photo but in the end it became a figurative (gesture) piece. The piece turned out ok but I was not happy. Since that project was a fail forward I learned that if I had spent a little more time on detail and accuracy it could've been one of my best figure drawings ever. For the Misty Copeland water color all I used was paper and watercolor pencil. There was no official technique in the process of making the artwork. The heart shaped altered book was a fairly easy project all that was need was a book and an altered book stencil. The technique for creating the altered book was taking a stencil and folding each individual page to the lines on the stencil. The Crown was made of cardboard, aluminum foil and hot glue. I took thicker cardboard and made leaf shapes and glue them into a tiara shape. The only technique I used was using the hot glue to create designs on the cardboard and used aluminum foil as an embellishment . The Cubism Modern art Putt Putt course was my absolute favorite project because our freedom of materials. My group had a wood and cardboard base and cardboard and painted detail.
This semester in Art studio 2, we had a lot of different projects with freedom of choice. Throughout the projects I chose something that represented me. I tried to show my art style throughout each one of them. My art is important to me and I try to grow and shape my skills as much as I can. I have so many inspirations as an artist. I have great grandmother, my old art teacher who I've known since I was four years old and my great aunt. These women have inspired my love of art and I hope that I make them proud.
My most successful project this semester was the Modern art and Engineering putt putt course but I already talked about that so my second most successful was my ballerina which was for the Artists Make Choices. The project was to use any media that we had learned in the first few weeks of class. I choose watercolor pencil as my medium of choice because I've worked with watercolors before but not the pencils and I want to try something new.
If I had to do a project over it would probably be the Artist steal. The artist steal project was where you take a famous piece of artwork and put a twist on it. For example take Van Gogh starry night and the twist is instead of the church you put a McDonald's. I created an altered book and being my first time I had a lot of errors during the process. If I had to restart I'd probably change the design made by the pages and use the smaller book because I had 100 pages left with no plan to finish them. For my re-do I would make a music note.
The medias I use this semester were aqua pencils, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels, tempera and other drawing utensils. Out of all the medias, the one I enjoyed the most was painting with tempera. We use tempera for the modern Art and engineering putt putt course. I enjoyed learning the style of cubism and the collaboration with drafting.