Saturday, September 29, 2012

Past Portrait Drawing

Hoping to get better this year. Here's an unfinished drawing of my neighbor's baby. Update to hopefully come soon.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sparkcon Chalk Art

On Saturday, I went with Kate and Art III to Fayetteville Street to install our chalk drawings. A few days before, we created our plan and practiced on the sidewalk outside of C building. Kate and I first made our own individual plans and then combined them. In Raleigh, we started by making a grid in our square on the sidewalk, and then outlined our original drawing. Next, we used a light tan to create a base for the image. After that, we worked square by square to draw the chalking painting. It was so fun to see our work being appreciated and seeing other people's artwork as well. We had a great time on Fayettville Street!

Letter A

In this project, as part of our calligraphy unit, we created an original letter.
I started by drawing my letter. I chose to base it off of nature, and to do this I gathered  a few objects from outside and arranged them in the position I wanted. 

When I was satisfied with my plan, I traced it with marker and transferred it to Photoshop through the scanner. Once in Photoshop, I used the paint tool to imitate the colors that I had originally imagined. The hardest part of  project was using the Photoshop for the first time. There were a few challenges I faced, such as figuring out how to use the gradient tool in the backround without covering my letter. 

Art and Writing

Watercolor, Sharpie Marker, White Ink
In "A Siren's Thoughts," Kathryn L. Smith uses the mediums of to express the intense emotion of a fabled creature. Drawing from stories of the merfolk, Smith uses the word "Imagine" to express both the desires of the siren and the desires that she gives those who hear her enticing song. The use of an actual imaginary creature draws the point home that imagination can be both a blessing and a curse if not properly used. Sometimes imagination, Kathryn L. Smith believes, can bring one to conclusions beyond their wildest dreams and other times it can destroy them.

This painting will soon be on display in the North Carolina Museum of Art.