Friday, June 6, 2014

Figure Drawing

After a lot of practice drawing the human figure we had to choose a partner and draw them life sized with the correct proportions. My partner was Kristen. I used charcoal pencils for this project, so I could easily blend and add values and detail.

I gained skills through this project, it taught me how to even use charcoal pencils correctly. It also taught me how challenging it can be to draw a correct human figure. Drawing a human figure life sized is even harder, it takes a lot of planning out. I had to divide my large piece of paper into sections so I would draw Kristen's body correctly.

This project was challenging for me only because I was short on time. I am a slow worker and I missed a few work days, I could not even finish by the due date. Luckily I was allowed more time.

This project taught me a lot, even though I am familiar with drawing people...they are one of my favorite things to draw. I learned a lot of new techniques to draw people with the correct proportions.

Even though this project was kind of a flop for me I am very thankful for the lessons and the things I learned.
Scratch Board Project

The Scratch Board Project was very different and challenging. Given a black sheet of scratch board and a carving tool we all had to scratch off the black to reveal a silver layer, it was almost like drawing with a white pencil on black paper. It was challenging because most everyone, including me, was used to drawing in shadows... not highlights; it was a bit difficult to get the hang of. While doing the scratch board we had to show movement in our drawings. Once I got started it was very fun.

This project introduced scratch board drawing to me, I learned all the techniques and skills through this project. There was really nothing familiar to me in this project.

I love drawing dragons, they have to much detail and movement when drawing them. This project was all about showing movement so I figured a dragon would be a great choice.
Gesture Drawings

We were assigned to draw out figures showing different movements, to practice drawing out the composure of the human figure. Even though we were assigned to draw out basic figures it was still challenging, it was very fast paced. It was challenging to draw out a figure so fast and make it proportional. I like drawing people, but only when I can add characteristics and a lot of detail. I did not really enjoy this lesson but it taught me a lot; I also needed to get used to drawing the movement in the body.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Skull With Tracing Paper

I tried to make this look as realistic as possible, I love drawing people so I tried to make this project of mine stand out. This assignment came with pretty simple instructions, so I just did as I was told when drawing this.
No challenges really occurred, I feel like I handled this assignment pretty well. I did not make noticeable mistakes with this assignment,but I did struggle a bit. It was hard to line up my face exactly with a skull, sometimes I felt like my face did not line up.

Skeleton Drawing

For this assignment I just did as I was told, I did not add anything to make it unique. I learned how to put together the human figure without any skin or muscle, it was challenging. I just drew what I saw. I gained skill in drawing from life and drawing the skeleton of a human. I was not sure how I would do drawing this, but it didn't turn out too bad. I am used to drawing from life but this was a challenge, drawing from life seemed like the easiest way to approach this.

Final Self Portrait

The Final Self Portrait drawing project was all about getting the hang of the composure and the proportions of the face (your face). My class was required to draw a self portrait of ourselves from a selfie we took, and incorporate a little bit of character into it to show our true selves.
In this Project I used Prisma Color pencils and chalk pastels. I used this media to show vibrant color and smoothness, also to blend easily.
In this project I tried to incorporate something that would show my personality and show that it was me. I added fairy characteristics since I love magic and fantasy. My inspiration was fantasy and even a bit of nature, it made my idea unique and pretty. I practiced more with Prisma Colors and it turned out really good. I really improved with this material. During the process of making this project I asked my friends for feed back, most of them just told me it looked great already, some gave me constructive criticism.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Transparency Project

Drawing a transparent thing is hard to do, so a big project only focusing on that is a bit scary. I wasn't too worried though, since I had practiced so much with drawing transparent items. I chose to draw out a close up of crystals in chalk pastels, which is my favorite medium since they are my favorite to use, even though they can be difficult, I felt like pastels would show a lot of high lights in my crystals and give them beautiful bright colors... this all sort of came through. Pastels are difficult when it comes to really fine lines, which sort of shows in my final piece. Even though it is not my best work when it comes to pastels, because it faded so much over the course of working on it, I am glad I did it anyways, this was such good practice using pastels!