Thursday, March 27, 2014

Up Close and Personal

This unit, I decided to make a close up on a Ferris wheel. I figure it would've been interesting, because when you're at a fair,
It's usually the first thing you see. But,
It's always so far away.
I used colored pencils, which I haven't been familiar with. I focused mostly on blending and using bright colors to add value. 

Artists Solve Problems 
I hadn't used colore pencils to belnd before this project, so it was all so new to me. I made a few fatal errors in my thumbnail sketch that took away from it's realness, so I just kept drawing on scrap until I got it right. 

Artists Reflect
I kept looking back, seeing what would make my artwork better and fixing little errors. I started light and added darker shades as I went.

Artists Take Risks
I strayed away from the usual use of colored pencils, because without blending there wouldn't be value. I used scrap paper to test instead of jumping in. In the end, I made my final different than anything I've done for the sake of it looking good. I experimented during this time, but it was totally worth it as I didn't mess anything up. 

Final Product 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Can, Candy, Lollipop

With the lolli, I got to practice blending with colored pencil. It was very easy once I gained more pencil control.

With the can, pastels were the material I used. They were very fun and easy to make contours with. Blending, however was very time consuming.

The other candy was a little challenging, because I had to make the transparent wrapper on top. I did the entire thing with chalk and it all blended nicely again. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


My piece was an idea that came to me first when I started thinking about the base of science. I decided to use something we need as humans, and something we want and making it bigger to show the greater feeling differences. We care more about technology even though there are more important things. I ended up showing that both are soiled on the end. Interperate that as you may. 

I decided to use pencil to show value and contrast. I, at first, made the outlines of everything along with minor details, adding few changes as I went. I started adding value and contrast within the screen and on the table. A problem I had with this was me trying to make values that looked all too much the same. I fixed this by erasing and redoing the values. In the end, I learned more about pencil control and how to make value using just simple, small, controlled pencil strokes. I'm happy with the way the value in the screen turned out.