The goal of this project was to use several different media to make a project. I used watercolors, colored pencils, and magazine clippings. I felt like this project was successful due to the different mediums and the overall message of the piece. The mediums (used in different grounds) all went together to create the perfect, melancholy-like atmosphere I was trying to present.
Least Successful Project:
This 'cloud' was by far my least successful project. My partner and I didn't really have a lot of time to work on this. I felt like we rushed it just to get it in on time. I feel if we would have put more time, designs, and color into the project it would have improved dramatically.
Growth as an Artist:
Both these pieces compared basically sums up everything I've come to learn this semester. On the right, I was very stuck and didn't have any pencil control or contour line knowledge so it didn't come out that great. On the right, I got a grip, learned my limits, and executed the piece much better. I believe those skills were most important to helping me grow as an artist.
2 Beneficial Mini Lessons:
I think the 2 mini lessons featured in "Growth of an Artist" greatly impacted this project. Without pencil control, water color practice, and mixed media work I wouldn't have been able to do this on my own. I feel both the pieces above inspired me to use as much media in this as possible. I enjoyed all the mediums after all the failure during practice, which lead to be worth it.
Out of all the mediums we used over the semester, chalk turned out to be my favorite. Chalk was the most fun, and probably the easiest medium to use. Contouring and matching the shape of the object I was recreating was a lot of fun to me. It was also fun layering colors to make value and completely new colors. Making spherical objects (Such as soda cans, candy, and transparent jawbreakers) seemed to be the most fun for me.