Friday, January 20, 2012
Snap. The first, and certaintley the most important step in completing a self portrait of yourself is a picture to look off of. Once my sketch was on my large piece of paper, I could start my color study. A color study is to figure out what color suits you and looks best with your portrait. I chose a turquise color. Mixing in black or white, make shadows and imprints stand out. When I first heard about this project, I was kind of nervous, I have never painted into detail like this before. When I was done, this project turned out to be one of my favorites, and I would love to do it again.
Our latest project was creating a miniature metal panel. First we started out by sketching out a design. Then, testing how it would look with pieces of paper. Once the design satisfied you, you began cutting metal. So far I have cut out 2 of my 4 shapes i need to put together my design. The experience is fun and unique. I have never done nor seen a project like this. To cut the metal, you use a saw blade. It's about the size of a strand of hair. Bronze, copper, and silver metal, pointy edges and smooth, everyone's panel looks unique in their own way. There are several ways to create a metal panel. My panel consists of two star shaped pieces, bow tie looking shape, and a circle that will soon be turned into a dome shaped figure. No matter how sore your arms get from sawing, it will be worth it in the end.
My art teacher introduced us to a collage. I have never really made one before, but always wanted to. My collage represents me and who i am. On my collage, are pictures of me and what i enjoy the most; soccer. I love playing soccer and it shows who i really am. The whole collage experience has been great, and I'd love to make another. My collage was made from sculpting glue, paint, and printed out pictures of not just me, but the sport, soccer, itself. Another task that went along with this project was creating a loon about the collage you have made and the meaning behind it. It's simple, but tricky to put together. My loon:
Powerful, bold, scrappy
dreams and goals put together
all around success
Friday, January 13, 2012
Andy warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburg. When he was just 13 years old, his father had died tragically. He developed an early talent in drawing and painting. At first, his name was Andrew Warhola, but when his drawings were being completed and famous he went by the name Andy Warhol. Andy mostly used the printing technique called silkscreen. In 1949, Warhol graduated from New York college. In 1968, he got shot by a woman two to three times in the cheat. He didn't die, but he had to wear a bandage around her waist for the rest of his life. Andy Warhol loved cats and he showed it in his paintings. On Febuary 22nd, 1987 Andy had passed away. A short two years later, an art museum opened in memory of him. His art inspired many people and still to this day, his drawings are famous and known very well.