Monday, March 25, 2013

Stencil Project

For this project we had to cut out multiple stencils so we could use them to create an image using different colored spray paints. It was fun to see the different blob-like shapes come together to create one big picture. This unit was a nice change from the usual painting with paint brushes, and we were able to learn how to use different colors for different layers. I was happy with how the face turned out and the different colors really complemented each other which, in my opinion, made the painting that much better. I'm excited because I'll be able to use these skills I learned with the spray paint when I want to make personal crafts at home as well. I can easily say this is one of my favorite units because I love using spray paint and watching the picture come to life was cool to see.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Contour Shoe Drawing

We focused on two different kinds of contour line drawings when we first started on this unit, and they helped us focus a lot on detail. Before this unit, when I would draw, I wouldnt focus on detail as much, but during the exercises we had to learn to slow down and include as much detail as we could. We were not supposed to pick up the pen while drawing, and use one continuous line, so if you wanted to avoid making mistakes, you had to be extra careful. It was a lot of fun doing this unit and I learned a lot about paying attention to detail and taking my time to make sure it look good. I feel like I'll use the same mentality a lot more with my drawings to make sure they come out detailed and clean.