Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I developed my themes by thinking of what had texture. I chose my subject because of the beautiful colors in hummingbirds which I thought would match well with the color of the flowers I chose. To emphasize the hummingbird I added white oil pastel to show feathers on the body and the wings. To do my project I chose oil pastel to work with. I thought the texture of the pastels would brighten the drawing on such a dark background. I believe I took a risk by not drawing a background on this piece. I chose not to do a background because I didn't want it to take away from the hummingbird. When I look my drawing my eyes go back and forth between the bird and the flowers. I also did a bunch of layering to show deem soon. I included emotion in this drawing to show great art. I've always loved seeing the colors of hummingbirds and intersted in which flowers they pick. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What's The Point?

Some solutions I came up with while working on "What's the Point?" were pencil tips, compasses, fish hooks, thumb tacks, Eiffel Tower, and more. The idea I chose to draw was pencils. I showed contrast in my work by using dark and light shading with the pressure of my pencil. I chose to draw with pencils because I am more familiar with the drawing technique of lead than I am with ink. To create my work, I used objects to help with my line work and references to help include other things. I did not really take any risks while doing this project, I just played it safe.