Monday, January 21, 2013

Color Wheel

As an introduction to watercolors, we needed to create a color wheel. I had a bit more fun doing it then I probably should have... I suppose that I didn't take it totally serious, as you can see by the hearts! But I suppose that's what's fun about art... it's not serious!
12x18 Watercolor Paper
"Color Wheel"

Watercolor Landscape

I loved this assignment! It was so much fun! The first part was to find a reference photo... I found this one, and just fell in love with it.

Next, I needed to do a contour drawing. This photo isn't good, it's really hard to see the lines, but I drew the basics of the photo. I didn't go into too much detail, because I wanted to play with the paints.

After that, I spent all day painting. I used both methods, wet and dry all across it. Again, this is a terrible photo. But, I'm really proud of this! It's not exactly like the picture, but to me that's okay. It doesn't need to be exactly the same.
(It was still taped to the board when I took the photo, that's what the blue around the edge is).
12x18 Watercolor Paper


Abstract art has always been fun to me -- you just get to go crazy and have fun. It doesn't matter if you "mess" up, because that's what the entire painting is.
For this one, I used an empty mascara tube, a comb, and a dish-washing brush (in addition to regular paint brushes) to add texture. I chose these colors to try to display my feelings about the future... It's all jumbled, and confusing, and scary. However, there's also hope and possibility and dreams. There's so much out there -- there will always be darkness, but you've got to try to find the light and happiness in it all.
12x18 Watercolor Paper
Creating one on the computer was, of course, a lot easier. You can get exactly the colors you're wanting, and it's so much easier to delete something if you mess up. For this one, I took my love of pinks and aqua, and combined them to create this. I'm not entirely sure what I was channeling here, but clearly there's something!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Week 1: Clay II

Please... don't look at this post. Just leave. It's not worth it. And I'll cry.

I'm so not happy with the clay right now. Here I had this super pretty snowflake in my head, and this is what I ended up with. Oh, and it's not from lack of trying. Oh no, I spent probably an hour on this thing. Kind of pathetic =\ My hands are blue to prove it!

Oh, and the pictures are also blurry. Lighting in my basement bedroom is sooooo not good =\ Grrr.

Week 1: Clay Shapes

This week I got to play with clay. 
Oh yes, be jealous.
Uhm... be jealous that I got to play with it. Not of my skills. Still fun though :D
A Ball. Kind of looks like an Earth with just one ocean, huh?
A cameraaa!!!
It's the cube. Not companion cube though...
The great eye sees all... including my loppy leaning pyramid.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Week 8: Perspective

So sorry about the bad photo quality!!

Perspective drawings are super fun!!! Basically, it's a way easy way to add depth to your image. So, here are mine!
One Point Perspective
Two Point Perspective
For both of these images I used sketch paper, 3H and HB drawing pencils, and accented with charcoal.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week 7 | Earth Art

If you've ever heard of earth art... congratulations, you were ahead of me! If not, it's okay. I had no idea too. Basically, you create sculptures in nature using nature.... It's really interesting! But, not quite as easy as it sounds. This is my earth art... Can you tell what it is?

I was trying to create something like an old bridge that was falling apart... I'm not quite sure how I did!