Monday, June 9, 2014
When I started this project I was very unsure of what I should of done. I had a lot of good ideas and thumbnails but I knew that I could not execute them in a way that they would look as good as I was picturing in my head. Besides the fact that I didn't have very good ideas I also knew that painting is not one of my greater talents. When I finally decided on doing the giraffe I thought it would look way better than it turned out. I love the way the right side of the painting looks but not so much the left side of it. I think the best part of the painting is the grass. I spent a lot of time on it and made many layers of it. I also love the way the trees in the background look. The things I would change is the size of the giraffe, I would have made it so that it was a little bit bigger. I also would have changed the way I made the branches on the tree to the left because those turned out really bad, and I would have blended the grass together just a little bit better. Overall I think that this was one of my better pieces of art even though it still isn't that good.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When I was drawing the dum-dum I had a lot of trouble. It was hard to draw the lines and shadows of everything. After I got the basic shape down it was a lot easier to use the color pencils and color it in. It kind of looks like a Lollypop but it could be better. I'm hoping that throughout these next 9 weeks I can improve my drawing skills a little bit!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
When I was brainstorming ideas for my project I knew I wanted to do an animal. I decided after looking at multiple animals that I was going to do a fish. As I was looking through different species of fish I decided that I wanted to draw a betta fish. I printed out many references and started doing thumbnails. When I finally finnished my sketch I knew that I was ready to do my final. I used my references as a source of inspiration and then used some of my own ideas. I drew the fins and gills differently than my references but my ideas were inspired by the pictures. Also I added coral to the bottom to add a little bit of a back ground, this was one of my ideas. In all I used inspirations and my own ideas in this piece.