Color wheel activity post

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Watercolor Resource Post

Artist: Julia Swarts

Title: Two Apples Watercolor Painting

Dimension: 9.2”x7”

Media of each work: water color

Why you chose it: I liked the detail the artist used

what about the reference image you can integrate:  I like how the artist drew the reflections of the lights on the apples.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): She does all sorts of paintings in all sorts of mediums.

 

Artist: Tony Conner

Title: New Work: Think Spring

Dimensions: 13 1/2″x 9 1/2

Media of each work: watercolor

Why you chose it: I really liked the colors used.

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like the detail and colors that the artist used.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): The artist made this painting over a period of four weeks.

 

Artist: Arnor Bieltvedt

Title: Watercolor #3

dimensions: 24”x18“

Media of each work: watercolor

Why you chose it: I liked the color and simplicity of the drawing.

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like how the painting appears simple, but is actually very complex.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): She is living in the Netherlands.

 

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Scratchboard activity log

I really enjoyed this scratchboard drawing. It was tough at first to find a picture to draw, or scratch I guess, but once I did, it was really fun. When I was thinking of ideas for pictures, I knew that I wanted to draw a person and not an animal. I was thinking and I came up with the idea of drawing a baseball player, so I typed in Vladimir Gurrero because he is one of my favorite player, and a picture of Tori Hunter came up, and it looked like a good picture for my scratchboard project. When I put it into word to set it to black and white to trace, it worked, so I used it. Once I started tracing it, I knew that it was going to be a hard project and it would be difficult to get it to turn out like I wanted, but in the end, I am very happy with the drawing.

 

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2-point perspective activity log post

I really enjoyed working on my two-point perspective drawing. This was a really fun project for me because I enjoyed sitting outside to draw the tower. It was difficult to draw, though, with the vanishing points being off of the paper. Once I got all of my lines drawn to my vanishing points that need to be drawn, it was fairly easy to draw all of the vertical lines and other details. The hardest part for me on this drawing was definitely trying to draw the pillars on the tower. The top of the pillars were gradually getting smaller, and getting closer to the wall. It was tough to draw the fine, small lines to the proper vanishing point and then connect them all to make them look like they should, and so you actually know what they are. Overall though, this has been one of my favorite projects so far in this class.

 

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1-point perspective activity log

I really enjoyed this drawing project. It was very fun for me because if you followed the rules for one-point perspective, you drawing will turn out looking good. At first, it was kind of challenging for me to understand everything about vanishing points and viewpoint and all of these rules, but once I understood them and we started our drawings, it was relatively easy for me to get in all of the details that we need to and also drawn correctly and roughly to scale. I liked being able to know roughly how long each of your lines should be and also the angles they need to be drawn at. It was weird looking at your drawing and seeing lines going off at random angles and not looking like anything, then seeing it all come together once you start to add in the details that make the rest of the drawing.

 

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2-point perspective resource post

Artist: Luke Boly

Title: 2-Point Perspective Drawing

Dimension: 8.5×11 inches

Media of each work: pencil on paper

Why you chose it: I liked the detail the artist uses

what about the reference image you can integrate:  I like the intricate work on the stairs

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): He recently graduated from Purdue University with a focus on computer graphics.

 

Artist: Niko Smith

Title: 2-point perspective

Dimensions: 18”x24”

Media of each work: Gesso on board

Why you chose it: I liked what the drawing depicts

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like the detail put into the drawing, like taking into consideration the stars.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): The artist also draws portraits.

 

Artist: David Bullock

Title: 2-point perspective comp

Dimensions: 16”x24 “

Media of each work: pencil on paper

Why you chose it: I liked the simplicity of the drawing

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like how the artist kept it simple with just the building and the trees.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): He went to the Art Institute of Pittsburg

 

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One Point Perspective Resource Post

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Title: Last Supper

Dimension: 4.6 x 8.8 meters

Media of each work: Paint

Why you chose it:  This is a very famous painting done by a famous artist.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  It is a very famous and well known painting and I like the amazing detail used in the painting

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): He was also a scientist and inventor.

Artist: Michelangelo

Title: Last Judgement

Dimension: 539.3 in × 472.4 in

Media of each work: Fresco

Why you chose it: the painting itself is very interesting and also its history

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like the detail and the scene depicted

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): He is a very famous renaissance artist.

Artist: Donna Howell-Sickles

Title: One Point Perspective

Dimensions: 17”x11”

Media of each work: Marker

Why you chose it: The scene it is depicting is very interesting and unique.

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like the scene that it is depicting and how unique it is from other one point perspectives

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): She has work in the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

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Pen and Ink Activity Log

I really enjoyed this class drawing a lot. I don’t know what it was that made it so fun for me, but it definitely was fun. For me, one of the hardest things about this project was the drawing of the initial grid and making it to scale and equal. After that, it was pretty easy because for me, because I actually find it quite simple to just copy an image from paper to paper.  The light outlining that I used the grid for was extra easy because I had that grid there to guide me even better than my instincts could have on their own. When I finished outlining and moved on to inking, I was pretty excited to be using the quills and ink. This part of the project also turned out to be quite easy for me, too. All of the shading with the cross-hatching was a little weird at first, but once I figured it out, it was easy and fun.

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Pen and Ink drawing resource post

Artist: Joseph Szymanski

Title: Pen & Ink: creature #2

Dimension: 9×12 inches

Media of each work: ink on paper

Why you chose it: I liked the different designs integrated into the animal.

what about the reference image you can integrate:  I like the detail the artist uses

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): He studied art formally for 5 years in San Fransisco.

Artist: Jean Vincent

Title: ’48 Cadillac Convertible in Junkyard

Dimensions: 5 ½”x 8”

Media of each work: pen on Bristol board

Why you chose it: I liked what the drawing depicts

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like the detail put into the drawing

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): She likes to draw old vehicles and mug shots.

Artist: AJ Currado

Title: Grocery’s Window

Dimensions: 8”x 10”

Media of each work: ink on paper

Why you chose it: The scene depicted stood out to me

What about the reference image you can integrate: I like the hatching the artist uses in this drawing and the detail.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): She took English 101 and Music Theory in addition to art in college, unsure of what to pursue.

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Still Life Activity Log

When we started doing our still life drawings with the quick contours on our computer, I was getting mixed feelings about my project experience. I was feeling really excited because I knew this was something that I could do pretty well. But according to my quick contours, I was in for a long project. Most of the time, it was hard for even me to determine what I was drawing when I looked at my screen. But when we started to work on the actual paper with the graphite, I started feeling more comfortable and confident with my work. I felt good about my initial outline sketch that I did on my paper, looking at it and thinking I did a good job including and drawing everything. But when I started shading, I got in a bad habit of bolding my outline. This just made the drawing look bad. So I went and absorbed some of the bold outline with my eraser and pretty much started over and going into my value and creating more contrasts. In the end, I felt good with my drawing and how it turned out, and I feel good with myself.

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