For this quarter 4 project in Art 2 I drew a picture of myself based in the style of artwork the artist I studied have done, I included different symbols that had some importance to the world like freedom posters, people holding hands to show unity. I included worlds like faith, an equality symbol, and a lotus flower. I drew this artwork to show what I reflect on and what I see in the world.
For this project I used a pencil, markers, transfer paper, and white copy paper. Throughout all the work I have done I had a connection to the artwork or even artist. Throughout completing each project I always create a plan and have rough copies of the final. To create this project I first studied the artist I chose to base my artwork on, I created an informational google slideshow. Then, I planned how I would use my time. I created my rough draft of what I wanted my final outcome. I made another rough draft by changing the picture of myself. I transferred the draft to the final paper tracing over and then using markers to color my final copy.
Another, artist that resembled Faith Ringgold’s artwork was Joseph Kosuth. Where his focus is more on being conceptual like so http://www.pomeranz-collection.com/?q=node/210
Many different techniques are important to art like using the best tools that fit the specific like maybe watercolor when creating a calmer piece or even little things like different textured paper. I worked more with transfer paper and grasping the idea of how it works which made the process a little easier. I am most proud of incorporating a reflection of the artist but something I like as well. One thing I would change is the size of my self image making it bigger to take up more space. Throughout this project I have learned more about another artist and even more and their way of expressing art, their ideas behind the art, and all that you can do to make an art piece.
Within my artwork I chose the limited palette theme. I decided on about five different colors like blue, red, green, orange and golden yellow. I decided my artwork should be based in a childlike character so I recreated Ariel from the little mermaid by first creating a sketch. For the sketch I only used a paper, pencil, and eraser. Then, I used some transformation paper so my rough sketch can lay on my final copy. I decided my painting will be created by watercolors trying different techniques with the amount of water or paint used and how I painted I created my art piece.
My artwork would be described as Ariel sitting on a rock under the sea with green shrubs and goldfish. She has her red hair, her green tail and purple shells for her top, and the blue fill in for the water. I chose this as my art piece to describe that no matter how old I get I will always love disney movies. This artwork relates to my previous work because it is always calming and childlike. With creating this piece I first sketched my art piece in my sketchbook about two times and then transformed my rough sketch to my final copy and began painting with watercolor going over my artwork three times so the color and lines show. An artist who is similar to my artwork is Marcelo Gandhi. I think an important technique was the way I painted because the way the water looked as if it flowed all in one direction, it was clean and put together. A new technique was the amount of water or paint used so that the lines or shape could stick out more to the eye rather than all blend in. I am most proud of the effort and time I put into this artwork. I would change the portion size of my project, adding more to it. Through this project I learned that with even maybe four or fives different colors an art piece can still be created.
In this project I did a portrait based on the city of Philadelphia. In this project I drew what I thought would represent Philadelphia. In all there is the love sign, the Philadelphia zoo balloon, city skyline, a train station sign, the Philadelphia Phillies symbol, liberty bell and more. I wanted to communicate the idea of Philadelphia to others because this is the city I live in and I see these objects daily. For this project I used a number 2 pencil, a black sharpie, different colors of colored pencils and an eraser. My current portrait relates to other building drawings I have completed in the past and other portraits. With the completion of this portrait I started with sketching in my sketchbook before making a final copy and planning what exactly I wanted to draw. Then, I made measurements on a final cut paper with my final draft sketching with a pencil. After, completing this step i went over the pencil with a black sharpie erasing any other extra pencil markings. Finally, I colored in the portrait with colored pencils like blue, red, light brown, and more, shading to get different effects on the artwork. This provided link is an artist who draw buildings; http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/. An important technique is putting a certain weight on the colored pencil for the depth of the color. I learned more about other art materials and how to exactly use them. I am most important of completing this work. I would incorporate more into my project like people or something more inside of Philadelphia. I have learned how to try to really get the point across with the project and expressing it within the portrait.
I found myself through beautiful music.
As I drew this I realized the connection between my six word memoir. I chose this memoir not to say I learned who I truly was through physical music but there are things of art I found myself through. I know growing up I loved the comfortable environmental setting and I always loved fashion. All of these things are included because I love nature and I love my sleep too.
The title of our artwork is “Different Stages”. It means that everyone is different and everyone is developing in different ways and at their own pace. This artwork was inspired by our friendship. For a long time we have been trying to see how we can all be the same, until we realized that we are all at different stages and we came to a conclusion that from our different stages and we will soon grow into our full potential. So we all agreed to draw the a flower growing through its different stages until it was full grown.
Our work is displayed on the right side of the third floor on the blue wall across from the windows. We chose this location because it was an area that was empty, which meant the viewer's attention will be focused on our work.The blue background made the image pop more also.
Before this project, we didn't think very deeply about art. In the beginning, we didn’t think art really had a deep meaning. But now since we experience the critical thought process we understand that art has a bigger purpose than to just be seen. We also learned that we can use our lives as inspiration for our artwork. The way we viewed street art change as well, we no longer just see patterns and bold colors it is now more of a statement trying to be perceived that was carefully thought out and planned.
Social Media Survival Guide
Honestly I think online I would appear as a well educated, family oriented person. think people would think I’m a nice person who care for others. I make sure that I seem to be acceptable of everyone. The cons are other people having your name and something pops up you don’t like. The pros is people able to see you grow. Lack of control is being careless and people can see others without them wanting to be shown. I don’t think I would mind a background check but I know some people don’t feel comfortable with one. I think free speech is freedom of expression which consists of , press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief. I think things protected are things that put others at risk of danger or things harmful to minors . I think the things not protected is things people naturally see or is interacted in like social media. An internet troll is people who try to get others down. They are behind screens and they torment people. To stop trolling people can stop offending others. There are cons of anonymously posting online like when you post something people actually like and agree with it you can’t get knowledge for you good post. The pros is that you can base your opinion and no one will know exactly who you are and people you don’t want to know your social media page they want. A few things I can tell people about social media are be confident, be true to yourself, don’t try to please others. Social media is used to have fun don’t be on social media stressing. Also, don’t use social media to hurt others.