This quarter I did a drawing inspired by the artist I studied during quarter 3. Most of the sculpture or photographs she took were inspired by natural disasters, for example the movie twister. My drawing is of a camera recording a wild fire in the forest. The work i drew doesn’t communicate with my culture or my personal experiences. We don’t live anywhere where wildfires occur or any other type of natural disasters. Yes fires do happen but not in a very overly dangerous way where it would burn down half our city.
For the tools I used for my drawing, i used pencil, coloring pencils, markers, and oil pastels. It was a very simple process for drawing this piece. I think this piece is very different from all my other pieces, they were things that I was into or they were drawing that symbolizes my childhood experiences. The artist that inspired this work was Dora Budor, she didn't do any certain techniques that made her work stand out, I just think her work itself was different from other famous artist. A new technique that starts using was how I colored with pastel charcoal crayon, I use my fingers to spread the color around. Im most proud that I came up with the idea that I should color the camera, I made my drawing look a lot better. I think I’d I could change one thing is that I would’ve pushed myself to draw something more detailed.
In Media Design class for our Q1 project, we had to create a portfolio website. My portfolio website has a white background with purple and black writing. I wanted the project to show the type person I am. My writing font is fun and different and I want my audience to know that’s me. My goals for the project was to tell you who I am, tell you what I like and what I’m interested in. my process i took was fairly simple, first I want to add pictures, I wanted to show people me as a baby to now. I think I typed a small paragraph about myself so they can know me a little bit. I talked about my hobbies, the kind of person I am, my age, grade, school and my birthday. The failures I have is that I'm not very good at building a website, I wish I could've made it more creative. The tips I would give others would be to show who you are, not what you think someone else wants to see. This project inspired me to be true to myself and the type of person I am, to let anyones opinions sway me to be someone different. Also to always love myself. The one thing I would do different would be to get a different type of layout. I would’ve picked something more professional and classy, something that reflects me.
My art represents a younger me that is coming face to face with her present and future problems that begin to overwhelm her and drown. I drew a crack in her face so you would know that her problems are coming from within. I added lighting storm at the top because I thought it was creative. With the “problems” pouring out her and the fact that they’re black, it shows that I go through and that I'm going through something heavy that is hard for me to handle. The materials I mostly used were colored pencils and sharpies. With the “ocean” that are her problems that she faces, I trying to mimic the actual ocean.
No one really inspired me to do this piece, I was just thinking about the problems that I'm facing school and in my personal life so I thought I would draw it. I’m not really an artist so I didn’t use any special techniques, just I guess you could say my feelings and experiences were my special techniques. I learned that you should draw the waves of the ocean first and draw darker and lighting to get the picture of the ocean. The only thing that I'm proud of is that I got it done one time. I wish I was more artistic so I could be more detailed and creative, I would change my whole picture.