I created this piece of work for my girlfriend. Her favorite color is blue so I figured since I did the rest of my work for people special to me I should make one for her too. She loves it. My work actually came out way better than I suspected it to. I did it a little sloppy but a messy artist is a dedicated one! I wanted to have that galaxy effect at first but I felt like that was a little to complicated for me to do in such a short amount of time so I had just decided to go with a wavy kind of flowy background.
I think it says “water” or “ocean”. It’s such a pretty blue it might even make you a little nostalgic. Looking at it for a long period of time will allow you to see how the paint flows into each other, you may just be able to identify the technique I used to achieve that flow. I think I achieved another level of experience when working with these paints and techniques. It’s very different from what I’ve done in the past which is what my goal was, to do something different.
There's a painting by David Munroe called “fade Into You”
. His painting is similar to mine when it comes to the style of having two or more colors fading into one another without lines.
First I chose 3 colors; blue, white and black. I used those colors to create a mixing guide that would allow me to make several colors out of the 3. After doing that I was able to save the colors I made. I initially chose three other colors that was made from the mixing guide, I don't want to spoil them so I won't say which ones but when starting my work I took heed to the kind of brushes that i decided to use and started from there. Using a lighter color mix at the top and a more darker one at the bottom.
It doesn’t have that kind of impact on my life. It’s just something that was fun to do, you know? I can say that I’ve created a painting like that and am able to show it to my friends and family. I personally don’t believe that it will have any kind of impact or could for that matter.
For the painting that I’ve created you need to have a medium sized brush and have a straight hand. The curves are very noticeable so you must try your best to keep your lines straight. You don't want you brush to be too wet because then your paint will have been too watery and wet and would require you to apply more than one coat to have your painting bold with the color of your choice. For this painting i chose to go horizontally rather than vertical so it will look like it would go on forever if it could. Like I have always said, I compromise every time I do a new piece. I come up with an idea of how i want it to look and then I shoot.
Overall as you can see the work I produce is a reflection of my thought process when it comes to doing new creative things. I'm a risk taker, i feel as though when I think too hard it doesn't come out the way I picture it in my head.
Describe your project
I did a DIY dream catcher with a hanger and some yarn and beads from a bracelet and some DIY feathers made out of coffee filter.
What knowledge did you already have about the project before you started?
You can do so much using so little.
What new skill did you want to learn coming into the project?
Did you accomplish this goal?
How do you know you accomplished the goal? If you didn’t accomplish the goal, why didnt you?
What other skill(s) did you learn along the way?
I learned how to put something together without using glue and how to use a my own technique to make a nice pattern.
What are you most proud of in this project?
My effort and the way it came out.
What would you do differently if you had to do the project over again?
Be more prepared.
For my project I’m doing a tree of life on a canvas. It will be a sunset setting and the tree will be filled with leaves on one side and on the other side will be dead with no leaves while birds are flying away.
Reasons for Selecting Topic
I selected this because there are so many things going on in my life that I appreciate and then its somethings that I’m not so grateful for and I want to show that with this tree of life without me having to explain.
Knowledge or Experience of Topic
I knew about the tree of life for a while now I just didn’t decide to do it then because I didn’t know if I was capable of pulling it off, but now since I did my first project I have more confidence
I will have to acquire some see and draw skills ( drawing what I see in my head) because I know that sometimes I think about how I want it to come out but not all the time it comes out that way. I need to have skills with pastels and shading because with this i’m gonna need a lot of shading
Preliminary Research Results
I did some research with watching youtube videos , I found out that In need pastels , and a black marker in order to do my tree of life.
Main Project Tasks
My main projects tasks is to make sure I’m blending right, I Will on a rough draft of the drawing on a small piece of paper and then i will see which type of canvas is best to use for my drawing. After that I will start with my base which is the blending of the pastels to make my sunset, after thats done i will draw my tree and birds.
I think i might have some challenges with drawing my tree and birds and being able to fit it on my canvas
What will your project end result be?
My end result will be having experience working with pastels and a canvas. I Know my project will be a success because I know that I have done everything step by step , good research and have practiced.
I acknowledge that I am responsible for completing my project on time. I also agree to submit revisions to my project proposal as required. I understand that I am responsible for tracking my own progress and asking for assistance from my teacher and/or peers when I need it.
As an aspiring artist I want to create artwork that people can look at and say “ Wow, She Worked Hard On That”. Some people think that they have to have experience , or know how to draw in order to create beautiful artwork. But I create art to show them that you don’t have to know how to make art to make art, all you need is inspiration and imagination.
In order to come up with an idea for my next piece of art I do some self searching and a little bit of inspiration searching as well. Most of my art pieces consists of my favorite colors or something that I think represents me and the community I live in. Materials come after I make my theme decision, depending on how it looks that's how I decide if it’ll look better painted or drawn. Most of the time I would decide to do something big that everyone will be able to see, and other times I would just use a simple canvas.
The picture that is posted above is my current work, nothing special. Like I said it just consisted of my favorite colors and I made it big enough for everyone to see. I used geometry as my inspiration, just because working with shapes and knowing how to incorporate different shades of one color is something that I've wanted to try. None of my past work is in relation to this one.