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Activity log scratch board

While I was starting my scratchboard, I had difficulty trying to sketch it.  As I started out, I was attempting to draw the cover of the movie; Step Brothers.  The hardest part was drawing Dale’s afro.  I finally quit, and then started to draw a penguin.  The penguin was easy to draw at first, but then it got somewhat difficult.  The hardest part was making the background.  The background had to be completely white and took forever.  When I thought I was done, I asked my teacher, Mr. Nelson, if I was done.  Sadly, he said that I still had a lot of scratching to do.  This was going to be the hardest part, making the penguins feet.   The penguin’s feet were really detailed and took a long time.  I thought that this assignment was pretty fun overall, I am excited to start our last and final project.

 

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Activity Log 2 Point

The Brophy Chapel was very difficult to draw.  But the 2 point perspective part of it was not very difficult.  I prefer one point perspective over two point.  While I was drawing my 2 point perspective, I thought that my drawing was going to be terrible, but it turned out to be pretty good.  The hardest part for me was the base of the chapel.  This part was under the dome.  For most people, the dome was the hardest part.  For me it was pretty easy, I kind of got lucky on this because the first time I drew it, the dome was perfect.  The second hardest part for me was the tree.  The tree was hard to draw because I didn’t know how much of it to draw, and how to draw it to scale.  Overall I liked drawing my two point perspective drawing, and I hope the next drawing will be fun.

 

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activity log one point perspective

As I started to draw my first one point perspective, I thought that it was going to be a tough drawing.  I was getting frustrated because my lines didn’t look good.  I ended up starting over 3 times.  By the third day, my drawing was finally starting to get better.  My drawing was actually good, according to my standards.  I am somewhat of a neat freak so everything must be absolutely perfect.  That gets annoying because things take me almost forever because I want it to be perfect.  Also during the course of the drawing, my friend Calvin and I had a competition of whose drawing was going to be better.  At the end, my drawing was actually really good, and I received 5 out of 5 on the assignment.  Our next assignment is two point perspective, and I am excited to learn about how to draw that as well.

 

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2 Point Resource Post

 

Artist:  Mr. Elsinger

Title: NA

Dimension:  1284 x 1267

Media of each work:   Colored Pencil

Why you chose it:  I chose this drawing because of the colors and neatness of it.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  I can integrate that a ruler was used and was drawing with pencil and colored pencil.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).   he is a sixth grade art teacher.

 

Artist: NA

Title:  CityScape

Dimension: 2388 × 1806

Media of each work: Crayon

Why you chose it:  Sloppy and messy and I don’t want mine to look like that.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  that a younger and more inexperienced artist drew it.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).   NA

 

 

 

Artist: Katelin A.

Title:  NA

Dimension:  1755 x 1272

Media of each work:  Colored Pencil

Why you chose it:  Details were good

What about the reference image you can integrate:  that it is taken in a city during the day.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).    She is only 17 years old

 

 

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Resource Post One Point Perspective

Artist: Mary Stewart

Title: Jan Vredermen

Dimension:  450 x 320

Media of each work: Graphite

Why you chose it:  I chose this picture because it has good value to all the objects.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  I can intergrate that it was drawn using graphite.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  She focuses on content rather than style or technique.

Artist: David Martinez

Title: e-portfolio

Dimension:  500 x 375

Media of each work: Pencil

Why you chose it:  I like how the drawing has a lot of depth to it.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  I can integrate that a ruler was used to create the perfectly straight lines.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).   He learns by copying Leonardo Da Vinci’s works.

Artist: Lasha Chapman

Title: Parkdale College

Dimension:  666 x 450

Media of each work:  Pencil

Why you chose it:  I like the different shadings of pencil.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  I can integrate the many details used to create this art.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).   an interesting fact about the artist is that she is Australian.

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Pen and Ink Activity Log

I started drawing my resource post September 16, 2010.  While starting it, I found out how easy the box method was.  When using the box method you can draw each box at a time and know the exact size of each object.  When I finished the pencil sketch of the drawing, it was very good.  But then when I started the cross hatching of the drawing, it slowly got worse and worse.  I did not like the quills because they always splattered ink all over my paper.  At times I got so angry with the quill I just stopped and took a walk around the room.  Mr. Nelson was right when he called the quill, “The high maintenance girlfriend.”  So in conclusion I have decided that I do not like using the quills because they are so hard to use.  I hope that we do not have to use these quills throughout the semester.

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Pen and Ink Post

Artist: Ann Ranlett

Title: Wizard

Dimension: 576×525

Media of each work: Pen and Ink

Why you chose it:  I thought it was a very complex picture that was very challenging.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  I can see that different darknesses of the painting show the pens he she used.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  She specializes in drawing animals.

Artist: Zazzle

Title: Colossal

Dimension: 400×400

Media of each work: Pen and Ink

Why you chose it:  Has a very interesting design to it

What about the reference image you can integrate:  I can see that its value was hard to create.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  makes basic posters of different paintings.

Artist: Millet

Title: Friendly Call

Dimension: 300×355

Media of each work: Pen and Ink

Why you chose it:  I chose is because it looks very mysterious because you cannot tell what is going on.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  This painting has many different values which is hard to create with a pen.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  This artist has lots of details and incorporates it in his drawings.

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Still Life Drawing

During my first attempt at the still life drawing, I couldn’t get it right and all I was thinking about was how bad my drawing was.  My second attempt at the drawing was not any better, but finally on my third try, it looked decent.  As I was finishing up the dark bottle in the back, I realized I was going to have to draw a very complicated candle fixture.  I attempted to draw this candle fixture, but it was terrible, absolutely terrible.  I was so mad that my drawing was now ruined because of this candle fixture.  Even though it was terrible, I went on with it and tried to fix it up.  As I started to add value to each object, it started to look better and better.  As I was coming to a finish, I was somewhat disappointed in myself and part of me wanted to start over.  But I just went with it because I did not have enough time to start over.  I hope to make a better piece of art in our next assignment.

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Activity Log Leaf Drawing

Graphite Leaf Drawing

During my Graphite Leaf Study, I was thinking of how ugly I thought my leaf was going to look.  The whole time up until about half way, I thought it was terrible.  Then after I was about half way done, I then found out that it was actually pretty good!  My leaf almost looks exactly like my real leaf.  But during most of my time drawing the leaf, I was not really thinking of much.  I was usually just drawing and carrying on a conversation with Charlie LaBarr, Calvin DeMore, or Joseph Pistorius.  After I was done drawing my leaf, I was actually somewhat proud of my drawing.  My drawing turned out to be really good.  So I am excited for future drawings in my Intro to Fine Arts.  I am not sure what we are doing to be drawing next, but I think that it will be a pretty good drawing considering my experience.

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