For this piece i was instructed to choose a photo of myself that is really high in contrast and shows foreshortening in someway. The foreshortening here is my hand being bigger than my face. The face is lighter in color because there is a lot more light hitting that section. The paper used for this piece is a Navy Blue tone and has a tooth grain to better absorb the charcoal and keep it in place. I was instructed to draw the highlights in the photo with white charcoal to really get those values and contrast. The finished product came out a little better than expected considering the fact I don't have a lot of experience with charcoal or with human anatomy. After this piece I now have a better control with charcoal and a better understanding of the media used.
Edible Still Life
For this piece I was instructed to take a photos of set up still lives of candy. I chose this composition because of the variations of shapes, depth and color. I was instructed to draw realism using the still life as a reference. The media used is oil pastel and linseed oil. The oil pastels already blend well with each other but the linseed oil is meant to turn the pastel into a pant consistency to evenly distribute the color. After finishing this piece I learned that oil pastels can be a very quick but also messy media. I will be working with them in the future.
At the beginning of this school year our first assignment was to build our sketchbook covers. Our design had to be 3 different scenes that all became one fluid piece. We began by covering our sketchbooks in canvas and building a flap to close the book, in this case mine is the eye. We then covered the canvas in gesso to prime the canvas and to seal it all in. After all was built I painted the canvas with acrylic paint. This piece was one of my favorite projects with did this year because I was able to combine a little bit of a 3D twist into it and that to me made it a lot more interesting.
Too Much Of A Good Thing / Album Cover Collab
For this piece I did a collaboration with a band in my class called The Let Go. The piece inspired by their song Too Much Of A Good Thing. The piece is meant to represent when you have too much of something and it starts to slowly melt away (pun intended) I used roses because roses typically represent good and love and the song talks about the love she has and how much of a danger is can be. Which would bring me to why the roses are on fire. It represents the danger the love is and with the roses melting away means the dangerous love is slowly going away. Media used is acrylic and tempura paint.
The Auryn / Neverending Story
For this piece I killed two birds with one stone and created a prop for a play we were doing during the same time. The piece is an emblem of heroism and protection that the main character in the story wears around his neck. The piece is made out of high fire red clay to provide a more sturdy clay. it is then coated in Cone 6 glaze to have a metallic coating. This piece was my favorite piece I made all year because I was able to combine my two favorite hobbies, clay art and theater. So it was good for me to have that experience.