Friday, May 30, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Twelve - Graduating Art

On the Twelfth Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me..

Graduation Day Art History Mash Up.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Ten - Scary Sign

On the Tenth Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me..
Really Scary Signs!
Show us the signs we do not want to see.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Nine - Pop Icon Sculpture

On the 9th Day of Photoshop my Students..
Turned a pop Icon into a sculpture!
Stonebob Hedgepants.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Eight - Movie Poster Parody

On the Eighth Day of Photoshop my Students Made for Me..

A funny movie poster parody

Full Body Sketch

Artists Create Original Art
I used my own ideas by telling my person (Hannah) to stand with her head facing right. Then she struck a pose that was different than all the other poses, and I drew her.  I didn't have any inspiration for this.
Artists Develop Art Making Skills
Working on this made me realize that I draw the heads too big - way too big - and that I need to work on clothing folds more.  I spent a while on the jeans; they were hard to do.  Personally, I love charcoal, and working on a full-body scale with it was an interesting change.  It's a very good material.  The charcoal was fun and easy to use to draw this.
Artists Take Risks
I don't usually draw the bodies of humans, let alone on a realistic scale.  This was a little out of my league, but it was fun.  Proportions are a point that need to be worked on.  I picked charcoal - I don't usually use it - and it was really good.
Artists Solve Problems
The first time I tried to draw Hannah, she turned out looking heavier than she is.  The drawing definitely looked nothing like her.  I had to start over again because that attempt was horrible.  This one, the second one, is infinitely better than the first.  I'm glad I started over.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Seven - 3D Scribble

On the Seventh Day of Photoshop my Students Made for Me..  
Some Scribble Art that Almost Looks 3D!
Three dimensional.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Six - Literal Interpretations

On the 6th Day of Photoshop...

Literal Interpretations!

Friendship, It's the Bees Knees, Catwalk, Waistline, and Footrest

Monday, May 19, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Five - Photo to Life

On the fifth day of Photoshop the project gave to me, something that just turned into 3D!
 A cat drawing coming to life..

Thursday, May 15, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Four - Normal Extreme

On the Ninth Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me..
Normal Extremes!

A person walking normally..  On a crane.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Three - Candy Creature

On the Third Day of Photoshop turn a Critter into a Candy. 

 Here is my Candy Corn giraffe.  I wish I had done better..

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day Two - True Identity

On the Second day of Photoshop the project gave to me, show a Reflection’s True Identity!
A cat...  Or a lion?

Monday, May 12, 2014

12 Days of Photoshop; Day One - Brand Swap

On the first day of Photoshop the project gave to me, swap a products brand identity!
 It's supposed to be the Google logo and the IBM logo switched. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Motion Sketches

In Drawing Art, we got some iPads and trekked to the Gym to draw some people.  It was very nice; trying to draw moving people is a good exercise.  Out of these, I like the drawing of someone throwing the ball.  It's the best out of the three and really captures the motion that he was going through.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Old Shoes

In Computer Art class, we were assigned a project that was all about making something sing.  So I found this image of a pair of old shoes online, and chose the song Structure by Innerpartysystem.  It took a lot of time, but it was worth it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Self Portrait

 Artists Develop Art Making Skills
With this project, controlling the pencil and shading became easier.  I'm learning how to shade a face.  The nose still needs some work, though.  I've been drawing them too big and without enough shading.
Artists Take Risks
I wasn't too sure about drawing a human.  They're hard to draw, and the essence of life is almost impossible to capture.  Each person looks different, which makes it all the harder.  The media I used was a drawing pencil, which wasn't really a risk.
Artists Collaborate
I asked Mrs. Rossi and some of the people at my table about my art as I worked.  If it was too creepy, if the nose was too big..  With their help, I fixed some of the uncertain aspects of the drawing.  I'm glad I asked them for help.  Mrs. Rossi is slowly helping me understand how to put the lighting on a nose.
Artists Reflect
I stepped back to analyze a few times.  First, when the sketch was just made.  Second, when the face had just been shaded.  Third, when the cat was shaded.  I considered putting more fur on the cat, but that wouldn't have looked very good, and he isn't that fluffy, anyway.