Sunday, March 23, 2014

new drawings

      In the past two weeks, I finished three of four drawings. I didn't take a picture of the fourth because I don't know if I even want to finish it at all yet. But I have been working pretty hard to finish the first two pictures because they were very time consuming. The one drawn in graphite pencils took three days to draw because I was using a picture from instagram and it I very difficult for me to draw from looking at a picture because I usually do not do that. the one drawn with the blue pencil took two days, I think, but the hair was the part that took the longest.

     Since we are reading The Great Gatsby in English, I thought that I would draw a picture involving the book in some way. Which is why I drew the picture of the glasses. I haven't read this part of the book but I thought that someone said it was important so I googled the quote and drew the picture. the eyes of this picture turned out really cool. I like how the color of the irises turned out. its hard to see but I drew the glasses with this metallic gold colored pencil which in person looks pretty cool. I don't know why the picture is all crooked so sorry about that. well that is pretty much all I did these two weeks.

 
 

 original photo by Alana Taylor





Sunday, March 2, 2014

20 feedback/started a drawing

Favorite thing about 20 time: My favorite thing about 20 time would have to be that you get to express what you love to do and create something out of it.
Least favorite thing about 20 time: My least favorite thing about 20 Time would have to be the presenting part. I really dont like the fact that i am going to have to memorize an eight minute speech when i can barely remember a phrase in french. 
The thing I would change: I would change the presentation. Like be able to use note cards just for a short glance to know where you are going because, personally, i tend to trail off topic and talk about random stuff that doesnt invole anything. I like the comfort of having some notes as a backbone to my presentation. 

     Well, this week i started two drawings. One i intend to finish, and one i have no intent at even looking at ever again. I would of had more drawing started but my house has been cery hectic this weekend. So on friday a pipe in my house froze from these rediculous Michigan temperatures and it burst and flooded my walls and ceilings of half the rooms. So we have had people working all day every day blowing these very large, loud fans everywhere and there are tubes everywhere. So it has pretty much been some of the worst conditions to create art in, which is why i havent done much. 

     I plan on doing two or more drawings next week and finishing the one i started because i have half days most of the week and these fans and tubes will be gone. The one that i really look forward to finishing is a picture of a girl that i got from instagram. To me this is the only good drawing that i have took from a real life picture, if that makes any sense. But that is pretty much all that has happened this week so ya. Here is the picture i started...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Well i haven't worked much on my 20 Time for the past two weeks because i was in florida this past week and was too busy and the week before i started some but never felt like finishing. I started a drawing in florida but i don't want to post it until it is completed. I will try to do more this week with my art. I am thinking of drawing the photography i took in florida just to practice taking things from a picture and replicating it, if that makes any sense. I see other people do it perfectly and i want to be able to do that also. Well thats all i have for this post, bye.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Colored pencil

This week i focused more towards using colored pencil for my drawings. Colored pencil is tricky because its hard to layer and erase. But it also has a great turnout.  Colored pencil is actually a lot easier than graphite because you don't have to convert from color into black and white. I also like experimenting with different color patterns and designs. 

The colored pencils i use are Prismacolor Soft core which are, which the name implies, soft. Being soft helps with the blending process. I only drew two things this week but i still think that is a good amount. Well here are the two drawings.

This is a drawing of a psychic eye.

This is another candle drawing.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Starting to draw

I totally forgot about my blog post so im writing it a little late. Well this whole choosing art for my project is really working out for me. It has given me a reason to set aside time to improve on my skills. I still need to talk to Mr. Provenzano about switching it but i think that he will approve on it. I drew a few pictures this week and am still working on one. The one that i am in the process of drawing is of a girl named Wisty, who is a character in one of my favorite book series. Instead of graphite, i am using my newish prismacolor pencils to draw her. Well thats about it for this post.
The drawings i did:
 
A drawing or a lightbulb from this summer...
And one from this week. I defiantly have improved on lightbulbs.
And then some candle i drew.
 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Finial final decision

   Discard my last idea. I finally decided what i am going to do for my project. I am going to do what i love; art. Through-out the rest of the year i am going to do my best to improve on my art skills, wether it is watching youtube videos on how to draw/paint or just doing whatever, i strive on getting better. Every artist needs to improve no matter how good they are. There are always new techniques and skills they need to learn to be the best they can be. 

   I have always depended on the right side of my brain for practically everything. So i think that throughout this project i have been trying to find a way to use that creative side of me but, until now, i haven't found that one good idea. Drawing, painting, photography, etc; i plan on improving it all. I will post pictures of what i did during the week on my blog so you can see if i am improving or not.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Final decision on pridject

So this week i have been thinking over my options on what i can do for my project, and after a few days of thinking i decided to study: Why does music help the human brain learn, remember, and develop more efficiently. I wanted to do something that related to music, but i didn't want to learn how to play instruments. I thought of this idea while watching a commercial for a children's show. 
Well i hope to start researching more on this topic and will have info for you next blog post.