Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sticky Situation

                                                                    Feel Good Friday!!

                                                         -   Sticky Situation  -

                  For this project, our theme, or main idea was "Sticky Situation". This could be any thing we thought was a sticky situation, such as things like tape or spider webs to things like a real life situation that you're facing. My first ideas for Sticky Situation consisted mostly of honey, tape, gum, spider webs, things like that. However, I didn't want to paint or watercolor things like that, so I went online and was just looking of sticky animals and the first thing that came to mind was a tree frog because you always see pictures of them sticking to glass or trees and leaves. Then I had to figure out what i should do for the background because the frog obviously can't just be floating in the air. I thought about doing a forest in the background, but that would be way to much green if the frogs are greenh too, and it might look to busy since the main thing is supposed to be the frog. Then I thought well what if I did a wallpaper in the background and the frog could look as if it was eaither part of the wallpaper, or actually sitting ontop of the wallpaper (I still don't know). 
         Repition was also supposed to be a part of this project, so I just decided to do three frogs because it might help to balance out the picture better anyway. Then we had the choice of watercolor or acrylic. I'm not really comfortable with either because I have only used acrylic one other time before this, and I have never done a water color project (although I've attempted and it didn't turn out well,), but i decided to do acrylic, thinking a darker ,richer, frog might look nicer and more realistic with the whole wallpaper thing going on. A challenge with using the acrylic was colors. When you make a nice shade that your pretty happy with and you start using it, it runs out pretty quick. Then you have to sit there for 10 more minutes just trying to get the shade that matches the color that you previously used, like when I had to use the tape to make lines where I wanted the darker blue for my wallpaper background. When I went to peel the tape off, part of the paint came of with it so i had to go back over it, after of course, i made the color again. Another challenge that I faced was making the small outline details. With the brushes its harder to make the small then outlines that you want (even if you have the smallest brush ever made) and to make them stand out is even harder. 
           At the beginning of this project, we did mini lessons on all the different ways you can paint or use paint, and the ways you should be mixing colors if you want it to turn out the way that you initially intended. I think that these lessons were very benificial to me because I was very inexperienced when it comes to working with acrylic, and the water colors were deffinently out of my comfort zone, so these helped me to get used to using these supplies more. We also talked out how when your trying to make colors, you always mix the darker color onto the light, not the other way around. 1) because it takes less paint to get the shade that you want, and 2) because it helps to keep your pallet clearer so you have more room and don't mix colors that you were'nt trying to mix which was something that I really needed to know. All in all, this was a very fun project and I would deffinently do it again .

-Brooke Bramante

Monday, October 21, 2013

Giraffe Print

                                         Giraffe print Created with Adobe Illistrator

2D Logos

                                   2D Logos Created with Adobe Illistrator

Thursday, October 17, 2013

3-D Logos

                                              3 - D Logos Computer Art and Animation

Tuesday, October 15, 2013




                                          We this using Adobe illistrator for the first time.

Cinimagraph Train

                                                   This is a cinimagraph that I made

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Up Close and Personal Pit Bull

          Up Close and Personal was our theme for this project. My main ideas for this project were to do and upclose picture of a dog, an up close picture of flowers with an angle from the bottom up, and a picture of a balloon from the bottom up. I chose to do the picture of the dog because i enjoy drawing animals more than plants and inanimate objects, and i thought it would be more intereasting to look at.
          How i demonstrated enphasis in my work was by bringing out the darker parts and creases of the bandana, to make it really look as if it was folded. Also i darkened up The eyes alot to make them stand out and the outline of the dog goes from dark to gradually lighter so it stands out. 
          I was torn between a couple different mediums, the colored pencil, the colored pencil with a water color wash in the background, just straight up water color, and oil pastels. I chose to use the colored pencils only because i tried several different practices with the water color and none of them worked out, and the oil pastel was to messy and i didnt want the different colors to all blend together.I ended up with the colored pencil and it really help to inhance my piece by being able to go from very dark to very light easier so i could make certain parts of the picture stand out.
We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new.
        I took some risks with this project such as drawing something that looks more realistic because im more comfortable with cartoon like drawings than the actual thing. Also i tried mixing several different colors and that was a risk because i didnt know how they would look together. 
           Out of the five characteristics of art, i think the one that i included the most in my art would be technique because of the ways that i used the colored pencil.