Color Wheel Activity Log

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Activity Log for Scratchboard Drawing

The scratchboard drawing activity was by far the most interesting and fun drawing I ever completed in an art class.I have two reasons to buttress this statement.First reason I enjoyed drawing my scratchboard because I had the freedom of picking to draw any realistic person or animal I wanted to.I decided to draw one of the greatest football players of all-time Emmitt Smith.The second reason I relished drawing the scratchboard was because I liked the ultimate result of the drawing, even though I did not do as great as my fellow classmates because I didn’t have a good utensil and I didn’t choose the wisest picture to draw.All in all drawing the scratchboard drawing was very witty because we had the independence to choice a real person or animal to draw and the final result of the drawing was very fascinating and you were really proud of it.I hoped do such an assignment again or something related to it.

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Resource Post for Water Color Still-Life

Artist: Joan Berg VICTOR

Title: “Still Life with Brushes and Pens”

Dimension: 432*315

Media of each work: Watercolor on the paper.

Why you chose it: I chose this picture because Joan Berg Victor’s illustrations have appeared in Fortune, Forbes, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and I wanted to check it out.

What about the reference image you can integrate: She indulges in a dominant use of color then she usually allows herself.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Joan Berg Victor  has written and illustrated more than 20 books for children and adults.

Artist: Cornelius Varley

Title: STILL LIFE WITH JARS, A BOTTLE, A BASKET AND TURNIPS

Dimension: 405*358

Media of each work: Watercolor on paper.

Why you choose it: The drawing really caught my attention. I loved all the different colors used in the painting even though it was only the 18th century.

What about the reference image you can integrate: The drawing was mounted on a small album leaf and signed in dark brown ink.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Cornelius Varley was an architect and watercolor painter, and the older brother of John Varley (1778 – 1842). Together they were founding members of the Old Water-Color Society in 1804.

Artist: Debra Sisson

Title: Squash Blossom Study Watercolor Still Life Painting Vegetable Flowers Garden Art

Dimension: 340 × 495

Media of each work: Watercolor on paper

Why you choose it: It was very original and thought-provoking drawing.

What about the reference image you can integrate: This small study was a fast and flowing painting of an unfolding squash blossom painted last summer in watercolor and watercolor pencil.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s). Debra Sisson makes  vibrant and expressive paintings of animals, nature, and still lifes.

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Two-Point Perspective Activity Log

This assignment was another one those activities that were difficult but once you saw the final piece you were really proud of it.Well on the first day I wasn’t able to do much, I only got the dots down for dimensions.On the rest of the days I proceeded steadily in my drawing.On the second and third day combined I was able to get the cross, the thing that separates the cross from the dome and eventually the dome and the upper box .During the weekend, and the last two days we had to work on it I finished up detailing the upper box, did the bottom box, the trees and the curve structure we had to draw below the second box. Lastly, today I just rendered my drawing, redid the cross because it didn’t look propionate and just re-detailed things here and there. All in all even though this assignment was one the most difficult and tedious drawings I’ve ever done in relation to art it was still immensely fun.

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One-Point Perspective Activity log

This assignment was very formidable in a good way.The reason I say that drawing the Brophy Hall in one-point perspective was challenging but in a fun way is because it was very difficult to grasp the techniques at first but once I saw the somewhat-finished work and sort of mastered this drawing procedure it truly exemplified my skills as a artist.I’ll try to explain in this in more detail.First to clarify I didn’t really finish because I had a counselling meeting and lost my work the second day.This is not an excuse for not finishing the one-point it just explains it.Anyways when I first started I hard time trying to draw the door wall, I kept doubting myself in whether it was straight, had the correct dimensions, and if it was aligned correctly with the vanishing  point.To solve this problem I asked Mr.Nelson to analyze it and he said it was fine.Everything else was pretty straight forward from there, except for maybe drawing the book shelf( I asked my classmates to help me with that).All in all even though this assignment was very arduous it was also tremendously fun.

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Two-Point Perspective Resource Post

Artist: Daniel Libeskind’s

Title: Jewish Museum in Berlin (2001)

Dimension: 400*300

Media of each work: Oil on canvas

Why you chose it: It clearly showed how two-point perspective is used in every day architecture.

What about the reference image you can integrate: You can  clearly point out the two vanishing points in the image. The two walls are going in two different directions.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).   His first major building was the dramatic Jewish Museum Berlin; it has an angular titanium-on-zinc exterior, a floor plan reminiscent of the Magen David, and an empty, concrete-walled space (the Void) symbolic of the absence wrought by the Holocaust.

Artist: Mark Grotjahn’s

Title: Untitled (colored butterfly white background 6 wings).

Dimension: 282*400

Media of each work: Colored pencil on paper.

Why you choose it: The drawing really caught my attention. I loved all the different colors used in the painting.

What about the reference image you can integrate: Each of the butterfly’s wings is unique because Grotjahn determines the converging points of each “wing”.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Mark Grotjahn’s is best known for abstract work and bold geometric paintings.

Artist: Carel Fabritius

Title: View of Delft

Dimension: 350*260

Media of each work: Oil on canvas

Why you choose it: I heard Tyler Green (one of my favorite journalists) said that The View of Delft is the greatest small painting in the world.

What about the reference image you can integrate: Fabritius’ use of two-point perspective is really fascinating.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s). Carel Fabritius was one of Rembrandt’s most gifted pupils.

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One-Point Perspective Resource Post

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Title: The Last Supper

Dimension: 909*481

Media of each work: Oil on canvas

Why you chose it:  Leonardo da Vinci is one of my all-time favorite artists.

What about the reference image you can integrate: The one-point perspective is the windows in the background.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Even though he is known for incomparable painting, he is considered by many to be the real founder of modern science.

Artist: Raphael

Title: Greece Painting

Dimension: 1600*1019

Media of each work: Oil on canvas

Why you choose it: The way Rafael does his paintings is really thought-provoking.

What about the reference image you can integrate: Many people are gathered around in a forum type of building.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  He was celebrated for the perfection and grace in his drawings and paintings

Artist: Pietro Perugino’s

Title: Fresco at Sistine Chapel

Dimension: 1090*690

Media of each work: Oil on canvas

Why you choose it: I have heard a lot about the fresco at Sistine Chapel and wanted to check it out.

What about the reference image you can integrate: It a congregation of buildings. I also think that the people in the painting are receiving blessings from the father.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s). He was the leading painter of the Umbrian school, who developed some of the qualities that found classic expression in the High Renaissance. Raphael was his most famous pupil.

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Pen and Ink drawing Activity Post

The Pen and Ink drawing was a very tedious and difficult task for me.I f it weren’t for Mr.Nelson helpful advice I would’ve never been able to finish this activity.  At the beginning of the activity it was pretty much easy because i didn’t have to worry about splattering my paper. But as I worked across my drawing it got harder and harder to stay focused and not make any mental errors. Drawing the cross and the house was probably the hardest thing for me because it had very intricate design.The easiest part of the drawing for me was drawing the grass, you just had to draw multiple straight lines. Before I proceed to the conclusion of my log, i would like to say that if it weren’t for the cross-hatching technique i wouldn’t have been even close to completing my project.Even though this was probably the hardest thing i have ever done in an Arts class it was by far the most entertaining.

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Resource Post for Pen and Ink drawing

Artist: Raphael

Title: Lucretia

Dimension: 297*400

Media of each work: Metalpoint with ink

Why you chose it: It was a sublime picture of a lady

What about the reference image you can integrate:  It’s a magnificent picture of a nude lady named Lucretia.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian painter Raphael is one of the three supreme Old Masters of the High Renaissance period.

Artist: Nicolas Poussin

Title: Bacchanal

Dimension: 500*324

Media of each work: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over faint black chalk underdrawing

Why you chose it: I liked how it delineated an erotic abandon.

What about the reference image you can integrate: This image showed how  individual figures are treated as formal aspects of a tightly knit composition based on belletristic ideals of beauty.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Even though he lived in Rome, Poussin was considered the greatest living French artist, and his work was ardently sought by influential French collectors.

Artist: Jacques-Louis David.

Title: Marie Antoinette on the Way to the Guillotine

Dimension: 463*633

Media of each work: pen and ink

Why you chose it: It was a gorgeous picture of a person who looked like queen or some kind of ruler

What about the reference image you can integrate: Marie Antoinette looks like she is old maybe in her late 30’s.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s). He was the most prominent and efficacious painter of the Neo-classical movement in France.

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Still Life Activity Log

The fun I had in drawing my still life is unprecedented to anything I’ve done before. This is so because drawing the still life brought out a different side of me. It was unique experience I wish to have again. Although  this activity was somewhat arduous,I still drew the still life to my full capability. At the beginning of the activity I felt like i could never do this, not even in my wildest dreams.But I listened to what Mr.Nelson had to say-use shapes in your drawing.Then from there everything went  pretty smoothly; I drew most of the objects in the respected shapes they looked like , but disappointedly I wasn’t able to draw part of the candle and the cup.Then I blended and shaded the still-life pretty evenly.All in all this activity was difficult for me and I’m guessing many others but it was also very enjoyable for I and  the whole class.In virtue of Mr.Nelson I got to learn a lot of things too-about myself and life, like believing in yourself really works and listening to your instructor/teacher will get you far in life.

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