Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The two drawings that I have decided to do for my optional posts are the Shoe Drawing and the Escher Drawing.
    The top picture is of my shoe drawing.  We drew these from looking at our actual shoes as a model.  We created depth in the drawing with our shading and value, as well as making the closer shoe on top of the further one.  By drawing the back shoe lighter, it creates the appearance of the first shoe being in front.
     My second picture is of the MC Escher inspired drawing.  This peice uses three point perspective to make the building appear as if it is coming up from the earth.  The three point perspective causes the building to taper as it gets further away from you.  We extended the paper with extra sheets so that the perspective would look more realisitic.

Acrylic Landscape

The Painting that i made has several layers of composition.  The layers are the background, middleground, foreground and the sky.  Aptmospheric perspective was used in the mountains.  With this technique, you can see the shade of the mountains lower in intensity as they go back.  I added in a light source by shading sides of the mountains and giving the umberella a shadow.  I used a variety of brush strokes also.  For the sky i used dabbing on the clouds and horizantal strokes on the blue parts. I used curved brush strokes on the sand. I also did this for the water.  I used value on the sides of the mountains, which is what allowed me to make a light source coming from the right side.

Ceramics Project

The Medium that we used to make our ceramics was white clay.  This project is about a foot in diameter.  I stressed the design elements of sharp edges and points in the project.  I used hump molding by draping the project on a large bowl during construction.  The peice was made to hold larger objects.  We created our designs first on paper and i learned what a radial design was.  If i were to change anything about this project i would have made more on my radial design.

Pastel Still Life

I planed the composition of this peice by drawing a thumbnail sketch.  That is when you set up the objects for your still life and then make a quick sketch of the layout to see how it looks.  A veiwfinder helped me decide the angle and orientation that i wanted to make my peice in.  I also made the objects look three dimensional by giving them depth and shading as well as a light source.  The light source was created by adding shadows and shading that all goes in the same direction.