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Theory of Evolution - Aja and Jésus

Something things that have been tested or experimented happened with Darwin and his exploration. He began this world known theory when he started to explore how different genes work and the processes in which they create new life forms.

One popular experiment/observation was Darwin’s Finches. New species of finches in the Galapagos Islands sprung around area, with different beaks and characteristics. He was intrigued by this discovery and only aided to develop the modern theory of evolution. What made the finches so interesting was that they basically evolved to depending on what food they need in a certain area. From bugs, to leaves, to seeds, these were the foods different finches ate. And believe it or not, they each needed different beaks for them.

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The Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old and humans appeared within the last-2 million years. Microorganisms appeared first - 3.4 million years ago. The plants of the land appeared about 400 million years ago and it was about 225 million years ago when mammals and dinosaurs walked the earth. Which evolves into the topic of Natural selection which acts upon the mutation that are inherited from one generation to the next. Out of all the type of  genes there are only the genes in the sperm cell will get passed on to the future generations. Thus causing any potential alter to the configuration of any population. Enabling us to keep track of how things change over time, which is what we call Evolution.


Sample Questions


1. In what ways would an animal that eats earthworms with its beak evolve to eat berries off a tree?
a. It’s beak would get smaller for more precise grabbing.
b. They will change color to resemble a tree.
c. Their claws will be able to cling on trees.
d. Nothing will change.

2. An animal that lived in water and adapted to live on land, would most likely be a:
a. amphibian
b. invertebrate  
c. Cold - blooded
d. Reptiles

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Rugeiatu

This quarter was a very understanding quarter, meaning, we just created our old art pieces into new art pieces. We drew lots of different arts, however the best of all were the chosen one. Some of the many drawing we accomplish were, we had to draw a Self Portrait using 8 x 8 paper and Self Portrait using 24 X 36 paper and color wheel.   For the color wheel we basically drew a bug circle and painted it with the rainbows colors. However, we started with the three primary colors and mixed two of each to get one color. Example red and green makes green, and now we would mix green and another primary color to get another color for the wheel.
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Niyala Brownlee Art Work Quarter 3

I think that the thing i liked most was making the fur picture. I love cats, but I've always been bad at drawing them, but it actually turned out pretty nice.  I dont think that painting is really my strong point. When we had known we we going to do a color wheel, I was actually super exited and commingup with all these ideas of how I was going to present mine in an abstract way. I had sketched my stuff out and the critisized my work. Though soon i started to procrastinate once again, and actuallly painted it on the last day of art of the third quarter. I think i have gotten much better at drawing realistic eyes, though creating a full face with a nice eye is something I have to work on. I think one of my strong points is to draaw by seeing another work. Its hard for me to sketch things from my own head, but it is easy to come up with them. Most of the time anyway.

All  of my photos are also on my twitter page incase they dont upload here.
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Q3 Artwork

​My drawings for the third quarter consist of utilizing the drawing techniques of shading, texture, and perspective. For my shade drawings I used basic shapes and a nose I found online. For my attempt at these drawings I first began lightly drawing the shape of my object. This was preparing me to be able and add more dimension and realism to my artwork. After my light strokes, I started increasing the intensity of my strokes to give a representation of contrast of lighting. I used my index finger to blend in the artwork to give a sense of coherency. I darkly colored the outside of one particular section of art to make it appear as if there was lighting going on. I also did a perspective drawing where I drew an end of a hallway with a door at the center or "end" of the hallway. I also drew doors on both sides of the wall. 

Next I did a self portrait of myself. I started by drawing the interior parts of my face which include my nose and mouth. After that I added more strokes to the nose and mouth to make the drawing come to life. Then I tried the best I could to draw the outer parts of my body which would include my ears and the top of my hairline. I had a hood on so I wanted to make myself appear as though I had one on. I think that was one of the best drawings I did this year.

 The texture drawing was the worst thing I did this quarter. I found this task too difficult for my skill set, but I tried my best. I attempted to draw strands of hair with different sections looking more intense than others, but I think it turned out remedial. I did not do water colors or fur because I none of the ones I did were even worth turning in. 






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self portrait, 8x11” small - pencil

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As i did the self portrait of myself i realized there was more to me than i thought. The details and edits were very interesting, they was a little difficult though. i learned how to actually try and master my drawings not because i draw bad but because its the dedication and effort that counts the most. The features and edits were fairly easy to learn about but hard to do, i did my best on the picture though and came up with a picture i like.
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ADVART: Q3 - Dakota Foster

Here I have:

Color Wheel

Texture

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Self Portrait 

Color Wheel

     For the Color Wheel, I only was able to use yellow, blue and red. They are the primary colors, when mixed and matched they are able to make any secondary color. I wanted to keep my Color Wheel simply and classic. I was inspired by the one in our art textbooks and I went off of that one. I drew a circle and separated it into 12 sections. Each section had the color it was going to be. The paper I used wasn't that good though because it started to fold in on itself and everything like it. My technique for doing the watercolors and getting them to blend was to water down the base coat for the paint. Then, I would paint it over with the color need to be mixed and then the colors would bend easily. 

Texture

For Texture, I did scales, water, and hair. 
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I based it off of the video that Ms. Hull gave us and tried to make it close to that. First, I made the outline of the snake. Next, I drew the eye in the middle of the head and drew the tongue. The head of the snake is full of diamonds of different sizes. Then, I drew a gride on the rest of the body. In every square, I drew an oval shape to make it look like scale. I would say that it came out well. 

Water

I had a really hard time trying to figure out what I wanted to do for water. I was doing many different types of water: still water, moving water, and water hitting rocks. None of them came out as nice as I would have wanted to them too. So, I decided to do waves. I saw a picture of them and thought I could make them look great. First, I drew the biggest wave and then drew the smaller waves under it. I made sure the curl of the waves overlap each other. Then, I drew lines inside the waves so, it would look like the water is moving in all direction. Also, the viewer's eye could follow the lines and know which way the water is going. 

Hair

I repeat, I repeat Hair was the hardest texture for me. I don't know why but it just was. I couldn't get it down. I tried short hair, long hair, medium hair, curly hair, and bone straight hair. But, the pictures never looked right. So, I just put up the one that I thought was the best. I drew the outline of the face first and then, I drew the hair around the girl's head. I made it so that one side of the head was bald because I think those type of hairstyles' are bold. 

Shade

For this part I did, Exercises 1, 2, 3, and 4. I think these show that I need more help with shading. First, I was pretty certain that I was using the wrong type of pencil - the grade. But, I tried anyway. The exercise weren't as easy as I thought they would be. I was trying to blend the pencil together, but that didn't work either. I didn't know what I was doing wrong but, I knew that I was doing something wrong. For my technique, I would start with a coat all over the page with a white part left over. Then, I would go over the part that would be the darkest part and blend that in with my fingers. I would keep doing that all over the parts after that, but I would go lighter and lighter as I went down the photo. 

Self Portrait

I don't really know what I have to say about this photo. I would say that I did my best. This was the hardest for me out of all the drawings. I didn't want to make myself look ugly because I would be embarrassed. I tried to separate everything equally with the lines of the page. I think my face was too big in the picture compared to my body, my face stood out more in the picture. I wanted to make everything portionable and realistic. 
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Artist Statement

Through out this quarter we used the basics from the last two quarters and made better art pieces. Since in the last two quarters we had worked on perfecting our shading and drawing object more real with out using the original black lines since there are no black lines lining everything. We had to make a Color wheel which demonstrated the use of colors and what can be done with only the colors blue, red, and yellow. We also had to make two self portrait to develop our detailing in drawings. As well we also had to make a perspective drawing which opens our eyes to nature and fixing our outer detail drawing. This quarter truly shows our artistic abilities and shows if we were able to capture everything we learned from the videos and from what Ms. Hull taught us due to the fact that we were given more responsibility with out work and more freedom to make it our own. 


During the time that it took me to make my self portrait I learned more about capturing the human body. While I was drawing I noticed more about the features on my face and body than I would on a regular basis looking in the mirror. I started off by drawing the basic features on the human face and thought I was done. I did not realize that it didn't look like me and I had drawn some other average person. Thats when I had to really analyze my face to capture specific details and make the drawing more me. Thats where shading comes for skin tone and to capture lighting. This had to be my favorite art piece since it was challenging and I'm proud with what turned out. This is something I would like to practice another time to master it and hopefully then learn to get into more detail such as hair or eyes. 




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Qaswa's Q3 Art work

    This quarter was bit difficult than the previous one because it mainly included the realistic things like drawing self portrait, hairs, water and scales. I made self portrait and mistake in my face shape in smaller one but in larger one, i tried to make it correct.

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LARGE SELF PORTRAIT

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For texture, it was very hard to focus in drawing the realistic hairs and water because they all are based on the shading which makes them look real. 
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Drawing water is the most difficult i believe because layers of water are difficult to make but i tried to show that by shading.

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    Scales is the easy to draw if we know some of the basic points to draw that.

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2 POINT PERSPECTIVE: I made different 2pp shapes,name,dice, room and building by following the general rules of drawing 2 point perspective.

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ALL MY ART WORK FOR THIS QUARTER :)


    

  


























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Shade, 12x18” each (4)

Shading was fun and easy. We learned shading before, so I could do it very easily. I found that shading was most relaxing and not as stressful. I tried to have fun. I followed the guidelines, from a website Mr. hull gave us. I picked the four I liked the most, shading was interesting because I use shading for almost every picture.
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Sabrina Stewart-McDonald_Q3

I think I work best in pencil; I am getting better at shading and when I work with other things, such as the water color paints, I feel like I do not have as much control. I was most proud of my hair drawing because I believe it looks very well and almost realistic; I love the way the shading turned out. At first I didn't think I could do it, but once I tried it and tried the shading in it, I found that I could make it work. 

Self-Portrait: I like the shading in the picture, but it doesn't really look too much like me. I showed my mom and she said it looks like me when I was younger, so that makes me think that I see myself as younger than I really look. I really like the eyes, also. Each time I draw eyes, I think they get more and more realistic looking. I also practice drawing them in my spare time.
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Color Wheel: I really like color and was excited when I saw one of the projects was a color wheel, but one of the things I worried about was the fact we had to use watercolor paints, which I have little to no experience with. I kinda dove into it headfirst to see what would come out and though the paint bled a bit, I believe it came out quite well. I didn't think I would be able to mix the colors, but in the end I was quite good at it.
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Texture Drawings: A main aspect of the texture drawings is shading, so I felt good about putting my shading abilities to the test to see how things would end up. I think I did quite well with the hair, but I think the water drawing could use some improvement. I see it as something I will try to work on more in the future to try to improve my shading abilities even more.
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2-Point Perspective: I haven't done two point perspective in a while, so I felt challenged attempting to do one. In the end, I feel like it turned out well, but I felt like I couldn't really add too much detail to it because every time I tried to, it looked a little strange. I will continue to practice doing them and in the future I hope to attempt a project like this again and be able to add detail to it (to the point where the detail will follow the perspective).
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Shading Practice: I liked the shading practices because they gave me an idea of what level I was on when it came to shading. I'm not very advanced and I could obviously use more practice, but I feel like I get the general idea of how to shade and how to blend.
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The following are just leisure drawings that I have done during this quarter.
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Artist Statement Q3 - Breeanna Noi

During this quarter, we focused more on realistic artwork. 

I worked on my self portrait that didn't quite end up looking like me because I chose features of my face from different pictures. So my self portrait looks good TO me, but it doesn't look LIKE me. 

The next piece of art was the 2 point perspective that is shown to be very rough. I'm not very good at drawing landscapes so when I get frustrated with drawing specific detail of a sky or of the ground, I just turn everything into a rough shadow of the entire landscape. 

Afterwards, I worked on my color wheel using the primary colors of water colors. It was fun because I felt like I was back in elementary school using my general knowledge of colors to match it up to the color wheel. 

As for the textures and drawing hair, I'm not too experienced at drawing realistic looking features. My features look cartoonized in a way. However, I looked at an image of a braid and I tried my best to show a realistic sketch. My strokes were hidden from my over-shading so it isn't how I wanted it to turn out. 

My other pieces are various works of art I've worked on during the quarter. The girl's back and her hair is something that is the most realistic I'll get in a picture. My "Batman" looking image was something simple that I wanted to try out, so I did. Lastily, I drew Stewie as a nerd because Stewie has always been a challenge for me to draw. His head was either too round or too oblong, but with this sketch, I'm finally content with Stewie's head. 




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Quarter 3_Artist Statement

Below are all my drawing and artist statements for each one:

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 Creating this assignment began by making sure that I knew where my foreground, background, and vanishing points coexisted. Once I did that this entitled me to be able to create the scenery through a school building. I added specific details such as lockers as well to add to the display. Through out this project it was challenging to create the different objects so that the correspond with the lines and seem three dimensional. 
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 For hair and texture not only did I focus on texture aspects, but features for people as we'll. While doing this the only material that I used was a pencil. I noticed that when doing hair the features of the face and details were very determining as to how it would look. Another reason that I focus on both aspects is because it helped me create more skills. Making hair in general consisted of detailed line strokes. Overall this topic is something that I am open to getting better at in terms of my technique. 
​Large Self Portrait
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 Within this picture, is just a large blown up view of my smaller self portrait. I decide to draw from the same picture of myself. This was all in attempts to conquer and capture important details. I felt as if the arms could face had more structure and detail to it. Although my main focus was to work on facial details and becoming more precise with shapes. In the future I would work on the arm details more and possibly add more shading. 
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When drawing myself, it was a very difficult assignment. In fact it didn't even seem like it was a portrait of myself. I still don't feel like this picture does either. Self portraits take a lot of practice, so I am not discouraged. The details and shapes are noted to be some of the most important parts of creating these ties of images. I noticed that the hair in this picture did look a like to the was my hair was in the original picture. 
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Drawing this was pretty difficult. The shading made it hard to capture in terms of making it 3d. The water popped out after I figured it out so that I could find the water within the paper. After erasing after a while it became easier to create water, since it is clear. When doing this the water image then appeared making me content with what I had. 
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Shading was difficult. In order to capture the correct amount of color and scales to it is what made this so intense. In the beginning this is what stood out to me. After erasing some of the shades it looked more like the image that I was trying to portray. 
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Making this fish was actually very entertaining. It didn't consist of doing much, but making the shapes and scales. The scales seemed difficult to draw at first when starting off from the end, but afterwards they just got easier to depict throughout the drawing. I feel like my drawing looks exactly like the one shown in the example as well. The only materials that I used for this specific assignment was a pencil. I oddly noticed that this assignment had no shading to it, but just consisted of shapes. 




​Journal-

1. Projects I have completed:

  • Self Portrait small
  • Self portrait large
  • texture
  • 2 point perspective
  • shade
2. I can't because you made your submission form for 9:15 instead of 11:59 p.m.

3. I did not complete the color wheel.

4. During this quarter I slacked off a bit. My work ethics consisted of just looking at the work and how I could get it done. I didn't really spend as much time as I could on each item, although I wish I could have. Overall, I was pretty good with trying new things out although trying to figure out how to draw my self portrait was the most time consuming. I think that I could have worked more on other assignments. Lastly, I think that I should have made my own deadlines for this quarter.

5. Next quarter my goal is to try abstract emotion because this is very interesting because I am not great with displaying my emotions or even trying to draw emotions. Another goal for next quarter is to work hard on my observation landscape assignment because I have trouble collecting real world scenarios and putting it on paper the way it looks. 
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Danny Wirt- Q3 work

For this quarter in art class, we focused on shading, working with different colors and a little bit of prospectives. We were required to draw some self portraits, paint a color wheel, working on perspectives and shading. The use of the paint was a little difficult for me because i am not much of a painter. I did however put effort into trying to make it work and I am satisfied with the result. With my self portraits i don't feel as though i really captured what i look like, however it is all up to observation. The shading portion of this quarter I found to be fairly simple. I feel like shading has always been rather simple for me and i found the exercises to be quite fun. The two point perspective i found to be rather difficult. I find myself having difficulty with making buildings. I get the concept of how the windows look with the two point perspective, however, i feel i am not good at making lines work well to make buildings look real. It was a bit out of my comfort zone, but overall I am happy with my work. 
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Goals for Conversation

​Some of my main goals are:

-talk about experiences 

-add more detail to stories 

-simply hold a conversation

-think of different/new questions to ask people 

-correctly use spanish grammar 

Some question could be: 

What do you like to do in your city?

 How is your family doing?

 What is your favorite type of food? etc...
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Charles Norman Artist Statement

I opted out of art class in Q3, so I do not have any art to show. I used this band as a get myself together period. Sometimes I would do work, and other times I would take walks around the school. I using this period as like a free period, but I'm now ready to come back to class, and do some Art. Q4 I will not opt out of art class, I want to come to class to draw somethins, and complete all assignments.
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Kimberly Cayamcela: Quarter 3 Art Work

-Self Portrait Drawings
-Color Wheel
-Hair 
-2 Point Perspective
-Shading

-This 3rd quarter I found some difficulties in my drawings. I thought it would be easy to draw myself since it is I, myself who is drawing. But, that wasn't the case. The first self portrait was not too bad nut not too good. I expected to be more realistic with my face. My second attempt improved a lot. The way in which I drew my nose looks more real and accurate than my first attempt. Also, the lips look more real. My shading has improved this quarter, I believe. I have learned different ways to make shading more realistic, such as rubbing it with an eraser and spitting on the paper and smothering it. This drawing resembles me quite well because my hair is almost always covering one side of my face. 
-I was not satisfied with my color wheel. But, it's not that bad. I was a little confused in mixing the colors together and making it blend in like a rainbow. 

-Like I said above, I have incorporated shading techniques now that I know of them. Usually when I draw, I just scribble over and over again to make it look like hair. Now, when drawing hair, I color in the hair as if I was coloring a picture with crayola and smear it. 

-I really enjoyed drawing my 2 point perspective because I'm naturally good at drawing buildings and such.     My favorite part was drawing the shadow.             

-The shading within the shapes was definitely not my strongest drawings. I tried to over and over again and the below pictures were the best I could do. I don't know why shading was difficult with drawing these shapes if I can do a good job when drawing hair. Perhaps I just need better eye sight and need to learn how to work with pencil more. 
Over all I see that I'm improving with my drawing little by little and hope to continue doing so next quarter! 






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Español Tres- Proyecto de Conversación

For my fourth quarter, I have been given an assignment where I have to look use social media to communicate with a native Spanish speaker, in order to improve my own fluency in Spanish. For this, I will be using Livemocha, with the possibility of using Twitter as well to reach out to native speakers. Livemocha is quite an interesting outlet for learning Spanish. Using the website, I will be able to find a native Spanish speaker that wants to live English, making it a mutually beneficial relation. The three goals I have constructed for myself are below-

-How to know when to use accents when writing the language.
-Shortcuts to knowing how to use past and future tense and the differences between them.
-Terminology for architectural terms. Architectural ideas.

As well as having three goals from this project, I also have an essential question, which I am hopeful to find an answer to at the end of this project – By using social media, how can I, as a student benefit from using these social tools to communicate with native speakers understand the language?

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