Hello, My name is Mingxue Zheng and the following slides contain five artworks I’ve created in the first quarter of my senior art class. Our class is divided up into three groups, passing, middle, and FAS (future art student). As a "middle" I need to complete...
1.) a ceiling tile by collaborating with a "middle"
2.) create a drawing (2-3 hrs. to complete)
3.) create a jack o' lantern
4.) draw a self-portrait
The first major project was the ceiling tile. My inspiration comes from Klarissa’s kitten sketch before the project was introduced. The cats was portrayed as being relaxed and playful while taking a “selfie” in the garden. The pastel colors (light purple, pink, and light blue) conveyed a “summer” and youthful feel.
The second task was to create an artwork that requires three hours to complete. However, the first piece of my artwork (Slide 4) took only two hours to complete. So, I decide to create another piece (Slide 5). For the first piece, I drew Sid from one of my favorite cartoon series, The Ice Age.” I decided not color the picture because I love the sketch lines! However, I don’t think I had capture Sid’s goofiness and comic essence. My inspiration of the second piece comes from the ceiling tile; I drew a delightful, music loving cat.
The most challenging art piece was the self portrait because I am not good at drawing people. I use my mirror reflection to draw the portrait. My favorite piece was the jack o’ lanterns. I love the scary, crazy pumpkins. It fits the Halloween mood. I add a hint of red to accompany the orange in order to intensify the drawing.
Even though I do not have any grand goals in art. I do do some drawings to release stress. After I finished my artworks, I noticed that I have a lot to improve. To me, art is a medium that helps me to imagine. Someday, the sometimes obscure imaginations within my brain could be drag into the world of reality.