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Final Perspective Drawing

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?

One thing that I learned specifically that I did not know before was the subject of orthagonal lines. I did not know about orthagonal lines or how they could portray a third dimension.

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?

Learning about orthagonal lines made my drawings better by helping me with realism. For example, with edges of furniture or windows, I did not know how to make it seem as if they were a real object and not just a drawing. Now I know that you can connect orthagonal lines from the edges of the object to the vanishing point and turn it into a three dimensional drawing! It makes everything more realistic!

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

If I did this assignment again, the thing I would do different would definitely be keep better care of my paper. Though I made sure I didn’t rip it severely or sit on it, or put it in my bag, I rolled it the wrong way multiple times, which put the drawings on the outside which made a lot of dirt marks, and ripped it on the edges, too. Though I cleaned and taped as best as possible, it would’ve been in my best interest to have taken better care of it.

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before would be to understand how simple it is. As long as they are focused and can draw a straight line, they should have no problems making it look great! There are only three lines after all -- horizontal, vertical and orthagonal. It’s really that easy.

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

The resource that helped me the most was the step-by-step tutorial on drawing a room, because it was very specific to what I was having trouble with. But more informally, the other best resource at a close second were my classmates, because they knew what I was having trouble with and how to explain and help by being engaging, unlike the website.

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Luke's Classroom project

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?

One thing I learned that i didn't know that well was overall about 3-d drawings.

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?

It help me understand about 3d drawings and that mistakes are part of the process

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

If I did this again I probably get a better headstart on the project.

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

Don't forget a ruler

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

The ruler because it was your guide because without it you're unable to do this.

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Q3 Portfolio - A Collection of Art

This woman's nose is an oval.
This penguin is sad because it has been taken from its arctic home and left alone in the big city.
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Robert Plant. Get it?
This is some kind of cylindrical cat.
This bird lives in fear of its captor, who keeps it locked in a metal cage.
The frog is happy and smiling because it is young and ignorant of the pain and suffering in the world.
This snake lies waiting in the road for chickens, ducks, rats, etc. to cross the road so that it may make a meal of them.
This is a photograph of Edgar, a student who sits across from me in class. I took the photograph with a Nikon L830 and a 50mm f/1.8DAF lens. 
This woman is ironically thanking God for her life.
This self portrait represents all that I've erased in my life.
This young boy on the beach has just found a pair of giant sunglasses that must belong to some kind of giant.
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Above is a version of the drawing that I created in photoshop.
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This is a photograph of Edgar that I took with a Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3. 
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This is Frank from the movie Donnie Darko. Lacking all creative intellect, I copied this image from the internet. However, the fridge is my own artistic touch.
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This is a lone chess piece on a lone hill among many lone hills.
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Man with a tattooed face. 
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This is a drawing depicting a man in his car with a bug on the windshield. The question is: who's screaming, the man or the bug?
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Here is a drawing of a giraffe perched upon a mountain of cocaine, and below it an image I created on Photoshop. I call it, The Cocaine of Giraffe. 
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Here we see Hitler behind Heaven's pearly gates. He's upset that God admitted him into His palace because all of his friends are down below in Hell. He prays to Satan every night to bring him down to his fiery kingdom to be with his old pals.
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Here is a drawing and Photoshop image of a satanic cat, just one creation in my satanic series.
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Here is my Satanic Santa, the second installment in the series.
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Finally, Satanic Spongebob, my personal favorite. Yes, I did create these images.
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Here is an image of a wine bottle I created with Sketchup.
This empty, discarded pack of cigarettes represents the disgust I feel for mankind.
This is a photograph of Big Ben, the largest and most famous clock in England. I captured this image with my iPhone 4S. 
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Final Perspective Drawing

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?
One thing that I learned through this project and in art class was the different forms of perspectives in art that makes a drawing come to life. Such as the vanishing point as well as making sure everything comes off of it to make it look 3-D. Another thing that I did not know about that comes into play with the vanishing point were the othagonal or vertical lines that come out of it.

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?

Since I learned about the vanishing point and lines that came out of it to make a one point perspective drawing it made me more aware of how to draw different objects or anything, because before when I would randomly draw there was really no consistency in them. 

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

One thing that I would differently would have to be taking more time to make sure that everything came out of my vanishing point correctly and I would have also made sure that the lines were straight. I would also take more time to make sure my room drawing was more efficient and met and exceeded the expectations more. 

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

One piece of advice that I would give a person who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before is to take your time and make sure everything that is on the drawing comes out of the vanishing point. This is because your vertical lines and everything on the drawing need be consistent in how the drawing would actually look like in real life based on how it is viewed by a person.

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

I think the original notes that we took in class as well as getting help from others who knew more about drawing than I did helped me the most. Both of these resources helped me because I'm a visual learner so being about to see notes, pictures, and someone showing me how to draw a specific part of the room was very helpful.

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Final perspective drawing

​a. One thing I learned was that everything you draw in some way always goes back to the vanishing point. I noticed that whenever you draw a new shape or object, some point of it has to connect back to the vanishing point. This makes the image more realist and accurate. 
b. Connecting your shapes and drawings back to the vanishing point is essential to the accuracy of your drawing. It you don't do this then the object will not look relevant in comparison to where you drawing from. For example, when you look straight at a table , you will notice it looks fatter in the front and shorter in the back. This is something that the vanishing point will help with. 
c. I would make my windows bigger so everything would be more proportional. My windows are a little small, so it makes my floor look bigger than it actually is. 
d. Draw it like you see it. Don't try and draw something that is there, but you cannot see. For example, it you do not see the top of a table do not draw it. Draw the image as you see.
e. The vanishing point was the most useful tool for me. I have a tendency to draw what I know is there, but I don't actually see from the certain perspective I am looking from. I also tend to make things look different than they actually are from the angle I am drawing from. This makes my image look disproportionate. The vanishing point made sure that I only drew what I saw.  
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Art Q3 N-U (Briana Hicks)

I had trouble with the shading for some reason. I did like drawing the noses for the most part, but I think I messed up with the shading on this one. :/ Hopefully I’ll do better on the next one.
For this one I had to draw a sleeve. It was pretty easy for the oat part because I’m always drawing the crinkles in clothes. :3 It’s not the best but it’s getting better. Well, for the most part I think it is. :)
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Sooo people aren’t my strongest point. But from being on this website for the third quarter, I think I’ve gotten better. I kind of like it and it looks like a cartoon a bit. 
I think I did good on this drawing as well. I had to draw an 80’s girl(?) and I thought it was pretty cute. It took some time to finish drawing this but in the end I think the time paid off. 
Another female for this drawing. I did good on this one too but this one took some time as well. The shading again was pretty hard but I worked through it. 
For this one I had to draw an owl. I love love love owls! I had fun with this one and it didn’t take long to sketch it out. Feathers always take some time to get it done right on the first time but this time it was pretty quick.
Noses! This was not hard at all. I think the most difficult part was the shading for the shadow around the nose. Other than that it was easy peasy lemon squeezy.
It’s a giraffe! Giraffes are cute in their own way. This took some time due to the spots and then shading in the spots. But I think it was worth it. Animals are always worth it.
Just a regular ole cylinder. This wasn’t hard at all. Honestly it had to take about 3-6 minutes to completely finish. There wasn’t anything special about it so it didn’t make me feel any type of a way.
A baby lip is what it was. I’m not super happy with the shading but it’ll work. I think you can tell what it is and what I was trying to do. I like the feeling of trying new things and trying to get better drawing real people and stuff like that. 
A curly afro! I think I got lazy with this one. It was a lot to do but I did try my best. I didn’t know how to really shade it that much with the tools I had but I shaded in a much as I could while trying to keep the curls in tack.
I had to draw a baby girl and I think this is the best person I’ve ever drawn. I was really proud of myself for doing so good on this one. I didn’t think it took as long as some of the other ones with was a plus. 
I had to draw a young adult girl for this one. I don’t think I did too good with the shading. And the hair is a little off to me but I did the best I could. I think I took a little long with the hair because I didn’t know how to make it look like an exact match to the original photo. 
I like drawing flowers. I think this is the only thing I can do right for real life drawings. I really enjoyed drawing this rose. I think roses are beautiful and to be honest, they’re one of my favorite flowers because they mostly represent my birthstone. 
I LOVE DRAWING EYES! I still think I haven’t mastered drawing people eyes right but I think I do pretty good for an amateur. The eyelashes don’t look the best to be as well as the iris. I think I need to draw human eyes more often so that it helps with my manga drawing.
I had to draw another one of the squirkle tree. I didn’t like drawing it because it took a lot of unnecessary time. It should not have taken as long as it did to me.
I think I messed up a lot with this little boy. For the most part I wish I didn’t but I most likely did. This isn’t my best but I guess I can be content with this drawing. 
Another eye! I think I did better on this eye than the other one. I thought I was going to mess up big time on this one since it had part of the face with the eye. But! I actually did pretty well on this. 
Another little girl I had to draw. I think this one was alright compared to the other I had to draw. This one didn’t take as long as the other little girl did so I guess that’s why it didn’t turn out as well. Other than that, I’ll give myself a little pat on the back. 
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DALMATIAN! This was really hard to draw. I didn’t like drawing this at all even though I love animals. For me the shading was really hard and I couldn’t get the spots down right. The dog itself was not bad but the little details is where it hit me hard.
Flowers are always nice. They’re even nicer when they have a little smiley face on them. This was elementary my dear Watson. A couple of unfinished ovals and a medium sized circle and BAM. A cute smiling flower. The color process was a little tedious though. 
So Mr. Wooly is back and he’s back in color! I think I got a little lazy on him this time go round. I mean he’s in color but at the same time he’s not as great as he used to be. This didn’t take long at all and I didn’t feel anything spatular from drawing it either. 
I think they had me draw a bug of some sort(?) I’m not sure what it was I just drew it since it was up there. The little detail in this one was really bothering and I didn’t enjoy how long it took for me to finish the photo at all. At least it wasn’t in color though.
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A pondering guy looking up at something. It wasn’t hard to draw but I know for a fact I messed up on the shading I had to put on him. I think he was supposed to be black but I’m not sure. I only put a little bit of shade on him when I should have put it all around. 
A smile is worth a million words. I had to draw this guy smiling. To me it looks a bit creepy, the smile and all. There wasn’t anything hard about drawing the smile but I know it’s a little disturbing to look at. 
Drawing a lady sitting down. I had to get her whole body in this one. I think I did an okay job but for the most part it’s not out of this world. I know I messed up with the hands the most and they could have been draw better but I tried. I think everything else within the picture is fine… apart from the eyes.
“I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat!” I had to draw a knock off version of tweety bird. I like tweety bird so I didn’t mind having to draw a cartoon bird. It was the coloring I didn’t really like and I thought that the coloring messed up the picture as a whole to be honest. 
Another dog another dollar. I didn’t do well with shading on this dog as well. For the most part I think I drew it pretty good but for the shading I don’t think I did well at all. I didn’t want to mess up the good dog that I drew so I shaded in as much as I could to get a good product. 
Look in the sky! It’s defiantly a bird. I had to draw the face of a cartoon bird. This bird was pink this time and it had a really big head in my eyes. This didn’t take long to draw nor what it hard to do either. 
Another limb I had to draw. This time it was a whole arm and I thought I did good on this one as well. I like drawing limbs and I like it when they turn out right. The shading wasn’t very hard to do on this one either. I guess because it was a limb it was a bit easier to see where to put the shadows.
Time for anatomy! For this drawing I had to draw a male’s chest. I’ve always thought a guy’s chest was the hardest thing to draw but it’s really easy…which makes it hard. I’m really used to drawing female bodies it’s hard to not make a curvy body at all. This process didn’t take long and since it was just drawing it without any shading it got done in a flash.
I don’t what it is but I had to draw it. His hair was covering his eyes and the only thing you can see is his nose and ears. This wasn’t hard either but I’m pretty sure I messed up on the shading of his hair. Hopefully I can get better with shading as time goes. 
I had to draw another baby. I messed up his hair big time. For the hair I had to squirkle again but I squirkled too much and it looks like he has a long head. The baby had way more shading but I did as I could to as close to the shading as possible. 
It’s this fruit thing again. I had to redraw it for the fourth time and this time I had to do a different shading pattern. It’s a bit different from the hatching and it focuses more on over layering than anything. I don’t think I did a great job with this shading again. For some reason I can’t grasp it completely. 
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly… but it’s not this old lady. She had a funny face and her nose was weird but I got it done. She wasn’t too hard but she had a lot of detail in every thing on her. Her whole face was really detailed with the shading as well as her hair. For the most part I think I did pretty well with her. 
I had to draw and color a butterfly. This made me realize how much I hate coloring even though I should probably like it more. Coloring is time consuming and the color they chose wasn’t that great. I didn’t really like doing this one even though the butterfly itself was easy. 
Another animal that I know and used to seeing makes it easier to envision. The hard part was the head. The shading doesn't look exactly like fur.
Ear was very simple as well. It was just a big ear without anything else. Only part of the shading was done on the ear even though it had a bit more.
Drawing the head and features like the other heads was the easier part. The main problem with this one was the full face shading and still making look like a person.
Even though the head is shaped differently than a regular head it wasn't that hard to draw. The facial shading wasn't to bad. The added shirt with the face wasn't hard at all either.
The head was very simple. It was just the outline of a head with the ears and neck. This was the easiest to draw.
The bird was pretty easy to be honest. It was just a couple of lines and so. I really liked drawing the eye and shading that in. The shade on the beak isn't the greatest but it'll work for this picture.
The frog wasn't that hard to draw. The eyes and the mouth were the hardest to get. I didn't really do to well with the shading so I'm hoping to get better with that. 
This was a bizarre one to draw. Just the way it look wasn't like the other pictures. The bases of the picture is manly lines and geometric shapes so that was nice.
This one is like the head but with the facial details. IT wasn't that much harder to do. Hair, eyes, nose, mouth are fine. The shading on the face isn't done that well.
The snake was easy to draw. The shading for the snake is alright.  All the other parts of the snake are there its the shading that makes it look weird.
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This didn’t take that long to finish. I didn’t really feel anything when I was drawing this because it was a baby face I had to draw and I’m not great with baby faces. I think I got a bit of the shading down but for the most part it wasn’t that bad to do. 
Oh la la. I had to draw a leg for this one. I think I did amazing with the limb I was given. The shading is really good and the fact that the whole thing fit on my paper was great! I was a little worried it wasn’t going to fit on the whole paper as it was but it turned out okay
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Final Perspective Drawing

1. I learned during this project that it's OK to draw some things in non-horizontal lines while drawing in one point perspective as long as it's a flat surface, like a picture.

2. Applying this lesson made my painting more detailed by making it possible to add 2D elements, such as the painted ceiling tiles leaned against the window or the heart illustration on the wall.

3. If I did this project again, I would use the X method to find the center point instead of using math, which took a lot longer, and I would add more details, such as more stools or floor/ceiling patterns.

4. My advice for someone new to one point perspective would be to always have either horizontal lines, vertical lines, or lines that lead to the center point.

5. The resource that helped me the most was Ms. Hull's example presentation on one point perspective. When I was stuck on part of the project, I could refer back to that document and see where I went wrong and what I should change.
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Quarter 3 Art- Julian Makarechi

My name is Julian Makarechi, and I am a junior at Science Leadership Academy. This year I decided to become a better artist by taking Ms. Hull's. In her class I am able to explore any different parts of art I wish to. So, I decided to create three major pieces. Each piece of art has multiple steps. First I created four collages using Keynote. They consisted of pictures from google of puppies, kittens, sheep, and horses. I then drew Mr.Potato Head. There were four stages to this piece. First drawing him in pencil, then sharpie, then colored pencil, then colored pencil and sharpie. I went through the exact same process but instead I drew Piglet. 

Here is the link to all of my work:

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Q3 Art Work Creighton,Tyler

The N Section

In the N section I was working on the drawings of cartoons. But it wasn’t just a 2D drawing.I was asked to focus and apply my skills in order to make a 3D drawing. The focus was to make these cartoons look real. This collection brought together a collection of shading methods and drawing techniques with a focus on creating the illusion of third dimension.In these drawings I was taken step by step through the process of drawing characters with facial forms, textured hair, feathers,3D eyes,hairstyles, animals and proportions. I’ve done this by drawing outlines of figures with neat lines, shading, sketching shapes and forms,grids and by making multiple illustrations. In order to create these shapes I needed to sketch cylinders, spheres, curves,triangles and shadows of those shapes. The skills that would be presented will show the steps I’ve made to improve my art from beginner level to intermediate.The hardest part of creating these drawings would have to be shading. The reason I say this, is because you have to focus on shading light and dark areas, crosshatching and hatching which is the focus of a line drawings shadow.

I feel that this section of art expresses the character of cartoon drawings. Seeing art in 3D form changes a persons view on the piece. It becomes more appealing to the eye. What makes this art unique, is the step one takes and how someone is able to draw shadows and figures in many different ways to get the same outlook or vision.

I did this section because instead of deciding to do four day art I decided to go with two day art. This gives myself more practice with different skills and helps me perfect certain things, that I may have been struggling with. The emotions that I am trying to convey in my work is to be able to look at my piece and smile or maybe even see something, something like a cartoon. What makes my art unique is that I take the time to make sure my drawing look like a professional artist. This art creates a very happy and enlightening tone.

When drawing, I use a couple of tools. For these drawings I used a pencil, eraser, charcoal, and a pen. With my pen , I outlined my figure that I was going to draw. Then proceeded to use my charcoal and charcoal to shade and finish my drawings. By outlining my drawings in pen, it added a 3-D effect to my drawings. What makes my drawings unique is how dark they are. This adds more of a heavier tone.

While doing these drawings, what has motivated me to create my art, would have to be the techniques these drawings require. I see these as challenges and in the end I feel like I’ve accomplished something. When looking at my art I would like for people to understand that this is my first time drawing 3 dimensional drawings. I would like the viewer to put on artistic glasses and see everything as a piece of work that could possibly have a story about it or where it has came from. Maybe see my work as a beginner/intermediate level drawing and picture the tone in the drawing and maybe how dark the drawings are. Does it paint a picture of the characters emotions? Or does my work leave you feel like you don’t know what it is? When I look at my final work I see exactly what it is supposed to be seen. But depending on how neat or how dark the characters have been drawn, I think about maybe what the cartoon is thinking, or maybe what cartoon this character could be placed in. I enjoyed this section.

O section

In this section I am working on exaggerating facial features of certain characters.When exaggerating certain features, this dims the light on less attractive features. The goal from this section is to enhance my ability to provide diversity in shading methods and drawing techniques.As I went through each drawing, I was able to work on drawing different facial expressions. But these weren’t expressions we use everyday, such as happy, sad and mad. These were expressions like gentle, mischievous,quiet. When using these terms , you wouldn’t think this is what you people are saying to explain peoples expressions. This usually explains people personalities. But what this section does is highlight things that people do not usually see when looking at someone.

In my art I had to focus on trying to texture my drawings.The skills and techniques used to do these drawings are graduated shading techniques, squirkling, which is drawing and shading rounded lines, hatching and crosshatching. What this did is help define three-dimensional forms and great texture to hair and face. Other skills used to create these characters includes usings a grid to help sketch accurate proportions and identifying and rendering values according to a dominant light source. The goal of this  section is to draw the face of a person as a cartoon that could be transformed into a puppet, doll, or stuffed toy. When viewers look at these drawings, I would like for them to see the emotions of these characters and I would like for them to look at how these different techniques were used and where in the drawing they were used.

P and Q section

From all of the assignments that we have had during this art course, to me I thought that this particular assignment was more on an intermediate level. I was working on making places and things. The one thing that I have learned about doing this assignment was using skills like visual interpretation, a creative imagination and great hand coordination for drawing. From my past experiences with the different assignments the teacher has provided me, it seemed as if the other assignments that we’ve previously had was much more difficult than the assignments that I have had in the past. Assignments such as simply drawing a room. The challenges that I faced during this course would have to be illustrating while retaining patience.Although it was very difficult in the beginning I had to identify the exact things I needed to work on and try to practice the skills on my own. With full practice and dedication I would have to say that as of right now I have mastered what it takes to illustrate. If it had not been for the dedication and support I would not have become the student I am today in the class. Therefore it is with great pleasure to have had the opportunity to participate as a student in this class. In the near future I plan to excersise my artistic abilities further and I hope to teach others what I can do as an artist.

R Section

In this section I will be focusing on color basics. The tools I will be using in this section is colored pencils and oil paints, paint brushes and paint.I will be practicing making colors from their primary color. There are warm and cool colors, I am using the color wheel to explore these colors and see where they fit on this wheel.This section will enhance my painting experiences What makes this artwork unique from others is the certain way the strokes of paint are formed. Another thing that will make this unique is the colors in the painting.I like to add lots of color to my paintings, I do this to portray more life in my work. I would like for people to understand that while looking at this art I want them to see a solid foundation of various aspects. Remember to view this art through the lens of color and understand the intricacies of color.When doing this art, I was able to discover many different basic information about paint brushes that I did not know before.Such as how hard you should stroke the brush to add different texture and which way you should stroke the brush to form a perfect color or form.  

S Section

In this project I am using color pencils to draw objects. I’ve chosen to use color pencils because they help to create such subtle illustrations and they bring 0ut the bold colors making it more appealing to the audience. The basic skills that this assignment covers are, shading, overlapping colors and burnishing. These are the three basic skills one must incorporate in color theory.With only four colored pencils and a fine-tip marker, I used these materials to demonstrate skills of dry-mixing colors.I dry-mixed these colors to portray a soft delicate drawings such as portraits, flowers and zany cartoons. What makes this art unique is the beautiful delicate patterns. It’s almost like layering the paper. the surface or the first layer is the outline or color and the second is shaded with color pencils to enhance the color and texture. When looking at my art I hope the viewers see the levels of shading and how the pattern defines the cartoons and how I applied my basic skills and technique.  

T Section and U Section

This is more of an advanced level of art. In this section I was working on expanding my drawing and measurable skills.Because we were so far along in our art, it seems as if this work was made for students that already have good technical skills.I wanted these drawings to look very realistic, and photorealistic. It was not very easy drawing  insects, birds, and mammals. It was a very fine technique I had to apply to this. But by rending the illusion of fur, eyes and other features, it became easy. The challenges I had in this section would have to be making everything on animals look realistic and animals forms exactly proportioned, while still being able to make various shapes and characteristics. By outlining shapes, it defines the shapes a bit more. Then by adding a shadow to so, can make a structure of a face or neck look stronger or stand out more.I really enjoyed this section, simply because I love animals and I have a certain passion for them.

The way I completed these drawings are by doing three simple steps. First outline the proportions and shapes, and finally use hatching to define the three dimensional forms and textures. I used many patterns and focused on capturing shadows, I’ve done this so the viewers will be able to identify the animal. This is a very heavily illustrated section.  In this section I would like for the viewers to see how the animals faces look like animations. I would like for them to look at the patterns and be able to identify the animals.I would also like for the viewer to look at how I faded out a drawing by graduating the shading to white around the lower sections of my work.I most importantly would like for my peers to be able to look at my drawing for reference possibly and follow my drawing, and maybe will be able to break down the process, set up a grid and use their own photo for theirs to look just the same as mine.


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Q3 Art Work

Single line Art: I found this piece online and absolutely fell in love with the creativity of it.I found this image on the nuts net website but could not find its mystery creator. I thought the music theme was amazing and attempted to draw it all with one line in the same way that its original creator did. I was aware of many other forms of art and drawings but line drawling was something new that I found and wanted to explore.   

Sketch a Character: 
Abstract Painting: 
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Final Perspective Drawing

Art Perspective Drawing
1. One thing that I learned that I did not know before this project was how to draw windowsills and add detail to them.

2. By learning how to draw windowsills and add detail to them, my picture looked more realistic.

3. If I did this assignment again, I would draw in more objects to make my picture looked more realistic.

4. My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before is to always use a ruler when making lines and check the orthogonal lines to see if they all line up at the vanishing point.

5. The resources that helped me the most were the in-class tutorials because they allowed me to practice for what I would need to draw.

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Art Q3 Work

I. Artist History: Andy Warhol

 Andy’s life story: 

Andy Warhol was an American Artist. He was born on August 6th of 1928 and died on February 22nd of 1987. He lived with his parents who emigrated from Mikó. Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child, he suffered from Sydenham’s Chorea, a disease that causes involuntary movements and really high fever. Warhol describes this period of his life as a very important one in the development of his character and preferences. 

He majored in Art after high school and studied commercial Art. He started his career and exhibitions in the 1950’s in New York City. 

His art incorporated the the visual art movement known as ‘‘pop art’’. His work of art represent the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and the celebrity culture that flourished in the 60’s. His first art projects consisted of ‘‘blotted ink’’. His earlier paintings showed images taken from cartoons, advertisements, and celebrities being hand painted with blotted ink. As he became more successful, he slowly eliminated the ‘‘hand painting’’ style and moved on to silk screening. Silk screening was a lot easier. It consisted of using silk as a stencil and silk screen it so he could create different patterns multiple times. He created paintings of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe using this technique and built a large collection of them. He also made films during the 60’s and published several books about him as an artist. 

The Andy Warhol museum is a museum dedicated to his collections and works of art. It is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the largest museum dedicated to a single artist in the United States. 

Copy of his work: 



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The Change

         Have you ever heard the cliche that success comes with hard work? Or generally the phrase that ‘’improvement requires some serious conviction and will’’?

I know the second one may sound a little strange and vague, but that summarizes what I had to do to get to where I am at today, not only academically but in life. Let me elaborate more on my academic and social jump from what one would consider ‘’the class dummy’’ and a very reserved person to the outgoing and academically exceptional individual that I am today. I can say for one, that it simply was not just run-of-the-mill activities that coincidentally brought me to this standing point.

         The old school I attended from Kindergarten through ninth grade was originally called Renaissance Advantage Charter school but, however due to a shift in the management of the school and the desire to have the name after the recent senator Hardy Williams, It is now called Hardy Williams Academy Mastery Charter School. I felt very comfortable going into my freshman year at Hardy, which seemed like my senior year in the sense that we were in the same building as K-8, so I had a strong feeling of maturity going in and not remembering the fact that I was still just a freshman. I was prideful in fact and I felt as though I was one of the most intelligent and brightest of students among the entire student body, and most of all I was optimistic that due to Mastery principles and implements, I thought that my classmates and the student body would change. No more people disrupting in-class learning or just creating an overall unhealthy school environment for both the teachers and other students.

         Through my experiences at Hardy, I observed that kindergarten was fine, elementary school was okay(though a few bump and grinds); however, when middle school hit, that was when the peer pressure and the distractions came. What worsened it was that the fact that many of my classmates came from unscrupulous, one parent households that was centered around ghetto principles. I needed to realize that it was never any of my classmates’ fault that they came from these types of families and environments because I realized getting older that people were products of their own environment. And as I succeeded into high school, these ghetto principles still surrounded me and the more I was around them, the more I wanted to dress like a ghetto person, talk like a ghetto person, act like a ghetto person, you name it. I was easily goaded into doing stupid things which would certainly prove troubling for my academic career and even life.

         My classmates noticed that I was not fixated on all the wrong things like girls, money, or just acting like a fool in general, so this is what made me stand out in a predominantly black neighborhood school. I am an original first generation African immigrant, and I had not grown around the customs of what my fellow classmates at Hardy conformed too. I was always taught that education was the most valuable thing in life and my love of learning was a reflection of that. I appeared to be one of them, but my behavior shown otherwise, you could say that I did not ‘’fit the stereotypes’’, and this was seen as perverse in the eyes of a student body like this. In effect, I was ousted from group conversations, people did not really desire my company, and I was mocked and often patronized for being a ‘’good student’’.

         These effects did not only exhort me to develop a bad temper, but It increased my desire to be just like everybody else. Let’s not forget that Human beings are social creatures and we have an innate yearning to be apart of the group or be actively engaged in conversations and social interactions, so I did what was necessary to find this sense of social fulfillment. Even if it meant risking my academic record and reputation. It was finally half through the school year after many unpleasant ordeals that I declared I could no longer be apart of such a school system and I had to find a school where my academic energy and drive would be appreciated. Not to mention my school, which was still just a new high school, was devoid of an abundant of extracurricular opportunities and electives that would prove beneficial in preparation for college.


         Ever since I was young I had aspirations to become a doctor, I declared at 13, in 7th grade at Hardy, that I would become a neurosurgeon against my dearest friend who declared he would become a cardiac surgeon. So we vied to get on the path of those aspirations, not being aware or having knowledge of any of the components demanded for that field of education, so later at 16, I narrowed my choices to just becoming a doctor and officially sacrificing myself and my mind for only that goal, because I believe that god wanted me to become a doctor. I am a devout Christian and I was taught that if god called you to do something, you would have to sacrifice your soul, body, and mind to fulfill that request.

         So I realized that if I did not get myself in order or find a way to adjust my circumstances and get on the right path, I would never achieve such an aspiration. So I decided, that the following year I would admit to SLA, seemingly only a dream school to me from the description of my neighborhood friend Jovan Lewis. I was enamored by SLA and my desire to attend it increased. I figured, this was the school that would help me achieve my goals, what more could I want? A science school, I loved science, a school with no uniform(not really a significant factor in my desire to be admitted), and most importantly I did not have to be constricted by the Mastery principles which consisted of complete quietness during classwork or lessons with all fixed times for questions and discussions. Because of that, I went out of my way vigorously to be admitted into SLA, even if that meant constantly asking my friend Jovan, who attended SLA, questions and digging deep to find information about SLA.

         I was so elated after being accepted into SLA that I was yelling in the ear of my acceptance caller (Jeremy Spry). Frankly, when I initially came into SLA, I thought I was going to be okay, the first thought that went through my head was ‘’Ahhh, nothing to worry about, I’ll be ok, I’m going to show these people what I’m all about’’. At my old school, I was top dog, I acquired nearly every award at my eighth grade graduation including the principal award. I’d always be the one to answer questions and give constructive feedback during class discussions and my classmates admired me for it. This increased my confidence profoundly, even when going into SLA.

However, when it actually came down to it, after cycling around many classes within my first week at SLA, I found myself lost on every subject. I barely understood the material that was being taught and I barely raised my hand to answer questions, that normally if a teacher would ask, I would be able to swiftly answer. Consequently, my grades reflected on this and I was failing more than one class with interim reports left and right for my first two quarters. I was confounded by the amount of knowledge my classmates possessed on many levels; I was in disbelief that I, Osman Bangura, was being outperformed tremendously.

          Soon enough I realized I had to adjust and find a way to improve and meet expectations. So after much pondering over a stretched period of time and experimentation, I devised a convenient study plan in which allowed me to study extensively and successively, and also I realized I would need to be reading more because these were crucial skills that I was lacking: reading and studying. Soon enough, after making these adjustments, I began noticing the positive effects that it had in my life, which changed my experience and student life at SLA.

           I began actively engaging in class discussion, and my vocabulary, verbal fluency and grades automatically increased, in addition I became very studious. All the effects of my hard work, I never had to work as hard at Mastery because the work given to me was definitely not as hard and thought provoking. I gotten nearly all As from the third Quarter of my sophomore year at SLA and my classmates began to see me differently and even compliment at times whenever I made sensible arguments or answers.That was then truly began to realize that I was not a failure or stupid, and simply that anything in life that is worthwhile requires conviction, desire, and ardor- all conventions that led to my current position.

           It took stone cold hard work and a willingness to change. If I never wanted to change, I wouldn't put myself in a position to be subjected to such dynamics in the first place. For example, I didn't have to change schools or change the people who I associated with, I could have stayed at my old position and not have experienced a single change; however, it was not long before I realized that it not just on the case of whether or not I wanted to change anymore, it was that I needed to change. I always knew that I was intelligent, but I did not ever get enough encouragement or support needed to unleash this intelligence. From the starting of the school year in 2013, (when I first transferred into SLA) to where I am now I realized that I had culminated greatly.



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Final Perspective Drawing

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?

One thing that I know now that I didn't know before was that there is  a such thing as an orthogonal line that is basically like a diagonal line but it's origin is the vanishing point. 

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?

Learning this made my drawings cleaner and more precise. I'm not much of a visual artist so getting to use rulers in art was kind of like a blessing, it made drawing easier.

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

If I did this assignment again I would pay more attention to the ceiling tiles because I wasn't using them at first but when I started to use them they were very helpful. 

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

My advice is to just go for it and don't worry about the lines being too perfect because it will drive you crazy trying to check and make sure that every line is exactly where it needs to be.

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

Although the slide share was very helpful my peers jumped in when the slides share confused me. Even though one point perspective is only three lines they often got jumbled and confusing. So where the slide share failed my peers got me back on track.

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Ray Albarouki - Q3 Art

​My inspiration for Quarter 3 was wealth. The largest goal in my life is to have wealth in myself; to be happy. The photos chosen are only a few of the many that I took, but they are the most important. I decided to only take photos of things in my room because that's one of the places I feel the happiest. Each photo is representative of my aspirations.

(unfortunately, my camera wouldn't upload the photos for some reason, so I took the photos of the photos from my phone. NO WHERE near as great of quality.)
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