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Antoinette's Quater 2 Drawings

For quarter two, I decided you have my pictures set around "pencil" drawings. I decided to do this because adding color to a picture automatically brings life to the drawing but I wanted to bring life to the drawing with out color. I wanted to see if I had the ability to still set the standards of "eye catching" drawings with pencil. I thought I did a fairly good on this quarter. 
On the final drawing, I found a picture of a flower in a cup. I thought this was a really beautiful picture and decided to draw it as the artist that I wanted to write on but when it came down to finding the artist behind the picture, it came up as unknown. So I put both the original and my version of the drawing up. The artist's name on the picture is named V.G. Phelps, but again, there is not information on him. 
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Quarter 2: Bailey Collins

The last couple of months I have been taking photographs around the city. I have been walking around with my camera and capturing anything I see that I think is interesting to the eye.

Vivian Maier: Life Story


Vivian Maier was born on February 1, 1926. She was born in New York City and spent much of her childhood in France. When she returned to the United States, she worked as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois for almost forty years. During that time, she took more than 100,000 photos. Most of her images were of people on the streets or cityscapes of Chicago.

In 1951, Vivian Maier moved from France to New York. She was 25 years old. When she moved back she worked in a sweatshop. She made her way to Chicago by 1956.

Almost all of the images that Vivian Maier took in the forty years of photographing the streets of Chicago were left undeveloped in the homes of families she had nannied for. She kept boxes of mostly negatives that she had shot with her Rolliflex camera. Towards the end of her life she lived off of social security income and the children that she had nannied for, bought her an apartment in Chicago. In 2008, she slipped on ice and was hurt. She eventually passed away in April of 2009 at the age of 83.

A few years ago, a local historian in Chicago, named John Maloof, purchased a box of Maier’s negatives. Vivian Maier never planned to use her images to be known for. She kept them undeveloped and unseen. She used it as a hobby that passed the time when she took her walks through the city. So she could capture every interesting thing she discovered.

Street photography is taking images of real world, candid shots of modern life. They are unaltered images of the human condition in public places. This type of photography is very similar to another subject documentary photography. This is taking shots of neighborhoods and documenting the architecture and the culture of the ages.


The first photograph is one that I took. A recreation of a piece of Vivian Maier's.
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Art Q2

This quarter I was able to get more practice in shading. There were some drawings that required a lot of patience and I think these were the hardest ones for me. The lessons helped increase my confidence with drawing pencils so I attempted some portraits. Overall I enjoyed practicing drawing in detail
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Q2 Art

This quarter, I drew things from both Drawspace lessons and did some other drawings as well. I like to focus more on realistic drawing, and I always need improvement. Enjoy!

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Q2 Artwork

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This quarter, in addition to following along the online teachings, I painted a ceiling tile with Leah Petty. It was really cool to try out this different style of art, and I really enjoyed working with the paint. I hope I can paint more in the coming quarters. As far as the sketches go, I really enjoyed the lessons on blending and shading, I thought they added a really interesting effect to the artwork and was really proud of some of the pieces I managed to create.
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Kenyatta Bundy- Q2 Artwork

This quarter, with Ms. Hull's consent, I strayed away from the normal 2-day a week curriculum. Instead, I focused on my individual skill when it came to drawing portraits. Portrait drawing has always been a struggle for me, so I thought that I should face my biggest struggle head on. Overall, although their was very few pieces, total, I spent 21 hours doing these drawings. 8 for the first drawing, 8 for the second, and 5 for the last. My biggest goal was to simply improve with each drawing that I did, which I do believe that I did. Enjoy!
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Wynn Geary Q2 Art

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This quarter I tried to focus on a little bit more physical art as opposed to design. I started off the quarter by spending a few weeks on a ceiling tile inspired by my previous sticker art squids and marine life. For christmas I got a NeoLucida as a gift (click link to learn more) A NeoLucida is a prism that you look through and it projects an object sitting in from of you onto your paper (sort-of). I've spent a lot of time futzing with the NeoLucida and don't have a lot to show for it, but once I figure out how to make things do right side up, I'm excited to do some more serious drawing with it. I've also been casually challenged with designing a chicken coop for small backyards in Philly (drawings above). And on a more serious note, designing a scarf that will be sold and put into production in the spring. I haven't stopped designing either, this quarter I designed Ms. Ramis Website (meenoorami.org)  and designed and layed out an entire 50 page magazine among re-designing my logo (for the first time since 5th grade) and my website. 


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Petty Art Q2

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I really got into water colors this year, I am still trying my best the learn how to use them well, but this is what I did for Q2. I also made a tile of Louise from the FOX show bob's burgers, I feel like there is a little Louise in everyone that goes to SLA. She's a little edgy and speaks her mind, but is still I kid. As i was painting Louise I looked back to when I was younger I loved NICK, and really who didn't. Fairly Oddparent's was one of my favorite shows growing up, so I drew Cosmo from the show, the guy with the green hair. I remember when I was little I tried my little heart out trying to draw Sqiudward, from Sponge Bob. I was never real a fan of the show, I thought it was very dumb and had no morals to it at all. But I remember trying to draw him free hand it it was a mess, so now that I am sixteen I tried again free hand, no website helping me just drawing and I did it.       
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Lisa Kang Quarter 2

This quarter we did a series of art activities and drawings. We learned new skills but we also used our old skill from the last quarter to enhance our drawings. These drawings range from crosshatching, shading to perspective as well. 
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Karoline`s Quarter 2 Art Blog

In quarter two, I was given the choice to paint. I have more passion towards painting than drawing, I`m also a lot better at. Since I had the choice to paint, I decided to do my favorite baseball team since I had already painted my favorite football team. I decided to do the logo of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Before actually painting the logo, a proper tile from the ceiling had to be chosen and color schemes for the background. The sketch had to be done in pencil, once the sketch was finished, I moved on to the paint. When painting, it is always important to paint it more than once. That is so the colors look brighter. After the colors were on, I went over all of the white painting for a third time so the blue and red would appear more vibrant. 
Doing the painting was a process. My original plan was to complete two or three. However, the quarter was very short. With the many snow days and helping other classmates with their paintings as well, it was hard to finish my own.
For the next quarter, I plan on doing at least 3 more paintings dealing with music, education, and the weather. 
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