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Negative Space

What is negative space?

Negative space is anything that creating the object/image or out lining the object that is black.

Explain how you found negative space in your 1. your cut out? 2 in your stool drawing?
Negative space was around the object and inside the object I took what ever that would define the house and I was able to flip sertain peices of the house to make it look like one full house. In my stool drawing I drew all the space around and in the object to make that drawing.

Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps and artist to see in negative space to define their art and create a clear image of what they are drawing.

How is negative space useful in creating art?

Negative space is useful in creating art because negative space can define you art and it can also mess up your art if you have to much negative space.

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Q4 Reflection 2

Michelle Friedman


Reflection 2

Quarter 4

Luchan por licencias para indocumentados en Harrisburg

El artículo “Luchan por licencias para indocumentados en Harrisburg” apareció en el periodico Ponte Al Dia a la miercoles, el veinte y siete de mayo, dos mil cuarenta. Este artículo esta por nuevos de políticos. Más específica, nuevos de las leyes de inmigrantes sin documentos que quieren poder conducir un carro.

Yo pienso que inmigrantes nuevos que quieren vivir en los estados de unidos necesitan poder a elegir si ellos van a obtener sus licencias de conducir carro si ellos quieren. Pero, hoy in pennsylvania ellos no tienen el opción porque pennsylvania dije que inmigrantes que no tienen todos los documentos de un ciudadano no pueden obtener sus licencias para conducir un carro. Ellos dijen que ellos necesitan a manejar sus carros para hacer todos de los quehaceres. Yo pienso que una licencia de conducir es cosa que cada persona necesita tener el opcion a obtener. Los inmigrantes sin documentos quieren vivir sus vidas con todas de las leyes en los estados unidos. Eso es cosa buena, y nuestro gobierno necesito a entender que nos ciudandos no viven con las leyes toda de la tiempo. Porque eso, los inmigrantes sin documentos que quieren manejar sus carros legalmente estan bueno.

Palabras: 220

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Briana Hicks Capstone


Making a Japanese comic was pretty daring on my part. I enjoy drawing so I thought it would be a piece of cake to make a Manga for my Capstone. Drawing a chapter for my Manga was one of the most stressful things to do during my Senior Year but, I got it done. For professional Mangakas (Japanese comic artist), they barely make their deadline on a good day only focusing on drawing. Trying to manage good grades, a healthy school life, hanging out with friends, and personal time all while working on a manga was crazy! Though if I could, I would do it again. ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

​Click Here To view My Manga, 
"私の邪悪血液; Watashi no Jaaku ketsueki; My Corrupted Blood" Website.

Click Here To View Capstone Cover Page. 


Carter, Charles, ElizabethD, and Thomscher. "How to Draw a Gun." WikiHow. Mediawiki, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

So I know for sure wiki’s aren’t the most reliable but, this helped me grasp a better understanding of guns. I’m drawing weapons in my manga and I’m not the best with guns at all. The surface is always confusing for me to really understand and I always end up faking most of it. I want to know how to draw it without the difficulties of referring back to something. It’s not the most helpful but it gave me a step by step which will help a lot in the long run. Wiki isn’t all that bad for drawing things for the most part.

Crilley, Mark. "Mark Crilley How To Draw Videos." YouTube. YouTube, 04 Nov. 2006. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

MARK CRILLEY IS A GOD! He’s the one of the most reliable sources I have on here! I love Mark Crilley. He has published how to books as well as his own manga series out. His videos teaches me a lot! I’ve learned so much from him and just sitting down and watching them. His videos will help with whatever else I need help with in getting my manga on the road to success. He does step by step and he also does time lapses so if I don’t need the step by step I can just watch him draw it in his own way and try to adapt it to mine. >U<! HE’S AMAZING!

"Cheap Waistcoat." S, Cute Waistcoats For Women With Wholesale Prices Sale. Sammydress, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

Thought this site seem a bit redundant to the last one it’s not. What the other one lack is what this website made up for. The last website was only for men, while this site is only for women. I can focus on the smaller things within women clothing with this site just as I could with the other. Though I am better drawing female clothing, I still have room for improvement. This will help me map out and pick out the clothing for my female characters in my manga and it will help me further evolve as a mangaka.

Hart, Christopher. “Manga for the Beginner: Shoujo.” New York: Watson-Guptill, 2010. Print.

This book has taught me some secret short cuts for making manga drawings look amazing. Manga for the Beginner is amazingly reliable and there are 2 different volumes of Manga for the Beginner. This will help me draw in a different style than what I normally draw in with both my female and male characters and I’m pretty excited for it. This teaches me everything I actually needed to know except for the weapon part. To me this book lacks nothing extreme and if I needed to use it again somewhere in the future, I would definitely either check this book out again, or buy it.

"Hot Topic | ENTIRE SITE 25% OFF." Hot Topic | ENTIRE SITE 25% OFF. HOTTOPIC, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <>.

Hot topic is reliable for today’s fashion. A lot of people see Hot topic as an emo/scene store but it has a large selection of EVERYTHING. It aims towards pre-teens, teens, and adults. I think this will help me with poses as well as the clothing for both male and female. This site can also help map out hairstyles and other things. Hot topic is more americanized than the other two websites I was previously on. Hopefully I use this site as much as I will the others. What this website lacks is the actual manga stuff, but again it’s the little things that count.  

"How to Draw Clothes (Part 3)." How to Draw Clothes (Part 3) | Welcome to How to Draw Manga — Manga University. Manga University, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

Since I had the real life clothing one, I had to find one specifically on manga style clothing. This may seem or look redundant, but to me it’s important. I need to know different ways on how to make it look real but not real at the same time. I want my ruffles, and my creases to be on the same level as a pro’s and by doing so I need different alternatives of how clothing looks in real life compared to with manga. This site is reliable to me and I know it will help me grow as the month past.

“How to Draw Weapons.” Manga Tutorials - How to Draw Weapons: Swords, Knives, Staffs, and More. Manga Tutorials, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

With this website I wanted to know the feel of the blade in a japanese cartoon style. It’s not that swords and such are hard to do, it’s just that it’s easy to make the sword or blade look unrealistic. The point is to make it look similarly close to “real” while keeping it in it’s traditional japanese style. I think this will help me work on my shading and with my manga hands. This website has helped me before in the past when I was still a beginner with manga and art altogether. So, now it should be of more help than it was before.

"Learn How to Draw Guns." How to Draw Guns, Step by Step, Weapons, with Our FREE Online Drawing Tutorials!, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

Dragoart does not look reliable at all. The whole website is cheesy and it’s mega flashy but it has multiple different takes on guns which is better than wiki’s. This site also shows a step by step for me and it has more offers. Plus, it doesn’t just have how-to’s on guns, it also teaches different perspectives of manga and drawing it. Though I wish it were more authentic, I’ll have to work with it. It is really hard finding legit manga things online but this site isn’t the worst I’ve seen. Hopefully this will turn out to be a good choice for me.

"The Complete Idiot’s Guides." The Complete Idiot’s Guides. Penguin and Random House, 1 July 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

Finding reliable drawing manga how-to’s are really difficult. It’s almost impossible to find an .org for drawing of anything. So when looking for a good site I have to look through it carefully to make sure it will be of some benefit to and for me. This website is actually pretty helpful with the body structures of both male and female. Not only does it have that but it also offers some other things I didn’t take into account. Though it is a .com, it has been proven to be of great help for me. I know I will not regret using this site.

"Zeesebon." Men., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

This site is just clothing site. I needed a real clothing site to base off my guy characters because I’m not great with their clothing. It seems unreliable and it looks like it wouldn’t help but it does. I have a wide variety of male clothing and though it’s not already in manga form, I can adapt it to my own liking. This site also helps me compare my manga style male structure to a real male structure. I know it’ll help me for sure because I always need to improve on something. This site is just a small piece to a bigger puzzle.

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la casa de Lil Wayne

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"This is ....'s house." (Esta es la casa de...)
Where it is located (Está en...)
What it is close to (Está cerca de...)
What it is far from (Está lejos de...)
Some of the best features of the house (Does it have a garden? Does it have a gym? Does it have a large pool?
Esta es la casa de Lil Wayne.
Esta en Miami.
Esta cerca de la playa.
Esta lejos de mi casa.
Lil wayne casa tiene cinco pisos, un ascensor, un cien habitaciones, un piscina, oro banos, bonita vista, y un
Tanque de tiburones grandes!
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Whitney Houston Casa

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​Esta es la casa de Whitney Houston. Esta en New Jersey. Esta cerca de el bosque (forrest). Esta lejos de centro comercial. 

1.No hay grande jardin. 
2. Hay grande piscina. 
3. Hay viente habitaciones. 
4. Hay veinte y dos ventanas. 
5. Hay tres largo escalera. 
6. Hay dos garajes. 
7. No hay tres gimnasios. 
8. Hay numeroso largo árboles.
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TAREA (día de entrega 29/05/14) Casa de una persona famosa

​1) Screenshot the photo of a famous person's house (You can choose any house really. It doesn't have to really belong to him/her).
2) Describe the house by telling:
  • "This is ....'s house." (Esta es la casa de...)
  • Where it is located (Está en...)
  • What it is close to (Está cerca de...)
  • What it is far from (Está lejos de...)
  • Some of the best features of the house (Does it have a garden? Does it have a gym? Does it have a large pool? etc)
If you can't remember the vocab for places that we learned, here is the link.

MINIMO: 8 frases.
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la casa de Rifah

  • Esta es la casa de Rifah.
  • Está en Filadelfia.
  • Está cerca de todas casas de green stream.
  • Está lejos de Chicago. 
  • La casa hay cinco dormitorios, tres comedors, grande jardin, diez guardarropas, y una persona. La casa es muy bien. 
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La Casa


La Casa es muy pequeña. En la cocina, hay un fregadero. En la bano, hay un lavamanos y una ducha. En la sala, hay una sofá y ventana. En la cocina, hay dos sillas. En la cuarto, hay una cama y unos libros. en la guardarropa, hay una espejo y unos zapatos y unas ropas.

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Esta es las casa de kany west. Esta en california. Esta cerca de el mercado. Esta lejos de holliwood. Tiene una peisna , jardin and un garaje.
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La casa de Adam Levine

Esto es la casa de Adam Levine. Su casa tiene tres dormitorios. Hay un baño con un lavamanos. Adam Levine tiene un jardín. En el jardín hay un árbol. No hay un comedor pero tiene una sala. En la sala hay una sofá. En la sala hay muchos libros. Esto es la casa de Adam Levine. 
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La Casa

Esto es una cocina. Tiene una estufa en la cocina. Hay ocho sillas y una mesa. Tiene mucho ventana en la cocina. Hay muchas frutas adentro de un plato. Hay una sofá en la cocina. 
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La Casa de Morgan Freeman

​Esta es la casa de Morgan Freeman. Está en New York City. Está cerca de heaven. La casa tiene una piscina. Hay 3 comedores, 2 cuartos, 3 cocinas, 2 garajes, 2 salas, 2 baños, y un sotano. En el comedores, tiene 4 mesas, mucho sillos y dos ventanas. En el caurtos, hay una cama, un pupitre, y una guardarropa. Hay muchos largos nevaras, un lavaplatos, y un horno en las cocinas. Las garajes tiene 18 carros. La salas tiene 4 sofas, 7 teles, una mesa, y una ventana. El baños tiene 4 duchas, 2 espejos, y 2 ventanas. Hay 2 lavamanos, una escalearas, muchas sillas, muchos teles, y una nevera en el sotano.
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La Casa de Beyonce

Está en la casa de Beyonce. Está en Los Angeles, California. Está cerca de las montañas y el aeropuerto. Está lejos de el centro comercial y la cárcel. En la casa, tiene uno una peluquería. Tiene un gimnasio y grande un jardín. Un jardín tiene muchos flores de color. Hay cien las ventanas en la casa. En la casa, hay dos la cocinas. También hay tres grande unas piscinas. La casa de Beyonce es muy bonita.
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La casa

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La casa es grande. La casa tienes dos habitaciones.La casa tienes un sotana. Hay tiene un bano y una sala. No hay televisión y un sofá. La casa tienes una cocina.  
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☀️ Albert Einstein's Casa!!☀️

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Esta es la casa de Albert Einstein! Es muy viejo y está en Mercer County, New Jersey. Tiene un grande jardín, un árbol en frente y agradable flores. En la casa tiene cocina con un estufa eso es tiene un quemador. También hay un el sótano donde Einstein haría conducta ciencia experimentos. Hay diecisiete ventas y uno chimenea. El casa es muy fresco.

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La Casa de Shakira

Esta es la casa de Shakira. La casa de Shakira es muy muy muy grande y fabuloso. Esta en Miami. Está cerca de la playa. Está lejos de el ghetto. Hay una piscina muy grande. Tambíen hay una jardin pequeño. Hay muebles de color blanco en el patio.
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La casa de Beyonce

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Esta es la casa de Beyonce.Beyonce es una famosa cantante. La casa es grande. Hay muchos ventanas. La cocina es muy grande. Hay el fegadero es agradable. el Jardin es fantastico. hay dos sofas. la television is muy grande.   
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La casa

Esta es la casa de América y esta en Filadelfia,Pensilvania. Está cerca de mi escuela de SLA y está lejos del Rusia, muy lejos. La casa es muy extraña, la casa es muy grande pero hay sólo un cuarto. Tiene tres pisos con la cocina y la sala en el segundo piso. el baño en piso tres, cerca de el habatación y cerca de la lavadora y la secadora. Extraño también, la casa necesita más escaleras hay sólo uno. Hay también tiene un jardín con muchos árbols y una pequeña piscina. 
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Q4 Benchmark


“The sacramental seal is inviolable.

A priest cannot break the seal of confession to save a life, to protect his good name, or to aid the course of justice.”

In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti (In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. )

My son, are you telling me in 1941

There were nights you ransacked homes

forced men to bend to the whim of German tongues?

You shot them in back alleys.

You found women hiding beneath bedsprings,

tucked inside pianos,

crouched beneath creaking floorboards,

choking on gun powder and brittle bodies being burnt to ashes  

you slaughtered them -

cleansing the world of those with the devil in their eyes

You consider yourself righteous  

Haunted only by a woman’s scream Pleading for her babies’ life

Before bullet met back

Seems like you can’t get their blood from beneath your nails

their faces too hard to forget.

They steal your sleep.

Something about how her eyes sunk back in sockets

Her fingers bruised, dislocated from locking together

to hard around her son

she wouldn’t run,

she only wanted to trade

her last breaths for his future

but you didn’t negotiate with Jews.

I'm suppose to forgive you

do 10 hail Marys for every mother you butchered

5 our fathers for every father you shot in secluded alley way

In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti

"I absolve you from your sins in the name of the father, the son and the holy spiri..."

deus ignosce mihi (God forgive me)

God forgive me

i don’t want to forgive this man for his sins

I want to watch him twist

as screams simmer beneath his bed springs

I want his skin to sting every time water touches it

As shower heads remind him of gas chambers

I want him to die slow and painful

I remember you and your friends.

God the Father of Mercies,

Swastika armbands, brown shirts, combat boots

plastering pavements with glass

fathers beaten by batons.

mothers on knees, spared only to watch

blood spots spread across brick where babies heads

were smashed -

through the death and resurrection of His Son,

you rested their bodies in Babi Yar pits

laughed while you shot families in backs

corpses rotted black

stacked up till bones filled graves they dug    

has brought forgiveness of sin to the world.

it took you and your friends

two days, one night, to burn down

250 synagogues,

kill 2500 jews,

lock away 20 thousand,

Through the ministry of the Church,

I should’ve said something then!

Kristallnacht was the time to prove to god how righteous I am

my tongue was pinned down by the barrel of your gun

I was scared to die

I forgot there was a spot for me in heaven

I could’ve saved those people

I’m sorry for not even trying

I grant you pardon and absolution for your sins

no more silent tongues

i still hear women crying in the choir

kids bent, pants down, in confession booths

confessing sins they thought they committed

in the Name of the Father

my friends aren’t so holy, they sin too

pedophile priest creep down aisles

and of the Son,

as organs drowned out

hebrew sorrows settling in the tones

he can't hide your secrets here

and of the Holy Spirit.

i’ll show the world that silence

won’t sit well on tongues tonight, not in my church

not in my soul


For this project I wanted to write a poem that tells a story from a unique perspective. Which is why I decided to chose a priest who is suppose to for give everyone for their sins, but struggles to forgive a nazi soldier. This now shows the priest fighting against his duty with god to forgive and his own morals. One thing I like about this poem is that is goes back and shows everything the soldier did. Which flows well with story telling because the priest was alive during the holocaust. In a way this poem shows a part of history and how one person (being a priest) had to go through it. Which is something that I hope my audience got from my work. I hope the got that fact that sometimes in life our morals might clash with our duties and how we face them would determine the type of person we will become in the future. If there was one thing I gained from this project it would be that story telling is a way of keeping this alive. Without story telling parts of history would be lost or even memories at that. I say that because every conversation we have with one another is story telling and is how we get to leave a piece of our selves with others. I think story telling is a way of keeping our legacy alive in a way.
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La Casca De James Hetfield

​Esta Es la casca de James Hetfield. Es el cantante de Metallica. Está en San Francisco, Ca. Está cerca de estadio de giants. La casa cuenta con 2 jardines. Hay muchas mesas y sillas en la casa. Tiene todas sus guitarras. Está cerca de las montañas.  La casa tiene una piscina en el patio. También la casa es muy grande
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La case de Michael Jordan.

Esta es la casa de Michael Jordan. Esta en Chicago. Esta cerca de New York. Esta lejos de Philadelphia y Argentina. Hay un grande baloncesto campo tambien tenis campo. La casa tiene muchas arbols. Hay un coche rojo y la casa es muy muy grande. 
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