Drawing check-ins/ Sketch Book Journal/Q1 Benchmark
During this first Q1 Ms. Hull introduced us to a new website that provides different art projects and drawings. I have used many of my sketching idea from the website http://www.drawspace.com which provided me with a series of optional drawing methods and helped me improve my drawing sketches and incorporated drawing techniques along with examples from other artist. Draw space provides drawing from beginners to advanced artist with examples of their artwork that helped me improve my artist abilities from standard drawing to working with advanced levels of the website. I strongly enjoyed exploring the site and viewing the other drawings that showed me a variety of many artists and their own personal drawing skills. Being able to have access to a site that can teach you with a visual example and also write up followed by it to make it easy for artist of that level to understand.
First Check-in journal- For my first check- in journal I demonstrated the use of shadowing in the detail of my eye and eye brow sketches. From using draw space it has shown me what many of the artist do for the detail of the eyes giving it a structural realistic effect on its viewers. Drawing the eye is one of my confident standpoint because I have been familiar with that drawing standard in previous art classes and found myself drawing doodles of eyes in other sketchbooks that I have collected over the years. "Eyes are the window to the soul" and through my drawing I incorporated that messaged by drawing a series of different structures of eyes.
Second check- in journal- I chose to demonstrate the use of shadowing with also helped me complete my first check- in journal of the eyes drawing. Shadowing is preferably my favorite thing to do with many of my sketches because it gives off a realistic feel and gives the drawing a structural effect.
Q1 Senior Art Benchmark - Q1 Benchmark for Senior Art was to create a Sugar Skull design that presents both features of the original design of the traditional Mexican heritage with touch of your own creations within it. Sugar Skulls are a traditional folk art from Southern Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead that involve colors and effects that represent vibrant colors and detail. The process of my product was to incorporate a traditional skeleton/zombie feel for Halloween. To get my design I used my own face as the structure from water paper plaster and waited for that to cool. Once I had hard mask I then copied my design our my sketch book onto the hard product. After the drawing part, I then began to paint on my design. The finished product was then glazed for a finishing look.