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Final Perspective Drawing

I learned how to determine which lines should be parallel or go to the vanishing point depending on a line's position in real life.

It helped my perspective of how to draw and it gave me an understanding of drawing 3D objects based on the object's position relative to my eyes.

I would probably make the windows smaller and put the table farther back since the apron of the window is too low to the ground if I had to do the assignment again.

I would tell someone who has never drawn first perspective that it is easy if you know when to use the vanishing point and when to make lines parallel to each other. Also, I would tell them to pay attention in class and know the definition of key words like parallel or orthogonal.

The slide show helped me the most because it showed me how to make the sizes accurate and what to do on some confusing parts like drawing the apron of the window and spacing objects.

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Final Perspective Drawing

I learned how to give my drawings perspective and depth. Before we did this assignment I had no idea how having a vanishing point could make a drawing look realistic. Knowing all this helped me improve not only my artistic skills but the nature of my drawing. If I did the assignment again I would want to save my coloring until the very end, by doing so I could have easily fixed later found mistakes. My advice to someone who has never drawn in one point perspective is to be mindful of where your vanishing point is, because it is the most important part to your drawing. The sources on Moodle were a major help to me, also Ms. Hull for her artistic direction. 
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Final Perspective Drawing

​1. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?
One thing that I learned that I did not know before was orthogonal lines and all the names for specific lines and stuff. I knew what they were and how they had to be done but I didn't know what they were called.  

2. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?
Learning these things made my drawing better because now I knew the right way to draw them and I became really good at doing one point perspective stuff in my opinion. 

3. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?
I would probably fold my drawing differently and draw my lines a lot darker because they are hard to see in my picture. 

4. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?
I would tell them to start small and practice before they try to do something big. Also they should try to be really precise so that they don't have to erase a lot of things.

5. What resource helped you the most and why?
The resource that helped me the most was my brain because I have a pretty good eye for this stuff, I didn't need a lot of help. If I did have a question I would go to moodle to see the presentation Mrs. Hull did so that I could see what she did. 
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Final Perspective Drawing

​A. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before.
I learned how to apply a vanishing point which helped me a lot with keeping my room in proportion.
B. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better.
It helped me a lot with my drawling especially with the two walls on the side. Without my vanishing point the walls would be uneven and out of proportion.
C. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?
Next time I would work on the positions of the table more because the middle table was a little off. I also messed up with my floor tiles because I forgot to draw my orthogonal line so some of them are rectangles.
D. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?
Make sure you draw the basic parts of the room first but do not draw the floor tiles until after you draw everything else on the floor. It is easy to draw around the objects and will save you a lot of eraser marks.
E. What resource helped you the most and why?
The resource that helped the most would be the one point perspective room that we drew with Mrs. Hull (here). it introduced the basics of one point perspective and I referred back to it a few times to make sure I did not do anything wrong.
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Quarter 3 Art- Julian Makarechi

​My name is Julian Makarechi, a sophomore at Science Leadership Academy. This year I have decided to take a more intense art class taught by Ms. Hull. Lately her class has been focused a lot on shading and she has been able to give us techniques to how to do it well. The sketches posted below are the ones that I have been working on through out the duration of the 3rd quarter. I used drawspace.com to help me figure out the steps to each of my sketches. For my outside project, I decided to paint the Philadelphia 76ers logo on a ceiling tile (a picture of this is also in the slideshow below). With the help of my classmates I was able to complete this piece of art pretty well. Overall, I am very proud of my work this quarter and I feel like I am improving. 
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Day of Silence is Friday!

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Join SLA GSA in silence for LGBT Rights.

The Day of Silence is a silent protest that aims to raise awareness of the unfair treatment and prejudice that effects members of the LGBT community. Students take a stand against homophobia by staying silent throughout the school day.

For more information, click here to visit The Day of Silence homepage. We encourage you to sign up on the website as well as checking in with SLA GSA Friday morning (info below).

If you would like to participate in SLA's Day of Silence, We will be having a check in on Friday morning before class (7:50AM-8:10PM) right in front of the office. You will receive a a ticket for the event.

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Final Perspective Drawing

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

One thing I learned that I didn't know before is that all aspects of a drawing are connected by vanishing point. It keeps your drawing in proportion. Without this you can't figure out your lines and it makes your drawing perfect.

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

I had to redraw my windows and some other things. I'd definitely pay more attention on my tables, and stools were kinda difficult for me to do. 

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

If I would do this assignment again I would definitely add some colors and make it more attractive by adding more details in every part of the room.

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 is that make sure your vanishing point is clear and every line is connected to this.

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

The resource that I helped the most were the guide lines on Moodle because  I was doing the same wall as on the moodle it helped me with how to accurately create a perfect room.



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One Point Perspective Drawing

  1. One thing that I have learned that I haven’t learned before was it’s ok to erase because it’s a way of improvement and it’s the best way for you to learn your strongest points and and the weakest point that needed addition work. 
  2. Learning this really made my drawings better because I recognized my mistakes and changed them for the better. 
  3. If I did this assignment over again I would not procrastinate, and spend every ingle minute of time given to work on this. 
  4. My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing is to draw as if you are looking at the thing you are drawing. You just don’t see a flat surface but you see 3 dimensional surface so draw in your point of view. 
  5. The resource that actually helped my out the most was observing other people’s drawings and trying to craft them into mines. 
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Jiwon Choi- Final Perspective Drawing

Something I learned while doing this drawing was how to draw objects without any guide from someone. I learned how to draw something just by looking at the original picture and making an exact replica of it. By learning how to draw objects without a guide but with just a picture of it, I know that I can draw real objects in life without having problem with it. In fact, my skill of drawing a real object will increase now. The resource that helped me the most to draw this was the website’s steps on how to start it and our art teacher’s (Mrs.Hull) advices. She told

     Even though I believe that my skills increased in drawing, my drawing of this room was not perfect. If I had a chance to do this assignment again, I would make the center square with the vanishing point a little bit larger, and put the light that is on the ceiling in the center. My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point drawing is telling them to imagine how that object might look like if you were above, side, or below it and make the drawing. If one imagines it in this type of way, one can know how to make the drawing a little bit more realistic. 

    

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Final Perspective Drawing

a. One thing that I specifically learned was that all the objects in my final drawing are made up of little rectangles. For each item I had to draw, the base of the item started with drawing little rectangles. Also, in order to make something 3D you add more small rectangles. Before this project I looked more at the lines, than the actual shape I was making, but now I know that it's ALL rectangles. 

b. This learning about the whole concept of starting from rectangles really helped my drawing out. Instead of making random lines, I knew I had to start with a rectangle. This made drawing everything much easier. I could more easily create my objects, and also tell if I was doing something wrong!

c. If I had the chance to do this project over again I would make my back wall bigger. When I look at my drawing as a finished product, the back wall is so tiny, that some things were squeezed in and I could've made it more proportionate if I had had more room!

d. My two major pieces of advise that I would give to someone who has never drawn in one point perspective is to 1) start every object with a rectangle, and then add more rectangles to make it 3D. 2) Measure EVERYTHING. It's crucial to have straight lines in your drawing and if even one thing is off, it can mess everything else up. For every line I had to draw I would measure a distance on one side, and then measure the distance on the opposite sides, and then connect the dots!

e. The resource that helped me the most was Mrs. Hull's drawing guide. It gave you the basics, so that you weren't lost on what to do, but it let you figure out the details which made you really think (and erase a lot). It was super helpful going step by step in the guide, because I could reference the pictures, while making my own! 
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Final Perspective Drawing

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I learned how to make objects recede into and pop out of space.


By knowing how to do this I was able to create door ways and window frames.


If I were to do this assignment again, I would make sure to make the lines darker so that it is more visible in the photo.


Make sure that your lines are only either horizontal (up and down), vertical (left and right), orthogonal (to the vanishing point).


The olejarz website really helped me grasp the idea of one point perspective and how to make things pop out into space.

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English Macbeth Project

1. My project is a thought map, or visualization illustrating my essay. It uses my essay’s ideas and illustrates them with a whiteboard animation. I thought this would be a good idea because it summarizes all of the thoughts from my essay, and allows me to show them in a short and entertaining way.


2. I first made an outline of all the important concepts of my essay, in order of where they went chronologically. Then, I illustrated each concept. After that, I filmed myself drawing the concepts on a whiteboard, fast forwarded it, and set it to music.


3. I had difficulty with deciding how to best represent each of my concepts with illustration. I had to choose out of a variety of possible ideas for each thought.


4. I am most proud of how entertaining/ interesting I was able to make my project. The responses from my classmates were generally positive, and they found it fun to watch. If it is fun to watch, that means they paid attention to it. If you make something that people want to pay attention to, they will learn the information that is being presented.


5. If I did the project again, I would make each idea more fleshed out. I felt like I didn’t explain each idea clearly enough, or had enough information with each idea. I would also add voice over to verbally explain the ideas I was trying to represent.


6. I learned that there are many creative ways to present information and ideas, such as song lyrics and tunes, sculpture and other image mediums, and rap.


7. I learned that I am able to make an effective, yet somewhat entertaining, and most importantly understandable presentation that people are willing to watch.


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Macbeth Creative Piece (Monologue)


I decided to write a short monologue from the point of view of lady Macbeth. Showing how she changes throughout the play and her interactions and feeling towards Macbeth. It starts with her being angry and controlling. It shows how she is angry with Macbeth for acting like such a coward when he knows he should be a man. It is how she controls him. It then shows how she begins to sort of plumet and become much more vulnerable to everything around her. Such as the immense amount of murders and deaths. The guilt eating her alive showing significantly. The process of writing this monologue was fun and frustrating. I loved trying to get deeper inside of the mind of Lady Macbeth while using the quotes and interpreting them in whatever which way was not only fun but helped me analyse the reading to a greater extent. I was frustrated with how to come up with a transition of her attitude throughout one monologue and I did that with the help of the quotes from the book. In order to craft this apart from the writing, I thought it would be more fun if visually the paper that the monologue was written on appeared older that it actually was. In order to achieve this goal, I crinkled it up and burned it in certain places. After that I had put it into the oven to make the creases appear more crisp and obvious. What I am most proud of is the way I interpret Lady Macbeth throughout this monologue I feel like I give the audience a full overview of how she was in the early stages of the killing of duncan and then how she was later on.  If I were given the opportunity to do this differently I would memorize and perform it. I had performed the monologue but it was off of paper and I feel that if it would have been memorised it would have brought more to life in that piece. From my colleagues I learned that there are many different forms of interpretation and events in the story. Many people had done things such as sculptures or videos or drawings. They had all chosen something that worked in their favor for the most part, and I found how I teach people about certain things the best which is through my writing and for others it might have been a power point or a comic.. etc. What I learned about myself is that I do wonderful work when I use all of the time I am given to the fullest, and I feel if I had exercised that more prior to posting this the project itself would be a lot better. The entire monologue reads:


“I once heard willows fall silently under the commands of men. Breaking bows and tragic cries of escaped breathe…Success is never blessed without blood.

and Macbeth will wear a crown of crimson proudly For my smile has been etched on to long in this place and If I were broad shouldered and could push down willows with my breast Oh how I ask!  "Come to my woman's breasts and take my milk for gall!!" for the back of macbeth cannot carry that of a load like an  but his knees buckle at fear of  weight so Unsex me here You murdering ministers obey me like that of a man. Hold me into war that only men can bare but I have hands of a woman and I bare no chest to command those who I see below me, and cowardly Macbeth begs for my satisfaction. "INFIRM OF PURPOSE!" Jumping out of his skin at every shadow, but "The and the dead are but as pictures. Tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil." Yet he shutters at the sight of blood, and now that he has grown to be king I feel empty, this skin has begun to hold hands with the bones of my soul and I am hollow. The power that has consumed him into the depths of shadows yet I still see the shallow waters of fear engraved in his face. I AM MORTAL NOW! and my heart is way too heavy.”



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This project was about how Macbeth was driven to become evil by the witches, but was still at fault for going as far as he did. However, the video doesn't show that all that well, as it only shows the quotes. However, it served more as a summary of the book than a defense of the thesis. However, it does still show how Macbeth became more evil, and how the witches were involved. It's really just more of an extension of the written project, rather than a straight-up translation into video form.
I had a few time issues in the creation of this project. For example, the weekend it was supposed to be done I had a robotics competition. I ended up doing the whole thing that Sunday afternoon. However, I took the time to make the effort show- a good 6 and a half hours. I used my mom's copy of Adobe After Effects. I did the video by animating objects, such as type and images, in time with the music I chose ("Lunae Deae" by Makkon). I also had some objects' brightness linked to the audio, for added dramatic effect.
I'm really proud that I could learn After Effects in such a short time. I went in barely knowing how to use it and came out knowing the basics. Usually it takes me longer to learn the ropes of software as complicated as After Effects, but I managed to do it somehow. What I would change is how it ties into the thesis. I didn't give myself enough time to think that completely through.
I learned a fair amount from others' projects. First of all, I realized that even the simplest of projects can be the most entertaining. I also learned that Jiwon can play piano. I also gained some new perspectives on the story; such as a different theory about how Lady Macbeth's character evolved throughout the story. I didn't learn much about myself, besides the fact that I now know how to better organize my time when doing projects.

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Q3 Art/Design

This quarter, I worked on a number of different art/design projects. The main project that was officially for art class was the Vans Custom Culture competition. I was in charge of designing and applying a design for the BMX, surfing and skateboarding themed classic vans shoe. My idea sprouted from the idea of transpiration and Philadelphia transportation (SEPTA) in the form of a subway map. 


I started out in adobe illustrator looking at real world subway maps and designed my own. After much thought about how to actually apply the map to the white shoe, we figured that the easiest thing to do would be to use packing tape to make a template and paint the lines on the shoe. I stayed for a few days after school working on taping and painting and finally on the day it was due I finished and the shoe was complete and ready to be photographed and submitted. 

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On top of the work in art class, I also worked on a number of personal projects. The biggest of them all has been launching my website. I used adobe muse and have been building the website since December. I went into building the website without a real theme for the website, my only real idea for it, was that I wanted there to be a business card on the home page with 2 buttons going to my graphic design portfolio and the other to a photography portfolio. I built the homepage like I wanted it and continued on to designing the actual portfolios. With the help of my mentor phil, we came up with a side scrolling circle concept. It took a few weeks to finally gt the website into a form that was simple and easy for the viewer to use. 

Now that the website is usable, I’m going back and re-designing the pages and taking a second look and deciding what might be better and adding features that some users asked for. One of the big changes that I’ve made already is re-designing the home page, this iteration pulls from my vans custom culture design and uses the “subway stops” as the buttons for the contact page and both portfolios. The URL for the website is wynngearydesign.com

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​Other projects included:

Re-designing the SLARP logo,

I've also been working on projects with my mentor like, 
Creating concepts for a nascar/national guard project

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Final Perspective Drawing Zack Hersh

1. I learned that taking the time for small and individual details really makes the object you're drawing and the picture look a lot better and realistic.
2. This made my drawing look much more realistic and 3D which really added to it.
3. If I were to do this project again, I would draw the floor tiles after the tables and stools because constantly erasing and redrawing them was a pain and sometimes they threw me off.
4. My advice to drawing in perspective is draw everything all the way back to the vanishing point because it really helps with drawing orthogonals and making your drawing look realistic and accurate.
5. The resource that helped me the most was the online room practice. I really got the hang of it on that and I found it really helpful.




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Final Perspective Drawing - Green, 2013, perspective.

One Point Perspective

Questions: ​

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


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

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

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

e. What resource helped you the most and why?


Answers: 

       One thing that I learned is when you draw in one point perspective you need to make sure every line goes through vanishing point. It made my drawing to look as you look at it in real life. Also all of the lines look straight. If I did this assignment again I would definitely draw more furnitures and details because I only drew tables and chairs. An advice for someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing is to concentrate on the lines and vanishing point because it is the most important thing that makes your drawing look real. Some of the sources that helped me the most was powerpoint because it showed me which thing I should draw first. Another source was the website where you could click on things in the room and it gave you some of the information about lines and how to draw something. 

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Q3 Art Blog

In this Quarter 3, We were to accomplish art assignments that were on Drawspace.com, from F9-H2. During the lessons that we were to learn on our own in order to complete our drawings, had helped me improve my art skills into drawing. The website was useful to me and made mine art skills to improve. Flipping through my sketch book, it actually made me feel good about myself that I had improve and accomplish my art skills. In this quarter, I had focus on the detail on each assignment that was given and the hard work that I had put into. Plus, Each student is required to do an outside project in additoin to all of the drawing projects. I decided to make a melted crayon portrait inspire by Justin Bieber. I know you may be wondering, Why Justin Bieber? We'll he is truly a inspiration and I wanted to make something to give back. 
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Other Drawings 
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Final Perspective Drawing

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One thing I learned that I didn't know before is that all elements of a drawing are connected by orthogonals and the vanishing point. They keep the drawing in balance and keeps everything in proportion. Learning this made my drawing acceptable. Without these two techniques I would be out of luck trying to draw this art room. My room would look unprofessional and it would all be guess work.
If I had to draw this room over again I'd definitely pay more attention to the details the things in the room. Things in the room like the number of tables there are in the room or the texture of the tables and stools. I would not spend so much time doing everything to exactness. For example, the floor tiles took me an entire class period because i wanted to have the exact number of tiles on the floor (24). 
My advise to someone who has never done one-point perspective is to take their time on a drawing like that. You will make a lot of mistakes and will have to erase all the time. It's good to be patient and not try to rush the drawing. If you're stuck on one thing, go back to it later. The resources that helped me the most was the olejarz website and Mrs. Hull's example. They gave the most direct examples and showed the simplest way of drawing certain elements.
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Final Perspective Drawing, 2013, perspective

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?
One thing that I learned specifically is how to draw tiles on ceilings and floors.

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

This helped make my drawings better because they allowed me to make a more accurate room.

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

If I did this assignment again I would try to see if my back wall was not as small so I could have more space to draw.

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 one point perspective is that to make sure you have a clear vanishing point otherwise you can't do your drawing.

e. What resource helped you the most and why? 

The resource that I believed helped me the most were the guidelines on Moodle because since I was doing the same wall as on the website it helped me with how to accurately create the room better than if I had used another wall.
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