Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found Images Collage

       The feed back that I got on my collage was helpful. They told me that they like my idea of humans V.S. nature but I should add more color to the background.  Also to add more pictures to both sides and make my idea clear.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Three Forms Drawing

      Whenever I draw I never really pay much attention to shadowing, I just completely ignore it. I like drawing more details then anything else. It was very hard for me to draw the objects, ignoring details, and to focus mostly on shadowing. I hope to get better in shadowing it would make me a better drawer.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Extending our findings from The Pour Paintings

       The object that I chose from my pour painting was a heart. The heart in the pour painting was dark and very creepy. I wanted to make the extended painting look more bright. The best thing about the pour painting was the way the colors swirled and I wanted to add that aspect to the heart in the extended drawing.
      One idea that someone gave me was using pastels and mixing the colors into different shades.

Pour Paintings

       Crating the pour painting was much different from other art projects. Usually you have a image in your head that you think you are going to create but this project was different because you let the paint create the art for you. You don't really know what shape the paint will take.
       At first the paint was taking a shape of a heart and it looked great with the colors all swirled. The next day though the painting looked liked it had been moved because the paint had splattered. It was hard to work with because there wasn't really anything that I could do that would made the painting look  good.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Talk and Draw

       When doing this assignment the thing I found hardest to do was to describe intricate shapes and what position they were in. It was also very hard not to tell the other person what the object was. 
      When it was my turn to draw I wanted to turn around so badly and see what in the world she was trying to describe.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Collaborative Drawings

How did having someone else work on your drawing add to or take away from the final result?
How did it FEEL to return to your drawing and see other people's marks on it?

    Having someone else working on my drawing made me feel distraught, uncomfortable, agitated, and annoyed. I had no idea what they were doing to the picture and I was thinking if I ever wanted to go back to the picture again.
    Coming back to my drawing was depressing, my picture looked like it when through a blender. My hope for what I wanted the picture to be melted.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Who is an artist? What does an artist need to be productive and creative?

An artist in someone who loves to create and takes joy in what they are doing. A true artist does not so much care if other people don’t like their artwork, as long as they like it themselves. That is why there is a difference between being creative and being commercial. Being creative can be anything an artist comes up with that they used their imagination for. Their art should show originality. Being commercial, however, often means creating artwork that lacks originality and good quality, but sells well.
    Being productive is having to create art efficiently, getting things accomplished in a small amount of time, having the space to create your art in, and the tools that you need to do so. If you do not have any of these, the quality of your art might be lowered.
    It is very hard for someone to find the time and maybe to have the imagination and originality to create art. Great artists, though, demonstrate both creativity and productivity. That is why people like Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci are such famous artists. They were very productive because they worked hard, and they had originality, imagination, and good quality. Having the time, imagination, originality, quality is what will make a great artist out of you.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Picasso Quote

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

-Pablo Picasso

Picasso’s quote reminds me of a Robert Frost Poem that I read “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

“Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”

    These quotes and poems say to me that when you are young you have so much imagination and creativity, nothing can stop you. Kids can think up something that no one else can and your creativity can change you. But as you get older you change and all that creativity and imagination slips away. Your best time of life is behind you and nothing could make things change such as your own creativity. Your creativity couldn’t change you as it could when you were a child. It seems that there is no use for art and imagination any more.
    I learned about how creativity could change your life when I took a class in my old school. It was about entrepreneurs and how to become one. What we learned that most of the famous entrepreneurs had all their wonderful ideas as children my age. They had creativity and made use of it.
    What I think though is that you can use art, creativity, and imagination as you get older as well. You just need to find a way how art can help you in life.