Thursday, September 20, 2012

Value Portraits Project

For this project, I first had to choose a picture of the person.  Next, using tracing paper, I outlined the shape of the values found in the persons image.  After that, I transferred the shapes of the values onto paper in my sketchbook.  Finally, I drew the image and values using what I had outlined, using the original picture as a guideline for shading.  We looked for individual values by looking through the tracing paper onto the picture of the model.  Then we just drew the shape of the different values we could see through the paper.  In my portrait, I think that I found a full range of values because on a person's face.  I believe that I did find it because, looking at it, you can see the depth and shape through values and my project ended up showing depth and shape while also being 2D. If I searched harder, I know that I could find more values, perhaps some darker values as well.  Looking at the craftsmanship, I know that I could've done better by finding even more shapes of values and a larger range of values.  I do think that my portrait that I created had good craftsmanship, even if I can make it better.  At first some obstacles I found were that I didn't understand the way to do the lesson and I wasted a sheet of tracing paper on that but after Ms. Rossi explained the lesson I restarted and did it the right way.  Another thing I had trouble with was that finding the values was kind of hard.  I had to search under the tracing paper to find some values to make the project look normal and not flat.  That was what the Value Portraits Project was all about.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Project Answers

For the final value project, I liked the way the pieces turned out.  Even though there were not all of the colors on a color wheel, the contrasts of the colors melded together to make a beautiful piece of art.  I think that this project and last drawing we did were very sucessful.  I learned a great deal on how to shade and use values in a piece of artwork.  I think that if I were to redo this project I would practice blending the oil pastels more before I tried to do a final.  To me, the most difficult part of this project was blending the pastels because I hadn't worked with them very much before hand and trying to make a shape have depth and value without knowing the tools is difficult.  All in all, I liked this project but I would like to have more practice before making a final piece.

Values Study Project

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.

2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?

7. What did you learn from this piece?