Friday, October 25, 2013

For this post I used watercolors as well as the pen and ink technique of stippling to create my piece.  The theme was 'Oh the Places You'll Go' and I decided that I wanted to take my place to a place of Enlightenment so I used the traditional form of Sidharta in a lotus to embody this.  Over the piece I found the watercolor to be my favorite part and the stippling of the larger lotus to be the most difficult and time consuming part of the piece. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Paper Bag

I believe value is important in order to portray shadows and make a piece feel realistic.  My biggest problem with this piece was the detail.  It took me a very long time to get an outline drawn of this piece and the detail was very time consuming when putting in shadows and shading. I used a lot of fading with the pencil from dark areas into the light and kept some edges white in order to make my piece feel more real.

When we received the interesting point of view project, the first thing I thought of was bugs.  While my idea did originate with a bumblebee, it progressed to a Luna Moth after I saw their unique antennae.  I think the point of view of my piece impacts the onlooker because it isn't the typical view Luna Moths are seen from.  Famous for their green wings, Luna moths are usually only seen from the back or above.  When looking at the creative process I did have some difficulty with portraying the hairy arms of the insect at first but after a few thumbnails figured it out.  This was a very time consuming piece for me given the structures and shading of the wings and legs but overall I'm pretty proud of how it came out.