Thursday, May 29, 2014

Land Art

Artists Create Original Art
     During the land art project,
I created original art by incorporating the idea of a stick figure and making it out of sticks. We made different figures with different features.

Artists collaborate
     While doing this project, my group contributed different ideas. We debated on what materials to use and how to create the stick figures. Through our combined ideas, we produced the different figures that we have now.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Artists Create Original Art
     My sculpture project was original because I turned a childhood movie scene into an art piece. The Jungle Book was one of my favorite movies, and I used a classic scene from it as my inspiration. 

 Artists Develop Art Making Skills
     I developed the skill of sculpting as I completed this project. I had not had much previous practice with this technique, but I progressed in this skill throughout the project. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Artists Solve Problems
     During this project, I had trouble with creating a horizon line that would for my perspective piece. While drawing downtown Apex, I did not want to have the horizon line and vanishing point on the paper. I overcame this obstacle by attaching another piece of paper to my artwork and having the vanishing point and horizon line on that sheet of paper. By doing this, I attained a realistic look of downtown Apex.

Artists Create Original Art
     For this project, I chose the theme: Where I'm From. I acquired inspiration for this piece from my hometown (Apex). I chose to draw the downtown area, which is a historical landmark around the area. I incorporated my favorite parts of downtown Apex into my drawing, making it more original.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Art History

For our Art History project, we chose the neoclassical movement, and in particular the George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart. In my group, I worked on painting the cut out, Jerry worked on the presentation, and DaQuan acted in the video. If I was to do this project again, I would measure the cut out of George Washingtons head so the film would look more realistic.


Artists Create Original Art
     My portrait was original due to the fact that I reflected it across the middle of the paper and drew the same portrait completely opposite. I used opposite colors and had my portrait facing the opposite way. 

Artists Develop Art Making Skills
     During this project, I developed the skill of tracing. By using this skill, I could replicate my portrait and flip it across the paper.

Took project home, so no picture

Monday, March 17, 2014


For my GIF, I created a ball that is falling, hit the ground, and bounced upwards. This is a metaphor for life, and it means that even if you fall, bounce back and get back up.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Print making

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Artists Create Original Art
     During this project, I combined my creativity with the idea of social media today. I used the idea of social media being very popular to create pop art.

Artists Take Risks
     I took a risk in this project by cutting up my linoleum to make the different social media apps different colors. This was risky because it took longer to do and made each piece different because it was very hard to line up the apps as they were before.


The Most Interesting Man In The World - i dont always make art, but when i do its really good

My fist definition of Art:
     Art is the expression of imagination and emotions into a piece of work.

My new definition of Art:
     Art is the interpretation of human creativity.


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Artists Create Original Art
     I think that my origami piece, which is a dress shirt and tie, is rather original. I derived the idea from the tie piece, and incorporated the shirt into the work.

Artists Develop Art Making Skills
     By completing this project, I developed the skill of origami. Before this project, I had never done origami before and had no idea how to fold. But now, as an artist, I adapted and learned this new skill.

Artists Communicate Through Their Work
     I communicated through my origami by expressing my creativity and originality. This art piece has no specific purpose or meaning, but I created it under the impression because I didn't think it had been done much before.

Monday, February 24, 2014


     For my Create/Disguise/Explore Project, I chose the Disguise theme. I have incorporated the Disguise theme into my work by creating a camouflaged sniper in a thick grassland. I chose to use colored pencils as my medium because they are easy to use and I can shade easily with them. I have not had many difficulties with this project, but drawing every single blade of grass was rather time consuming. Trying to make the sniper blend in with his surroundings while also making him noticeable was difficult as well.
     I think my piece was successful because the sniper blends in well with the surrounding grass. I am proud of how camouflaged the sniper is, as well as the sunset and mountain range in the background. If I could go back and change one thing, I think I would have made the grass shorter so more of the mountain range could have been exposed. From this project, I learned how to blend colored pencils to create great shades and new colors. I did this in the grass and the sunset.   

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


For my Two-in-One project, I incorporated the idea of a whitetail buck with tree branches as antlers. This represents the idea of two-in-one because although the two themes are different, they blend well together. I am using graphite for this project because I do not want the lines and shading to be too dark, like charcoal, and I also want to be able to correct mistakes I make, something I will not be able to do with pen.The main difficulties I've had so far in my piece is trying to center the drawing on my paper. Also, I've been sketching my lines too dark, which has made the lines noticeable even after I erase them.I found my artwork to be successful because anyone can easily identify the deer and the branches as antlers.I am proud of the branches as antlers, because they are full of detail and truly look like branches. If i could go back and change one thing, I would have focused more on lifting my hand up when drawing/shading so the paper would not have turned out smudged. I have incorporated the theme of two-in-one by successfully combining a whitetail buck and tree branches to make it look like the deer has branches as antlers.