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.