Thursday, September 20, 2012

Portrait Values

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
           The first thing I did was to trace the outline of her face. Next I traced in the smaller details. Then i covered the back of the tracing paper in pencil lead, which I then flipped over, and traced onto a blank sheet of paper. After this, I started to shade in the different shapes and values that I saw. With a little bit of values, I finshed my project.

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
           The way the light refleted off the skin made different shapes. Then I just had to shade the shapes in.
Finally I had the values shaded correctly.

3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
           Yes, if I colored lightly, the shades would be lighter. If I colored darker, the shades would be darker. All I had to do then was to blend the colors.

4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
            I believe that mine was executed very nicely. The neatness could have been improved however. There were a few smudges and noticable eraser marks.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
           The shading around the nose and eyes was a bit tricky for me. I jsut had to go through a lot of trial and error to overcome the shading. When I had gotten them correct, I was very pleased

Friday, September 7, 2012

Values Sketch

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
I was very pleased with the outcome of the values sketch we were working on. 

2. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
Descent considering it was just our values warmup. It wasn't anything special.

3. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
For the Cone and the Sphere the shading looked excellent, but for the Cube, it was a bit harder to capture the angles.

4. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
Focus more on the different planes of the Cube.

5. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
Having to fill in each and every bit of white paper on the shapes.

6. What did you learn from this piece?
 Shading is harder than I expected.