This project's subject is Artist inspire where we create art work based off something or someone who inspired you. I created a piece where I interviewed women in my art class including my teacher and turned that into art. I took a picture of anything each person wanted and made a print of them. I used various colors and textures. This was a very easy and relaxing process where I carved linoleum and went over it with a roller and some kind of ink paint. This was a pretty long process because I had to carve out each detail. This was over all a fun experience. These women that I interviewed are beautiful and confident individuals. I was shocked to hear their insecurities because they all have no reason to be insecure. They made me realize that each person is different and are facing their own battles. Below I will insert the quotes of each woman.
I created a WOW piece of a girl using liquid water color on white water color paper. I first experimented with different colors and when I decided on what colors I wanted to do, I got started. First I got a black and white picture of a girl I wanted to use and it should specifically be in black and white to clearly see the different values so you can pick colors then blend more easily. After that I transfers the picture on the water color paper. Then I started painting in layers starting lightest to darkest. Between each layer I would soak up the access paint with a sponge. This taught me how to blend better and how to pick out different shading values. I feel like I fulled my goal because I did learn and understand how to blend different values on a persons face, not make it more lively and realistic. This is just what I imagined and I really like this piece!
In all honesty I think this is the worst project I have ever done and the hardest challenge. We had to make a functional piece out of recycled materials and I didn't do very well. It was a long and hard process and its frustrating because it didn't come out the way I wanted it to. First I have to cut out the foam boards to the size I wanted and that was trial and error. Then I had to cover it with paper towel and mode podge glue and that took me a few class periods. Then I had to sand it down, which was a pain in the but and then I had to cover it with pink paper to make it look at least half decent. Then I quickly painted the top two boxes gold on the inside and by that point I lost all hope. I was trying to make a makeup organizer for my makeup, mainly my eye shadow palettes. I was very boring and I don't feel like it was very creative but I tried very hard to make if work. I learned that not everything goes according to plan and sometimes your ideas are just not going to work out. I hope after this experience this never happens again. Pray for me!
My Artist Statement
My art work is on a silver and navy blue painted canvas that features and elephant make out of CDs to give if the holographic feel and cracked textured clay pieces. The element of art that inspired me was shapes. To make this I first sketched the elephant on a canvas board then I cut and glued the CDs to fit the shape of the elephant so it resembles a mosaic. Then I filled in the cracks with navy blue acrylic paint and outlined the elephant in it as well. Then I painted the canvas silver and painted the frame with the same navy blue paint. After that I prepared my clay, rolled it out, added lace texture, fired it in the kiln and then I spray painted it while then added glitter Mod Podge. My goals as an artist is to think outside of the box and be different. I feel like this definitely helped me reach my goal because I used things I would never think of unseeing. For example I love the holographic trend that's going on and I remember CDs have that feel so I mad it like a mosaic. This piece is so different and I love it! I learned that you can take ordinary object and turn it into art. This piece it better then what I imagined. I feel like I want to now go in the direction of modern are because some aspects of my piece remind me of it so I would like for my future pieces to resemble a modern look. All in all I'm very happy about my piece and I see a lot of improvement in my art.
My art work is a reminder of Time Square in Manhattan, New York. It has many signs and buildings and takes place at night. I did a Wow Piece with India Ink. I first did a one perspective rough draft on Manilla paper and then outlining it in red to transfer the drawing onto glossy paper using transfer paper. This took a long time because there were a lot of buildings and details I had to redo. I was inspired by the city and the state where I was born, New York. I really miss it and wanted to take myself back to all the fun times I had in Time Square. My goals as an artist was to be more detailed and I feel like I reached that to the best of my ability. Next I want to work on being more neat. I definitely gain patience and precision while creating this. I imagined my artwork to be a lot cleaner but I also expected the process to take longer. The following picture is of my art.
After getting feedback from peers, I realized I did'nt have a proper nose so Mrs.Schumann helped me make the nose and taught me tricks on shading so here is the final piece.
My art work is Kim Kardashian with an unrealistic skin tone that resembles an Avatar. My theme is a "Wow" piece but was originally was designed to be a portfolio of galaxies. I used various colored oil pastels, 12x 18 drawing paper and I used a transferring and griding method. First I found the picture I wanted to use and then used a program that put a grid on that picture for me. Then I used around 2 inch boxes around a separate piece of 12x 18 Manila paper. I marked the lines across the X axis A through G and they Y axis 1 through 6. I started drawing each box and compared it to what was on the photo. You have to remember that its all about proportions, you have to align the face right in proportion to the boxes. After I was done with the sketch, I colored the back of the paper with a HB pencil so I could begin the transferring process for my final piece. I got a sheet of 12x 18 white drawing paper and taped it back to the first draft. I drew over all the parts of the rough draft and when I looked at the final copy, everything I traced was lightly out lined so there were no mistakes or harsh lines. Then I began to color with the light shades first in the face and slowly working and blending in the darker colors. You want to add as little black in the face as possible. Then I worked on the outfit and then the background. I used stencils for the background. I wanted to do this picture because she has very defined and big features which are easy to draw. I did her skin blue because I'm not the best at making skin color defined and contoured. My goals as an artist id to work on abstract art and to have a meaning beyond capturing and working on realism when I should be working on abstract because that's what I'm more comfortable with. This was over all just a learning experience. Next time I will work on improving what I am capable of in stead of making a big peace barely enough knowledge. My respect deepened for artist who are able to do realistic art because it is a long process and it is challenging. I now want to focus on a purpose and to convey a message.
My name is Makayla Cruz and I express my creativity through my drawings, makeup, hair and style.