Thursday, September 20, 2012

Value Portraits

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
First I traced the sections of value from the picture on the tracing paper.  Then I shaded the backside of the tracing paper and then traced it in my sketchbook.  After that, I shaded in the values that I saw in the picture.

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
I found many different values in the picture.  I found the values by using my value scale.  I also found the values by shading in the section with the coresponding value I saw. 

3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
I think I achieved the full range of values.  I think this because I used the value scale colors, except for white, and was able to shade it.  I also think I was successful because the darks and the lights coresponded with the picture.

4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
I think that my craftsmanship was neat.  I think this because the picture turned out good and shaded correctly.  The only thing I could have improved on is how well I shaded and how I could have blended better.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
Two obstacles occured when trying do do this piece.  One obstacle was the tracing of the shading sections because it was hard to find some of the locations of the values.  The other obstacle was the shading because I had a little trouble trying to figure out which value would go where but then I eventually matched the sections with the correct value shading.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Study Drawing

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
I thought that I could've done better, like darkening the shapes.

2. If this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
I think this piece was semi-successful because the shapes looked weird and the shading was kind of choppy.

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
The thing that worked was the blending of the colors.  The thing that didn't really work was shading with the shape.

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
I would totally draw my shapes better, shade better, and darken the shading.

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
The most difficult part was shading with the shape because I found it hard to follow.

7. What did you learn from this piece?
I learned how to shade and use value and the blend oil pastels.