Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blue Collection

In class, we have recently started a collection of blue objects. For this assignment, I had to choose a section of our collection and write about it. This was the picture I took. 
I chose this section because I thought it said a little about the society we lived in. In this picture, I saw a lot of plastic and paper packaging, stuff that is considered wasteful. I thought it said a lot about the world we all live in today, and how we all waste more than past times. It made me think about my habits as well, because it made me think about how as a person I didn't do as much as I could to not waste things. In a way, this collection does reflect my life, not only because blue is my favorite color, but because like most people today I take part in a generation that is wasting more things than ever before. I thought I saw a lot of waste in the works of Portia Munson, which made me wonder if she was trying to convey a message about the waste in our society. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Collecting vs. Hoarding

Collectors and Hoarders are very similar in the sense that they both feel an emotional attachment to the items that they obtain. The main difference, as I see it, is that collections usually are based around  a certain object or theme. Hoarders keep anything, there is no theme followed and no specific object that is searched for. Items that are hoarder are usually of little or no value. Obsessive hoarding is often caused by OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. 

This is an example of a collection, done by artist Portia Munson. As you can see, this piece follows a certain theme and isn't just a grouping of trash and discarded objects. 

This is an example of the effects of compulsive hoarding. There is no organization or artistic motivation behing this grouping of objects. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Comparing My Two Drawings

These two drawing were similar in many ways. For example, for both of them I had to create a composition as a base for further development. I also had to shade and develop both drawings using different depths of colors. Even though the drawings were similar, I feel that I ha a harder time with the candy jar. It was more difficult developing value with colored pencils, and I also had to draw different shades for the way the glass bent light.

The Candy Jar

For the second drawing, I had to draw and color a jar of candy, using colored pencils. This was interesting because not only did I have to worry about the different values of the candy, but also how the glass looked and how it changed the picture. This is a photo of what my drawing looked like while still being colored.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Bicycle Drawing

For this assignment, our class had to utilize three different types of graphite pencils to make a composition of a bicycle. We had to use the pencils, each one with their own depth of color, to then shade the compositions and give it value. This was an assignment that I really enjoyed. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This is my first post on my new blog! I am excited to start a new school year enrolled in a visual arts class, where I will learn many interesting things about art, as well as creating my own unique pieces. I hope to use this blog to update and archive my works as I go along, as well as keep whoever is interested updated.