When I first started drawing, I was in second grade. I didn't think much of it at the time, but as I got older I started to develop a passion for art. I took my first art class in 6th grade which helped me develop new skills like how to draw facial features, make gradients, draw from perspective and various other things. At first art was just something I did to pass the time in class, but it started to become a relaxing hobby that I enjoyed doing at home also. In conclusion, art is something that I feel I could make a career out of, and a hobby that I will never give up on.
Out of all the projects I've created this year, I think my mix media abstract was my most successful art work. To create my art piece, I used materials like tape, ink, graphite, newspaper, and black sharpie, then scattered them across a piece of watercolor paper. Throughout the project, I enjoyed the freedom of letting my project be wild and messy instead of being perfect and neat.
One project I wish I could change is my watercolor landscape painting. To create my landscape, I used a picture of a field landscape and combined it with a picture of a sunset to make the art my own. I blended the colors blue and yellow to create greens for my field, and I mixed blue and red to create my sunset and trees. To improve my art piece, I would have blended my greens more so my field looks more natural and not "sectioned".
This semester I enjoyed working the media tempra butik. To create my piece, I used watercolor paper and sketched a picture of a seahorse in pencil, then went over the sketch in black sharpie. Next I painted the sketch with blue, orange, and yellow tempra paint. After my painting dried, I used a paintbrush to cover the whole paper in black ink, then I washed it off. I like this media because it gives a "normal" piece of artwork a more rustic look.