Friday, June 6, 2014

Final exam URL

http://apex-2017-torioconnor.blogspot.com/p/art-one-final-exam.html?m=1

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Art journal

The word I had was Balance. I used tissue paper, magazines, oil pastel, and water color and acrylic paint. I did a sunset over a river that is about to go down into a waterfall. I did it to show the balance in nature. The main focus of the left page is the sun and the right page is the river. Your eye automatically is drawn to the main things on each side the sun and the river which balance eachoyher out. This shows he balance in nature. I also put words on the paper which represent balance in a different way. It shows how in literal terms if your trying to balance you can't look back otherwise you will fall.

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Land art

How did you respond to challenges that occurred as you worked? 
When we painted originally we were just going to do stripes and an Aztec patern. We eventually changed it to blending the stripes together and splattering paint. This allowed us to have more time and look cooler.

Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?
The unexpected turn is how much harder it was to splatter paint then we thought. I ended up getting it all over me and all over the ground.

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Sculpture

What is this artwork intended to say?
This art work is supposed to show how Winnie the Pooh was eating honey and dropped it on his head and made a mess.
What issues are you examining through your artwork? 
One issue was the fact that I dropped it and it broke. I had to glue it back together and try to hide the cracks by painting over it.

How is this artwork about who you are or what you like?
I used to love Winnie the Pooh as a kid. I still think he is cute too. Also Winnie the Poohs "birthday" is the say day as mine October 14.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Perspective


How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?
Of the categories for Perspective I picked Where i'm from. I used my unique idea buy drawing the Apex logo on the water tower because i'm from Apex. I Also added in the picture of North Carolina in the background and added a star to show where Apex is. I also made the words have a shadow to represent perspective.

Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?
My source of inspiration was the water tower in downtown apex. By Adding North Carolina behind it and coloring it yellow i made it original. I also left the words black and white unlike the water tower how the are yellow.



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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Portrait


What is this artwork intended to say?
The art work is supposed to show how she's happy (my little sister) and content in a way. She is also cold because she as a jacket on and she's not smiling for real it's kind of the smile that you do to look better in a picture.
What issues are you examining through your artwork?

One issue was that since she was cold in the picture and shivering the jacket covers her neck so it looks like she has no neck. I tried to make it look like she was happy but cold so she's kind of tightening her shoulders as if she's cold.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Art history

We selected post Impressionism. Post Impressionism is the work or style of a varied group of late 19th-century and early 20th-century artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, and C├ęzanne. They reacted against the naturalism of the impressionists to explore things such as color. 

Johanna worked on the lady in the black dress and she sang in the music video. 
Chelsea and Nicole worked on the dog. 
Chelsea was the little girl in the white dress in the music video. 
Nicole was the lady with the pink skirt in the music video. Nicole also worked on the power point. 
I made the lady sitting down and was the guy laying down in the music video. 
We all worked on the first writing part on the computer.

If I were to change one thing it would be to make the videa on a sunny day when it's not raining to make it look more like the picture.

Friday, March 14, 2014

GIF






This relates to me because softball is basically my life. I play softball pretty much 24/7. I have practice for high school everyday after school for jv and over the weekend I have travel ball tournaments or practice






















Prints

How did you respond to the challenges that occurred as you work?
I learned from my mistakes in this project. For example if I made to far of a cut then I would just not make as far a cut next time.

Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?
My work did take an unexpected turn due to a mistake I made. I tried to put one more layer of pink I top of the yellow but it did not look as good as I planned and it was hard to line up. I just made that one a mess up and left the rest without the pink.

How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?
I picked the Starbucks frapachino cup because it's pretty much iconic. Everyone post pictures if they get it and are like "yay".

Did you use a source of inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original? 
I used just everyday people as my inspiration. I used not realistic colors to make it my own and add a polka dot background.


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Origami

Color Project

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     For my two in one project I chose Creature as the theme. I incorporated the theme by drawing an animal. I drew a tree frog on a leaf and a tree frog is a type of creature.  
     I chose oil pastel as my medium because for me it is easy to blend. I needed an easy to blend medium for the eyes and the skin of the frog to make it the right color.
     The only difficult part I had was the background. Since the tree frog is green it was hard to find a background that won't blend with the frog. That's why I chose a dark leaf and blue paper.


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     I think my piece was successful because the colors blended really we'll and I think that helped it look like a better tree frog. I am most proud of the eyes because they look realistic and the colors blended well.
     If I could change one thing I would change the blue background. I wouldn't completely change it I would add more to it. Like maybe a branch that the leaf is coming off of.
     I learned that blending with oil pastels is really easy and helpful but very messy.
     
     

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Two In One

     For my two in one project I am Drawing a bird in a whisk. I went with the theme of using objects that look alike. So, I figured a whisk and a bird cage have a similar shape. I am putting a bird in the whisk as if it were a bird cage.
     I am using pencil as my medium. To me pencil is easier to work with and show shading. Since i am drawing a whisk and whisks are made out of shiny metal there is usually different places to shade. I also wanted to use pencil because if i were to use pen or charcoal it would not have been as easy to draw the bird in the whisk.
     One difficulty that I have had was Proportioning the whisk so it is the right size. I had to make sure that the handle part wasn't to long for the actual whisk rings. Another problem i had has been making sure the picture isn't to plain. Since there isn't really a background I've been trying to make it a little more busy or even find a simple background for it.

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      I think my piece was successful because I incorperted the theme two in one in almost two ways with the bowl of feathers and the whisk with the bird.
     I am most proud of the bird in the whisk part because I think it's a really cool concept. I also like how I did the wood grain on the whisk hanger.
     If I could go and change one thing I'd change the bowl of feathers. This is because they kind of look like leaves and the bowls shading was very complicated.
      I used the theme of two and one pretty well. I compared the shape of a bird cage and a whisk and made the bird be in the whisk as it's in a cage. I also used a bowl as if the birds feathers had fallen off into the bowl.