Thursday, December 19, 2013

Breadth 3
Acrylic on Canvas

I had so much trouble with this project. Every time I thought I was done I was told to add more value more value more value! Eventually I got it to where i am mostly happy with it. I kind of gave up on trying to add white in the bottom and upper lips where the light would hit the lips because every time I did it didnt look natural. I covered it up so many times. I learned a lot about value through this project and i am thankful for that.

This picture shows the teeth and how I had to add grey to it to show the shadows on the teeth and the real life value.

This picture shows the value in the tongue, teeth, and lips. I feel that I did a good job with the value in the lips aside from the issue with the light. End all be all it was an artist choice. Im very happy with the final product and i know i can always go back and add more paint to it if i think i can finally get those lighter values into the lips.

"Beauty Queen"
Gel medium collage

This was my tribute to my favorite artist Lana Del Rey. She has an amazing voice and ive been on a Lana kick lately so i thought why not. For this project i first used sparkly tissue paper for the background then collected pictures of Lana as well as pictures of things that relate to her songs and her life style. She has a song called "Blue Velvet" hence the blue velvet circular dots throughout the piece which i used to bring it all together and create unity. She has a song "Diet Mountain Dew", "American", "Cola", and she often sings of diamonds and flowers so I added those too. I really enjoyed this project i think this is my favorite form of expression and art right now.

  "Audrey Hepburn"
Breadth 2
 Gel medium collage
  This is a collage I did of Audrey Hepburn. She is one of my role models and I thought to make a tribute to her. I used all kinds of different flowers for the background and I also water colored the paper before hand. I really enjoyed this project but it took a long time because of having to cut everything out even the little flowers. I wanted to include pictures of Audrey as she got older too, as she aged beautifully and you dont see many pictures of her when she got older. Some issues I had with this project was the gel medium stuck to both sides of the page when I closed the book after class one day and ripped the paper in some spots but i really like the way it ended up looking.