Regardless of whether a project was successful or not, describe the one where you learned, grew, or developed the most from? I learned the most from my drawing of the charcoal object. It was my first real art piece. I learned two very important concepts shading and drawing to the correct proportions. I really feel like learning how to shade helped me develop as an artist. Learning how to contrast the light and dark is a very crucial skill for art. Also getting the correct proportions is very necessary to art. We were taught how to do things like using the tip of a pencil or thumb to measure out proportions. These two key skills i learned, make me believe the charcoal object was the project that i learned the most from.
Which project was your most successful? My most successful art project was the artist solve main project. The theme of the project was to make something that solves a problem. I decided my problem would be to paint using something that would create random results. I at first was going to use the wind, but remembered i owned a catapult. I decided my problem would be to paint using a catapult, so i outfitted my catapult to fling paint, and created something that ended up being pretty cool. I really thought this project was successful because it did not rely on accuracy, but was random. It did not have to really have a meaning. It just got to look interesting.
Sketchbook: pick any warm-up from your sketchbook that you found beneficial, interesting or simply felt you handled well. I felt like i did the character morph really well. I combined Jerry and Casper the ghost. The activity was to morph to characters together to make one. This is more complex than it seems. You had to decide which parts of the characters to combine, and for my piece i used Casper's body and Jerrys head. I chose this sketch above all others because i felt like a i did really well on it. I actually got Jerrys face to look correct. Personally i think it is the coolest thing i have ever drawn, which is why i chose it.
What is a technique you used in your artwork that worked well? Explain what technique it was and why it was successful. I used randomness in a lot of my pieces.While you could say this is not a real technique i believe it is one. It was successful because i worked with my style of art. I did i whole entire project based off of randomness ( Artist solve problems). In my other projects i also added random things to it. For example in my drawing of the rocket turtle i added a cartoon sun, and googles for my turtle. I think randomness is successful because it is lets you work in a more flowing way. When you have strict rules for your art it feels rigid, and i believe limits your creativity. That is why i believe randomness is successful. Artist solve main project showcases how this works perfectly. ( Artist solve picture is used for two questions).
Has your definition of art changed since from the beginning of this class? My definition of art has most certainly changed. I used to think of art as a only things like paintings, drawings, and sculptures. My definition of art is far different now. I believe art is anything that people use to express feeling, emotions, thoughts, and ideas. This makes art a much broader genre. Art does not have to be something amazing like the paintings on the sistine chapel. It can truly be anything. I think dada art explains this concept really well. For example Marcel Duchamp and his Fountain. You may think that a satirical urinal should not be considered art, but it does the samething all other pieces of art do, and that is express something. Art is simply an expression. The urinal may not seem like art, but it is it expresses that art is something you piss on. Quote by Stephen Hickens, "The artist is a not great creator—Duchamp went shopping at a plumbing store. The artwork is not a special object—it was mass-produced in a factory. The experience of art is not exciting and ennobling—at best it is puzzling and mostly leaves one with a sense of distaste. But over and above that, Duchamp did not select just any ready-made object to display. In selecting the urinal, his message was clear: Art is something you piss on."