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2 Point Perspective Activity Log

The first thing that I did when I went to draw my two point perspective drawing was find out where my vanishing points were.  When I did that I thought that this would be a hard drawing because of all of the minor details and other shadows.  Then I thought about how I was going to draw everything so perfectly because of the detail involved.  When I was drawing the cross I had to redo it many times because I couldn’t get the three d effect that I was looking for.  I was thinking how hard it would be to draw all of the little bulbs on the chapel with precision because many of mine were different and I needed a new way of drawing it.  When I finally figured out how to somewhat draw them I drew many of them differently.  I did not like drawing this drawing as much as the other ones because it was a  lot of work and I had to try very hard to finish.

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One Point Perspective Activity Log

When I was drawing my one point perspective drawing the first thing that I thought was that I had to get my line of sight otherwise the rest of my drawing would be screwed up.  After I got my line of sight, which took me a while, I was thinking about which wall I should do first.  Then I thought about doing the fire extinguisher and the trash can.  After that I did the rug and I started the baseboard.  When I was done with the right wall I did the ceiling then I started doing the left wall and that took me the longest and it was very frustrating because I messed up on my measurements so I had to redo both of my walls and that took me a while. Then I had to start shading and then I was done.  What I thought about this assignment is that it was very tedious and I really should’ve made sure that my measurements were all correct before I started.

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One Point Perspective Resource Post

Artist: Mary Stewart

Title: Jan Vredermen

Dimension: 450 x 300

 Media of each work:  Graphite

Why you chose it:  Because the shadowing and texture is good.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  The texture and shadowing is simple but effective.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).   She draws with graphite in almost all of her drawings.

Artist: Alfred Sisley

Title: Moret Bridge

Dimension: 73 x 92

 Media of each work: Paint; Canvas

Why you chose it:  Because I have heard of the artist before.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  The artist has a lot of skill with paintings.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).

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Pen and Ink Activity Log

What I was thinking when I was starting to draw my Pen and Ink drawing was how I was going to make my drawing look exactly like it was on the page in front of me.  It was hard for me to draw perfect lines that corresponded to the sheet that I was looking at. When I finished the outlining in pencil I thought that my drawing look pretty good but when I started to draw in pen, I made a mistake and I got angry because there was no way that I would be able to fix it because the ink was so permanent.  At the end when my pen exploded three times in the last day I got pretty mad and I thought that I was doing well up until that day.  All in all I thought that my drawing was pretty good and I was satisfied with the results.

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Still Life Activity Log

What I was thinking when I started to draw my still life drawing was that it was going to be hard to convey what was on the table onto the paper. When I saw the small corn kernels I thought it would be a challenge to draw all of those.  Also I thought that the shading was difficult even with the Pain.Net to look at.  When I tried to make the cloth with the stripes more three dimensional it was a challenge because I couldn’t make it look like it was curving upward and the stripes came out just like a bunch of lines with black filled in in between the lines.  The thing that is in front of the pot was hard to draw because there were so many little changes in shape just in one tiny thing.  Also what I thought when I was drawing the pinecone was that I didn’t know how to draw one and I was confused on what to do.  Overall I thought that for my art skill I did well portraying the still life drawing.

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Still-Life Drawing Resource Post

  1. Artist: Julian Merrow-Smith  

Title: Still life with Autumn Fruits

Dimension: 116 x 79 cms

 Media of each work:  Oil on Linen

Why you chose it:  Because there was more than one detailed bowl or fruit not just one.

What about the reference image you can integrate: I really like how many different pots are in one painting.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s): He does two other painting types well, portraits and landscape.   

  1. Artist:  Vincent van Gogh

Title: Sunflowers

Dimension: 92.1 x 73 cm

 Media of each work: Oil on Canvas

Why you chose it:  Because I know other paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  Because he used a lot of oranges and browns in the same painting but made them flow beautifully.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  His ear was cut off.

  1. Artist: Vincent van Gogh

Title: A Pair of Shoes

Dimension: 34 x 41.5 cm

 Media of each work: Oil on Canvas

Why you chose it:  Because van Gogh interests me.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  Because he put so much detail into just a pair of shoes.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s).  Vincent found beauty in the things people took for granted.

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Leaf Drawing Activity Log

When I first started drawing my leaf I was just following the directions that you told us, to shade lightly then give a definite outline. When I started to rub the shading in with my finger I didn’t really know what I was doing so I kept on going back to make sure the shading matched the example drawing.  On the second day I thought that my leaf looked pretty bad and I was mad because I had to change the drawing because the leaf crumbled up.  On the third and final day I was mad again because my leaf had changed and I had to add more of a shadow, which I do not know how to do.  I thought that adding a line across the leaf would make it look like the leaf curled up but that did not work out as well as I had planned.  I think that the most frustrating thing about drawing the leaf was that I was not able to convey the picture that I had in my head down on the paper.

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