Monday, December 21, 2015

Clay Object Mug ❤

It's almost Christmas. A time to spread joy and cheer. Everyone has their own traditions for Christmas. For me, I open my presents on Christmas Eve and spend time with my dad's side of the family. On Christmas day, I spend time with my mom's side of the family.

Usually my mom and dad get me and my brother a lot of presents. When it comes to my parents, they get presents from all of us, and from us separately. I had to make a clay mug that is suppose to look like an object for one of my projects. I couldn't decide once again on what to do. I was thinking about something ballet slipper themed and moon themed. After looking at some pictures, I showed my dad and he helped me decided to make a snowman. Since my mom loves snowmen, I thought it would a perfect present for her. 

To make my pot, I took some clay and made two pinch pots. To make a pinch pot, I just rolled the clay into a ball and started to pinch the center and rotate it until I got a pot. After I got two pinch pots made, I put one of them on top of each other, making a round circle. Then I took some string to cut the top of the mug. After that I smoothed it out and made the handle, nose, and hat. When I was done making the mug how I wanted it to, my teacher placed it in the kiln so it can harden up. When that was done, I glazed it and my teacher put it back into to kiln. 

Overall I think the mug looks really cute. I just love how it has a cute winter and Christmas vibe. I really hope that my mom likes it. This will be my last post until January. I hope everyone reading this has a Wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year. Hope 2016 will be full of joy and cheer! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Unique Self Portrait Photo ❤

Not only am I a football cheerleader, but I am a basketball cheerleader! I started cheerleading when I was a sophomore in high school. The sport I actually cheered for first was basketball! I was only able to cheer for two games because a lot of us were newbies to cheerleading. Now that I'm more experienced, I have been able to cheer more. I took this picture right when I came home from the first game. I cheer for both the varsity girls and boys team. Both of them won the game I cheered at! I'm so proud of our team! Anyways, the reason why this picture is unique is that I look like I'm hiding behind my pom poms. I also don't wear contacts and makeup often. Normally I wear my glasses and wear no makeup. I really like how I look whether I look like a cheerleader or a little nerd. 

Wire/Tape Figure ❤

This project was one project I was kind of nervous about. I wasn't really sure what to do. I was also running out of time. How am I suppose to make an amazing project with limited amount of time? Well, when the time came I decided to come up with a few ideas. My first idea was making a figure of a cheerleader doing a High V. I asked my dad if he could get me a block of wood. He suggested to me to get me a piece of wood from a tree. I thought that sounded really cool. The pieces he got me at first though were way too big! Luckily after a few days he got me a smaller piece. By the way the type of tree he got it from was a walnut tree.

After getting the block of wood, I got the idea of doing an elf. More specifically I was going to do like a silhouette of Hermy the Elf from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. However, I hated how it looked. When I thought of doing the elf, I also had an idea of doing a bird. I decided to start over on the project and look up a picture of a wire bird. I then printed out the bird and formed the wire into the bird. My dad then drilled a hole into the wood and placed the bird in. 

I wanted the bird to stand out more, so I asked dad what kinds of birds are common during the winter. He told me that Robins and Blue Jays were very common. I decided to color the bird based off a Blue Jay. I used acrylic paint. I also thought it would be cool to paint some parts of the wood white so it looked like snow.

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this or not, but in the end, I really like how it turned out. It's so simple but yet a little complex in a way.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Bokeh Photo ❤

Have I ever told you my favorite holiday is Christmas? Well, it is. I love how this holiday is the time is giving and peace. There is also the fact that its our Savior's birthday. It truly is a blessing. I just love the anticipation of Christmas. In fact, I always ask my dad if he can up the Christmas tree the day after Christmas. My brother and I would then decorate the tree. Sometimes he would be a goofball and put things that are not ornaments in the tree. It irritated me so much, and it still does. But it was always fun to place decorations on the tree with him. 

If your wondering what bokeh is, its basically blurry Christmas lights. To get that, you need an object to be the main focus, making the lights blurry. For my object, I used a teddy bear that is suppose to represent the old Winnie the Pooh. Yes there is an old Winnie the Pooh, he wasn't originally yellow with a red shirt. In the very old books, he was a tan color and sometimes wore a light green shirt. Also to prove this, the original stuffed bear in the museum its located in is a tan color.

Anyways, After I adjusted the bear, I took a few pictures until I found one that I liked. I personally really like how the bear is looking at the tree. To me it's pretty cute. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

High Contrast Black and White Photo ❤

Did I tell you that I really like cupcakes? Well, I do. I've loved them ever since I was little. These mini cakes are so perfect. You can decorate them however you want! They are very versatile in styles and flavors. Doesn't his cupcake look so good you want to eat it? Well, if you try to take a bite out of this one, I won't taste good at all. Why? Because it's an ornament. 

My mom found this cupcake ornament off of Pinterest and she had to show me it. I loved it so much that on Saturday we bought things for it and then we made them a few hours once we got home! I thought they turned out so cute! Since The balls and everything varied in dark and bright colors, I thought this would be really good for a black and white photo. I just love how this turned out!

If you want to know how to make these, here is how:
You will need Spackle (I got mine from Menards) Christmas balls, a branch of fake holly berries, small beads, cupcake liners, a piping tip, a plastic bag, a spoon, ribbon, and superglue.

First I placed some Spackle in a plastic bag with a decorative piping tip. After that I piped the Spackle onto the ball with the piece that looks the ball at the top. After I placed some beads on there, after that I let the ornament dry for the night. The next day I placed the ribbon on for hanging, superglued the cupcake liner on the ball, and placed on an area for the superglue to dry. That's it! It was so much fun to make with my mom. I'm so glad she suggested me to make these.

Framing Photo ❤

I have to admit this photo was kind of difficult for me to do. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I asked my dad if he had any ideas, and came up with the idea of having a wreath be the frame. I thought that was a really cool idea! Mom and I were working on making some Christmas ornaments too, so I thought it would be a good prop for this photo.

Taking the photo was very time consuming. The wreath wanted to spin a lot and I couldn't get the right angle. After about 60 attempts, I finally found a few photos that I actually liked. This photo gives of a sense of calmness in a way. I say this because it's kind of Christmas themed, there's cupcakes, and there are pine cones. Pine trees grow all over our yard. Seeing the pine cones in a beautiful wreath surprised me yet made me realize how beautiful pine cones are. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Batik ❤

You are probably thinking to yourself, "What in the world is batik?" Batik (buh-tea-k) is basically painting by using fabric and fabric dye. 

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this one. I didn't want to do anything Disney themed this time. I looked up some pattern ideas, but they all just looked too complicated. I then decided that I wanted to do something Pokemon themed, and I found this really cute picture of Pikachu licking a  chocolate popsicle. I thought it was so cute! I also wasn't sure what I wanted the background to be, but I decided on doing an ombre background starting at purple and ending in pink. 

First I made, I'm guessing you guessed it, another grid drawing. I just can't help it I like making them. After that I had to cut out cardboard for a base. If you remembered from my origami butterfly, I told you that I hate cutting cardboard. I still do. Anyways, i taped my drawing an the fabric I was using on the board and I started to paint. 

I had to put a lot of layer of dye on it to make it like this. I also used blue to make highlights, and keep some of the colors from blending with each other. After I was ready, I wanted to make sure the color would lock in, so I used a hot iron an ironed my project. After that I placed my project flat in warm soapy water and waited about 10 minutes so the glue to loosen up. Then i rubbed my finger on the glue to get it off. Then I placed it to dry and then It was finished.

I thought this project was really cool. I never even thought of the idea of using fabric of your base of a "painting". It proves that fabric isn't just for wearing. 

Food Photo ❤

Not only do I love art, I also have a passion for baking. I've always helped my mom bake treats and goodies ever since I was little. My grandma and great grandma also loved baking too. I guess I get my passion from my family. I've made multiple types of desserts. Brownies, cookies, homemade candy, creme brulee, bars, cake pops, pies, multiple things. My favorite things to make though are cakes and cupcakes.

Since I love baking, I decided I wanted to make something and take a picture. But what kind of cake should I make? I was looking on Youtube and one of the youtubers I'm subscribed to make this really delicious looking strawberry shortcake. Not only did it look good, it had many things in it that I love; cake, whipped cream, and strawberries. I just couldn't say no into making this!

I will have to say though, This cake took me two days to make. I made this cake last week on a Friday night. Then on Saturday after a long day, I made the whipped cream, simple syrup, and chopping up the strawberries.

I really loved the cake. The cake is a sponge cake, but it was pretty moist. The simple sugar adds that sweetness to it. The strawberries gave it that sweet tartness and the whipped cream and such a light frosting that is not too dense like actual cake frosting. It's probably one of my favorite cakes ever. My family really liked it too.

If you really want to make this cake, then go on YouTube and search "Cooking with Dog: Japanese Christmas Cake". Cooking with Dog is a Japanese youtuber that makes Japanese cuisine and has a poodle, Francis, as the mascot. The owner of Francis doesn't speak English. How was I able to understand her if I don't even know Japanese? Well, her dog "speaks English" so he guides you through his narration.

Now If you are going to make this, please listen to these tips:
1. I recommend to have the subtitles on when playing this video
3. For the pan, use parchment paper and bakers joy (or a cooking spray that has flour in it too)
4. If you use a pan that is 9 inches in diameter, double the recipe
5. Make sure you have extra whipped cream and a lot of strawberries (I got a quart of heavy whipping cream and one pound of strawberries)
6. Use cake or pastry flour since its low in protein
7. Make sure to weigh your ingredients with an actual scale, don't google search conversions
8. If you do double the recipe, just make one recipe of the simple syrup
9. If you want to make it cheap, make this during the spring and summer since strawberries will be in season

I had to take a ton of pictures to the right picture that I wanted. Luckily I got quite a few that I really liked. Just like the dalmatian I drew, I'm pretty surprised that I made such a beautiful and delicious cake! Maybe you will try this recipe too. I know that I will again c:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

White Pencil Drawing ❤

I seriously can't even believe that I actually made this. I still think it's so surprising. Normally When you do pictures on white paper, you add in the shading. That's not the case here. For this project, it's the exact opposite. What I mean is instead of white paper and adding black shadows, I use black paper and add white highlights. 

I had a few ideas for this project. I thought of doing the "Up" house, but I thought it would be a bit too difficult. I was searching pictures and Heidi told me that I should do Balto from the Universal Pictures movie. I didn't really feel like drawing him because I didn't know who he was. Then my brother's friend Jacob said that I should do a dalmatian. I liked that idea, but I didn't want to do a cartoon one, so I found a picture of a real dalmatian puppy that I liked. 

After I got the picture, I printed it out and made another grid drawing. It wasn't really too hard to do in my opinion. Then it was time to make the highlights. I had the option of using a white colored pencil or a white charcoal pencil. I went with the charcoal pencil because I liked the texture it gave when you use it. After that I made multiple curved lines for the face, body, and paw. In some parts I added more opacity of the white by layering more white and pressing on the pencil harder.  The hardest part was making the nose look realistic. I added some dots at the top of the nose, then lightly colored over them. Then I did some tweaks and fixes to get the nose looking just right. I also lightly colored the blanket. 

I really love this project. Like I said before looking at this picture still surprises me. I will always love drawing. This is probably one of my favorite projects. 

Something Blue Photo ❤

Something about Winter is just so magical. The color of pearl white falls gracefully on the ground, eventually turning into a chilly sheet of snow. The trees get a beautiful layer of snow on them, like frosting on sugar cookies. Winter is such a wonderland. It's scenery is fascinating during the morning, but when its turning to night, you have this beautiful blue hue. This is blue hue during the winter is just breathtaking to me. 

Of course I planned this picture out. Since I love that look of winter, I just had to take a picture for my something blue photo. All I did was wait for the snowfall. After that it was all based on timing. Using time was my guide to deciding that right amount of blue. If I waited too early it would have been grey. If I waited longer the sky would be black. When the time was right I took the picture. I can't wait to see what happens this year in winter. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Foreshortening Photo ❤

Foreshortening is basically when it looks like something is getting close to you. I thought it would be good idea if I took a picture of my cat Honey.This photo was kind of difficult to take for me because a lot of my pictures were blurry, but I thought this picture looked pretty nice.

I love my cat Honey. She is so cute and silly. It was such a surprise when I actually got her. On August 15th 2014, It was early in the morning around 5 A.M. My mom and dad found a little kitten crying at the doorstep. Then my parents took her in and fed her and put her in our tan cage. I found out about her when it was noon. I was heading to my grandpas for lunch and all of a sudden I heard a cat crying. For a second I thought the cat was in the car! (trust me, that has happened to me before.) Then I turn around to the cage and then I see her. Of course I call dad and he tells me everything. After lunch I rushed back home so I could play with her. In those hours, I instantly fell in love with her. I wanted to keep her so bad. Since we didn't know who Honey belonged to, dad called a lot of our neighbors to see if they were one of theirs. None of them did, so I decided to take her. 

Shes now been with us for 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. She is such a sweet, cute, and naughty little girl, but I love her so much.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Silhouette Photo ❤

Something about sunsets are so breathtaking. I love how the sunset can have hues of tangerine, pink, lavender, and navy blue. They are just so peaceful. Seeing it makes me so happy. They also are wonderful if you are making silhouette photos. One day on my way home, I saw beautiful this sunset was today, and it left a perfect silhouette of the trees to my house. Home has always been my favorite place. There is plenty of nature, so many memories were made, and this was the place where I came to be who I am today.

Hands Photo ❤

I've always wanted to be a cheerleader ever since I was a little girl. That dream came true when I was a sophomore in high school. I cheered in basketball. I had so much fun with basketball cheer, that I wanted to try out again and get into football cheerleading. That dream came true this year.

Last Friday was my last time cheering for football for this school year. I cheered for twelve football games. I loved it so much! My last game I cheered for was the state championship at the dome. I never knew in my lifetime that I would ever be able to cheer there. Football cheerleading was such an amazing experience. Cheerleading will forever and always be a hobby that I love. 

To do this photo, I asked the other football cheerleaders if they could use their hands to make a heart. It was pretty easy to do. I really appreciate their help with this photo.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Drawing in Pen ❤

We all know about pens. We use them to sign checks, mark corrections on papers and whatnot. The ink tool is pretty known. The not so nice part about it is that you can't erase with it. My teacher put me to the test to make a drawing in pen.

I think you can tell that I'm a huge fan of Disney. I seriously can't help it. I love the movies, the morals, and a lot of the characters. I was in the mood to make a realistic Ariel, so why not?

I first found a pic of a realistic Ariel which I liked. After that, I printed it off and grid it so I could make a grid drawing. Grid drawings are just nice to do, and very handy. When I finished drawing her, I used a variety of pens to color and shade her.

For the tail, I used green with blue as shading. The hair and eyebrows are just a red pen with purple to add the layers and shading. Her shell shirt is just a plain purple. Red and orange were used to make her coral lips. I also used orange and black to add shading to the skin. 

Overall I really like how it turned out. The only thing I don't like is how I put too much orange in the arms and green in the tail. You can think of it as Ariel getting a tan when shes out of the water, but her arms are the only things that are getting tan since her hair is covering a lot of her face. I guess I got too excited on using the pen and couldn't stop, haha! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Photo ❤

Another Halloween post! This time I had to use some type of Halloween makeup and take a creepy photo. I did this photo based off of a porcelain doll. Porcelain dolls have this perfection to them which makes them very creepy in a way. I've own many porcelain dolls, and loved all of them. I even broke one of them, and we all know they look incredibly creepy when they're broken. 

I then had to decide on my model. I couldn't do myself of course because I was in charge of the photo (but there will be a photo of me soon). Anyways, I knew that the model I wanted to use had to like creepy things, like special effects, and would be willing to be a model. Then it hit me! I should ask my best friend Ali! 

Of course she said yes, so we started planning the outfit and other ideas. I ended up having this really pretty doll-like dress that I thought would be perfect. With the help of my friend, Heidi, we were able to make Ali look super creepy. I thought it would be really creepy to have one side of her look pretty and the other side cracked and broken. We used a variety of eye shadows, eyeliner, face paint, and lipstick. To make her look even more spooky, I added a bow on one side of Ali's hair and teased the other side of her hair. 

After that, I placed Ali near the window of the art room, and I took the picture outside. My teacher also had a dark blue blanket type thing to cover some of the background from the inside of the art room. When doing that, it reflected the parking lot. 

I personally love this photo because the wiring from the window adds this weird and creepy vibe. To me, it looks like a doll or a creepy person is waiting for someone outside the window.  The face Ali made for this really gave me the creeps too which I loved. I even showed this to my mom and she was really freaked out about it. I want to thank Ali for being an amazing model and dealing with a lot of makeup and paint, and Heidi for helping me with some of the makeup. 

Be careful if someone is watching you from out the window.....

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Challenge ❤

It's that scary time of year. When the nights seem more eerie than usual. When kids go out trick or treating and parents try to scare them. Scary things get more enhanced and you have to have a huge stock of candy. It's Halloween!

For this project, my teacher wanted me to make something Halloween themed and with a medium that scares us. But how could we choose from all the spooky characters? Fate was the one that decided. My teacher had this wheel that had characters written on it (such as skeletons, witches, zombies, etc.) and we had to spin it. If we didn't like our first choice, we could spin the wheel again. However, the second character that is spun is the one you have to keep.

At first I had a witch/wizard, but sadly I got peer pressured into doing it again. In the end, I got werewolf. I wasn't a huge fan of getting that. I couldn't come up with any ideas on how to associate a werewolf into something. One obvious thing I couldn't do is a drawing or a canvas painting, because I do that all the time! The only mediums I could think of were clay or plaster. There was no way I was going to do plaster though. I just hate it a lot and I know that it would turn out bad. That's when I decided to do clay.

I was going to do a werewolf face, but something about it just didn't seem right. As I was looking at some pictures on google, I was a paw print. That gave me a perfect idea! I know there is a cliche in movies when the person's friends find out about a werewolf and there are those scenes that have the paw prints on some grass. It gave me the idea of doing that and making it look dark, bloody, and scary as possible.

First I had my clay and I was just forming it. Then I did some carving to make a foot print and added some texture detail. After it was dried, I painted it with dark browns, blacks, and greens. I also added thick globs of white paint and painted those red to emphasize the blood. 

I really like how this turned out. It's definitely different from things that I normally make that's for sure. To be honest though, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween, but this project put me into the Halloween spirit!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back Lighting Photo ❤

To be honest, trying to come up with an idea for this photo was very difficult for me. I just didn't know what to do. My teacher helped me by saying that she wanted something to hit the sunlight. One of my friends even helped me out trying to find a place for this picture. All I did was sort of sat in front of a tree with my legs wrapped around the trunk, leaned back, and took the photo. 

I really like the color tone of it. I also love how some of the trees and beautiful leaves complement the sun. The sun looks so bright too. It makes me think that it wants to brighten the day in anyway possible.

Face On Canvas ❤

My teacher wanted me to make a mask and place it on a canvas. The mask could be used as part of something, or it can be hidden into a background. I really wanted to something Tangled related, so I decided to make Rapunzel.

First there was making the actual mask. I was given a choice to either use my face or a face mold. I really didn't like the idea of having plaster strips on my face, so I went with the face mold. It wasn't really hard to make. All I did was wet the plaster strips with water and place them on the mold. Smoothing the strips also blended the strips into the mold better. 

For making the face, I used acrylic paint. I also chose my canvas and primed it with white house paint. After I glued the mask on my canvas, I drew in the body and the hair. For the background, I decided to do a pinkish-purplish color. I also added some light yellow yarn to not only give it a little more dimension, but to show off more of Rapunzel's bright golden locks. 

Overall, I thought this project turned out pretty good. I spent a lot of time on this project too like the origami one. After some time though, I do plan on carefully taking off the mask so I can use the canvas for something else, but that won't be until the school year is over. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Progressive Abstract Drawing ❤

This drawing basically made something detail into something indescribable. I did this drawing based off of a piano pencil sharpener. I really like my first detailed piano drawing the best! 

Forced Perspective Photo ❤

This is my forced perspective photo. Taking this shot was kind of difficult to do though. My mom helped me hold the mug while I take the picture. I felt so bad when my mom's arm started to get sore. But it was definitely worth it! I love the fact that the mug looks like steam is coming out of it! In reality, I found a cloud that looked like steam! I also really like the mug. It has a simple design so it doesn't overpower the photo. 

Origami Butterfly ❤

This project is basically making origami and placing it on a shape or object. One of my favorite Youtubers that I watch showed us how to make a origami butterfly. I thought it was so cool so I was thinking on doing that. When I got to making it though, I didn't like how it would look on the project. I liked the concept of flowers on a butterfly, so I thought, how about putting flowers on a butterfly!

One thing for sure, it was very time consuming. I spent about 3 weeks on it. I made 39 origami flowers to fill up my cardboard butterfly. The flowers started off at being 2 inches by 2 inches. One piece of 2 inch by 2 inch paper made 1 petal. One flower consisted of 5 petals. If you do the math, I made 195 petals. At first I colored the cardboard butterfly light green, but when I arranged them, I decided that black would look better. I used hot glue to glue the flowers down. 

Even though I spent a lot of time on it, I love how it turned out. The flowers give the butterfly that extra texture! It also has that gradient or ombre feel to it in my opinion.

Machine Photo ❤

This machine is a bobcat. My dad uses it a lot of work. Whenever he needs to move heavy objects that a human being can't really get a hold of, the bobcat fixes that problem. It's very useful machinery, but it's a pain in the butt to drive. My dad tried to teach me how to drive it, which was pretty cool. The only problem was that I couldn't get a hang of it. More specifically, trying to reverse. I got frustrated so easily and my dad laughed at me when I got enraged! The only thing that matters is that it gets the job done. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Something Golden Photo ❤

Remember that "Something Ordinary to Extraordinary Photo"? This photo was also taken when I was taking pictures for that too. 

My mom loves gardening. Every summer mom and I would get out the planters and place them in front of the front yard. Petunias, marigolds, and zinnias are her favorite flowers to plant. Her favorite out of all of them are marigolds. Mom always plants marigolds every summer.

Marigolds are so bright. The color of gold/yellow is known to symbolize happiness. It makes things more brighter. It's amazing how such small golden flowers can make a pot look like a work of art. I had to take a picture of their wonderful beauty. 

Ordinary to Extraordinary Photo ❤

This picture is about making something ordinary look extraordinary. I had a little trouble trying to take pictures for this one. Originally, I was going to do a cupcake liner. Sadly the pictures were too blurry and I got a picture that is better suited as an abstract photo. No ideas came to my mind and I tried to do the other photo assignments, but I just didn't know what to do. I told my mom about taking a picture of something golden, and she thought about taking a picture of her marigolds. 

I really liked that idea, Once I got the pictures, I decided to crop one of them. What makes this picture look extraordinary is that it looks kind of like a fake (or a cartoony) flower even though it's real! In my opinion, I think this picture is extraordinary. Flowers can make things much brighter.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Minions Meet Art History ❤

Because the minion's have been such a hype, my teacher wanted my class to add a minion into something involving with art history. It's kind of like the minions are taking over that art history. (We could do a different character though too)

Oh course I stuck with a minion. More specifically, I chose Stuart. He is just a cute character and is so goofy. My next decision I had to make was which art history I should do. At first I was thinking of  Georgia O'Keeffe. She is well known for her large flowers. I was thinking at first enlarging the minion like she enlarges my flower, but I wasn't sure about the idea. I ended up spending too much time on trying to decide so I just decided on doing it based off a Roy Lichtenstein's artwork. His artwork is well known to be like a comic. He only uses the primary colors, black, and white. He also likes his characters to do some type of motion, and some type of interjection or word to enhance it. Diagonal stripes and polka dots are used a lot to in his art.

To be honest, I never watched the Minion's Movie. But I have seen plenty of trailers for it. One I remember is when Bob, Stuart, and Kevin meet Scarlet Overkill and she says "Respect, Power!" and then Stuart says "Banana!" It made me laugh a lot, so I had to incorporate that into this. 

What I did first was draw Stuart on a separate piece of paper. I had a different picture of Stuart first, but I found this one which I personally like more. After that I look my picture home and I used my printer to enlarge my drawing. After that I chose my paper and used a tiny light projector to draw my minion on my project paper. After that I painted my project. You might be wondering why the background is space. I did this based off of the first movie "Despicable Me" when Gru decides to steal the moon. 

Overall I really like this project. I just love painting so much. I really hope to watch the Minions movie someday! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Light Painting Photo ❤

My teacher showed us a really cool way to create photos. All you have to do is go into a pitch black room, grab some battery operated candles, set your camera to a slow speed, and take a picture. When someone is taking a picture, you have to move the candles at a fast speed, and you get a photo of what you were "painting." This is called light painting.

I have to admit that it was a little difficult to do at first. My partner and I had problems trying to get the camera to work and actually getting an image. Then there was the fact of trying to fully get the image. Eventually, I finally was able to get a heart.

I personally think the photo was good. The heart looks really cute too. This image also makes me think that through all the darkness and pain, love will lead the way.

Object Splatter Photo Drawing ❤

This post is pretty similar to the photography post. I had to draw the picture that I took a photo of. That photo was hands clapping together and paint going everywhere. I had a little bit of a difficult time drawing the hands at first, but after a little tweaking and fixing, I finally got them to how I like it. I also added some shading to add some definition and details. 

You may notice that some of the shading is darker than others. That is because I use the different colors of shading to indicate the colors of paint (I wasn't in the mood to color it haha.) The darker shading is a raspberry pink and the lighter color is lime green. 

I really liked how this turned out. I really love to draw. It helps me relax when I'm stressing out and lets me use my imagination. I hope to practice more on drawing hands though.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Object Splatter Photo ❤

Not only in art do we do art projects, but we also do photography projects too! I've always liked photography. I have been in Annual Staff for three years and I always loved taking pictures and videos. 

For this picture, our teacher wanted us to do a shoot a picture that had a motion in it with a partner. My partner and I worked with paint. One idea that sounded really cool was to get paint on our hands and when we clap, the paint splatters everywhere! (It even got my clothes and my skin covered in paint too. Those are my partner's hands not mine by the way.) 

 I loved how the picture shows the small bits of paint look like they are in mid air! It was a lot of fun to capture this picture!

Construction Paper Sculpture ❤

In art class, we were supposed to make sculptures out of either construction paper or wire. Our teacher gave us a piece of white paper and gave us some directions on what to draw on that sheet of paper.

This is what I came up from the instructions I was given. I was told to make lines, zig-zags, semi circles, regular circles, squares, and rectangles.

At first I wasn't sure how I could make a sculpture from this until I realized that one zig-zag line I made looks like a staircase. I decided then to make that as the base of my sculpture. My sculpture wanted to fall down a lot, so I had to glue some paper together to make it stand up. I wanted to use basic and simple colors so then the sculpture wouldn't look too crazy. I did add some blue and yellow stripes on the circle, square, and rectangle so then it didn't look bland.

Overall for trying to make a sculpture out of construction paper, I thought I did an alright job. The fun thing about it is that you can use your imagination on what my sculpture looks like. (When I showed my brother, he thought it looked like a whale ^^ ) Whether you think it's a whale, car, or mountain, there is endless possibilities on what you think this sculpture could be!