4. Artists take risks.
- try new things
Did you try something that you weren’t sure about as part of this project?
Did you pick a material or technique that was new or different over something that was familiar?
I decided to do a clock made out of money to represent the phrase “time is money”. This project was a little risky, because I donated real money to my art project. I wasn’t sure if anyone would go through the lengths of taking my materials either, but I relied on the safety of the art room to protect my work of art. I just wanted to try something new, because I was feeling confident that no one else was dedicated enough to make major sacrifices like I am.
2. Artists develop art making skills.
- learn techniques and processes
- explore media
Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
Did you gain skill with familiar materials
In class were we brought to realize that the way the image is facing can affect the direction the viewer’s eye goes. If images on the piece of artwork is facing a certain way or is directed a certain way, the viewer may look in that direction. It’s better to keep the views eye on the page and not off the page. So, an artist is better off capturing the attention of the on looker when the artwork is kept on the page, therefore they won't loose interest.
5. Artists collaborate.
- share ideas and knowledge
Did you ask another student for feedback during your work process?
Did someone help you understand important information or inspire you?
Lately, I’ve really been trying to develop my shading skills, because they are below average. So, I’ve asked for tips to make my drawings more realistic with adding shading and highlights. After observing my fellow classmate Britney, who is exceptional at the skill, I started to practice a lot more on my own. My doodles are looking better, but there is always room for improvement. I enjoy doodling balloons the most; I just find the shape easy to work with, since I’m a beginner.