Friday, December 9, 2011


I created a dish bowl thing that looks slightly like a boat

I had to cut out a slab of clay and use a template to create this piece. I really like how this one came out. I can't wait to see how it looks after the glaze finishes in the kiln!

Pastel Still Life

I used chalk pastels to create this still life:

I think that I could have done better, in my opinion. I guess that adding more shading may have helped.

Monday, October 24, 2011


To make stencils, I had to first choose a picture. I chose a Pokemon. Specifically, Purrloin.

Purrloin! I choose you!

I then made it black and white on photo shop and had to trace it and create a bigger version on some poster board. I then created a frame and painted it as to make it pretty. I used many complimentary colors to help with emphasis in the final piece. In the end, it looked really good.

I enjoyed making this and I would do it again if I had the chance.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oil Pastel Expressive Portrait

I decided while making this piece, my sister really needed a spolight. So, I drew her. I love her new look, don't you?

She's never looked better if I do say so myself. I really enjoyed making her so I guess I will do this again... as soon as I can get myself some oil pastels for home.

Brick Mosaics

Recently, my group created a mosaic with chalk

In the school's courtyard.

We placed dots on the bricks to tell us what to color them and soon our mosaic grew.

And grew...

And grew...

Until finally it was done! Now there is giant kitten that watches the students roam around the courtyard all day.

This piece was fun to make but at one point our group lost count and couldn't figure out where we were in the mosaic. Perhaps if we had gone from left to right all the way across the mosaic, and not skipped around, we would have not gotten lost.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Value Shading!

I really tried my best at drawing Amber, but I know there is still a lot I can work on.

For one, I made her eyes too small and some of the shading seems a bit off, but otherwise, I'm still proud of it. I really liked making it but I think it will have to be one of those practice to get it right sort of things. If I do decide to do this again, I will have to invest in a stump thingy. I liked shading with it.

Mud Painting!

By using mud, my group re-created WHAM! On the sidewalk outside the classroom.
First, we made the picture bigger on a sheet of paper and poked holes through it so we could put it on the sidewalk with chalk by rubbing the chalk through the holes and onto the sidewalk.

Afterwards we used mud of different shades,

and painted the chalky outline in a four color gray scale with the mud. It came out pretty good too. I enjoyed making it, but if I were to do it again, I'd have made the holes bigger on the sheet of paper to make the outline easier to see. I also would have liked to not have as many sticks running through the mud since it kept putting the wrong shades in different areas.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shadow Art

By cutting out paper and putting it in front of a light source, the shadows became a pretty picture! So, I helped make a shadow garden!

The flowers of the shadow garden are very easy to care for as they do not need water and still look pretty. Batteries for the lamp are not included.

I liked making the flowers for the shadow garden but cutting out some of the more detailed flowers took a lot of patience and sometimes they would tear and the garden would lose another flower. However, it looked good in the end. I liked designing my own flowers for this piece and I would like to possibly do this project again with more time and a bigger light source so I can make a bigger shadow garden.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Drawing Turtles

By looking at the wonderful model, Cupcake:

I made contour line drawings of her. She sometimes did not stay still and blind contour line drawings with a moving turtle can be a little tricky. Yet, it was good practice with contour line drawings, and a change from contours of hands as well.

Light Drawing

From the use of glow sticks and cameras, I was able to make drawings that glow and seem to almost float within the photo.

These were really fun to make but with the time limit given by the camera, drawing to slow sometimes became a serious problem. The photo would sometimes develop with an unfinished drawing, causing a redo of the drawing yet again but, the ones that turned out finished looked really good and I enjoyed making them overall. I would definitely like to try this again with even more colored glow sticks.

Cassette Art

By using the film within a cassette tape, I made a hilarious piece that I like to call, the Rick Astley.

Isn't it gorgeous?

I think that the piece turned out pretty good. A lot better than I thought it would at first, since I was making a person. However, it took a very long time to create. The gluing of cassette tape seemed to last forever. I personally would try to make the process faster in some way or form.

I hope this piece will put a stop to all those people who Rickroll me!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Animal Hands

For the Animal Hand assignment, I had a lot of trouble on deciding what animal to draw on my contour line drawing of my hand. I had thought about things ranging from a simple dog to a narwhal! Then it came to me, a peacock!

I simply colored in the hand with markers, and thus, an awesome peacock was born... on my hand...

In general, I really enjoyed making this piece. I was the only one who made a peacock! I think if I did do this project again, I would probably have started working on it earlier since I was in a rush to get it done on time.