In art this unit we were working on line drawings. This unit was for about 10 weeks. We had to make a line drawing with as many different line techniques that we knew and then we had to mount it. Our art unit question is “how can we communicate visually?”.
At the beggining of this project we looked at different kinds of line drawings. We looked at two drawings, one from Vincent Van Gogh (Cottage Garden) and the other one from Albert Dürer (The Navity). Check Mr. Curkovic’s page for more detail.We talked about how these line techniques that the artists used makes a good drawing. We also looked at the various line techniques for example stippling, cross hatching, hatching etc. We filled in this paper with a lot of shapes and I had to choose one line technique to make these shapes look 3D. In class we also started to draw a picture from Van Gogh, I chose the drawing Fishing boats on the beach.
My progress during this unit was that I learned a lot more about line drawing. What I learned about line drawing is how to do the stippling, cross hatching, etc. I also learned how to lay out my image better. In the beginning I found it very hard to lay out my drawing so it looks like a photo that I took. I didn’t use any images for ideas how to draw specific objects in line techniques, that could have helped me with my water. Next time I really want to try and do this so I could see different types of waters and I could choose the line technique that I like.
My weeknesses in this project is that I have to work on making parts of a picture more realistically by making parts of the picture darker to show were the shadow is. Another part that I need to improve on is not to draw my sand so perfectly straight. Another weakness that I had in this drawing was that I made my water look like a wall so you couldn’t see the distance. To improve this I would like to have fewer waves and big waves up front and tighter and smaller waves at the back. If I work on these three things next time if I do another drawing like this it might turn out better.
My strength in this unit is the line technique in my dock and also the clouds. I think that I did a good job on these parts because for the clouds it is not like perfectly planted clouds, also I think that made it look really realistically by making the lines closer and further apart so you could see the puffiness of the clouds. For the dock I think that I did a good job because I tried my hardest to draw the wood lines. I found that this was one of the hardest parts of the drawing.
Overall I think that my drawing turned out very nice and just with the mounting part it was really hard because some of my springs were smaller than the others and also in the end the paper ran out so I used some other paper from my house and it wasn’t as thick so it didn’t really hold up my mounted part. I hope that I will become better at that and make the mounting spings about the same height.
I hope that you enjoied my 598 word reflection and I hope I didn’t take too much time away from you.