The Process I went through was most important. I first researched other artists line techniques. For example, Vincent Van Gogh. I looked at his line drawings, and I took some of his techniques, and incorporated them into my plan drawings which I did in my developmental workbook. I did my first drawing, and I tried to add techniques such as stippling and cross-hatching. I looked at my drawing, and checked to see if those particular techniques were appropriate. When I got to my final drawing, I used the rule of thirds to to see if my drawing looked balanced. I had a boat in my drawing, and I thought that the boat would look better on the side of the page, instead of it being in the middle. I added even more line techniques into my drawing. I used a sharpie which had a thin point and a thicker point so I could use the finer point to add smaller details.
From the beginning to the end, I felt that I was improving. For example, when I did my first drawing, I used curved lines for my sky, but then when I saw more line techniques, I thought that stippling would make the sky look better and more effective. When I placed objects onto my page, I thought carefully to see what would look better. I also tried to make my drawing look 3-D and I did this by adding shadows and darker patches at certain places in the drawing. To see if my drawing looked natural or not, I would stop drawing, and stand back, and see if the drawing made sense, and that it wasn’t confusing for the viewer.
I think the best way to improve artistic processes is the planning. The planning is most important because then you get the real idea for what techniques to use. I learned that time management was very important because I had to do a lot in quite a short time so I had to work productively and efficiently.
Overall, I thought that this was a fun project but also challenging. I learned many new techniques in the process, and I leaned that you had to be patient when trying out new techniques because sometimes, you can’t exactly get the one which looks the very best. But, I enjoyed this project and I was happy with my completed project.
My Picture Process:
I edited these photos, overlapped some, and then I made one big picture. Here it is.
The Photo click this to view it. I then drew this image as the final product.