By jack nicholson
In the second art unit for the year we made self-portrait paintings. We had to function our portrait to be aesthetic, social or political and we had to express our culture and/or our emotion. Our unit question was “how do personal experiences shape our identity?” and our significant concept was “our culture effects our Identity”
During the unit I got better at drawing my eyes. I was able to draw them more quickly then the last unit and they looked better then my previous drawing. I found that planning was hard because I couldn’t decide on what picture I wanted to base my drawing on. I also had trouble when I decided to make a double-faced drawing so at the end I just decided to cover it over with the background. I found my background hard to make also because I wanted to mysterious with it and be obvious with flags and things like that.
During this unit I improved at contrasting colours and I think that this is a strength in my painting. This was my second time doing this and I think that I contrasted my face and my background. Contrasting colours can be hard because sometimes because you have to do it all in one lesson because it is hard to mix the same colour more than once. My main weakness was gradation. I made my nose a greeny colour instead of a whitish colour.
To decide what colours and backgrounds I used a personal inventory to see what I have and what I should do. In this I included backgrounds, photos and colours.