Category: Art

Make your mark (line drawing) reflection

In art class we have been doing line drawings  and we all learned different line techniques and practiced drawing lines, there are several line techniques and in the final drawing we had to put in at least some techniques to make it look good. i used  stippling,scumbling,hatching,crosshatching,wave lines and wood lines !

We practiced our line drawing with pictures the teacher gave to us like a rail and we had to make sure we didn’t outline and we just used line techniques.

unnamed-2this is our practice sheet and we had to research/find certain line techniques and practiced using the lines in various ways.

This was my picture of my drawing, I separated them into 24 pieces to break them up and make it easier to draw on the big sheet of paper we would use for the final piece.firstly we did our line drawing in pencil then in pen,I had to place everything in the correct position which was very hard and I had to make sure there was a good foreground, middle ground and a background.

The picture ( black and white ) with proportion squares ~ :P
The picture ( black and white ) with proportion squares ~ 😛

we practiced for our final work, which was we had to find a picture and make a line drawing out of it, this is my picture ,  and my final piece is  this – I tried my best making it 50% white and 50% black with the pen because that was the task but it was very hard to do because of all the shadows and outlines.we did a lot of research and planning of what type of techniques there were and what techniques I would use in my own final piece to make it look good and very interesting.unnamed-4

when i started drawing our final line drawing, I looked at the nearest thing in the drawing and the thing that stood out the most and that was the path so i started from the bottom of the page and started drawing wavy lines to go upwards on the page. I then did shadows I first did the big area on the path then i worked on the rocks shadow i had to look at where the light was hitting the rocks and where the dark shades were. I used my pen to go back and forth and made straight thin lines repeatedly to make shadows and shades, for the grass i drew a lot of M shaped lines everywhere on the foreground and middle ground, some parts of the grass I just flicked my pen to make more of a rough effect. For the distant mountain in the background I used the line technique hatching I drew lines going from one direction and then from another.I took a lot of time in drawing grass everywhere and my hand got very tired drawing M shaped lines all over the page.

                               Conclusion

I think an area I could’ve improved on was making black and white 50% each so it looks better and that the task is done, I also think that I should’ve used more line techniques with more details in certain areas or put shadows or shades around objects.Overall, I think if you look at a lot of my drafts I improved a lot on my proportion and placing of everything, and I put more detail into my final work then the other drafts, so I think i improved but still could have done better on my final piece.

Reflection on Park Illustration

This is what we have been working on in art class ↑ We went to a park called Minato no mieru oka kouen and we had to pick a place to sit and draw what we saw, To do all of this we went through a lot…

1. Describe your progress made over the Park Illustration unit

We did alot but first we watched a video of a man called Tommy Kane who drew what he saw then used water-colour and coloured pencil to colour in his piece of art. After we watched the video we tested out water colours 🙂

then we went out into the park and picked the place we wanted to draw, this was my place : 

First we drew the place with just a sharpie, it was hard because we could not erase anything but overall i think my draft was good,after we did a couple of drafts we picked our favourite drawings.

After that we scanned the drawing onto some water colour paper, then we started colouring in the white spaces with coloured pencils. after we couloured everything in, we studied a lot of the techniques using water colours. like wash, stencil,Stamps,dry brush and so many more this is our research page!

after we studied many techniques using the water colours, we started using those techniques on our drawings, I used stamp,stencil,wash,lift off,dry brush,drop, salt,wrap,Splatter and wet into wet.

2. Describe how you used feedback to improve your artwork.

we did peer feedback before we did our water colours so I could not change much but later on I got peer feedback from grace about my background or frame and she said maybe i should make it balanced so it looks nicer, I did what she said and I had to agree that it looked much better, and then after that I added more colour and it made it less empty.

3. If you were going to do this work again, what would you do differently and why?

I think that I would make my use of techniques stand out more and make my frame more interesting, because If you look at my painting you could not really realise the techniques that I used and the techniques kind of gives it more of a unique or more abstract look and I think that is more interesting to look at.

I think I should have put more across onto my frame because I only have paint splatters and stamps on it and its colourful but it feels a bit empty and more lonely :/

So next time I will make my techniques stand out more and put more effort into making my frames interesting!

overall though i really thought that this assessment was fun and interesting! 🙂