In art class, were were working on our watercolour painting. We went to the park and sketched and painted our drawings with watercolour. I had fun creating this piece of art work because I like painting with watercolour.
1. What was your progress made over the Park Illustration unit?
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I think I made a good progress over the unit. First, I reflected on the video about the watercolour drawing, “Tommy Kane”. Then we went to the park near school, and we drew what we saw there. We went inside and we practiced landscape. Then we went outside and did an observational drawing. I think I improved on drawing realistically because of the practice of the placement in class. Then we practiced on watercolour techniques on the watercolour paper and practiced 11 types of drawings. We practiced wash, spatter, salt, 2 wash, cling wrap, experiment, stencil, sponge, drop in, lift off, wet into wet. We coloured the drawing that we thought was better in colour pencil. Then we started on the real drawing of the watercolour paper. I tried using all 11 types of drawings, but I couldn’t do the cling wrap, and I changed my experiment.
My first practice drawing
My landscape practice
Colouring of my best drawing.
My final drawing.
2. How you used feedback to improve your artwork?
I used my feedback by reading it, and asking myself, “What can I do to improve this, and do what the feedback says?” I improved by using more techniques of watercolour in places that I wasn’t planning. I used 10 watercolour techniques in the drawing. I also thought that I needed to add more texture in the drawing. I added it by using salt a lot in the drawing.
3. If you were going to do this work again, what would you do differently and why?
I think I would use more gradation on lots of places to make it even more realistic with shadows and brightness. I think I should also work on the combination of colours realistically. I think I will work on my placement of objects, even though I improved on it this unit.