Make your mark

In art, we just finished our unit, “Make your mark.” This unit was about line drawing. Line drawing is about drawing with lines, but only with values, black and white. We practiced the line techniques, such as cross-hatching, hatching, stipple, scumble (cringle),  and more.

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Practicing different line techniques

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Practicing on 3-D shapes

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Reflection on Park Illustration

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?

Include research, planning, and artistic techniques studied. Includes detailed, specific examples of your process or work to support your statements.

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

Watercolour techniques

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.

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7th grade art-illustrated Journal

This is my best page of my Visual Journal because I liked how I used a candy wrapper as an frame, and how I used some for the title.

1. What is your process? (How do you work?)
I worked okay because I didn’t pick up things from the trip, and I didn’t use space wisely. I also think I did good with expressing my feelings.

2. What are some skills/techniques you learned in class that you tried in your visual journal? Give examples.

After I did the visual journal, I thought that I should pick up things from the trip, and stick it on to my visual journal. I also think that I should’ve taken pictures so that I can remember the details.

3. What is something you learned that you would like to try in a different assignment?

I want to try looking at the things from the pictures I took, and try drawing with different types. For example, contour drawing, bling contour drawing, realistic drawing.

4. What’s something that was challanging to do/create in the visual journal?

It was challenging to remember the details because I didn’t take a lot of pictures during the trip.

5. If you were going to do this assignment again, what would you do differently?

I would try picking things up, try different drawings, and take pictures so that I can remember the details from the trip.