In art class we learned how to carve designs on the carving block.
The thing around the middle came from the African design. I choose this design because it was simple but it had a meaning to me and the meaning was that just defend for yourself who ever is hurting you. This was the meaning to me because it looks like the Japanese shuriken and whenever I look at a shuriken I think of defending myself where ever or when ever it is. The straight line and the three pared things in the middle is from the Ancient Egypt. I chose this design because it felt like it was the path of where I walk. Like I said for me the shuriken makes me think that I have to defend myself so the road was where I walk everyday to achive my goal and the shuriken is my sheld and when anyone comes near me I would have to protect myself.
The most challenging part for me was to not be late with class work on time. It is because I was like one class behind which was not so good. I think I was late because I tend to do things in a slow way. I was able to overcome this by doing some things at home or coming to open studio in the mornings.
I learned that I should go to the open studio in the mornings to finish things in class on time.
In Art class we painted someone who you knew the best about. We had to express there personality, feelings, Identity, culture, emotion,Facial Expression, cloth, pose or what they like to do. I wanted to do someone out of my family so I chose my mom because I knew my mom the best. I was able to express her with not much difficulties. I just had to ask her a few questions and straitly I knew what I wanted to do draw and paint.
The title of my painting is Fujimom.
The progress I have made during this unit was panting the background with the things that my mom likes and not just the colors I like. I have overcome my challenges by trying to figure something out by myself first. If this did not work I asking a friend or the teacher.
I think the weakness for me was to paint the drawing with uniuqness. It is because I did not want the face to look like a actual face of my mom and I wanted to make it look unnique but still express what my mom likes to do.
I think my strength is trying to express my moms personality. It is because I tried to show people what my mom likes to do and her feelings towards it and thats why I drew the heart to show her feelings and the peace mark to show that she becomes peace when she sees thing and dose this kind of things. I used blue for the piano and the peace mark because when she sees the piano she becomes happy and calm and she thinks that blue is a calm colour. I made the background colour colorful because my mom is such a happy and cheerful personality and when I see her she reminds me of a rainbow. I made Mount Fuji red because when my mom sees Mount Fuji she thinks of the colour light red.(I was going to make the red a bit more lighter.)
From this drawing I tried to show my moms personality. I also tried to show what my mom likes to do and how she feels when she dose this kind of things. I was able to all of this things by using colours and objects. I used a range of colours to express my moms personality and the objects to show what she likes to do and how she fells towards this things.
I enjoyed making this painted and I think I could have made it a bit more unique next time but overall I really enjoyed painting and drawing so I had fun.
The subject of my painting is my mom.
I chose my mom because my mom is a very inspiring person in my life and I know a lot about her so it is easy to express.
Next I will paint it on my mothers face on Mount Fuji because my mom wanted to clim up Mount Fuji.