So, In art class we have been making a portrait of someone important or someone:
- I am doing my older sisters portrait because my other sister has done my mom so i thought of doing her. What i expressed about my sister was the events and places she experienced when she was young. She visited france, korea, italy and more but i thought of doing france because of the Eiffel Tower, also because i want to go to france. I expressed this portrait of her by drawing the Eiffel Tower and then drawing her in the front. I asked the teacher how big people are compared to the Eiffel Tower. i was really stupid that time because i drew the entire Eiffel Tower and so my sister wouldn’t be important but the Eiffel Tower will be. I did find a good solution. Here is my planning:
The artist that influenced me was half Paul Gauguin and half cartoon. I chose Paul Gauguin because i was browsing threw his paintings and i realized that he paints picture with more of the background showing but also the main person or animal or something. I also did cartooning because when i drew the Eiffel Tower, i thought that a realistic drawing of my sister would look a bit awkward so thats why i chose cartooning.
2. The colors i used were: grey mixed with a light blue, green, brown with red, yellow with orange, maroon, purple with white, and beige.
- light blue light green= emerald green
- I used primary colors and secondary colors by mixing primary to make a secondary color. tertiary colors mean mixing a primary color with a secondary color.
- I used a few brush strokes for the Eiffel Tower to add black strokes to the grey also for the grass ( i added yellow). When the viewer looks at the painting i want them to focus on the person but i think they might focus on the Eiffel Tower because it’s tall and it looks like the main focus.
- I can describe the same person or idea but in a different way by:
– she could be looking at the Eiffel Tower.
– she could be walking
– she can be having a picnic with someone
– she can also be drawing the Eiffel Tower while looking at it.
It is important that the portrait has the same idea from the 1st portrait because then you’re NOT expressing the SAME idea in ANOTHER way. Say if the 1st portrait is my planning she is standing in front of the fence with the Eiffel Tower at the back. Now if i put her on the grass having a picnic with the Eiffel Tower as the background, its still the same idea i moved MY SISTER to the GROUND and i still have the Eiffel Tower behind her.
The meaning of portrait can be determined by both audience and artist because it is called a self portrait and also a portrait (which is of someone). I think that both artist and viewer’s interpretation is important because people have different perspectives and thoughts so if the viewer looks at the artists painting then they might think it’s an event that happened to him but the artist painted the portrait to what he thought or for fun.