I learned the skills of creating highlights and shadows. The highlight skill helped me by making the portrait more realistic by making the face look three dimensional. In my first portrait I barely had any highlights to make it look realistic. The shadows also helped me by making the portrait look more realistic. Like highlights, shadows made it more three dimensional.
I met the criteria for thinking independently when earlier in the year I decided to get a new seat partner. I did this after talking to my teacher after parent-teacher conferences when I realized that I needed to move seats because my seat partner and I liked to talk too much and I was not focusing on my work. I met the criteria for anticipating and overcoming difficulties a couple times. The first was when I accidentally drew my self portrait with too many shadows and could not erase all of the shadows. To fix this I erased the shadows from the corners carefully so I would not rip the paper. Also, when my pencil lead kept breaking when I was sharpening and using it instead of putting it back in the box for someone else I took it to Mr. Reed and told him it was broken.
My self portrait represents me because it has a lot of details that describe my personality. Especially my hair and my favorite ribbon hair band. I think it describes my personality because it shows what I like. Also I think the expression on my face shows my personality because it shows that I am squinting my eyes a little showing that I am not very strong to lights that flash. Also I have that little smile that personally means that I was trying to smile but the lights were very bright.
I think my creative thinking skills are what I do best in art class because when I make a mistake it usually turns what I am working on into a better work. But I also want to work on my organizations skills because sometimes I don’t plan or organize what is going to happen very well. I usually get confused and make mistakes on my artwork and have a hard time to overcoming it. But the creativity skills help me to make my art work better, although sometimes the art work turns into a disaster and I need to start over.