In art, we did a unit on portrait painting one of the people you know a lot about. I chose my friend Blake, he was in Nis. ( my last school) I went to NIS in 3rd grade and he went there in forth grade. We had a lot of fun and he’s always funny in class and gets in trouble because of that. For the plans, I drew a trampoline birthday party because he had two of them in two birthdays which means he really likes the trampoline parties. The trampoline was pretty hard to draw and when I finished drawing it, it didn’t really look like a trampoline. I’m also not very good at drawing faces so the drawing of him beside the trampoline wasn’t very good. I decided to keep drawing until I found a good idea, but as the same time, I don’t have anymore ideas so I decided to look on the internet. Then I saw a picture that I really liked by Yago. So I tried to do the same by putting an animal Blake likes as his head but the body is his own. That’s how I got the idea of putting a panda’s head and blake’s body together. I chose the panda because he enjoyed looking at the pandas in fifth grade so I chose his head to be a panda. After I sketched it on the actual paper, I had to paint it. painting the eyes was hard because I planned that there’s black patches of fur beside the eyes but that would be impossible to see the eyes so I drew a white circle beside the eyes. The shirt was a random jacket he wears sometimes. ( NOT YIS SHIRT) I tried to make the panda’s mouth smile a bit because he’s always happy and it wasn’t easy trying to draw a panda smiling.
Pictorial elements color, facial expression
I chose color and facial expression for the pictorial elements. I chose colours that would match against each other pretty well, I didn’t have to many colours because I didn’t really have space to draw the background but I don’t really need it. I did the facial expression pretty well. It kind of looks like the panda is smiling a bit. To be honest with you, I don’t even know how I managed to make the panda smile. Yago Partal influenced me in my painting. As I said before, he did many pictures of an animal head and a human body. I thought that was a good idea so I tried it myself. The plan wasn’t that good, the face didn’t look like a panda and looked a bit weird because I drew some tooth in the mouth, and the box for the plan was a bit small. However at the end, it turned out fine