I’ve learned to manipulate values in order to create 3D-looking face. In the beginning of semester, I could only draw 2-dimensional self-portrait, without any knowledge of gradation or how to use blending stump. Now, I can draw realistic face with all the shadows and highlights included. Also, I’ve learned to collaborate and ask for feedback more often. For example, I asked Karthik on how could I improve my nose. And he gave some very valuable feedback. I wouldn’t have achieved drawing a 3D face without asking feedback like I did.
Next time, I’d change two things. First, I’ll draw my face a bit smaller, so I could have more space for the unicorn in the background, because unicorns are some of my favourite animals. Second, I’d draw myself with the soccer player haircut, because that is my most favourite haircut.
I’d describe myself as cooperative and committed. First, I was cooperative, because I’ve been asking for feedback, and giving it too. Second, I was committed, because I’ve been coming to Open Studio, and concentrated entirely on drawing and refining my self-portrait in class, even though I’ve been unsuccessful at times.