All posts by Annette

Art Unit 1 Reflection

My drawing has improved in many ways. I’ve learnt the words: value, contrast, proportion, gradation, representational, and interpretation. I know what they mean, now. And I know how to use them as well. Now, I look back at what I drew in Class 1, and I look at what I drew in Class 13. My learning helped me to improve and learn to draw more realistically because to draw realistically I needed values and gradation. Without shadows and highlights, my drawings would look 2D and it will not be realistic, that means I had to use the blending stump a LOT, and not just one, but I needed to use many different sized ones. For example, when there was a very tight/detailed area that I needed to blend, I would use a small thin blending stump, and when it was a big/wide area, the opposite.

2 things I would do to make my drawing even better would be: 1) Proportion. and 2) Values. I think proportion is very important when you are drawing a face realistically because you want the face features to be in the correct size, shape, and place. I believe different values are important when I am drawing something 3D because shadows are needed to do that. There are dark shadows/values and light shadows/values on peoples faces. I think these will make differences in my drawings.

I think the 2 words that best describe me as an artist this unit is risk-taker, and open-minded because I decided to challenge myself and try to draw myself at a side angle, this definitely made it harder, but also more fun! I have learnt a lot, and I have discovered that I am a very enthusiastic and risk-taking person. I believe this because I was open to try something new by taking a different angle and point of view.


Hi! Today I am going to share with you, what I learned about ATL’s by watching videos from grade 7, 8, and 9’s blogs. I think one of the key things they were trying to tell us was that when you do not understand something, it is always important to ask. It doesn’t really matter who you ask, it could be your friend, teacher, classmate, mom, dad, or sibling. Collaboration is also important because we need to work together as a team, to achieve our goals. Communication is important because we need to be able to share our ideas and make them clear, everyone needs a voice. If we did not know these, I bet we wouldn’t be able to finish anything that requires teamwork.

Living with Laptops

This is only our second day having our computers, and my head is already spinning because it’s so complicated. To make me feel a bit better about having them (although just the thought of bringing them home excites me), I came up with a few this that will keep me happy and healthy while living with them.              1. Make sure my back is straight, and my shoulders are out. (posture)                      2. Don’t spend all your time on the computer, go outside and get some exersize!  3. Charge the computer at night, or it will not have any battery in the morning!     These tips will help me and you to stay happy and healthy, living with laptops.