How did your learning help you improve and learn to draw more realistically?
My learning has helped me to draw portraits specifically and realistically by using good tools, for example blending stump. Blending stump can make the colors smooth and make the gradation and many values. It could make shadows because by using the blending stump it could blend the colors and it will make the portrait more realistic. Also to make the self-portrait look good we asked our classmate what to change and what I did well with. In art class, we learned what kind of vocabulary we use in order to describe the technique, for example, value, gradation, contrast, realistic, three-dimensional, shadows, highlights, shape, place, size. The most important words here, in my opinion, is “Shape, place, and size. Because If I get this wrong you are going to get everything else wrong.
What 2 things would you do differently to make your drawing even better?
I would first look at my portrait and see what I did wrong and what I should change. If I figured out where to change, I will be more careful this time and ask many friends to know, how I did my portrait ( The things I got wrong this time), because by asking many people they can give me their opinion so my drawing can improve. In my opinion my opinion I think my shadows values are the same, so in order to change that I would have to have a different type of pencils to make values different. I also think I should change my highlights because as I said in my shadows the values are always the same. So I think if I can get how to make the values differently than I will be better at drawing.
Why these two words describe what you have discovered about yourself?
I think the best 2 words to describe what I have learned about myself is, Cooperating and thinker because I think I cooperated very well with people who I was sitting next to and figured out what was wrong with our drawing and what we can do in order to fix the problem. If there was a good thing about their portrait we told each other that it was good and why we thought it was good so we can know what we should keep the same. I also thought that I was a thinker because I thought of what I can do better in order to make the portrait realistic. Like for example, I thought about how to use the pencils so I can blend easily to make shadows and how I should erase the part where I should do the highlights. Also, I thought about the values if they are the same kind of values or not and how I can make the values more clearly in order for people to see and understand that the colors are different.