Art Unit 1 Reflection

Question 1:
My learning helped me use the blending stump to blend the harsh line so it graduates into the different values. I also learned how to make it more three-dimensional by using shadows and highlights. Another thing I learned and now understand is the contrast between the different shades. When I was first starting I was super confused on how to make it look three-dimensions and not like a silly cartoon. Now that I learned more about values and shadows I know that the different skills, values, shadows and highlights I know why it looks more realistic. Another thing I learned during this unit, I learned about myself in that I take time drawing and that’s normal. Other people take shorter times so everyone is different. One of the last things I learned was the new vocabulary like contrast, value, proportions, gradation representation and interpretation.

Question 2:
If I had the chance to re-draw my self-portrait I will use more values, communicate and collaborate with others. I made a mistake of not communicating with my classmates because a problem is my head looks a little wrong and it would be hard to draw my head shape again and erase everything because then all my values, highlights, shadows and others would not be in proportion. The other thing I would do if I had a chance to re-draw my self-portrait is using more values because it doesn’t look so realistic if it’s just some values.

Question 3:
I would choose principled and respect. I chose respect because when I made comments on them I was trying to not be mean and respect the work they did because I understand that it is very hard to make it realistic. I chose principled because when I was with my friends I was always talking and distracted so that made me behind with the drawing. When the seats changed I was still communicating and collaboration but I still did my work and didn’t get distracted.

This is my self-portrait: