Monday, November 18, 2013

Sticky Situation

1. Explain how you developed your ideas for "Sticky Situation"

I made a list of ideas that I could paint. I got the idea to do gum stuck on the bottom of a shoe and thought it would be interesting.

2. Were you able to think outside the box when you were thinking about ideas?

Some of my ideas were pretty generic, and some of my ideas were really creative. I decided to do gum on the bottom of a shoe because no one had ever tried it before.

3. You were to incorporate repetition, rhytnm or pattern. How did you accomplish this?

I incorporated repetition by painting multiple bricks, and showing multiple leves on the plants.

4. Describe your choice of media (acrylic, watercolor) and your challenges and successes while using it.

I used acrylic paint, and for the gum on the bottom of the shoe I used actual gum. I love the way acrylic paint blends so I had mostly success with using it.

5. How important were the mini lessons to the success of your final product?

By brainstorming ideas, even though it's a small lesson in my product, it really helps bring together the whole art piece.

Portrait project

1. Who did you choose to do a portrait of? Why did you choose that person? 
Me & Ashley Stella worked together and created a picture of half of each of our faces. We wanted to do something interesting and different. 

2. When brainstorming about this project how did you decide what would be the best materials to use to create it? Explain how your material choice impacted the look of your piece. Why was this so important. Explain.
We used beads that were connected together to outline the features in our face. We traced our faces then painted over it, using different colors to highlight each of our features.

3. Describe the risks you took or that were involved in creating the project. What were the challenges you faced?
Blending half of our faces together turned out to be successful, although it was a risk because both of our faces our opposites. They ended up contrasting together nicely.

4. How did your choices impact the look and feel of the piece? Did your choice of materials have any connection with the person you chose to represent? 
The beads outlined our features and eyes, and we used it to create hair. Since we represented ourselfs, we felt the beads were colorful just like we are.