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Art 2 Final Blog

Unfortunately, this is my final blog post of the year and I can truly say that I enjoyed my art class this year. I felt like I saw myself growing with every bit of knowledge I gained about the different types of art and every type of picture we drew and or painted. This quarter, we worked throughout the entire thing without guidance from our art teacher who was away for a surgery and recovery. But although she was away for the quarter I think that I still was able to do good with my last pieces of the year. 

My first one is a sketch of a statue from the Rodin Museum. Before our art teacher went away for surgery, we all took a trip to the Rodin Museum and just sat in the nice weather and sketched things that were in sight. It was a very relaxing assignment and a good start to the quarter. I drew a statue on the outside gate of the museum and I was able to finish in the short amount of time we spent there.

The second drawing marked the beginning of our four hour drawing venture. For the rest of the quarter, our assignment was to do three, four hour drawings and submit them one by one. The second drawing is a drawing of Sasuke from the anime, Naruto. First I drew Sasuke with pencil (which was very difficult being that he’s such a difficult character to free-draw) and then went over my pencil lines with a Sharpie marker. The third drawing was another character from Naruto, Zabuza. This drawing was the hardest for me because even though I was drawing him from scratch, there were multiple times where I had to erase because parts did not look correct to me. I erased so much that there were black spots that got put on the paper. The final drawing is that of a samurai standing in front of a red moon. This one was by far the longest one because of all the detail that I put into it. Not only did I draw out the samurai, (which took so many hours) but I also went over the whole thing with a fine point Sharpie to make it look sharp.
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Advanced Art Q4 - Katarina

This time I really wanted to be creative with my art. For the first 4 hour piece I wanted to do eater nature or abstract, so I combined the two concepts. I first drew a sun set, and then I made it look like there is a corner bent, and in abstract colors and shapes I made what it made me feel. For the second I wanted to do designed and poems, but not to use any color. And por the last I did an abstract painting I call "Heaven and Earth". I wanted to plant, so I decided to make it more artistic and use it for my project. Hope you enjoy!
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Eleanor Shamble Q4

For my art pieces, I just generally did what I wanted? I can't say I had a specific theme this quarter. I also discovered that my drawing tablet is, in fact, useful, so I started using Firealpaca. It has this awesome brush called fluffy and I love it. (That's the digital art stuff in the last few slides.) I also did an animation, but I couldn't embed a scratch video in the slideshow so I attached it below.
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Quarter 4 Artwork

Each and every drawing that was done in this class has had some sort of impact on what i do as an soon to be artist. My first drawing was of my name, I started with just bubble letters and then i started to put a little twist because i didn't want it to be super boring. So I added most of the things that I am really interested in which made a nice twist. I Also done the same with my drawing of my nickname. At the age of 13 I had a dream of starting a company that does a lot of the things i do for people now. which is basically fix phones and computers. Which is also things I enjoyed doing on so many levels. and last was just a drawing of the word Art surround by random objects to make use of the random space that was left on the paper. i was absent Week 1 assignment so i didn't really get a chance to sketch anything for that.
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Brian's Q4 ArtWorlk

This is definitely going to be my very last assignment ever submitted for Art. I've got to say I had way more fun than I thought I would end up having when I first started this course back in September. But going to this past 4th Quarter, we were basically given freedom to do what we wanted. The first week the class drew a picture from the Rodin Museum, and then the rest of the way we did 4 hour art pieces. I centered my 4 hour art pieces around the sport of baseball. Mainly because my first 4 hour art piece is a painting of the Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper and my second 4 hour art piece is a picture of the SLA Rockets symbol with the Letters SLA, and a baseball inside the rocket and a baseball bat going through. I did this because I am on the baseball team. I had the most fun with the Bryce Harper painting because of all the detail that went into it, from making sure I illustrated where all the shading was to showing the wrinkles in his jersey. I just had a lot of fun with it. Overall I'm happy with the effort I put into my work. It wasn't the easiest stuff considering art isn't one of my hobbies, but I learned new things and it helped with what I did.
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Q4 Artwork

This quarter proved my favorite, since I was allowed room for all different kinds of creative work and could choose projects of varying difficulty to complete at my own pace. The first week, when we went to the Rodin museum, I chose to sketch a building with some interesting patterns on it, as well as a tree that stood between me and the building. Though I didn't finish, I enjoyed the calmness of sitting, observing, and sketching, so I chose to continue sketching in my 2nd project: a sketch at the Kennedy center in Washington, D.C.  It was a challenge to capture the water and bridge, so I spent considerable time sketching and re-sketching to attempt to make the water seem realistic. 

The next two 4-hour art projects involved painting, both with heavy acrylics and watercolor. The first piece I completed, of which I am most proud, was a portrait of my longtime classmate Isabel Medlock. I originally chose to paint simply her visage, but was inspired by biblical descriptions of hardship and the messiah, as well as the apocalyptic art of Hieronymus Bosch. This is evident in the details of the painting, which include a in imitation crown of thorns, a halo, and small human-consuming monsters near her shoulders and in the sun. This piece was mostly heavy acrylic paint, and learning how to combine and adjust shades was the process from which I learned the most this whole year. 

The final four-hour project was watercolor based, and I created 3 smaller pieces, each themed around a force of nature: water, earth, and fire. The first, "Dancing Man", was originally a simple gradient background, but I was inspired to create a figure dancing among snowflakes in the foreground. The second, "Forest", was a meditative experience to create. I began by creating simple lines in multiple colors, and continued doing so- going smaller and smaller- until I could no longer. The third piece "Labio" was my least favorite, but I was inspired by the element of fire and the ways that it manifests itself in human emotion (read: passion), and decided to create an abstract piece about lips, love, and desire. 
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Fourth Quarter Artwork

This quarter in art was my favorite of the year. I enjoyed being to choose each new project and experimented with paint and abstract art. I chose to spend the first half of the quarter working with flowers and watercolor and in the second half I tried to do more abstract art.

For the sketch at the Rodin museum I chose to draw a clump of daffodils near the gate. Daffodils are one of my favorite types of flowers and it was a challenge to draw them.

For the first four hour art project I chose to do two different watercolors of flowers. The first is a lotus floating in the water. In this piece I really enjoyed getting different gradients of pink on the petals and different tones of blue for the water. The second piece is a pink rose. Similarly to the first watercolor I enjoyed creating the different gradients. This piece was harder to do and contains more detail, especially on the petals.

For the second four hour art project I painted two different abstract portraits. The first is of Kat. The second is of Quinn. These two projects were my favorite of the quarter. I had a lot of fun experimenting with paint, learning to create texture with paint, and, for the second piece especially, blending colors.

For the last four hour art project I did two different pieces. The first is a collage that incorporated watercolor and the second is a watercolor painting. Like my watercolor flowers, my favorite part of the process was blending and mixing colors.
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Fourth Quarter Advanced Art

For my final quarter advanced art portfolio I created 4 different art pieces of my choosing. The very first creation was a sketch of my choosing from the location of the Rodin museum. I chose to draw the base and part of the statue of the thinker. I wanted to create a sketch that allowed me to draw objects with perspective. Choosing to draw the base of a statue allowed me to be able to draw a simple shape heavy base of a statue. I then decided to draw a fractal because I love fractals. The simplicity and symmetrical of such designs seem to go all the way into infinity making it seem quite complicated. In the center I decided to create a few designs to make the picture liven up. My next project is kind of a big one. I started by creating an abstract painting the eventually became a idea of what would happen, and what the world would look like when trump becomes president. I then added several different abstract pattern drawing that I enjoy creating. My final art piece of this year was a bent piece of metal. I found it at school and decided that I could make a statue out of metal. When I finally created I wanted to add a little color. I very cautiously and carefully held it near a flame and as the fire touch the metal, it created a brownish slightly burned color. Overall I felt good and very proud about my art projects I made this quarter as well as all I made this year.
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Quarter 4 Blog Lukas Supovitz-Aznar

For my last blog of the year I started off with doing two drawings of a sculpture of a man. He is naked, so I just eye balled it at first, but did not really like the drawing so I gave it a second look. For the second look, I was more detailed in my drawing, and tried to capture the whole sculpture including all the details. For my 1st 4 hour drawing, I created a rainbow version of the sculpture. I really enjoyed my depiction of the drawing. It reminded me of a obscure, and abstract sculpture. For my second 4 hour art piece, I painted spongebob, using a lot of colors to try to draw him correctly. I did not really like my first attempt at drawing spongebob, So for my third 4 hour art piece I attempted to re-do the painting. For the last 4 hour art piece I got all of spongebob's details. From his tie, to his strips on his socks. I am very proud of what I created this year in art class, and feel like I have grown as a artist, as well as a art consumer. I am better 
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Q4 Art Slideshow

    This quarter in art was mostly dedicated, at least for me, to practicing anatomy of human bodies and the such, as its something I'm notoriously bad at drawing. This was likely kicked off by the first week this quarter, where we visited the outside of the Rodin Museum, a place whose "art" is mostly carved statues and the suh, a testament to how the human boy can be represented visually using many different mediums of art. Of course, my medium was limited to paper, I neither have the time or the skill to actually carve out statues out of marble, but the sentiment was still there and would remain for the rest of the quarter. I attempted outlines of people, specked in the distance, as well as full on body shots with slight, mostly eccentric tweaks to the anatomy. 
     Results were mostly mixed. My skills as an artist have always shone best when sketching surreal landscapes or abstract ideas, and a dip into realism didn't serve me well. It was hard enough to get my pieces to look somewhat human(it turns out sketching outlines of silhouettes is extremely hard), and adding on clothes or hair proved to be neigh impossible for me to turn into something organic. Thus I dipped into that somewhat exaggerated art-style. My pieces, humans that is, often have Eastern Animation inspired hairstyle, really posh or impractical clothes(I particularly like drawing capes and scarves), and just a sense of mostly phantasmagorical wonder. 
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