1.) Q: When working on your art in this course you had a range of choices in each project. This was the first year Apex’s art department used the “Open Art Room.” Do you feel that this range and choice encouraged you to grow as an artist? Please explain how it did, if not, explain how it did not..
A: The "Open Art Room" really did help me with my growth as an artist because it allowed me to be influenced by multiple great artists that i wouldn't have met otherwise. It also allowed me to get to use the resources around me better because i could choose a medium of my liking or i could try something new. There was also a lot of people around me that where much better artists but they knew what it was like to just be starting off so they helped me.It also gave me the opportunity to figure out how to do a lot of things on my own, like learning how to blend and to make shading. The people around me helped me learn but there are some things that you just have to do on your own.
2.) Q: Do over: If given the opportunity, which project would you do over? Describe why and how you would redo this project. Reasons might include choosing a different theme, using a different medium or creating a different idea completely. Include photo.
A: If I could have chosen a single project to re-do then i would choose the perspective piece. The main reason that i would give it a re-do is because i got very lazy at the end of the project and never finished. I liked the overall theme of the piece but for some reason i just stopped. I also would have changed the medium from drawing pencil to pen and ink. The overall piece looks decent but if i had given more effort it could have looked a lot better than it did.
3.) Q: Pick two pieces that show how you have grown as an artist. Compare and contrast how you've grown, how the projects are related, and what you thought of each.
A: If i had to pick any two projects i would pick the two in one project and the self portrait.The two in one project was my first project in this class and i was highly nervous and i didn't want to mess anything up, which is why you see a lot of stray lines and eraser marks. However with the self portrait i was a lot more relaxed and the piece came out a lot better because i didn't feel any pressure to make it exceptional i was just trying to make art. You can also see by how little i had to change the piece that i was starting to become more comfortable with my style of art and how it ends up looking. It also looked a lot better because i got some major details that i wouldn't have been able to do in the beginning of the year because i didn't know how.
4.) Q: Regardless of whether you liked or disliked a project, which one did you learn, grow, or developed the most from? Please explain.
A: I actually enjoyed and grew from the self portrait the most. It taught me how to do a lot in the sense of being able to draw facial features. It also taught me how to pay attention to the smaller details such as a little shadow under the nose or getting a shadow behind an ear, those make the difference between having a life like piece and having a two dimensional piece.It also taught me how to draw hair, before the piece i couldn't draw hair, but with a little help form Mrs. Sudkamp and some others at my table i improved. I also developed my skills with the graphite pencil, it was a very great experience and i think you should continue it for years to come.