Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
This week's art homework was to create an entry into the PTA Reflections program, with the theme "What is Your Story?". I showed mine with various objects that represented my interests - the Triforce and N64 console (lower right) for gaming, the compass and Hilbert curve for mathematics, the pencil set for art, and the sheet music for... music. With this one I tried using different mediums for each of the different objects; the Triforce was painted with gouache (a paint resembling an opaque watercolor), the Hilbert curve and sheet music was drawn with marker (with pencil shading), and the pencils and N64 was drawn with colored pencils. All shadows were done with pencil. I think that because of the intensity the Triforce stands out a lot compared to the compass and N64. The N64 doesn't resemble itself the best because of the small area that was shown, however the scanner cut off the Nintendo logo I put on the original. Overall I think that it was good for me to use mediums that I never used before and try a new style of art.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
I managed to create a new post-it art again, this time of the hookshot from Ocarina of Time. In this one I knew that it was mainly a cylinder, but I think that the shading seems to centered and the light appears to be coming head-on. I also think that I could have created a more metallic effect along the body of the hookshot. I continued using the same shading technique that I used for most of the post-it arts.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
(assuming that whoever had such license plate used it on a Honda Pilot) I decided to put a plane on the license plate because autopilot could refer to a plane even though it was a car and "state of flight" came from there. On this one I tried to focus on the shading of the metal license plate and model name. At some points it is hard to distinguish the "Pilot" lettering from the metal background shading, which may have prompted me to do what I did in the Pedestal of Time post-it art. Note that I finished this on October 9th and the Pedestal of Time, published before this, was completed on October 14th.
Monday, October 3, 2016
This week I had to cut a Styrofoam cup. Six cups, one container of Elmer's glue and one X-Acto Knife later, I made a model of the King of Red Lions from The Wind Waker. Overall, I think that I did a good job considering I have never made art out of a Styrofoam cup. However, some limitations of the homework assignment, such as having to include exactly all of the parts of the cup, got in the way of making it look even better. I may upload a template later if I find the time, but I have also been busy arranging for NSM.