Thursday, September 26, 2013



The theme for this project was up close and personal, I chose to do the house and balloons from the movie up. Becasuse the name was UP and in the picture it looks like the balloons are coming right at you. For emphasis in this project I used bright oil pastels for the balloons to make them really pop. I used all kinds of mediums for this project! I used oil pastels for the balloons, colored pencils for the house and the balloon strings, and water color for the sky. I guess you could say I took risk in this project, I experimented with different mediums. I wanted to color the sky but didn't want to use oil pastels or color pencil because it would look weird. So I tried water colors because I figured they wouldn't mix because oil and water don't mix. It worked out really well!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

what's the point?

I chose to pick a hunting dog for this project. Because when a dog finds a bird he points at it hence  "what's the point."

I used the dot technique to do my project, I chose it because I really like how it looks and its easy to make things lighter and darker.

Did I take risk on this project? Yes. I photo copied my original piece so I could experient on them and use the best one and put it on my original piece. I didn't really like what I put on my final piece but like some of my other copies. Mr. Sands said I should use all of them in my final to show like the process of my piece and all the different ways I drew it.

I showed contrast in my work by trying to make the dog stand out in front of all the grass. I also made the dog have spots so he was a white dog with really dark spots and face.