For this piece I used Prisma-color pencils. I used them to blend and color along with the shape to make texture. I also made sure to do one stroke at a time for the feathers so it would look realistic in the end. I made the different values with the color pencils by pressing harder for darker values and lighter for lighter values. I accomplished the goal of making the bird look like it was moving by drawing it in a launch position. I arched the shoulders back and leaned its body forward to give it the illusion of getting ready to spring into the air. Using Prisma-color pencils helped my work because I was able to get brighter values and blend to get a 3D effect and also I was able to work with the values much easier. I had trouble with getting the darker values were the wing was folded and hunched back. I eventually used a black Prisma to get darker values and blended it out. Overall, I loved this project and enjoyed using the Prismas.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The importance of scale and proportion in drawing is so the piece can have overall balance and look realistic. I used dark thick lines to show volume, while using light thick lines to show where the light was hitting it. We did many warmup exercises to help us; one we did was gesture drawings. The timed ones helped us understand that only a few lines were need to show the movement of the body. The ones were were were supposed to take more time on helped us to work on proportion and balancing the differnent elements of the body. I liked using different medias because it allowed me to experiment with different materials. I think that experimenting with different medias helped my work because it allowed me to get darker with my values and be looser with my drawings. The struggles I had with this piece were, getting the body to look like it had form and mass and not just doing an outline. Overall I loved this activity and I think it helped me grow as an artist.