Wednesday, December 4, 2013


katie thought that we should do a portrait of john travolta because she liked his look in the movie grease. We first decided to use cd cases but later realized that the actual cds would be easier. we had to paint the different shades of grey and black and then posted them on the wall according to what the order was on katies picture of him. As we started putting them on the wall, it just looked like a bunch of random cds, but as you step back and take a farther look, the piece really came together. I thought this project was risky because i wasnt sure how it was going to come out or if it was even going to work. to be honest i was kind of nervous, but the different shades of cds side by side really do look like john (or elvis) from far away so i am very satisified with this project. We had to move around the bottom row a lot becasue the mouth never seemed to look right. but it all came together.

sticky situation
For my sticky situation, i wanted to paint something that was literally sticky. so i thought of foods or candys that would work for this project. Melting icecream is obviously sticky so thats what i painted. There are many patterns in my painting. such as the patterns on my icecream cone, and the repition of the circles in the background. My choice of media was acrylic paint and it was difficult to create a certain type of brown i wanted. Whenever i did find the perfect shade, i'd run out and have to try and create it again. i also hated how many times i had to paint the background but it came out how i wanted the end so its all good.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

up close and personal couldnt think of a personal subject but i knew that my project had to be colorful so i thought a bright iguana would work. I tried to blend colors and also use darker/ lighter areas to show emphasis. I thought that having one color blend into another one would make the picture pop more. I used oil pastels on a black paper because i wanted contrast. I chose the oil pastels because they are very bright and colorful and thats what i wanted for my iguana. I wanted to keep my iguana on a small piece of paper but i was kinda pushed out of my comfort zone to draw much bigger. I was handed a huge piece of black constrution paper and felt iffy about drawing that big. it took a while but it was worth it and im glad i added trees in the back. I think i included technique in my art becasue i had an idea of what i wanted my piece to look like and it turned out the way i planned.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Whats the point?

Sands : Art Two : What’s The Point

Posted on: Thursday, September 5, 2013
  Sands : Art Two : What’s The Point

 1. What where some of your solutions to What’s the Point? 
I was thinking literal points so i thought of animals with pointy teeth.

2. Which solution did you chose and why?
I chose my snake because i liked the long, sharp teeth. It ended in a point.
3. How did you show contrast in your work?
my background was black and white tiles so i thought that showed good contrast. Also my snake is shaded in certain areas to show contrast.
5. What techniques did you use to create this work?
I used black charcle for really really dark areas and i blended it together for value.
We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new.
6. Did you take any risks with this project? 
I thought my background wasnt going to turn out right because the black would rub off on the white but watevs.