Sunday, March 16, 2014


1. In my art, I used many unique ideas to make my art extremely original. Since the theme of my artwork was space, I decided to use the Dark Side of the Moon album cover for inspiration. This is a popularly know image, so I decided to allude to it in my work. My art shows this symbol, on the dark side of the moon. You can also see the sun and earth in my drawing, which adds a sense of depth to the artwork.

2. In my drawing, I used oil pastels for the first time. This was a new skill for me, and I feel like it was necessary for the final product to look as good as it did. The shading of the dark side of the moon worked very well with the oil pastels, because I was able to layer the grey on until I was satisfied with the color. The oil pastels also made the value of the sun and the earth much more realistic. The vibrancy of the oil pastels also made the Dark Side of the Moon contrast against the darkness of the moon and the darkness of space.

6. When I was drawing the empty space in the picture, I was not sure how I was going to make space look realistic. After I had shaded in about half the page with black, I realized adding stars to the picture would make it look more lifelike. Having already filled half the page with black, I had to find a solution. I realized that there were small areas of white left behind by the oil pastels. These resembled stars, so instead of going back and filling them in, I left them, and it looked very realistic by the end.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2 in 1

1. I used many of my own ideas in my 2 in 1. In my 2 in 1 drawing, I had Batman and Bruce Wayne side by side. This made it very easy to compare the two drawings. I also chose to use this picture of Batman (shown above) for my inspiration. This picture features a large amount of shading and contrast, and I felt like I could incorporate that into my drawing well. 
2. When I was working on this project, I had to learn new skills to draw Bruce Wayne's face accurately. Above I show my first drawings of lips, which was one of the things I learned to do when I wanted to draw Bruce Wayne. I learned adding curved lines to the lips made the lips look more three-dimensional, and shading the bottom lip more than the top made it look like the top lip was above the bottom lip. I also learned many other skills, including drawing eyes and a nose. 
3. When I drew this artwork, it was intended to make a statement. This artwork shows Batman on one side and Bruce Wayne on the other. This is intended to show how Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same person, but are actually completely different personalities. The fact that the left side of the drawing is darker and more defined than the right side shows how Batman has a darker personality, and is not a biased character.