How my composition improved:
Architecture: My composition that showed architecture improved because on the 2nd piece there was less clutter that wasn't related to the focus of the piece, but it's also not taking up the entire piece as well. The odd perspective on the 1st piece was also fixed in the 2nd piece.
Landscape: My composition that showed a landscape improved because the horizon is easier to tell as well as it is higher up, improving the sense of depth. The 2nd piece also had more variety in what covered the landscape.
Motion: My composition that showed something in motion improved because it showed the destination of the water. Though the original did have a better sense of motion, there was more focus on the water in the 2nd with less clutter.
Portrait: My composition that showed a portrait of someone improved because there was less background clutter. As well as the colors of the background and foreground are complementary, drawing the viewers attention to the person in the portrait.
Still Life: My composition that showed a still life image of 3 objects improved because there was not as many extra objects around, helping put focus on the main subject, it is also not in the center of the piece.6h6t4we
The title for my artwork is последствия, which is Russian for aftermath. The subject of my artwork is to make a barren wasteland landscape. Two elements that are noticeable is the crosshatching in the slopes and some areas of the hills, and the blending in the sky. The medium I used in this artwork was graphite. I used crosshatching and blending, as mentioned before. I also used vanishing point as well. I blended using either a shading stump or my pointer/middle finger. The inspiration for my artwork was a photograph taken after the invasion of Stalingrad. I tried to show my interest for the world wars era. My goal as an artist is to be not Michelangelo good, but at least being able to draw a person decently. Though that new goal I set was not accomplished. Lines are still a bit too scraggly and the top right of the sky is a bit too boxy. Though I say this piece was passable, as mentioned before, the lines are too scraggly, the top right is not blended very well, as well as the hills being kind of difficult to make out and the slope near the building on the left looks more like an amoeba than a hill. I learned about vanishing point and how to make slopes look like slopes. This piece did a bit of what I wanted. I wanted to use elements from the photograph and make them look pretty close, but with my level of skill it looks more like a loose portrayal. This piece will influence me to be less scraggly with my lines and make sure everything can blend well.
The title of my artwork is “Victor”. To me my artwork seems to resemble Frankenstein’s monster. Though with animal parts instead of human parts. I used an ink splat to make the “Monster”, then I used watercolor pencils and a brush with water on it to color in the body parts. I was inspired by the Montauk Monster. I had originally thought the Montauk Monster was an amalgamation of different animals but I was quite off. My goal was to be a decent artist in my last “piece”, and I think this helped me take at least one setup to becoming a better artist. In that it taught me to be more creative when making an art piece. One of my new goals however, is to be neater when trying to color things, since sometimes the watercolor ran into parts I did not want it too, and I kind of wore down the paper too much. The piece overall is kind of what I imagined. It did what wanted it to do, be a weird amalgamation of a bunch of animals. Though I wish there was more variety in the animal parts and I wish I did a better job on the eyes. I also believe the wings could look less bug like. It will influence me to be more careful when using water and to try and keep things from running into places I don’t want them to.
The title of my work is Anhrefn (which is welsh for chaos, confusion etc.) because this is how I feel about this work. I used charcoal(added water to some), ink wash, gradation, and pen and ink. I think if my artwork did represent something it would be confusion or chaos since I just did random things with the techniques I used and this is what came out. My goal as an artist is to be just decent, not really good, or really bad, but just okay. This piece did not reach my goals, sadly however. I learned how different mediums can be. This final piece is not what I imagined though, there is a bit too much white space and I don’t like the look of the poster board paper. This work will influence me to put more effort and organization in work.