Drawing & Painting : Lines

IMG_1396IMG_1398IMG_9739IMG_1394  IMG_9834 For these assignments we had to draw according to different aspects of lines. As I was drawing the 5 shapes I wanted to create different values that highlighted the placement to suggest a more 3-D appearance. I also placed the shapes to have the lines flowing and leading to each other so that there is a path for the eye to follow when looking at the drawing. I liked this sphere drawing because it showed the shape well and the lines are not too obstructing but still suggest the intended shape. The shading made it really look like a sphere. I saw that there were some horizontal and vertical lines that I had used to aid me in the shaping of the sphere that were showing through so I erased them. These drawings of my one point and two point perspectives are after multiple attempts because I realized that I wasn’t happy with my first couple drawings and that with practice I could improve them. My city drawing follows the horizon point and I made the buildings vary in shape, size, and height to make it look more realistic. For my two point perspective, I followed the two lines and used varying building size and shape to show variety within the drawing. By using vanishing points in both the perspective drawings, I was able to follow the horizon and make the cityscape. I had to begin drawing the cylinder with an ellipse so that I could properly follow the curve and I did this my using rectangles and lines. I liked this specific drawing of my cylinder because it showed how the cylinder followed the curve line and I avoided any points that would detract from its shape. I know I can improve on my perspective drawings because they were a bit tricky for me, I found it difficult to follow the vanishing points but I tried my best and posted the best work I did after many attempts.

Sculpture Cardboard Project

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The first picture is my formative project where we had to construct our own cardboard box and create a flow within it. I am drawn to circles and triangles being contrasted so I immediately thought about a scenery with mountains and a lake covered in lily pads. I tried to re-create this idea of depth in the mountains and in the levels of the lily pads and combining them to create a flow in the box.

The last 3 pictures are viewpoints around my final project in which I wanted to incorporate a scene of nature and elements of it in different perspectives. I drew all the designs for the bush and the snakes by hand which were then scanned and laser printed. It was a very interesting process and they turned out quite well although it was very tedious to make the edges of the drawings very precise. I aimed to create the image of a wild bush housing a colony of snakes within it. From the outside I wanted it to simply look like a dense bush but when looked at form above, the numerous snakes can be seen. I liked creating the various layers of bush branches and the layers of snakes to accentuate the depth of the scene. It was the first time I created art using a laser printer and I was pleased with the end result.

It was a very fun project!

Colorful Prints


This is my final print that I made. While planning it, I knew that I wanted a contrast of hard edges and soft curves which draws more attention to the whole print. I created an initial print of the flower and decided to use the two colors of yellow and teal which look very good paired together. I wanted it to have a flow so I made the flower print into diagonals across the paper. Since there was a significant amount of negative space, I decided to use hard edges of pink kite shapes to create the hard-soft contrast along with a color contrast. With a little addition of red swirls, I filled up the space evenly so that the print could be re-created for something like bedsheets or a beach towel.




This is the first draft of an outline I made while roughly doing a blind contour. It is obviously sharpened a bit while doing this blind contour but for the most part it was blind. I started outlining it with sharpie for better and more visible lines.IMG_7326

This is the second attempt of the portrait with a different approach, I left it more rough and unedited in the blind contouring aspect. It looks much more distorted than my face does (hopefully) and the first attempt. I decided to use the medium of water colors for this portrait but as I was using it, I used too much water with the paint and it seeped into the other colors. I also did not like the color scheme I used so I scrapped this one.IMG_7325

This is the third attempt and the blind contour came out quite well. I decided to use watercolor pencils as the medium to color it in. This was just a draft so I realized that in the future I would not put the shoulder line through the hair.


This is the first portrait I did as a final, I did a new blind contour that I was content with and used the outline. I used watercolor pencil as the medium for color but I didn’t use water over it, I liked the effect the pencil had on it’s own. I was content with the colors I used and how they complemented each other. I also tried to add more depth by making gradients of light to dark with the colors.IMG_8832

This is the second final I did using the same blind contour as the first but flipped. I used watercolors for the coloring and learning from my drafts and practice, I used less water and tried to minimize the color spilling into each other.IMG_8831

This is the third final I did using a different blind contour. For this one I used acrylics to paint it. I used primary colors and complements to create a nice contrast and add more dimension to it. I decided to line it again with sharpie after the paint dried because it made the colors stand out more individually which I liked.

Text Message



This was my first piece for the project that I began with as an outline. I used the letters of my name (spot them if you can!) and mostly primary colors as the basis. IMG_7653

This is the final product when painted, I used acrylic paint and layered it to the right thickness.IMG_8776

This is the final product with the primary colored acrylic paint forming my name. I used purple for the negative space because I felt that that shade of purple made the primary colors stand out.


This was my first draft of my use of the letter “v” to make a design. I used green because I felt like it would be a good monochromatic color scheme.


Eventually I realized that I didn’t like the green color scheme so I combined the monochromatic with the achromatic to create a mixed color effect. I like how the green peeps out of the black and white.


For my last piece I used a couple letters to create a design of colors that are in a triangle formation in the color wheel. This is the beginning of filling in the colors.IMG_8779

This is the final drawing using dry watercolor pencils. The colors work really well together and I like the flow of lines.


This project really tested me on my design skills and use of color. I enjoyed being creative and thinking critically about how to place letters and coloring.

Zentangle Water Color










Stage 1:

After I drew all 4 objects, I traced them and transferred them onto paper and traced them in sharpie. Then I filled the outlines in with blue water color, making sure to alternate the values to create more depth. After the paint dried I began to zentangle and make designs in the empty space.


Stage 2:

IMG_6717I continued to zentangle and fill in the empty space, alternating the types of designs that I used.


Stage 3:



After finishing zentangling the first one, I began my second one and used some of the same objects that I used in the first one but I decided to paint it in a different color of water color and use green instead of blue.

Stage 4:



I finished painting my objects, making sure to use more values to place emphasis on certain parts of certain objects.


STage 5:



I started to zentangle the empty space of the new painting, using triangles and circles and aspects of line to make designs.


Stage 6:


I continued to zentangle and make designs of a variety of shapes and continued to fill out the empty space around the objects.

Stage 7:



I filled out all the empty space and tried using flower designs and circular mandala designs. I tried to keep all my designs as symmetrical and proportional as I could. I also tried to keep a balance of values so that the designs were emphasized. I used harsh edges as well as curves to balance the designs out.

Overall I had a lot of fun doing this assignment. I do zentangles for fun in my free time so I was ecstatic to do something I love to do outside of school as well.


3D Text


In this project of creating 3D text I used my pervious knowledge of inserting a picture into photoshop that I used for the tree scene picture and my knowledge of managing separate layers which I used for managing each of the letters of the word leaf. I learned a lot of new stuff using the 3D tool for text which I had never used before. I learned how to make letters and words into the 3D text and how to alter the position of it, the angle it is viewed at, how to add a texture or pattern to it, and how to change the light source. I used all this new knowledge to make the letters of leaf 3D and add a leafy texture to each one. I also spent a lot of time adjusting the light on each letter so that it would fit the light of the sun shining down in the picture. I made each letter in a different position and depth in the picture using the 3D tools as well. Using 3D text is a great way to change up a picture and catch people’s attention so if I ever need to do that I will use these techniques. I would use this new knowledge in the future if I have to do any advertising or any projects that involve 3D elements.