Monday, September 24, 2007

Scale Drawing

For my scale drawing, I drew an arrow with the scale inside. Making the scale drawing was actually kind of difficult. The first time I did it, the sections weren't gradual enough, so I decided to just start over and make it again. After drawing it out again, I realized the sections were different sizes, so I had to make one end of the arrow bigger in order to make the sections the same sizes. It was a little difficult to figure out how to make the scale just right, decreasing so it looked even.

Composition Drawing

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Value has a number of meanings to me: the value of a line, the monetary value of an object, my personal values, and things I value. My personal values are the ways in which I live my life. How I choose to do things, and how I choose to act. The things I value are both material and not. I very much value my friends and family, for their support and love. And I value the material things I am fortunate enough to have. As artists, we are confronted with the issue of the value of our work. How much is our time and creative effort worth? And how much are people willing to pay. It's a difficult situation trying to price a piece of work. You want to make sure you are making a profit and proving your worth as an artist. But you also don't want to overcharge, and seem to self-confident of your work. Pricing a piece of work is probably the hardest part of being an artist for me.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


In the beginning of the activity I was sort of unsure of what exactly to do, and I thought there should be some sort of order. But then, I just started walking all over the place, attaching the string to anything that would hold it. The only time I was actually paying attention to what I was making was when I was wrapping the string on the top of the table trying to make a shape on the tabletop. I think this is a good way to show how shapes and lines can be connected, in ways you might not think of normally. I actually thought it was a great idea for an activity. It wasn't just a boring lesson on lines and shapes. It got us to interact and be in the environment with the shapes, not just looking at them on a sheet of paper.

Line and Shape

1.) I think A B and C could all be considered lines. At first glance these are what look closest to being a line. You could certainly say that B, for example, is a shape. But it could also just be a really thick and short line.

2.) I think all of the images could be called shapes. They all have some substantial geometric form, so could therefore be a shape. They are a group of lines that make a new image, or shape.

3.) A mark on a plane that is usually longer than it is wide.

4.) A group of three or more lines connected to create a geometric form.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Assignment 1: Critique

  • Triangular shape made by the Madonna and the two children.
  • Very muted and dark, yet soft, colors.
  • Somewhat brighter colors on Madonna figure to bring focus to the center of the canvas.


  • The tone of this piece is very somber, and almost somewhat sad.
  • The Madonna figure and the child on the right are both looking at the Christ child, longing with sadness, as if they know the fate of Christ already.
  • Relaying the importance of the divinity of Christ. Showing that even years before his death, the Madonna knew the fate of her child.


  • I think this piece is just OK. It's not my favorite work ever, but it's tolerable. I like the very soft lines throughout the piece, it makes it feel very sort of angelic or divine. I do not like, however, the dark colors that are used. I think it would have given off a more divine feeling if more light and pleasing colors were used.