Tuesday, March 25, 2014

All Wrapped Up

The teddy bear wrapped in tinted wrapping paper is now complete!  Here are some questions to analyze the work.

Artists Develop Art Making Skills
Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
In this project, I used prismacolors for the first time.  Through experimentation and practice, I learned how to layer colors to get the shades I wanted.  I also tried to learn how to make something in the drawing appear to overlap another.  I worked on making things lighter and darker by applying pressure differently with the prismacolors.
Did you gain skill with familiar materials?
I didn't use any familiar materials, since using prismacolors was all new to me.  The only regular pencil I used was to outline the basic shape of what I was going to draw, since it would be more difficult to erase prismacolor.

Artists Reflect
When did you step back and analyze you work during this project? 
I analyzed my work in this project whenever I darkened or lightened an area to see if it looked realistic enough and to be sure that the change wasn't too sudden or odd looking.  When I was creating the shadow, I also stepped back to make sure it looked alright and fit the rest of the work well.  
Did you consider how ideas would work before you tried them?
Yes, I thought about how the composition would work out before trying any new ideas with adding different colors and exaggerating highlights.  On a separate sheet of paper, I tried out different methods of creating the colors on the wrapping paper by mixing reds and pinks and eventually got something that I thought would work well enough.

Artists Create Original Art
How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?
I wanted to use a teddy bear in my art piece because I find teddy bears absolutely adorable.  I then tried to think of different see-through things that I could put in front of a teddy bear, and decided on clear wrapping paper.  I didn't have any clear wrapping paper at home to take my own picture, but I did have wrapping paper tinted pink that was still transparent.  I decided to use that and wrapped a teddy bear up in wrapping paper, adding a ribbon as a last minute thought.  I took pictures of it to use as my sources and to try and make every idea in the work unique.  
Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?
The only source I used for inspiration was looking up different transparent things to try and get an idea of what I could use.  I got the idea of clear wrapping paper after seeing cookies wrapped in plastic wrap.  I used my own idea of using tinted wrapping paper instead of having it completely see-through like the original I was inspired by.

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