1. My most successful art project would be the lollipop I sketched using prisma colored pencils. We were to pick a lollipop to draw with prisma pencils. I chose to draw one of the lollipops with many different colors in it so that i could use many other shades in each color, instead of using one color. Because this project was on the smaller side, it was much easier to do and finish. The highlighting in the wrapper was the hardest part, because the highlights went over the other colors causing it to smear. Instead of using just white for the highlights, I used different, lighter shades of the color it covered. Using prismas was the best choice, because there was so much smaller detailing on the wrapper, which would have been hard to do with any other techniques. The choices I made regarding material, size, technique, etc beneficial to enhancing this project, because I needed to use an easy, detailed technique, and the size helped with mapping out the words, and the pictures on the wrapper.
2. From all the art projects I had in art, the least successful piece was the perspective drawing of my horse. This was first time using prisma pencils, and the whole picture turned out looking like a mess. The colors I had chosen were the wrong colors, the picture had no detail, and the textures were too smooth. To change this piece, I would have watched more tutorials on how to properly use prisma pencils. I would have used different techniques to make the hair look more realistic, and pick more similar colors to mix for the color. Also, I would fix the background. I would give the grass more texture, so it doesn't look flat and fake. The last part of the project I would change would be the face and its detail. I would use more highlights and shadows to create more shape in the whole face.
3. Two pieces of my art that show my growth as an artist are my Ice cube picture, and my self portrait. With my ice cube project, I believe it showed a lot of how I progressed with using the prismas. Drawing the ice helped me practice with very small detail, because there were many different textures and shades in each cube. With each piece of ice I was able to figure out ways to make the next one more realistic by looking at how I did the previous one. This project also helped me with blending the colors to make the smooth, and rough edges on each ice cube. I decided to also add pink to the ice to make them look like the wall was reflecting on them, which I wasn't going to add before but decided to just try. The wall reflection helped with making it more realistic. For my Portrait project, I decided to draw part of the face as a zombi. At the end of this project I was able to see the progress I had made in many parts of the picture. The skin on the human half of the face turned out to be the best part. I decided to use many other colors in skin to give a more realistic tone to it and also for the face to pop out more. I find myself struggling mostly when it come to drawing hair. Although the hair for this picture was not the best, I still progressed with creating more detailed hair, human-like hair. Because this was my last piece I did in the class, and with using prisma pencils I was able to put all of my work I completed with using prismas, and observe the progress, and how much farther i've come with using this technique.
4. I felt the most benefit with learning how to use chalk pastels in these two mini lessons I did in class. Although these are not my favorite pieces, I still believe I able to learn how to actually use the chalks. When we worked on these in class I had only ever used them once, so I had no knowledge of how I should be using them. Practicing with these two lessons definitely helped me with learning the techniques for using the chalks. While practicing the first picture I was able to notice how I could use the pastels to create the roundness of the candy. Using the light colors for each piece of candy and adding on the darker values to the edge to create a round look. I also created the round look by adding the highlights going into and across the wrapper. The second picture of the eggs also helped with being able to just understand the feel for using chalk, and how I could use various different shades to create shadows and lights on objects. These practices were very beneficial with how to use the pastels. The instructions given were enough to ensure success in using this technique.
5. My favorite medium that I worked with was the prismas. Using prismas help with adding details, color variations, and lights and shadows in pictures. Prismas are also common to use in art, so I want be able to master the technique, so that I can create realistic pieces of art. The pencils can also give art the realistic look to it, by using different shades of colors, not just one. Because prismas are pencils I enjoy them the most. They are easy to use unlike pastels ,which have a larger tip, they have small tips and are more easily controlled while using. Finally with using prismas for art pieces, You are able to show how much time was put into the picture just by detail, texture, and colors used. Although there are still many techniques I must learn to successfully know how the use prisma colored pencils, I have definitely progressed in this medium.