Thursday, 29 September 2011
Over the past couple of weeks i have been working on completing my final self portrait. During this time i discovered that it is not easy to paint with water colours and i had a number of issues such as:
- Pencil lines showing through
- It was difficult to get the shading and shadows correct
- It is almost impossible to cover up mistakes
Thursday, 8 September 2011
In todays lesson we started to transfer our sketches on to a canvas. Once I had done that I began to practice with the paints. We were using acrylic paints and I thought that the colours were too bright for my portrait. I have decided to do my portrait in water colour because it is more familiar and I have all of the equipment that I need at home. It will be easier to get the correct colours that I need for my portrait. The colours I will use for the picture will symbolize my personality (pastel colours). The colours will be pastel versions of the colours Andy Warhol would have used for his portraits.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
In todays art lesson I completed the sketch of myself for my portrait. What I have to do now is come up with some symbols that reflect my personality or things that I like. Then I have to incorporate the symbols in to my self portrait. For next weeks lesson I have set myself a small homework task of coming up with a colour scheme for my portrait. I think that I will use pastel colours because my sketch is quite soft. Colours like pale yellow, pink, blue and lilac will create a good colour scheme as well as reflect some of my personality. I'm going to practice making some of these colours at home with water colours then re-create them in class next week when we will be starting the final portrait.