Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1. Up Close and Personal was our theme. How did you develop your ideas for this project and why did you choose your subject?
I developed ideas for this project by coming up with ten ideas and choosing the one that I liked best. I chose a picture of my cat as my subject because it fit the theme of up close and personal by being literally up close and my cat is my pet so it is personal.
2. How did you demonstrate Emphasis in your work?
I demonstrated emphasis by slightly exaggerating the cats' features.
3. What medium did you decide to use and why did you choose this medium over the others? Discuss how it enhances your piece.
I used oil pastels as my medium because I like how it shows the individual colors well. It enhances the piece by showing the individual cat hairs and making it look like a cat.
We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new.
4.. Did you take any risks with this project? Explain.
I took risks with this project when I did the fur. I did multiple layers and made the hairs long.

5. Of the 5 characteristics of great art (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) which did you include in your art?
My art contains emotion in the cats' face. I chose a picture of my cat when she was looking curiously at my camera .