Monday, December 13, 2010

Self evaluation

I feel like this course has been really helpful. I have learned a lot of techniques and approaches, that I can now apply in my personal art. I particularly enjoyed ink wash, collage and working on toned paper. I have been trying my best to do all work on time and do it well. I believe I have greatly progressed with drawing people's faces, and in overcoming my fear about drawing people in general :) I'm glad we had so many portrait assignments!

Another thing I learned in this class is better analyzing and critiquing people's and my own work. Know what to look for, know what to say and explain why something works and something doesn't. I'm still not good at talking at critiques, most of the time because I really don't know what to say, but I think I'm getting better.

Drawing still life got boring at times, but this class was still my favorite! I will miss the company and the atmosphere of it.

And Jason, I'm really thankful for having you as a teacher. Thank you for keeping the class interesting and sharing with us your work and your music :) and also, just genuinely caring that we learn something in this class and progress in our skills and understanding of new methods and approaches. I have learned a lot from you.

Have a good break, everyone! :)

Collage Artists

Collages by Cecil Touchon:

Cecil Touchon Born 1956 Austin, Texas is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist living in Fort Worth, Texas. Co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, Touchon is director of the group's Ontological Museum, Founder of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction and founder of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists.

Collages by Juan Gris:

Juan Gris (1887 - 1927), was a Spanish painter and sculptor who lived and worked in France most of his life. His works are closely connected to the emergence of an innovative artistic genre—Cubism, creating several of the movement's most distinctive works.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have finally taken pictures of the building that I drew for our ink wash homework assignment. All of the pictures were taken not only at different times of the day but on different days as well, so we not only can see the change of the light, but the change of season as well :)

I drew a building of a hair salon on Stage Road here in Bartlett. I walk my dog around that area often, but apparently not so much lately because of cold and busyness at school. I liked the geometry of the roof, and thought, that if I zoom in, these diagonal lines can create an interesting composition.

Here are the photos:

about 2pm, beginning of November

about 5pm, sometime on Thanksgiving break

at 7am, yesterday - Dec 6th