Saturday, November 16, 2013


To be honest, I really liked drawing the bike a lot more. I liked working with the graphite pencils and the different textures.  I also love black and white pictures so I like the final look of the bike.
 I am starting to enjoy the candy jar project more as I got but I find it more challenging. It is hard for me to blend the colors and get the right shading done with the colored pencils.
I am slowly getting  done and I think I will like it in the end, but the bike is still my favorite for now. 

Everything Blue

This picure makes me laugh a little bit. We were told to bring in blue objects to make a collection like Portia Munson. Looking around the table I saw the sun chips, cliff bar, and gum all next to eachother. I think that represents the time we live in because everyone is so concerned about food and consuming. The rest of the collection represents the population as a whole. There are many different objects that have many different purposes and I think that reflects how everyone has different interests. 
Like I said before, our collection is similar to Portia Munson's collections. She chooses a color scheme for each and finds objects to fit it. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Box of Many Wonders

I have a box of many different objects. If someone looked in it they may think it is a box of random pictures and things, but for me, everything in there brings me back to a differrent time of my life.  It has pictures and items that were significant to me at a certain time of my life. This box is similar to the boxes of Andy Warhol. He would put together different time capsules that reflected different times of his life.  Both mine and his are filled with things we can't get rid of. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Candy, candy, candy

  This colored pencil candy jar project is very difficult. That is pretty much all I have to say. I am slowly working on each piece of candy and wrapper, and it is taking me forever. It is difficult because of the different color combinations and blending techniques that are needed to make everything look realistic.  This is the photo of the angle I am drawing from 
and this is my progress so far.
The other thing that is making this more difficult is that I am drawing on a piece of paper that I inked up. I like the paper and I think it adds a little something to the whole, but it sure is different then drawing on plain white paper. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Peddling into the Art of Graphite Drawings

Drawing this bike was a fun challenge for me. I really enjoyed drawing and shading with the graphite pencils. At first, I was really worried to start shading because I thought it would make the bike look furry, but once I started, it brought the whole bike to life. When we were first told to draw a little sketch I didn't know anything about composition. I tried drawing the whole bike with little details in a quarter of a piece of paper.
 The detail I thought I was doing was nothing compared to what I actually could do. Zooming in on one part of the whole bike I was able to do all the little details to make it look as real as I possibly could. The hardest part was shading the tire to make it look inflated and shading the fender to make it look like shiny metal.
Overall I really enjoyed this project. I was surprisingly pleased with my final result which is good because I'm very critical of myself. I just wish we could draw with graphite the rest of the year because it was challenging but enjoyable at the same time. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

First Post

Hello to all that are reading this! This is obviously my first post so I'm going to tell you a little about myself. My name is Brenna and I am currently a senior in high school. I play soccer and do track as well as costume crew and FCA. I plan to go to Liberty University in the fall of next year and study fashion. This is my first time taking creative arts as a high school student. I am very excited to get my hands dirty with beautiful water colors and ceramics so stay tuned to see what kind of lovely messes I create.