Monday, November 28, 2011

Concentration #5

Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper
7.25" x 11.25"

For my fifth concentration piece I chose to draw a picture of my good friend Lauren as she is drinking a cup of tea. I feel that this piece has a nice balance of warm and cool colors. The dark contrast on her face allows the cup in her hand to be the center of interest. The bright colors and unordinary colors of the cup create emphasis on the center of interest; therefore, the tea cup is clearly the focal point of the piece. The expressive qualities of the piece create warmth and comfort to the viewer, and the piece makes you just want to drink whatever she is drinking. The highlights on her face make it clear where the art source is coming from. The variety of hues in her hair create movement and depth. My corrections included adding some of the colors from the cup into her hair to create balance and repetition throughout the entire piece.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Concentration

A concentration is defined as "a body of work unified by an underlying idea that has visual coherence." A concentration shows evidence of thinking and a clear focus. A strong concentration must be connected between the work presented and the idea described. It must be interesting and attract the viewer. The artist must show something interesting with feeling and risk. An AP Art concentration consists of twelve pieces based on the investigation of a theme, object, or subject.

I chose to do my concentration on antique china. As I have progressed, I have began to focus more on tea cups. I have always been very intrigued by antiques. I think that fine china is very beautiful; and I enjoy drawing still lives. I am extremely passionate about the history and beauty of these simple pieces of china; therefore, I have been able to demonstrate my concentration in several different ways. I enjoy finding all of the different pieces and seeing how unique and beautiful they are.

Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper
10.5″ x 8.5″

Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper
10″ x 9″

"Gypsy Tea"
Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper
11″ x 7″

Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper
7.25″ x 11.25″