My name is Courtney Hunsinger. I'm in 12th grade this year and I'm in Art 3. I consider myself a analyst, colorist, and a storyteller. I believe I am a analyst because I notice tiny little small details in my paintings or drawings. I’m a colorist because I like to layer my colors to add more details and make it look better. I’m a storyteller because I like all my pieces of art to have a story behind them, to have a actual meaning.
Artists use knowledge of media to plan and refine artwork by layering layers of colors. First you start off with a really watery wash of colors for the lighter spots then keep adding colors to make your way to the darker spots. The knowledge of the specific qualities of watercolor were useful when making my artwork because I knew how to layer my water colored paint to get the perfect colors that matched my picture.
My Inquiry project is acrylic painting and colored pencil. First I started with acrylic paint. I want to improve at blending my colors in better. My essential question is how will I work to blend all the colors together? The most useful resource I have found so far is Youtube -- watching videos on how to blend.
Throughout my most recent artwork (my go cart picture) there was a lot of important things I learned. One of the things I learned was how to blend colored pencils together and the specialized names of the colored pencils. The next thing I would like to do with my art is make a colored pencil picture of my dog. The kind of feedback I am looking for is detailed feedback. My obsession as an artist is drawing pictures of my friends, family and animals. I have explored this in my art- making process by doing a picture of my dog in acrylic and a picture of me and my friend in colored pencil. It's important to me because its all the things I love. I plan to incorporate this theme by doing a picture of me and my niece next. I believe I do work in a series. My recent drawing could be part of a series as “relationships”. I will continue this series by doing a drawing of me and my niece. have learned that it is actually hard to be a artist and get the right colors you need.
My recent art piece is a painting of a sun I drew free handed. The sun rays will be purple. I think I will do the background of the sun dark blue with white and black with a sponge. I chose to do the sun different colors than yellow like a normal sun is. I did this so it's different than others because I like to be different than others. Here is a photo of my sun, it's not done yet.
There are many benefits of being part of a artistic community. Such as being able to experience other people's work and being able to get feedback from other people viewing your work. My experience with Arts4All was fun. I contributed by staying after school friday to help set up and Kaitlynn and I made a picture to advertise Arts4All. My most memorable moment would be having fun with my friends as we helped to set up. We helped a cool Australian women who has only lived here for 5 years and she told us cool facts about Australia.
Art will be a part of my life in the near future because I love to take cool photos and I love to color and paint. The goals I am going to make part of my life for the next three months will be to take a cool photo every Friday and upload it to Google plus. Some artistic things I plan to do over the summer will be taking lots of photos when I go to the beach and to draw a photo of my family. The benefit of learning from art from the past would be to learn different techniques that you can use also. The artist I learned the most from would be Pablo Picasso. I applied what I learned from Picasso by using symbolism in my artwork. My biggest takeaway from art class this year would be that your artwork also means something to you. I also drew pictures of my dog, family, friends, or suns. My dog, family, and friends are all important to me and suns are my favorite. Some advice that I would give a student that is planning to take this class next year would be too definitely take this class and also be creative -- even if you're scared no one will like it. You do you.
|Ceiling tile by Courtney and Kaitlynn|
I myself, look at myself as a connector, planner, & a draftsperson. I chose those identities because I often find myself noticing connections between random things and I think through every project wisely. I also look closely at others drawings/artwork and copy my version of what I see onto paper.
I also used the technique, proportion, in the photo I took of the fruit objects on a sheet in a line. I placed the red apples on the outside and the yellow lemon in the middle so the main focus would be the lemon.
In my photo collage I used elements & principles by using multiple methods of artwork such as unity and balance. I used unity by leaving the white rim around all of the pictures. I used balance by layering the photos just right and not too much, the amount of photos on the paper are very even.
Artists use knowledge of media to plan and refine artwork by using what they know about the type of to make their artwork as amazing as they can. Media can be a variety of art methods such as what we are working on right now, water color. The knowledge I had before created my watercolor creation was very helpful, I already knew that you should put water down first on the paper. I also know that the more water you add, the more light the color will be.
The most important thing I’ve learned throughout this artwork I created was that shading can make a lot of realistic looks for people or even animals. I read tons of books and looked closely at the details and photos shown. The next piece of art I do will be in colored pencil. I am looking for a memorable view when people see my creation, I want them to feel the love in the photo. I have made errors with my artwork and this one I learned to not make lines in the hair because it leaves white and black lines while shading. I made this mistake while doing my hair in this photo. Personal perspective is very important to me and I incorporate this is more than half of my art creations. In this photo I added a personal feeling of my own, my grandfather is my hero and I want to share him with the eye of the artworld. My artwork is successful with this perspective and all of my shading blended together great, giving a realistic touch. In my artwork I see a theme of cartoon but reality. I have many photos with people I love and can produce more like this to have a series.
This artwork is something I’m not really into often, flowers. I incorporated acrylic into this piece because I love to use acrylic paint. I have been debating on whether to get rose tattoos so I decided to paint one as well. The title I gave this piece is “Tattoos & Roses” The most obvious elements and principles in this creation is the type of paint, what the main focus is, and contrast. I created this artwork because tattoos are forever and I’m beginning to get very interested in roses.The media it is made from Marker and acrylic paint. I did get frustrated like everyone does when going through the creative process although I did like the outcome also. I was inspired by most tattoo parlors around the world. It expresses a personal vibe by my own wants and desires. Emotions I tried to show is beauty and nature into one. My goals for this artwork were to finish at a decent time and make it look like an obvious rose. This piece helped me reach my goals as an artist by finishing a difficult creation I didn’t think I would finish in time. My overall thoughts of my artwork is to have silver words in the background instead of plain black but it turned out well. While creating this piece I learned how to draw a complex and simple rose. The final piece is what I imagined because the colors work great just like the original photo, just more vibrant which is okay. This piece influences my future artworks by definitely getting a piece of art, a rose, on my body.