Stretching and exploring: What I did to explore outside of my comfort zone was working with EVA Foam making the Thor Ragnarok helmet that he wears for a short period in the movie. How I did this was I looked on various different websites to find the templates I would later use to trace on the foam. I soon find a man on “YouTube” called “Odin” (coincidence right?) he had a link to download and print the templates. We printed them on 11 by 17 paper. Next was tracing and cutting the foam. I used an X-acto knife for precise cutting. After I got all the pieces cut, I used a heat gun to mold all the pieces into shape. When that was done I used adhesive spray to glue the pieces together. After the helmet was formed it was time for painting, I used metallic paint to give it that shiny look to it. I used the colors dark blue, black and silver to make it look like Thor's helmet in the movie.
Observe: In my art projects, I got better by noticing the small details in them that I hadn't realized existed until I was working on it. In my colored pencil drawing I never thought of using a blocking method to make it easier to get the picture just right and make it easier to place them in the right spot on the paper and make sure you can get the right detail. On my second project, the Thor helmet I learned that the different angles of the knife can cut the foam a lot easier. If you hold the blade straight up, it will cut it smoother than all the other angles.
My final project was the senior ceiling tile. I did the Spider-man logo. I learned that in order to get into the tiny holes so it doesn't look like white dots was to dip the paint in the water so it soaks into the holes. As Dr.Wales says, I’m too much of a perfectionist.
Engage and persist: At some points I did feel like giving up on the helmet because I just could not get the helmet to mold into the right shape or get the colors the right shade. It annoyed me so bad that I wanted to leave it as is, but I was pushed by everyone around me to fix it and make it better so I tried different color mixes and found the right ones to suit my needs.
|Color experiments for helmet|
Understand The Art Community: What I learned about interacting with the art community is that people like compliments about their art work. They want their confidence to be raised and to be given tips and tricks about how to do it easier and faster by getting the same look. If you have done a drawing and don’t know if its good or not show it to one of your friends or family so they can tell you what they think and give you options to go off of.