Wednesday, October 2, 2013

American Moon

American Moon

1. Upclose and Personal was our theme. How did you develop your ideas for this project and why did you choose your subject?

Well, my original idea was a fly going up against a fan... when i realised that was bad i went onto the moon, and decided to include America in it. the moon was the center of everything, and being American is personnel, it was supposed to be on the moon... then i figured have the flag on the moon, add 13 stars, thus this was born.

2. How did you demonstrate Emphasis in your work?

I demonstrated Emphasis through colors. the darkness of space against the stars and the light earth, and the moon outline was wight. also the American flag against grey was nice. the green and blue made it more colorful as well. that is how emphasis was shown.

3. What medium did you decide to use and why did you choose this medium over the others? Discuss how it enhances your piece. 

I chose to  chalk pastels, for a few reasons. the chalk was easy to blend and fun to work with. i also just loved chalk as a kid, so when i saw these, i figured "hey, why don't i use these". and yeah, that's that.

4.. Did you take any risks with this project? Explain.

yes i did take a few risks. one attempting to shade the earth and moon better. i also took a risk of using chalk pastels in general, this was my first project with them, it's a new thing to me, so that in itself was a risk.

5. Of the 5 characteristics of great art (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) which did you include in your art?

i don't think there was much technique besides shading used, unless you count using purple to shade water some sort of technique. i loved my concept to be honest, a American flag, on the moon. yup, really good idea. emotion... i don't think there was much of that shown in this, unless the American flag and 13 stars gets you all teared up for whatever reason. new? ummm i think the fact that I'm new to chalk pastels is a thing, maybe? medium, yup, using the chalk pastels was the medium, 100% sure, i used a medium  of chalk pastels, and i think it worked out well.