In this challenge we had to interpret our idea of "leftovers"
This is how my plate and cutlery were left over after I ate dinner.
Leftovers in my fridge.
Leftover books, that I used to read, on my book shelf.
Some art that was leftover in my sketchbooks along with some pencils.
For this project, we had to enlarge a picture that we took from one of our jpg. challenges. I chose this picture of a lamp in my living room that I took at night and then turned it into a charcoal painting. I chose this because it was very interesting in the sense that the light really pops out and is emphasized in the picture. My intentions for this piece was to make that light pop out as it did in the picture and to use different values of lights along with darks. I accomplished these things by making the lightest lights with white chalk, the darkest dark with compressed charcoal, and then the rest of the values in between with my eraser and charcoal sticks. My drawing is about value and contrast. My drawing really works in the sense that it is able to depict and emphasize the lights from the darks and the light really shines in the darkness.
For this challenge, we had to take pictures of things we obsess about.
As you already know, I am obsessed with my dog. I'm also obsessed with really cute animals.
Next, I am obsessed with art. I love to draw. I've been very fascinated by ballpoint pen drawing along with watercolor pencils because I think that they are both really cool.
I am obsessed with books and reading. This is a picture of some of my favorite books, which include To Kill A Mockingbird, Looking for Alaska, Lolita, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Go Ask Alice, The Outsiders, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
I am obsessed with concerts, bands, and music in general. This is probably my #1 obsession. This was from Warped Tour at the Mayday Parade set. It was amazing!
This relates with music but I've also been obsessed with Lana Del Rey's album 'Ultraviolence' since it came out. I'm obsessed with Lana Del Rey in general because she has the voice of an angel and her whole discography is just so beautiful 10/10 would recommend.
I am obsessed with coffee and I drink a very unhealthy amount oops.
I am obsessed with sea shells. Whenever I go to the beach, my mom and I are always looking for sea shells and we always find the coolest ones. These are some of the ones we found. They are all from Ocean City.
Lastly, I am obsessed with Netflix. I love to waste my life binge watching TV shows and movies aha. I am currently watching Supernatural and 10/10 would recommend this show, it's so good.
In this challenge, we had to post some pictures of who we think are or consider family.
Lets start off with my mom and dad. My dad's name is Joe and he has one of the best personalities and is really funny. My mom, Brenda, is so nice and has helped my through so much. Even though my parents are really nice, they can be really shady when needed but overall they are great people and I love them so much.
This is me and my dog, Dolly (sorry I'm always including her in my posts but she's amazing). On that note, it's about time I tell you about my demon dog. We rescued her when I was 8 and we've had her for about 6 years (I think). She's 8 years old and she likes to lay on my bed by the window and spy on the neighbors. She also loves to go for walks and have me throw her chew toy so that she can run and get it. She also comes and lays with me when I'm sad and makes everything better.
This is me holding my grandma's hand. Her name is Betty and she also makes me happy when I'm sad. She does this by saying that I'm the prettiest girl in the world at least 5 times whenever I see her and then she gives me a bunch of lollipops. My dad (and I when I don't have school) visit her on Friday's and go grocery shopping for her. She appreciates it so much and she is so nice.
This is a family friend who I call uncle Joe with one of my paintings from the art show last year. He came to see me get inducted into the National Arts Honor Society. He is one of the best people I know and he has the best personality and makes amazing jokes. He is also always there for me no matter what and he's amazing.
This is a candid of my friend, Brendan. He has been my friend since 6th grade and he has helped me through so much. He is an amazing person with an amazing heart and will do anything for me. Him and I do everything together and we laugh at the stupidest things and have the weirdest jokes but it's a great time. He is also obsessed with Chinese food but I don't blame him because that stuff's bomb.
For my last picture, here are my friends and I. I love my friends so much because they have helped me through so much and we all bond over bands we like and take amazing pictures (such as this one). From Annie's random snapchats, to Michaela and I making "dat boi" jokes, laughing at memes, and being crystal trash, to Jessica being an amazing dumb cluck and always throwing her calculator on the floor, and Lauren always letting me have some of her french fries and other nice food, my friends are amazing and I couldn't have asked for better people to called my friends :).
So these are people that I consider family. I think that family are people that are always there for you no matter what and make you happy when you're sad. That's all.
For this challenge, I took five pictures of myself that don't show all of my face.
Here is me with my devil dog, Dolly. (this picture took about 10 tries).
Here is me with my homie Misha posing behind some leaves in her backyard.
I chose Erin Cone as my mentor for this project in my Studio class. I painted the background with blue watercolor and then printed some pictures of her work. I also drew two of the pictures in this spread with colored pencil and then wrote some facts about Cone and described her techniques and why I liked her.