This year I wanted to improve on two things I wished I could draw better, cars and my character. I explored all sorts of mediums to put this in effect and I feel like I truly have improved, digitally at least. I have a passion for digital artwork and it's my dream to try and make money doing this some day. During this time in art class, I've also gotten back into ChoroQ, a line of Japanese toy cars that are shrunk to fit a frame. I really love these toys, and it is demonstrated by the pile of pictures I created this year featuring them. I made most of my art this year digitally, but I also used clay, and I block printed some stuff. I still prefer digital artwork, though.
What is a media that you enjoyed working with this semester? Write about what the media was, explain why you liked it and give examples of work you created with it. (include snapshot)
I really enjoyed working digitally, because of how well I know it. I know my way around photoshop and I find it very convenient that all of the tools I need are simulated right there, and I don't have to worry about losing anything.
What was your most successful project this semester? Describe the project and your work, then explain why this particular project was successful for you. (include snapshot)
I think the ChoroQ Car Collection really helped me improve on my digital art, as I did several drawings to make a complete piece, which allowed me to immerse myself more in photoshop. After that project, I think I drastically improved and I can now problem-solve much easier to solve how I want to exactly execute something.
In some of the projects you worked on this year you had a lot of choice about what direction to take and what materials to use. Explain your thoughts on how effective this was (or if it was not) for you. (Provide details and snapshots)
I think freedom of choice really allows an artist to explore their choices, even if they decide to stick to the same stuff most of the time. Locking an artist to do one thing that they don't want to do can limit their creativity, and even create a distaste for art. With the ability to pick your own medium each time, art can be enjoyable for anyone.