It has certainly been a hot minute since I last updated you on this blog! My only excuse is that life has been busy, as always, but I’m glad to be back.
For those of you who read my blog for my artwork, don’t worry; I have got some really cool stuff for you in store! I just finished an advanced drawing class here at school, and my portfolio is looking nice. I certainly learned a lot this semester, as I always do. I can never give my art teacher enough credit- he’s just the best. We have a great environment in our classes that really nurtures a strong work ethic. So I got a lot done, and without sounding too conceited, I’m really happy with where I am coming out of the class.
Without further ado… here’s some art!
Remember when I said I had my first drawing project underway in my last blog post? Lucky for you, I finished it! This piece is called “A Few of My Favorite Things”. It’s all in the name! Here it is:
This drawing is mixed media, with watercolor, colored pencil, and ink. I have to say, this one holds a lot of sentiment for me. Those roller skates in the middle showcase my love for all things roller disco. That Hawkins Chief of Police truck is a nice little Stranger Things reference. The winding yellow brick road in the back pays homage to Elton John. The bricks on the road have some of his song lyrics on them, and if you can read them, I’d encourage you to try and pick out the songs I referenced in there. It’s good stuff! There are more lyrics by different artists in there too if Elton isn’t your speed. See if you can find them!
That piece made for a fun little project. But now let’s get into the really nitty-gritty technical stuff. I tried really hard to hone in on my rendering ability last semester, and I learned a lot. This is one I’m particularly proud of:
That’s a mask wrapped in paper and string. This drawing is 18 by 24 inches, which is larger than life in this case! All those little crinkles and divots in the paper were quite tricky to hammer down. I used a mix of charcoal and graphite for this drawing, which may have been a mistake since they don’t mix very well, but I think I managed to clean it up. This one tested my patience, honestly. But it’s always important to remember, in your art, and in everything else really, do not give up even if there’s no end in sight. What you end up with is worth the hard work.
Okay, I have lots more to show you, but you’ll just have to keep your eyes open for more posts this week! Get ready for some more cool stuff- portraits, figure drawings, and watercolor!
Thanks for reading, and party on!
– The Bopper