My Art Work From CFPA Art 1
Santos A's Dream Catcher
This was the very first art piece I did in CFPA Art 1 on October 3, 2016. I used sharpie and colored pencil because I usually do my best artwork with them. The point of this drawing was to draw whatever we wanted basically as long as it incorporated our name because it was the very first thing you see when we open our sketch books. One of my favorite things are dream catchers, they're also one of my favorite things to draw. So i said why not? and started drawing one. I incorporated some design in the background to add a little more depth and creativity. I chose to color with cool colors because i felt they expressed me and my mood best. I think the swirls added a great visual affect that helps draw viewers eyes to the dream catcher in the center.
Music of Mine
This was really fun to make! The point of this piece was to make a phone amplifier that conveyed our music taste. I listen to many different genres of music so it was hard to choose which one to make. But in the end i didn't exactly go with a specific type of genre, i went with more of a time period. Now while "old music" isn't really a specific time period, it was the best i could think of because it is music way before my time. I got this music taste from my mom because she is a very cultured women who doesn't just listen to music of her time, but music of her parents and even music today! From singers like Prince, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, to artists today like Drake, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars. So, i decided to make a boom box, with a little bit of a record player incorporated in it. And just to add my little touch, i make part of the speaker into a Treble Clef and decorated the sides with stars and records. I did hope that this sculpture would've turned out looking more old timey and cool but I'm still satisfied with. I first started making this by making two big pinch pots out of clay. Then i put the pinch pots together and sealed them together by using the "scratch and slip" technique. This made it into the rectangular shape. then i cut out the parts of the clay where my phone would be put and where the sound would come out. I think made my treble clef and Pavillion (horn) and put that on my boom box with the "scratch and slip" technique. then i carved details into the boombox. After my sculpture was put in the kiln, i then painted colored glaze on it and put it back into the kiln which what made my sculpture colorful and shiny.
Land of Escape
Not only do i love colored pencils, but it turns out I'm kinda good with pencil too! I made this artwork on 1-10-2017. I chose to do a prompt that involved "a closed door opening to reveal something". We were required to have pencil value in our drawing, and as soon as i started drawing this realized how much i love pencil! As you can see, this door opens up to a beautiful world that i would love to see some day, or better yet...escape too. I tried to express how beautiful nature can be, even without color. I tried to push my values as much as possible and I'm so proud how it turned out. The shading really adds to the art piece making it pleasing to the eye. I used colored pencils, pencil. and a little bit of sharpie to make this. One of the most challenging things about this piece was making the water. I've never really tried drawing water realistically before so i struggled. After constant erasing though, i was able to make half decent water.
I'll Fly Away
Like some of my artwork, this work of art was based on a song. I drew this piece on 1-31-17 and chose the prompt "Illustration of song lyrics" which also was required to be drawn with value. This song in particular was called "I'll Fly Away" by Etta James. It was a gospel song that i would hear my mom play sometimes on Sunday mornings. I don't really know why but this song really spoke to me. I just didn't feel happy, i felt enlightened and just glad to be alive. In the song it talks about coming terms with death, and excepting when it's your time to "fly away". At the same time though, it talks about freedom and eternal life in heaven. This song was such an inspiration i had to draw it. This is honestly one of the best value drawings I've ever done, and i think adding the name and lyrics of the song added a little extra touch. i used pencil for most of the drawing but sharpie to write the words. This is by far one of my pieces i am most proud of.
Lady of Light
And I've saved the best for last, my favorite drawing of them all! i made this beautiful artwork on 2-23-17. I call it "Lady of Light" and chose the prompt "Masks". I was inspired by the idea of Masquerade masks, since i collect them. I find them very beautiful and creative with the explosions of color and gems on them. The point of drawing this was to incorporate colored pencil technique with the use of blending and complementary, analogous and other colors. I love drawing facial features like hair, lips, and especially eyes so i got creative and drew i women. The women was inspired by my mom. She is the most beautiful, creative, and kindest women i know. Her overall beauty in general really showed through this drawing. I guess you can say she is the "light" in my life. Without her I don't even think i would be an artist, i mean i get my talent from her and my grandfather! I'm thankful to have her and was proud to dedicate and be inspired for this drawing by her.