Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Watercolor: Giraffe

For this project I wanted to do something with watercolor. My favorite animal is a giraffe so this is what I decided to do.  The first thing I did was the brown spots and then I started filling in the body. Next, I made the background by doing green bushes that weren't real life looking which contrasted with the real life looking giraffe.  This is what the final product looked like:

My First Abstract Piece

After visiting the National Art Museum in DC, I wanted to do something that inspired me from what I saw there.  I wanted to try abstract painting because I had never done it and I thought the abstract pieces at the museum were cool.  This is how my painting started out.  It all looked really choppy and I wasn't really happy with it at all.  Then I started blending the colors in more and making it darker on the outside and bringing different values in.  This is what it turned out looking like: