Monday, April 7, 2014

Up Close and Personal

With the theme up close and personal, I wanted to do something that showed the object up close, but you could still tell what the object was. I chose to do a lemon and a lime. I liked the texture of the inside as well as the outside of the lemon and limes. It was my own original idea, but I found two different pictures and combined them into one picture.
When I started the project, I decided that I was going to use colored pencil because I thought it was going to be the easiest. But once I started doing my sketches, I found that the colored pencils don't work as good for blending the colors. So I then decided to use oil pastels, which I hadn't had much experience with. So with some help with Ms. Rossi, I was able to better my skills with the oil pastels and turn out I think a good piece.
Like I said earlier, the oil pastels were new to me. I used something that I hadn't had much experience with, so this project was a bit of a challenge for me. The only real practice I had with them was on the final project, so I had to make sure to be careful and no mess anything up. Overall, I think that I was able to achieve the blending, shadows, and the overall 3-D affect of the whole piece.

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