Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sticky Situation

1. Explain how you developed your ideas for "Sticky Situation"
To develop my ideas for this project, I came up with twenty ideas and picked ten to elaborate on. A few of these ideas were sticky notes, gum, spiderweb, spilled paint, and stepping in a puddle.  Out of the ten I picked my top two which were spilled paint and gum. I printed out references for these.  I made five thumbnails for each final idea.  Then I picked my favorite thumbnail for paint and for gum and made a final sketch of each.  Finally,  I colored both final sketches with colored pencils. 
2. Were you able to think outside the box when you were thinking about ideas?
I was able to think outside the box for some of the ideas like stepping on a nail, bubbles, running late, trying to erase pen, running late, rubber cement, loosing your glasses, and spilling paint.
3. You were to incorporate repetition, rhytnm or pattern. How did you accomplish this?
I incorporated repetition, rhythm, and pattern with the shoe prints, paint splatter, and using red and blues as my main colors.
4. Describe your choice of media (acrylic, watercolor) and your challenges and successes while using it.
The media I chose was acrylic paint and one of the challenges was making value with the paint and mixing colors to get the shade I wanted.  The successes included being able to layer the colors, have them dry fast, and be able to make details and small lines.
5. How important were the mini lessons to the success of your final product?
The mini lessons helped with knowing how to add value and how to mix the paint colors. It also allowed me to deciede that I wanted to use acrylic instead of watercolor.