Doesn’t everyone need a little more perspective in life? Or at least an improved perspective? Perhaps a wider perspective?
Perspective is essentially how a person views any particular situations or facts and subsequent importance in relation one another. Perspective implies a degree of objectivity. Most people have difficulty evaluating their circumstances without heavy weight on their personal emotions and bias.
Overall, keeping an eye on the bigger picture will bring more happiness and love to our lives. Perspective settles our emotions, guides our priorities, and frames our world view. Take control of your life and your attitude with a renewed outlook. You can shrink the negativity in your life and take away its power when you put it into perspective with the positive change and action available to you. Change your thinking; change your life!
I used 2-D perspective to create these floating boxes. Cody said this drawing was his favorite of all!
Wh am I? For one thing, I am a person who loves Spring Break! Horray-it’s finally here! I finished my art class and have a bunch of projects to share. I ended up earning an A in Drawing 101, but I have one picture that I don’t really like showing around: my self-portrait. I really think this assignment should have come later in the class after we had more skills because drawing a human face (especially your own!) is so tough! I don’t think this really looks like me because the eyes, nose, mouth, and teeth (and that’s pretty much everything!) look so weird!
Besides depicting our physical appearance, we were also supposed to share something about ourselves to say who we were inside. I was lost asking myself, “Who am I?” Ask yourself that one, like seriously ask it, and see how tricky it is. I was really stuck, and I couldn’t just pin it down to one descriptor. I was having trouble identifying myself and rightfully so when you remember that taking the class in itself was an experiment to test out whether I should quit my job and go back to school for a totally different career and whole new lifestyle. I was really in limbo. I was searching for myself again.
So again, “Who am I?” Well, I’m not very happy at the moment…stuck in a rut…not very satisfied. Wait a second, I have a lot going for myself. I’m a sister, daughter, wife, and friend. I’m a runner. I’m a teacher. I’m a planner, budgeter, organizer. I’m a writer, a dreamer, a believer. And more and more. So rather than limit myself to one label, I just started listing them all and all of their synonyms, and I wrote them all over the background of my paper.
I’m glad I figured out “who I am”…but I couldn’t figure out the proportions of my facial features. This one is part swan dive and part belly flop for sure!
My art teacher gave us a double assignment this week! She clearly said we would have ten weeks and ten assignments, but here she goes only Week 2 and already throwing in extra work! Doesn’t she know I have a lot going on? I had to remind myself about time management and skipped my sister’s basketball game (sad face). It was a good decision in the end ’cause this thing took me forever! It doesn’t look hard, but lemme tell ya…
Our assignment was to recreate this grayscale handout in three inch squares on our 18x24 paper.Measuring evernly spaced and parallel lines was no joke - maybe I'm just lacking in my geometry skills, but this took about an hour!
There you have it! Surprisingly, the light shades were the hardest to recreate and keep the shade and tone consistent
- My final product with all the shades from light gray to pure black.
If you want to practice your shading and craftsmanship, this is a great activitiy. Fair warning: it might drive you crazy trying to keep it even! Tip: keep baby wipes nearby because the charcoal is messy and you will leave fingerprints all over the page!
I survived my double assignment week, so remember: whenever an extra task is thrown your way, you can handle it! Don’t let a little bump throw you off course of achieving your dreams! I’ll post pictures of my butterfly drawing tomorrow!