Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blue Period

This week in my art class, we decided to create a class collection of everything that is blue.  I took a screenshot of this section of our collection.  There is a Victoria's Secret shimmer body mist, ballpoint pens, a blueberry scented marker, a snakeskin belt, and many other blue objects.  We based our sculpture off of the artist Portia Munson, who creates sculptures of objects that are all the same hue and translates that into art.  I don't believe our collection has anything to do with the time we live in, perhaps except for the perfumes.  Everyone brought mostly household items, but some brought more personal items that shows their interests.  The majority of the collection doesn't show the class' interests however.  The group collection does not reflect my personal tastes because I love lavish items and Windex® window cleaning spray is definitely not my forte ;).  Here is a picture of Portia Munson's work.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lip Gloss Gallery

Part of my life as a teenager is dedicated to collections of mine.  I collect many different things including Victoria's Secret fragrance mists, couture perfume bottles, Disney Vinylmation figurines, Disney character pins, Essie nail polish, and blingy bracelets.  However, the biggest collection I have is a whopping 124 lip glosses by Philosophy cosmetics.  I have so many different flavors.  Some of my favorites are Full of Fortune Cookie, Sugar Plum Frost, Maple Glazed Cakes, Blue Hawaiian, and Sugary Cinnamon Icing.  Many people will look at me like I have a yam puree dish sprouting from my head! LOL.  But some find my collections and interests very appealing.  And I love it.  When I can share my love of scents and Hobbies with others, it makes me feel very good inside because they find me interesting, bubbly, and full of spunk.  I collect many things because not only does it make me happy, sometimes my friends and family are happy when they see my collections.  It is also really fun and I get to live colorfully! :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Comparison of Bike drawing and Candy Confection

My two drawing are very different from one another. The graphite bicycle drawing used charcoal pencils and shading was the main source of color. The only color used was gray, but I used varying shades such as light gray, charcoal, and dark black-gray by using pressure on the pencil while shading. On the other hand, my candy jar drawing uses transparency with the light in the glass and i shaded the sketches using creamy colored pencils. I used varying shades of each color to achieve the maximum amount of realism in the pictures. Overall, I am proud of my two drawings and hope to become even better in future projects. 

Candy Jar Confection Colored to Life

The past couple of days, I have been feverishly working on my recent drawing of candy in the spirit of Halloween!  I started off sketching the outline of a mason jar and the wrappers of the candy and how i saw them through the jar's glass.  Next, I started filling in the sketches with more defined lines and drew the candy logos.  I used many different colors to lightly shade in the drawings.  I have not quite yet finished, but after i colored, i started deepening the colors, making them morevibrant and colorful.  I am starting to find the light in the glass where I will bring out the highlights of light aspects of the glass using creamy white colored pencil and pastel colors.

Graphite Vintage Bicycle Drawing

Over the course of the past three weeks, I have been working non-stop on my graphite pencil drawing of a vintage bicycle called the Londoner.  I have finally finished the drawing and I must say I am quite surprised!  I learned that composition can really vary and that it really matters how large or small or close-up you draw that can change your final draft.  I realized that by shading using different pencils such as the 6B, 2H, and HB, in varying shades of of gray, charcoal, and black, that I can make something look very realistic.  I was honestly very surprised how many steps were put into drawing anything to perfect the look of realism.  I am most proud because i portrayed depth quite well.  I had no inkling that I could acheive something as difficult as sketching a realistic bike. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Welcome to Velvet Rain!

Hey guys welocme to my blog!  I am a fashion-loving, lip gloss-collecting, aspiring actress in 10th grade.  This year, i am hoping to acheive some goals in art by trying my hardest and listening to advice.  I love art and drawing. I am a very creative primadonna haha! My favorite music is Marina and the Diamonds, Lana del Rey, Hoodie Allen; among other artists.  I love CHANEL, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Dior and Lanvin.  I do well with improv acting and I am very bubbly! Enjoy my blog guys!