Friday, May 16, 2014

For Aslan!

Done with the Narnia Project! So here is the final:

Sorry the quality is so bad, I promise it looks better in person!

So this was a lot of fun to do. It was one of my first collaborative art pieces, and it was wonderful. My entire group laughed so much and had a ball trying to figure everything out. There were some frustrating times, like when kids would smear the chalk and wipe it off. But the experience was awesome. I wasn't the one in charge, which is odd because I usually am for things concerning art. I think this was really good for me, though. It let me focus on details, and it pushed me way out of my comfort zone. I wasn't in charge, I've never used chalk, and even the style of the drawing was so vastly different from my own. I also had to take critique from the other kids, which didn't bother me, but it was cool to see how people's opinions of how things should look were different and how we resolved it.

In the picture, you can see Aslan, Mr. Tumnus, Beaver, and a few other creatures. They actually have a shocking amount of detail. The trees, too, are really detailed. It was over all just a cool thing to be involved in.

For Narnia!

So, we started this perspective project thing, and it's Narnia! Yay, right? So this is the original idea:

Sorry its upside down. I don't know how to fix it haha.
 So in our group, there are six people, including me. Jacob, Jordan, Chase, Kimberly, Nowell, and Me. After a hard core brainstorming session we considered a classroom behind a broken wall, monsters crashing through a wall, and some form of a Narnia scene. The Narnia scene won out, because I mean, everyone loves Narnia, right?

 So this is our progress:
\ So it was super bizarre drawing with chalk. I've never done it before, but it was weird. The brick was too bumpy, so we started using our fingers to rub it in, but that got painful and we realized that it was just wiping it off and the colors were really dull. So then we tried paint brushes, but that was also taking more off than putting on, and the water made it really hard to color because it changed the colors so we didn't know what we were doing. And it destroyed the brushes. Then we figured out that paper towels actually worked pretty well.So that's what we did.