During this art process I really enjoyed working because, I took my time and I got a lot of feedback on my work. When it was something I was not sure about I would turn to one of my peers and ask them about my project and their thoughts on it. I was not always sure about what it as I wanted to do next but I was always sure to keep an open mind because, I knew I wanted this piece to be great.
One of my peers was very helpful during this time. She helped me understand what it was that I was doing in a sense that when I did not know how a color would look on my art piece when it as finished she would help look up the color. Whenever I asked her what it was I should do next she gave me the idea of the trees that I created on the pyramid piece.
I tried to help others with their art experience and experience in general. I was so grateful that I had help and open minds during this process so I wanted to be there to help other people as well. If someone even asked me something as little as what should they draw, paint, what color paint should they use I was willing and open to help because, they did the same for me.
Although I did honestly love working on this art piece during this time there were many times when I had to step back and analyze my work. I was a little nervous about putting the small trees on the pyramid piece because, I did not want them to fall off of the base of the piece. There were times when the tree kept falling off and I did not want the tree to break or anything because, in my opinion, the tree was the most important part.
Reflecting on my artwork during the process helped a lot because, if I had not reflected and took time to step back I don't think this art piece would have been as good as it was. The times when I did step back I would see things that were not perfect on my art piece. I understand that not everything is going to be perfect but I wanted it to be something close to it.
I discovered many things this semester but I think I made a huge discovery while working with this this art piece. I discovered that I am a perfectionist and if something is not done a certain way I tend to get frustrated or upset. But, even though that is the case, I also discovered that not every art piece or everything that I do in general is going to be perfect. I am still working on learning that it takes time for a artist to get it right the first time and I may not get all of my art pieces done perfect how I want to but I am willing to keep working on myself and my art work.
While working on this art piece I took a lot of time to think about nature and the outdoors. I wanted my last art piece to reflect something that had to do with nature. I always like to look at or look up photographs of a realistic scenery of nature. I felt like this was a chance for me to show how much I enjoyed the scene of nature and put that into effect.
I was able to capture likeness to the subject matter because, I always 3-D drawings, sketches and paintings and more always made things look more realistic. Like I said previously, I wanted this art piece to look very realistic and I think that by having a 3-D project and a nature scene I was able to create what I wanted to.
Close observation was very important during this art process. After stepping back many times, asking others for their opinion about my work and observing my outside and surrounding environment I think this piece came out pretty good. Close observing showed me that your surroundings can affect your mood. I had a good mood everyday I did this project because, well, I loved working with this piece.