Here, I have more work from my mixed media project! I hope you like them :)



























Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

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Hey!

So, on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th I just had my art exam! It was a stressful week since I came back from a french immersion trip on Monday and I had to catch up on my missed work and revision for other upcoming exams and had to prepare for my art exam too.

Here are my finished pieces:


First final piece:

Second final piece:

My first final piece is a graphics piece with some acrylic painting and drawing. I originally printed it on a canvas and was planning to work from there, but my teacher told me that the canvas print looked beautiful on its own, so he instead gave me several colour photocopies to me :D

My second final piece is a photograph/drawing/watercolour painting/collage piece. I'm not really sure of the meaning behind since I just made it up along the way ':D 

But I was trying to show a contrast between the two pieces: one being a happy, dreamlike piece and the other a dark, negative piece. 

I like the second final but I'm not really sure about the first one. I was having a hard time deciding whether to work on the canvas or on the photocopy and I experimented with the different photocopies but I didn't like any of them :/ so I instead just randomly made it up as I was running out of time.

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

+ If you would like to see ALL my work for this (mixed media) project, then please check my previous post :P

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Here are some of the studies and developmental's I've done so far in this project:















At the moment, I am currently working on my first final design which I may make it as a canvas print:


I'll be working on my second final piece in the 10 hour art exam - like last year. I have no idea whether it will be split into two whole days or split into three days in the first two periods. 

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

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I hear a lot of people who say that they are rubbish at art and they can't do anything artsy, but the thing is everyone's an artist! Everything is basically art, including your face, the patterns you see in leaves, even a plain piece of paper with a small dot in the middle would be art.

So if you think you're not good at art, well you're wrong.

Realistic drawings are impressive because of its difficulty, but art isn't just all about that. You don't have to draw realistically to be an amazing artist. The key to being amazing at art is creativity and ways of expression. If you want to boost this creativity and hone your skills in art then keep reading!


Here are my top 5 tips to be amazing at Art

1. First things first, experiment. Experimenting with different medias will help you discover which medium you're especially good at and help you learn different techniques; helping you find one that's more suitable to your style.

2. Find inspiration from different artists. This will help you boost your creativeness and what to create. If you like an artists' style, don't copy it. Instead, do something similar and interpret it into your own style. You can also research how they create their artworks and experiment with that to find your suitable style and technique!

3. Use source materials. If you want to draw a person in a specific position or pose, then get one of those artist mannequins or use your a person or just search up online. You can't draw or paint, etc. without source material and you can't picture it in your mind because it's difficult to do so (Trust me, I've done that so many times and it hasn't worked for me).

4. It doesn't have to be perfect. Nothing is perfect, and art can be anything so if the person you just drew or sculpted is out of proportion or the flower you just drew looked nothing like the image, it doesn't matter because nothing is perfect! If you are not happy with your artwork or you made a mistake then improvise. Add more paint here, or draw more dots there, do whatever you think will improve it.

5. When creating an artwork, buy good quality materials and tools. If you don't, then your work wouldn't be good quality. You don't have to buy crazy expensive stuff, if you don't have money or you can't afford them then make the most of what you've got.

If you follow these tips, you could become an amazing artist and create masterpieces!


Remember 

Art isn't all about impressing people, it's more about expressing yourself. So don't stress yourself out because your artworks aren't perfect. Remember, nothing is perfect. Everything is art and everyone is an artist. And PRACTICE. Practice makes perfect!

Hope this helps!


Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

+ If you also have tips and advice, please leave them down in the comments! I'd like to know your thoughts and ideas on how to be amazing at art! 
Out of boredom, I decided to experiment with some watercolour paints:



This is how I experiment with different mediums - I work out how to make the paint opaque or gradient (light to dark or dark to light) by either adding lots of water or little water, I experiment with different brushes to see which would be useful for a specific thing and I tested with the colours and blending. I used these skills to create those two small paintings and completed it with black fine liner pen.

Experimentation in art is actually quite important as it helps you improve and develop your skills in art and helps you to discover what you're good at. If you're an art enthusiast like me or you think you're not good at art then try experimenting with different medias because you could actually be talented and amazing in art and create masterpieces! 

Hope this helps!

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

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Finally finished by 10 hour art exam which I had on Thursday and Friday and I am relieved and proud! I papier mache a mask onto a canvas, painted it and then stuck flowers and petals on it so there's a contrast between black and white and multi-coloured.

Here is a picture of my final design which I took from my Instagram:

To the left is my second final design which I did in the exam and the to the right is my first which I did at home. They're both papier mache and on a canvas. I used acrylic paint to paint them and PVA glue to stick the flowers and the wrapping paper.

I should've added more of the drip-down effect at the bottom so it's more even but overall I am very proud!


Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

Over the weekend, I did some disguise photography. I hired a photoshoot studio and invite friends to model for me.

Since my camera wouldn't be able to capture the perfect lighting for what I'm going to do (which is inspired from Hector Sos), the owner of the studio let me borrow his camera which is used by professionals! The photographs were absolutely amazing and the quality is outstanding, I am very pleased!

Thank you to Paul for being so nice to me in letting my use his studio and his camera and credits to my friends who took their time to model and help for my photography!

Here are some of the photographs I captured:







Absolutely stunning! I would LOVE to use the studio again for future projects or events (like maybe prom)!

Over the next week, I am going to be busy due to 10 hours of drama and 10 hours of art but I will try my best to update on my project! 

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

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