For the game drawing that we did for visual arts class, I really tried to bring out the perspective in my piece. To make this, we first took a picture of a game board that we would want to draw, then drew what we saw from the photo once it was printed, and tried our best to use vanishing points and horizons. To make our picture look correct, we used rulers to make the lines as neat and straight as possible. After we had created the outline in pencil of what we wanted our picture to look like, we then lightly used watercolor to wash over the paper. This helped create more even color under the colored pencils that we were using over the watercolor. It created gradual gradation to really help blend the colors together to show the values and highlights in each object. I also added shadows to display the object almost as if it was standing up on the page!
Overall, I thought that this piece was pretty successful, I really like the way that I did my cards and how they looked almost as if they were on top of each other. I could have definitely used a lot more values and colors to help add that 3-D effect. I can say that I'm pretty proud of it, I would have never thought of this different way of drawing and how I could use watercolor to help define colors! Personally, I don't really like how the colors on the board and the black item in the middle right didn't really fit together, you can see how I colored and how they didn't really blend together; I need to work on evening out the way that I color. I think that the cards in this picture worked though! I thought that they looked pretty good.
If I were to do this project again, I would make the watercolor wash on the rhino much lighter. When I first did the wash, the rhino was basically obliterated and I had to do a lot of work on it to make the wash much lighter. I would also not put the black water color around the Jumanji letters. the most difficult part for me while making this would be the water color part, since I had to make sure that I didn't have too much paint on the brush before I set it on paper, or else it would create a really big blob of color that I couldn't get rid of! It was very tedious and I kept on messing up.
From making this piece, I learned that in order to create art, you have a ton of options open! Also, you can use water color to help make colors a lot more even on paper, rather than having the white show through. I really need to work on coloring evenly as well.