Circle Project

OCTOBER 3, 2016

The objective of this assignment was to create whatever sort of 2D art we wanted, so long as it incorporated circles. This was because of International Dot Day, based off of the book called The Dot.

To start off with, I came up with a few thumbnail sketches of what I might do. Out of the three that I did, though, the one that appealed to me most was the clocks; and so, that was what I went with. First off, I made three different sized circles: a large one, a medium one, and a smaller one. Then, once those were done, I began to sketch out the lines and such. Originally, in the place of the red clock, I first created one with a black border; however, I realized that it didn't quite fit with the others, and so I remade it into the red one above. After that, I made the blue clock and the yellow one. For each of them, I first sketched the general outlines with a pencil, and then I went over them with fine point pen. After that, it was mostly painting (I used a mixture of acrylic and watercolor) and filling in some black spots with Sharpie. As a final touch, I added some designs on the clock face, in order to fill up some of that white space.

I am relatively proud of the outcome of this project. For one, I think that the colors go nicely together, especially since they are each primary colors. Furthermore, I think that it was a good idea to make a series for this subject, as opposed to painting them all on one piece; the fact that they are separate from one another gives them a different feel, I think, and makes them seem a bit more realistic. I am pleased with the texture that I created around the border, since when I first painted that section, it seemed a bit flat and dull. After going over it again, though, and using different brush strokes to create a different pattern, I think that it looks better. Overall, I like the way that this piece turned out.