DRAWING                 WITH                SHAPES BY: AMY DUFFY                    Part Two             The second half o...
Part Two           The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we ...
Part Two             The second half ofof this project we             The second half this project we decided to  decided ...
Hue and Value                                                                               In this hue and value        I...
Craft:             I used long brushstrokes to build up the shape of each bottle. After building a general shape I went in...
A Spot of Tea...                                                                                The Art of the Number “5” ...
Craft:                 These teapots were created in Adobe illustrator. I used the pen and       Composition:    When seen...
Concept:                                                             This artwork is about taking something as simple     ...
The Evolution of Pandora                                                                              The        legend   ...
Ebony Pencil                                                                      By: Amy Duffy                    Part Tw...
As you can see form          Of         all of the dif-   both of these pieces I en-                                      ...
Still Lifes                                              I    think it is safe to                                     say ...
This             second still                                                                                            l...
Acrylic Paintings                I love      working with                 This being my earliest acryl-                   ...
Figure Drawing                    Part Two             The second half of this project we decided to   get creative with o...
A      s I stated                                                               earlier, drawing people                   ...
Master Paintings  Part Two             The second half of this project we decided to   get creative with our pieces and se...
“In my recreation I bumped                       up the vibrancy of each hue.”                            Degas           ...
Gouache Paint                                                                  G   ouache paint is simi-                  ...
About The Artist               My name is Amy Duffy. I am enter-           ing my junior year here at Saint Xavier.       ...
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  1. 1. DRAWING WITH SHAPES BY: AMY DUFFY Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”THREE FOUR
  2. 2. Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. Part This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It One The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the For viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. my object project I have chosen a picture of a streetcar. I took this photo- graph while visiting New Orleans and was fascinated by the vintage look of the streetcar This artwork is about taking a conventional In the first step of this project we took a photograph of anything we wanted and against the modern city scape. photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to placed large shapes of color over the picture to create an Illustartor image of it. The Craft: For this project I will be using Adobe Illustrator and the ink tool. To fully capture make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want first draft of this was fun and challenging. I had to learn to work fro large portions this image I will be using large blocks of color and outlining each shape and filling it in. the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also and shapes in the background and adjust to overlapping all of the layers. Composition: I want the viewer to be able to tell what the object is and how each part of enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. After the first draft and critique I realized that i needed to add much it was made up. I want the viewer to notice the steps I took, working from the back to the more detail into the picture. I added shadows into the windshield and then more front, and the layering that eventually helped compose this piece. minor details throughout. After doing so I thought that the piece looked much Concept: I want the viewer to easily understand what is going on in the picture and to“I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines better and more realistic. I was much happier with the final product after my revi- notice all of the layering and overlapping that is taking place. sions.bring to the piece.”FIVE SIX
  3. 3. Part Two The second half ofof this project we The second half this project we decided to decided to withcreative with our pieces and see get creative get our pieces and see what wild things This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. what wild things we could do. we could do. It was This to have control over picking which picture to dosemester. ItI wanted fun was probably my favorite project we have done this and how The composition for the piece was already The composition for the piece was was fun to have the project. picking which picture to doAdobe Illustrator made this to approach control over Learning how to use the and how I wanted to a alreadybecause ofbecause of the usepicture.actual chosen chosen the use of an actual of an When pproach the project. exciting. the challenging part Illustrator made this challeng-of challenging and Learning how to use the Adobe for me was shaping out all picture. When given the freedom to change the given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all ofof the streetcar the details in the picture. The reflections in the windshield the details in look of theI lines and the colors, I played with the colors, played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lectionsIn the first weeksof the streetcar were very completely in- were very challenging. in the windshield of the project I almost challeng- many options. My favorite wasto the rightused on was the line i used on the images the line i and ing. in the them but as the weeks I almost completely ingnored more butit and now I gnored first weeks of he project went on I added more and them to as he the images to the righthuge part of New Orleans above. The streetcar is a and above. The streetcar weeks went way added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. love the on I it turned out. is a huge part ofthat is Orleans culturepicture I culture and since New where I took the and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line decided this line would be appropriate because it would be me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become of reminded appropriate because it reminded me the fleur-de-lis, which has become a want the that a symbol that represents New Orleans. I symbol represents New Orleans. I want the all of these viewer to notice the interesting lines in viewer to notice the still understand whatall is. Ithese picture picture yet interesting lines in it of also want the yet stillto enjoy the fun and it is.that these lines bring viewer understand what life I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines to the piece. bring to the piece. is about taking a conventional This artwork This artwork is about taking a conven- photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to tional it even more appealing to the eye.in just want make photograph and revamping it I multiple ways to make it the serious detail work yet also eye. the viewer to see even more appealing to the I just want the viewer some ofthe serious detail enjoy the fun twist that to see the pieces have. work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I““I also want the viewerenjoy the fun and life that thesethese also want the viewer to to enjoy the fun and life that lines lines bring to the piece.”” bring to the piece.”SEVEN EIGHT
  4. 4. Hue and Value In this hue and value In the foreground, I first My final step was to study we started off by creat- started by creating rough line pull out all of the different ing various sizes of “5” in sketches of the vases. I used shades both dark and light. the background. We repeat- a middle tone of orange. By doing this I added depth edly overlapped and layered The orange has both a huge and dimension to my 2D proj- them. For the background I dark to light scale, perfect ect. The darkest shades of tried to use the full scale of for this project, and is a nice orange were away from the the color green from lightest compliment to the green in light with the brightest and to darkest. I really like the the background. I used the whitest shades of orange way the lighter colored fives middle orange to fill in the closer to the light. sit on top of the darker col- shapes of the vases com- ored ones. It creates a lot of pletely. Because of the light- depth in the background and ing on the still life I started makes it equally as interest- to notice the darker shades ing as the foreground. within and the bright light Part Two “It createsof a project we decided to The second half this lot of depth in the background and makes highlights on the objects. get creative with our pieces and see what wild things it equally as interesting as the foreground.” we could do. The composition for the piece was already This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”NINE TEN
  5. 5. Craft: I used long brushstrokes to build up the shape of each bottle. After building a general shape I went in and added cross hatching lines to give the shape more definition and more structure. I layered line after line. I started layering with darker and lighter hues to give the objects real shape and three dimensionality. Composition: The darker hues help define the shadows on each object. By creating this value contrast between the medium tones and the darker and lighter ones the objects begin to stand out and take real shape. Concept: The concept for this piece was to take two complimentary colors and set them against each other in an effort to show the different hues and values and how they work together and can help each other stand out. Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”ELEVEN Twelve
  6. 6. A Spot of Tea... The Art of the Number “5” Part Two Teapots seemed to be a very common theme this After the shape was semester. We used teapots The second half of this project we decided to clear I went in and added of many different shapes and get creative with our pieces and see what wild things bigger and darker “5’s” to we could do. sizes. Each teapot project build dimension and depth. The darker and larger fives This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It came with a new technique. The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. Whenright, we In the project to the made a huge difference in the picture. It makes the pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and as a used the number five ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with manystarting point for our teapots. options. My favorite teapots stand out and stand up on their own. the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the imagesstartedrightwith smaller It to the off and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part ofthat helped build up the fives New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is whereshape thethe object. I took of picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have.“I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these linesbring to the piece.”THIRTEEN FOURTEEN
  7. 7. Craft: These teapots were created in Adobe illustrator. I used the pen and Composition: When seen, I want the viewer to take the time to see all the differ- tablet tools, which made this, seem just like writing with an ink pen on pa- per. I think that I found this project fairly easy because of how similar this is ent sizes and thickness of each “5” that went into this. I believe it is easy to to writing or drawing. I enjoyed the way this piece turned out and I enjoyed see just how much work went into this. I took the time to make many very small, thin fives and then carefully made large thick fives to give the teapots learning how to use the pen ad tablet. depth. Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these linesFIFTEENthe piece.” bring to SIXTEEN
  8. 8. Concept: This artwork is about taking something as simple as the number 5 and transforming it into some- thing that is unconventional. Before this project I would never have thought to create a picture out of a number instead of lines. I hope that this piece gives the viewer some creative ideas and helps them think outside the box. I want them to see what I did with the number five and hope it gives them the drive to be equally as creative. I created each teapot using both simple and complex lines. Through this project I learned the difference between a line made in Adobe Illustra- tor and a line made w ith pencil. Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and For these artworks I used rapid move-the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he ing. in above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans ments of my hand. I created each teapot by went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. weeks culture and since that is where I took the picture I using different lines and applied different decided this line would be appropriate because it amounts of pressure changing the value of the reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become line in each picture. the use of the dark ink on a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the the light paper already sets the teapot off from viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these the background and the medium I used was picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the ebony pencil which helped make darker harder viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring lines and give the illusion of depth. I wanted to the piece. the viewer to understand that these pictures This artwork is about taking a conventional were teapots. I also wanted the viewer to see photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to the different values that give the teapot depth make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want and give it the illusion of three dimensional- the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also ity. the artwork is about creating a piece using enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. minimal lines. the challenge is to make the little amount of lines you have to work with count so that you can get your point across. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN
  9. 9. The Evolution of Pandora The legend The bottom shows a lump of clay and as the eyes travel of Pandora’s Box is well known throughout the up you can tell that it is turn- mythology world. The story ing into a woman, Pandora. is about how Pandora’s The woman’s arms are foolishness and nosiness spread open wide and the caused the unleashing of box is floating above. The evil into the world. The part black lines emerging from of the story that sometimes the box represent the evil. gets overlooked is that not The lines of evil are also only did Pandora unleash binding Pandora’s arms. Part Two evil into the world; she also released hope in the That shows how process. This story is both this forever ties her down The second half of this project we decided to chilling and beautiful. to the evil; she will forever get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. For my printmaking class probablypartfavorite project she This was be a of it because we were given the challenge released it. Finally the we have done this semester. It my but- The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a to explore mythology and terfly at the top represents chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and find a story that and could in-the challenging partcame into the ing we exciting. the hope that for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite terpret through a silkscreen. lections with the evil. the picture. The ref world inIthe windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- tried to turn this I chose Pandora’s the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in Box but story of something unfortu- above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans decided to take a different I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. weeks went on approach to it. nate into almost a resurrec- culture and since that is where I took the picture I In the beginning tion story. Evil is the death decided this line would be appropriate because it of Pandora’s story she is and hope is the resurrec- reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become created from the clay and tion. The story also is beau- a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the forms into a woman and like tiful because even though viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these I stated earlier, she releases there is so much evil in the picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the evil and hope into the world. world we always know that viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring In my piece, I wanted to there is hope out there too. to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional capture the evolution of photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to Pandora. When looking at make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the piece I want the viewers the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also eyes to start at the bottom, enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. the beginning of the story and travel up to the top, the resolution of the story. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines “I tried to turn this story of something unfortunate into almost a resurrection story.”NINETEEN piece.” bring to the TWENTY
  10. 10. Ebony Pencil By: Amy Duffy Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these linesTWENTYONE piece.” bring to the TWENTYTWO
  11. 11. As you can see form Of all of the dif- both of these pieces I en- joy drawing textures with ferent mediums and ma- terials I have learned and ebony pencil. The still life worked with Ebony pencil is on the bottom is full of still my favorite to use. The many textures; the feath- many different weighted ers of the bird, the grainy lines and shading that can wood of the birdhouse, be done with an ebony still and the straw hat. All of amazes me when I use it. these textures are differ- Senior year of high ent but all work together school I did this ebony in this still life. When the drawing. It is one of my viewer looks at both of favorite pieces I have ever these pieces I hope that done. The different re- they see the detail and flections in the doorknob appreciate the craft it took compliment the grain in the to make them. Part Two wood of the door. I thought that I really captured the po- sition and lighting perfectly. project we decided to The second half of this get creative with our pieces and see what wild things “ One of we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already my favorite chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- things to draw given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- is hands.” was the line i used on the images to the right and above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture of my favoriteis where I took the picture I One and since that things to draw is hands.I find be appropriate because it decided this line would them to be very me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become reminded challenging and beautiful. thatof the different Orleans. I want the a symbol All represents New lines and wrinkles create viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these interesting still understand what it is. I also want the picture yet shadows. Hands are unique. They all look life that these lines bring viewer to enjoy the fun and the the piece. very different. to same yet Their simplicity and com- This artwork is about taking a conventional plexity fascinaterevamping it in multiple ways to photograph and me and I truly enjoy drawing them. to the eye. I just want make it even more appealing Although I to see enjoyed detail work yet also the viewer have the serious taking the fun twist that some of the pieces have. enjoy computer graph- ics I still love to just get a pen and paper and draw from life. There is a certain “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines thrill to it that can never be replaced. bring to the piece.”TWENTYTHREE TWENTYFOUR
  12. 12. Still Lifes I think it is safe to say that one of my favorite things to do is to eat. When it came time to create a concentration for a portfolio I had to submit it was easy to decide that I would incor- porate food. I did a series of still lives that involved cooking. I took many of my favorite meals and Part Two broke them down into and interesting composition. The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things done with The first piece is we could do. acrylic paint on canvas. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It “I took many of the contents that go into The composition for the piece was already chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- making banana bread and arranged them given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and like so.” ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it my favorite One of reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has bake is things tobecome banana bread. I took many of the a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all ofthat go into mak- contents these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the and ar- ing banana bread viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring so. I think ranged them like to the piece. that my favorite part of this piece is the bananas. The This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to of the picture color scheme make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want a lot of is warm but uses reds and browns so the the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. bananas re- yellow of the ally pops against that. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”TWENTYFIVE TWENTYSIX
  13. 13. This second still life is one of my favorite pieces. It was done in colored pencil on drawing paper. I love the vibrant colors of the vegetables and their reflection against the metal bowl. This drawing took me a great deal of time and I tried to use a lot of detail and express the lighting used. When a viewer looks at this I hope that they ap- preciate the work and the amount of time that went into it. Part Two The second half of this project we decided to To date this is one of my favorites and I hope that others can appreciate get creative with our pieces and see what wild things it as much as I do. we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”TWENTYSEVEN TWENTYEIGHT
  14. 14. Acrylic Paintings I love working with This being my earliest acryl- ics painting I think that I have The second painting is one I did of my niece. Drawing acrylic paint and I always have. people is not my strong point These two pieces were just done improved greatly over the past so it was an experimental in spare time. One is a copy of a 6 years. It is always good to painting of sorts. Although it master painting. I did it when I was look back at old artwork and looks nothing like her, I still fifteen and at the time was quite im- appreciate your development. think that it is a cute painting pressed with my work. I like to keep and makes for a conversa- it around because it helps me show tion piece. my progression over the years. Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “Drawing people is not my strong “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines point so it was an experimental painting of sorts.” bring to the piece.”TWENTYNINE THIRTY
  15. 15. Figure Drawing Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”THIRTYONE THIRTYTWO
  16. 16. A s I stated earlier, drawing people For these pieces I used ebony pencil and Throughout the course I got more used to just plain lead pencil. the human form and it be- has never been my strong I like learning how to came much easier to draw. suit. In order to improve my shade all of the different I hope that by looking at skills I took a figure draw- parts of the body to make these the viewer gets a full ing class. After getting over it look life-like. While understanding of the hu- the initial shock of drawing I was drawing these man form. people who were nude, I I thought about each began to develop a liking shadow and how I could for it. We were required to make it look just right so Part Two learn many of the muscles that the figure did not in the body, along with the look flat. The second half of this project we decided to bones. get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a “While I was drawing chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he these I thought about each above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the shadow and how I could make it look just right so viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. that the figure did not look flat.” “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”THIRTYTHREE THIRTYFOUR
  17. 17. Master Paintings Part Two The second half of this project we decided to get creative with our pieces and see what wild things we could do. The composition for the piece was already chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.” CezanneTHIRTYFIVE THIRTYSIX
  18. 18. “In my recreation I bumped up the vibrancy of each hue.” Degas I love to paint. I take inspiration from many of my favorite artists such as Degas, Van Gogh, and Monet. These two featured pieces were master cop- ies. I took a painting from Degas, Dance School, and recreated it in my own style. Although I went for likeness to the original, it does not look exactly like Part Two it, which is what makes it my own. I loved painting The second half of thisitproject we decided to this because presented get creative with a challenge and an op- our pieces and see what wild things we could do. portunity. The challenge This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It was painting human figures The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a which I am not comfortable chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- with. The opportunity was given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played learnmany options. My favorite to with from Degas’ style the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used onto see howto the right and and the images he painted ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a hugeand maybe help the figures part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. myself improve. culture and since that is where I took the picture I The second artist decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the thatfleur-de-lis,and recre- become I studied which has ated was Paul Cezanne. a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice His interesting lines in all of these the use of the rich colors picture yet still understand what it my eye. of fruits attractedis. I also want the The original of this painting viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. is slightly more muted. In my recreation I bumped up This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and the vibrancyin multiple ways to revamping it of each hue. I wanted all of the colors to want make it even more appealing to the eye. I just the viewer to seebe rich anddetail work yet also the serious to stand out. enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces are The background colors have. a very cool color scheme whereas the colors of the “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines actual fruits are warmer. My favorite part of the whole piece is the reflection of the peaches and cherries in the metal cup. I feel like it gives bring to the piece.” it a real sense of realism.THIRTYSEVEN THIRTYEIGHT
  19. 19. Gouache Paint G ouache paint is simi- lar to water color but ap- pears brighter when used. All of these pieces were done in gouache. My favor- ite is the picture to the right. The warm color scheme gives it a playful and comfortable feel, almost like the little girl is baking. When I created all of the pieces I was very new to working with this paint but I ended up enjoying it. When Part Two The second half of this project we decided to these are observed I want the viewer to enjoy the fun get creative with our pieces and see what wild things colors and simple brush we could do. strokes that work together in the pieces. This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It The composition for the piece was already was fun to have control over picking which picture to do and how I wanted to a chosen because of the use of an actual picture. When pproach the project. Learning how to use the Adobe Illustrator made this challeng- given the freedom to change the look of the lines and ing and exciting. the challenging part for me was shaping out all of the details in the colors, I played with many options. My favorite the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- was the line i used on the images to the right and ing. in the first weeks of the project I almost completely ingnored them but as he above. The streetcar is a huge part of New Orleans weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. culture and since that is where I took the picture I decided this line would be appropriate because it reminded me of the fleur-de-lis, which has become a symbol that represents New Orleans. I want the viewer to notice the interesting lines in all of these picture yet still understand what it is. I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece. This artwork is about taking a conventional photograph and revamping it in multiple ways to make it even more appealing to the eye. I just want the viewer to see the serious detail work yet also enjoy the fun twist that some of the pieces have. “I also want the viewer to enjoy the fun and life that these lines bring to the piece.”THIRTYNINE FORTY
  20. 20. About The Artist My name is Amy Duffy. I am enter- ing my junior year here at Saint Xavier. My major is Secondary Education/Art. I would like to get my masters degree in Special Education and eventually do Art Therapy and work with Autistic teenag- ers. My favorite mediums to use are pen- cil and paint. I enjoy This was probably my favorite project we have done this semester. It working on larger scale pieces. I am not totoo Learning how towhich picture toIllustrator made this challeng- computer Adobe do and how I wanted to a was fun have control over picking savvy so I am very intimidated the challenging part class but all of the details in ing and exciting. by this for me was shaping out pproach the project. use the hopefully I will learnthea lotof and Imaybe ingnored them but as he the picture. The ref lections in the windshield of the streetcar were very challeng- ing. in first weeks the project almost completely even obtain a new favorite medium by the weeks went on I added more and more to it and now I love the way it turned out. end! See my process Magazine ProductFORTYONE FORTYTWO

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