Drawing AP Portfolios 2015

Christy Reynolds

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 2nd place in Charcoal

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

The central idea behind the concentration is the evolution of cameras and how they have changed with society. The colors incorporated into these pieces help show how cameras continue to modernize throughout time by the use of brighter and more intense integration of color.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

Dramatic angles were used in all of the concentration pieces. These angles show textures and emphasize certain characteristics of the cameras. The angles produce visual variety with the compositions because of the asymmetrical balance; as you can see in image 7. Image 7 has a sharp, low angle making the camera lens appear larger. The textures rendered in the work indicate the age of the cameras, which supports the evolution throughout the series. An example of this is seen in images 5,6,11 and 12. The textures of the smooth camera, seen in image 11, create a sleek and modern mood that goes along with the age of the camera.  Color was used to set a mood and create balance in the compositions. For example, in image 10, vibrant pink lead the viewer’s eye through the circular form of the flash. In image 6, warm browns and cool blue-greens contrast one another and emphasize the lens, to create a focal point in the work. These techniques convey the concept of the evolution of cameras.


Genesis Rivas

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 2nd place in Color Pencil

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

Let’s travel back into childhood: a time where stress and frustration had no space in our lives, where there were no worries, where our boundless energy and imagination had no limit. My central idea is to create childhood nostalgia through objects that represent children’s lives such as toys, candy, and other colorful objects. My intention is to make the viewer travel back into his or her childhood, remembering those special moments they had spent with their favorite toys.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

The idea of childhood playfulness in my concentration is demonstrated through each piece. The use of color and rendering ( in image 10 and 11 for example ) gives us a feeling that the toys belong to a very energetic child because of the plastic toys that filled our room. The shiny and smooth texture along with the vivid colors of my pieces show the plastic toys in great detail. The colorful and strong shadows unify the pieces by sticking in with the triadic color scheme as seen in image 12. My concentration is unique because of the composition i used. They are mostly a diagonal composition which helps bring my central idea across the table. All of these things such as the color schemes, compositions, texture and way of shading work together to create a childhood nostalgia for the viewer.


 Beatrice Galdamez

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

As a civil rights activist, I have witnessed some of the most oppressive situations others tend to overlook or ignore. Throughout the concentration these situations are presented in a new light, which visually represents the experiences of the voiceless. The horror and dread in each piece makes the subjects appear less human through deconstruction.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

These pieces explore the idea of struggle through the use of values, texture, color, and asymmetrically balanced compositions.  For example, the layering of cardboard in images 2 and 5, create icon-like works by the exaggeration of proportion and color.  In images 1 and 6, the removal of layers of cardboard to reveal natural ridges that create texture helps lead the viewer’s eye to focal points trailing throughout the pieces. Value is seen throughout the concentration by their skin tones, bruises, and abrasions with the use of stippling and blending to show struggle (images 5 and 10). In piece 12, the use of mixed media illustrates the damage some mental patients experience being deconstructed and reconstructed. Overall, these pieces demonstrate the struggle of the voiceless to create empathy with the viewer, by showing how covering their mouth steals their free will and expression.


Emma Todd

*NHS Distinction in AP Studio Art 2015

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 1st place in Pastel

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 1st place in Pastel

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 2nd place in Watercolor

Breadth

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 Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

When confronted with the role of technology in today’s society, a popular misconception is to consider it to be negative because it diminishes human interaction. However, the concentration focuses on technology in a positive light, showing both modern and futuristic possibilities for technology to aid society and humanity.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

Technology plays many helping roles in society, which are sometimes overshadowed by negative perceptions. Throughout the concentration, the use of varied and dramatic colors  in addition to the use of sharp contrast helps to convey the primary idea. In image 12, the contrast between the grey tones of the robot and the warm tones of the human draws parallels between artificial intelligences and humanity. The sharp highlights, details, and contrast in images 9 and 10 help emphasize the mechanical aspects of robots as they help humans. Differing color schemes and backgrounds in image 5 show how the two people are in different places, yet are able to communicate almost instantly through technology. Overall, the primary focal points of the concentration illustrate the positive relationship of modern and futuristic roles of technology in society, which contradicts the current negative perceptions viewers might hold.


 Enrique Leon Rodriguez

*NHS Most Growth in AP Studio Art 2015

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

The central concept of the concentration surrounds the idea of drapery and the emotion of clothing. This is achieved through use of detail and value in order to create a heightened sense of reality in the drawings.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

This concentration, based on drapery, focuses on the use of foreshortening and color to emphasize detail throughout the works. The use of color, value, texture, unity, contrast, and balance create a reality in each piece. For example, in image 7, by blending and layering shades of blue and adding value with purple, the texture of the jeans is emphasized, in comparison to the jacket. This evokes emotion to the clothing, symbolizing that he is relaxing on the floor. In image 11, the different shades of blue add texture to the jeans, while the shirt is warm color making it stand out to the viewer’s eyes, due to the contrasting color scheme. While the jeans are rip and the shirt is short sleeve this indicates that she is reacting to the environment. Image 12 shows balance and unity between the colors of blue and purple throughout jeans and shoes that are of drapery use. Image 10 shows texture and value on the sweater and hair along with the highlights and shadows on her body. Lastly, throughout my art work, elements and principles can express a variety of emotion towards the audience.


Lili Morales

*NHS Most Growth in AP Studio Art 2015

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 2nd place in Oil Pastel

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

Are we true to ourselves when we are around other people? Does society define who we are? In this concentration the use of ventriloquist dummies show, how people can be themselves without society impacting them. The strings symbolize the control that society has over people, however the pieces are meant to show that people can have power over society.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

The concentration strongly shows the interpretation that society tries to control who we are. For example in images 1, 2, 4 and 12 the use of makeup has impacted women because society has pressured them to wear makeup to be beautiful in unnatural ways. In these images the use of vibrant colors to show how woman’s face has to be colorful and not dull. Even children have been impacted by society through gender-oriented toys. Images 6, 7 and 8 illustrate this. I added soft playful colors to show it was about children and light values to give a childlike feel. This illustrates children playing with what society expects them to play with. Lastly, society forces men to be manly and any bit of feminism considers them metro-sexual. This is seen in images 5, 9, and 10, where the shading makes the skin and shadows pop. Overall the use of color and values along with the subject matter surround ventriloquism and societal pressures helps to create a deeper understanding of the concentration.


Alberto Sanchez

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival Best in Show

*GFWC-NC District VI Art Festival 1st place in Color Pencil

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

The main idea of the concentration is to show that cars are more than a mode of transportation. For some people, cars are their life. Cars are what keep some people out of trouble or for others, they might enjoy the thrill of being behind the wheel. However, cars are a form of self-expression, and this concentration visually represents these ideas.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

The concentration explores the central idea of cars as a form of self-expression. For example, image 7 uses the angled composition of the car to make the viewer feel intimidated by the cop. By blending pen and marker, the deep and dark shadows make the cop appear intimidating against the saturated red background. By rendering the texture and direction of light as streaks and using a composition to place the viewer in the driver’s seat, image 4 represents the thrill of being a fast driver and thrill seeker. Image 6 demonstrates how some people relieve stress by drifting. The use of smudged graphite creates a blurred look to give the viewer a sense of the tire smoke when you drift but also a sense of “letting go.” Lastly, image 8 shows that cars aren’t just limited to guys, as girls can be just as interested in cars. Pen and ink have to be flawless there is no room for mistakes just like when women are involved in stuff that is usually thought to be as a “manly” hobby, if they make a mistake they will be judged harshly for it. Overall, car life isn’t just limited to one gender or age group, rather it is a form of self-expression which represents individuals across a gamut.


Angel Naranjo

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

The central idea of the concentration is the passing of time. Through these images, the process of aging is expressed by the illustrations of the young and the old. Showing the changes of the past and present give us memories, define our roles in society, and shows the circle of life. This is a whimsical look at the past, present, and future.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

The concentration focuses on the passing of time and how it affects our lives and those surrounding us. The elements of color and space, in addition to the principles of pattern and balance with the use of acrylic paints, colored pencils, and mixed media support the concept of aging through layering, blending, shading. The colors bring out the vibrancy of life and death, and emphasize the texture of the humans’ skin, which highlights the aging process and the hard times people endure in life. For example, in image 7, the hardships of living and the burden of eventual death, is illustrated on the subject’s facial features. By illustrating memories with the element of space (images 6 and 12), the importance of how our past defines our future is whimsically displayed, as the wrinkled girl looks upon her childhood doll and the old man’s memories wrap around him in film. By using balance, contrast, and a variety of compositions, the feeling of time is depicted in image 11, through the stages of life. Overall, the unique perspective of the passing of time is supported throughout the concentration by the use of color, space, pattern, and balance along with the rendering of age through drawing techniques.


Odessa Wingate

Breadth

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Concentration

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1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

The central idea of my concentration series is focused on the contrast of skin and texture through debauchery. Through the rendering of sexual and suggestive images, the artistic aspects of the taboo are portrayed in the concentration.

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

The concentration explores the idea of debauchery through the use of color, texture, form, contrast, and balance. The colors and composition, along with the rendering of skin in images 3, 9 and 11 emphasize the different parties involved. In images 2 and 12, oil pastel colors are layered and blended to create the realistic forms of different body parts as the subjects partake in pleasure. Texture and color are used in images 8, 10, and 11 to create a contrast where the black and white tie and red sweatpants meet the smooth skin complexions. Lastly, the complementary color scheme of images 3, 9, and 12 creates variety because of the contrast in each piece supporting the idea of skin versus drapery. Overall, the concentration is unified through the layering of color to create form, which allows the viewer to experience the fleeting emotions of debauchery.

 

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