1) What new skills did you learn or improve on during this unit?
During this unit, I improved my colouring skills. I learned how to blend different colours to make one colour, and I also learned how to use different shades of the same colour, like I did with the butterfly wings using orange, in order to make a more realistic and colourful drawing. I also learned how to combine two different pictures that have different tones of the same colour into one drawing that brings both pictures together without making it look tacky, or like one of the pictures is out of place and coloured differently.
2) How has your thinking about what original art is changed?
This final project changed my idea of original art because in order to create our final work, we had to have two other objects that already existed and combine them. Obviously, we didn't create the objects we combined, but the way different artists combined them made it unique. In order to be original you don't need to create every aspect, but you do need to be creative.
3) What challenges or successes did you have during this unit? Would you change anything if you did if you could go back and re-do it?
I found it challenging to create the shape of the butterfly wings and attempt to make them identical like they were supposed to be, but art isn't about perfection. On the other hand, making dumbo proved to be very easy. by using a reference image I was able to fill in the colours like I wanted and make him look cute, like he's supposed to. I wouldn't go back and change anything, but I didn't find it easy to use coloured pencils and try to make the wings look even, most of the time the black on one side looked darker than the other, and it was difficult to find the right shade on both sides.