However, of course there are some important skills and techniques that I can continue to work on. My figure drawing could use some work, I am definitely no Da Vinci yet! I've been getting better at figure drawing over the year, and have been practicing in my sketchbook, but another thing I've been working on is value of figures in order to help them appear realistic. As Coach constantly reiterates, "real life does not have any lines", and I have been trying to emphasize that prospect in my drawings. Rather than using lines to create a figure drawing, I have been working on forming the image from hues and values, coming together to form a truly beautiful image. I hope to continue practicing this over the summer (and for the rest of my life really), because figure drawing is something I feel I can always improve on! I'm proud of my improvement over the year, but there is always more I can do! Similarly, I plan to continue working on some of the techniques we learned this year that I do not have as much experience with, such as sculpture and abstract painting! I loved both and hope to practice them more!
I'm incredibly proud of my growth over the past year in art, and I can't wait to see how much change I can make next year too! The ability to experiment with new media and techniques really opened my eyes to new things I want to try in my independent work next year, such as BIG paintings and lots of color, but also more abstract work and possibly some 3D art! I want to say thanks to Coach for really just letting me be myself this year, create things that made me happy and really love and look forward to art every day! I am so excited to be able to utilize the skills I have gained this year in my work next year, and for the rest of my life; I don't plan to stop making art anytime soon! By continuing to practice basic skills such as composition, figure drawing, and value, as well as utilizing new techniques, I believe I can create some truly beautiful work next year.