Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Magazine Sculpture

For this project, I based it around the quote "Create something out of nothing." I balled up some wire to create the "nothing" part and threaded black and white beads of magazine to show the start of the creative process. As the wire goes up, I'm expressing creativity more and more. I used blocks of magazine to create a blooming support piece and added butterflies made out of magazine to show more creativity. The part above the frame is the "something" part of the quote. I don't really like it compared to what I had originally thought of, but I do like how it came out.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


For this project, my main focal point was a bunny. For the left side, I did a zentangle pattern around the bunny silhouette. For the right side, I did a zentangle inside the bunny. To add some color, I laid down some chalk pastel and blended it out with a paper towel.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One-Point Perspective Fantasy World

This drawing has three points of perspective. One point of perspective is the end of the rope. Another point is the point for the buildings in the center of the middle building. The last point of perspective is behind the blue mountain for the background stripes. If I could change something in this drawing, it would be the backgrounds. I would take out everything behind the floating cliff and rope and add a space galaxy something to make it more like a fantasy world.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Drawing Tutorial

Baylee Jae's Braid Tutorial

By following the linked tutorial, I was able to create the posterior angle of a girl with a long braid.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Graphite Portrait

For my portrait, I chose to do Joshua Dun. Joshua Dun is the drummer from the band Twenty One Pilots.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Non Representational Oil Pastel Piece

This piece was created by using vague instructions, oil pastels and a sharpie, and a little bit of imagination. I don't really like how this came out but a few section are alright. I really like the warm toned gradient, the pink to grey gradient, and red and black gradient sections. If I could redo this, I would do more organic shapes and change the placement of some lines and do more gradients.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Extra Credit Comic Slide

This comic strip was created by using a drawing packet and a little bit of imagination. If I could redo this piece, I would make it digital or hand drawn with markers instead of colored pencils to erase the chances of visible line strokes.

Artist Slide Show

Click Here To See My Presentation About Roy Lichtenstein.

This piece was inspired by Lichtenstein's artwork. Lichtenstein often incorporated dots in the background or on characters, which is known as the Ben-Day Technique.

The Impossible Tower

For this piece, I stacked a triangular pyramid, a cube, a large sphere, an upside down triangular pyramid, and an upside cone. To give a 3D effect, I shaded the sides with a light source coming from the front left. I also colored the floor red and added shading behind the shapes. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Longest Line

While doing this project, I turned and dragged a marker to make one big line. I then used geometric shapes to add variety and color. To add a little extra *pop*, I used a white gel pen to add squiggles on the background of the shapes.

Abstract Letter Art

For this project, I used two 5-letter words. These words were Music Saves. During this project I learned that blending takes a long time and it extremely precise. I also learned that barely blending verses taking your time blending looks so much worse.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

OP Art

In this art piece, I created an Optical Illusion (Op Art). The idea of this piece is that the individual sections are popping forward. To create this illusion, I colored the different section and went over the "bump" area of the column with either white or a shade lighter. I also added shadows with a closer but darker color, added more pressure to the colored pencil, or added black to the edges. As I was working, I discovered that adding white over a light color does not create the effect I wanted. To problem solve, I lightly shaded the highlight area and added more pressure as I went out. I also learned that simple ideas take time to create no matter how simple it seems.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Art 1 Portfolio

For my Art 1 Portfolio, we were to include typography. Typography is using letters to create a picture. For this project, we were to use our name and create a drawing. To do this, I drew a tree and wrote my name in white in cursive at the bottom to look like roots. To add more detail, I used a black PrimaColor colored pencil to shade the tree. I also used the N5 Copic marker and white pen to create  a little girl on a swing. To go along with my personal style, I created an abstract background with colored pencils and watercolor to intensify and added some white highlights. I really like how this turned out because it includes the requirements and it also goes along with my style.

Introducing Myself

My name is Caitlyn Pace and I am an Art 1 and Media Arts 1 student. I am 14 years old and a freshman at North Myrtle Beach High School. During the summer, I started painting and drawing more and trying out new mediums. I am completely self taught and have not taken a formal art class before. I have recently been able to sell my artwork that I have previously made. Soon this upcoming summer I will be going to a month long camp in Winston Salem, NC at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts at a Visual Arts Camp Intensive. I have decided to take Art 1 to have a basis of what an art class is like for this camp. I also enjoy painting and drawing for a purpose instead of winging things like I usually do. Some of my favorite mediums to work with are acrylic and watercolor paints, soft pastels, and of course, pencil and paper.

I have gone so far with my artwork due to my family and my friends. My mom, Marijon, is my biggest supporter. My mom supports me with everything I do in the art world. If I want to go to an art camp, she will do everything in her will to try and get me there. If I would like to try a different medium like marker or oils, my mom will find a way to get it for me considering I have no way of income. Along with my mom, my second biggest supporter is my best friend Gabby. Gabby supports me with my choices. She recently helped me design a website for my art work and pick out business cards for when I sell paintings to give out. Without my friends and family, I would not be as far as I am now in art.

My favorite quote that encourages me everyday is, "Amazing things can happen in as little as a month just as long as you don't give up." This quote encourages me a lot because less than a month ago, I was just looking at a summer camp and now I have a secured spot for going. Less than a month ago, I had never sold my first couple of paintings and now I am opening a website and selling more paintings.

Break Every Chain- Tasha Cobbs