AISB has a group of very talented artists. Earlier this year, grade 10 students were asked to study the human body, using it as inspiration for an art project.

Everyone interpreted the assignment in different ways, some using pastels to draw hands or feet, others using graphite pencils to draw eyes or lips. It was a series of experiments that helped students find inspiration. Here’s a look at three of the final products:

 

Irina C.

Q: What inspired you to create this piece?

A: My sister inspired me to create my piece because I wanted to create something that would show how we like to spend time together and how much I love her.

Q: How did you choose the media that you did to make the artwork?  

A: After exploring in class different medias, I decided to choose graphite, which personally was the easiest to use and the one which would help me create the most detail. I also chose watercolor, which could help me create a more abstract look for the longboard.

Q: What is something that you love about the piece?

A: I like how the drawing of my sister looked at the end, because I never knew that I can draw using this much detail.

Q: What is something that you want to improve on?

A: I would like to work more on the background, however I like how it looks like now too.

Q: How did you challenge yourself during this project?

A: It was a challenge for me to work on the background because I kept changing my mind about what I want to do, and also it was a challenge not to smudge the drawing.

Gaya M.

Q: What inspired you to create this piece?

A: I was inspired by Paul Cadden and Chuck Close.

Q: How did you choose the media that you did to make the artwork?  

A: I was really interested in graphite and realism so I felt like graphite and pencils would be the best media for this project.

Q: What is something that you love about the piece?

A: I like the way I was able to convey a different type of portrait that is realistic but also has an effect of the face fading.

Q: What is something that you want to improve on?

A: I would like to improve the hair as it looks like a different style from the overall piece. (it needs to be more blended)

Q: How did you challenge yourself during this project?

A: I have challenged myself by creating a face that is fading into the background since it was difficult to combine both realism and simplicity of the fade.

Ilinca G.

Q: What inspired you to create this piece?

A: My sister inspired me to create this piece because she is a very important person in my life and I wanted to create a piece that represented that. I also looked at different artists in class that the teacher showed us, one of them is Cuck Close and he uses the grid to make his pieces. I was inspired by his work because integrating the grid in my work was very important and by looking at his work I learned how to use that technique.

Q: How did you choose the media that you did to make the artwork?

A: I always paint with acrylic paint and it is my favorite material therefore I wanted to use a material that I was comfortable with.

Q: What is something that you love about the piece?

A: I love how I was able to integrate my abstract style in a realistic piece by making the background abstract and the portrait of my sister realistic.

Q: What is something that you want to improve on?

A: I think that I could improve on the face and make it look more like my sister.

Q: How did you challenge yourself during this project?

A: I challenged myself by painting the face because it was a difficult task and I had a lot to learn and experiment before I could have the piece looking like it did in the end.

 

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