In this piece, I used mostly curved lines and I think it has a pretty smooth texture. It uses mostly dark values and there a lot of dull colors. There isn't much negative space and I think there's a contrast between the brown and lavender. The theme is portraiture and I used water color and water color pencils.
There are lots of different reasons to make art, like if it were a job or if you were teaching. It could also be a hobby or maybe someone asked you to do it as a favor or something. It's hard to remember how many things qualify as art, so maybe if you were just taking a picture of something it could be classified as art, and you could be taking it out of enjoyment or for memory or whatever else. A lot of different people make art for a lot of different people but I think another reason could be to bring people together. For me, I just make art because I enjoy it and I like seeing how I improve with my art over time.
I think that the point of this class was to teach techniques you'd use in higher art classes. You learn basic things about the different types of mediums and how to use them and etc. Even if you don't continue to take art classes, it's still cool to know. One thing I got from this class is that there is a lot of different types of art and it's not just limited to drawing like everyone who hasn't taken art thinks. I also learned a lot from the warm ups, like the collage color wheel, and illustration Fridays, like how to be more creative.
I think the most beneficial warm up was the sign language hand drawing. Before that, I had a rational fear of drawing hands and was one of those people who just put the hands behind their back or something but not anymore. The warm up also taught me to look at what I'm drawing, not just try to remember it so I could get it more accurate. Also looking at just shapes helped, and it also helped me with values, which have both helped in other drawings.