Final Self Portrait

I wasn’t able to get a picture of my self portrait, but I did finish it.

I selected this photo to use because I thought that I looked best in this photo, better than the others.I think that the most important aspect of my painting was the different shades. Although this was the hardest part for me, I think that it really brings out the painting and makes it look really cool. I think that this painting represents me because first of all, it is painted in purple, which is my favorite color. But it also has many great memories that I shared with many different people. For example, I have a picture from peak, I have one from my soccer team, I have a couple from summer camp, I have a couple from cotillion, I have a couple with my family and on vacation and many many more that show many people who have made a difference in my life. These pictures also show different sides of me. For example: the soccer picture shows my sporty side. The cotillion pictures show my feminine side. The pictures from summer camp show my playful side. I am very proud of the actual drawing itself because I think that it ended up looking a lot like me. The part that I found most challenging was mixing the shades properly. This is because I kept on making it either to dark or too light, and the paint always changed a little bit on the canvas after it dried. Also, I kept having to stop half way through one shade and then I would end up having to repaint the whole shade.

Research on Self Portrait artist

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I am going to write about the Saint Remy, by Vincent Van Gogh. He painted this with oil paint on a 65 by 54.5 cm canvas. He painted this in 1889.

This artwork was painted by Vincent Van Gogh. It is a self portrait of him that, like many of his other paintings, is made up of swirls. This painting was painted in Musee d’Orsay, Paris. This was painting was made in 1889. The significance of this timing is that he painted this right after the St. Remy asylum in July, 1889, meaning that he was still fighting his demons. He painted this by painting swirls in the background and on himself.

Portrait Summative

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In the first picture, the compositional rules I applied were rule of lines (horizontal) and rule of patterns (the rocks). For the second and third photos, I used rule of space because in both pictures she is off to the side.

In the first one, the mood that I am trying to convey is depression or guilt, because she is lying on the floor with her hands covering her face, which could mean that she is sad and maybe crying or that she did something and regrets it. In the second picture, I am trying to show that she is deep in thought. This is shown because she has her head resting on her chin and she is looking off into space. In the third photo, I am trying to convey happiness and playfulness because she is smiling and building little rock towers, which is very childish and fun.

The three most important elements of these pictures are the person’s expression or body language, the lighting (in the second), and color. In the first photo, it was very clear by her body language what the mood I was trying to convey was because she was lying on the ground covering her face. In the second photo, her expression is kind of deep in thought, and she is looking off into space. In the second photo, the lighting is very important because she is looking towards to light. The color is also very important in the second photo because is shows that the environment suppose to be very still and not very bright and energetic. And it is black and white, which also suggests how the environment is suppose to be. In the third image, her expression shows playfulness and joy, meaning that she is happy. The lighting is also very bright, which also suggests happiness.

Photography Stories

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I think that the story behing this picture might be that the girl is living in poverty. Maybe she might have been treated poorly, and she is scared of other people.

The girl’s name is Sharbat Gula and she is Afghan. The picture was taken at a refugee camp in Pakistan. This picture was taken by Steve McCurry in 1984, and her picture was on the cover of National Geographic. 17 years later, Steve McCurry went back in search for her and found her and took another similar picture of her.

Hong Kong Protest Photo Interpertation

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This picture shows how there are so many people who are protesting and who care a lot about the democracy in Hong Kong.

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This shows how even thought the police were using violence, the students were still being peaceful.

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This shows that the students are really passionate about Hong Kong’s democracy because even though the police are being voilent and even arresting some of them, they are still persevering.

Handy Value Drawing

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In this art work, I have one hand that is facing down, one hand that is facing up, and two hands grasping each other in the middle. I think that this art work say something about team work and helping one another, because the grasped hands in the middle are like helping someone up and the other two hands are slightly touching, which shows that they are trying to reach out to each other. In this drawing, I tried to make the two hands in the middle pop out the most because I felt like they had the most meaning. I think that my drawing was successful, because, like I said, I think that it has a very good message.


Wassily Kandinsky was born on December 16, 1866, in Moscow. In 1871, his family moved to Odessa, where his father ran his own tea factory. There, he learned how to play piano and cello and took drawing lessons with a coach. But his parents wanted him to be a lawyer, so in 1886, he went to Moscow to attend law school. He became an Associate Professor of Law Faculty and when he was 30, he was appointed professor of the Department of Law. But he decided not to continue as a lawyer and instead devoted his life to painting. He travelled around Europe and went to a private painting school in Munich but then moved on and travelled around painting. Kandinsky died in 1944.

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