3. In both of these works, I feel as though I have improved as an artist. In the lightning drawing, I feel like I used contrast in ways that I have been unable too before. I also used layering in both of these, but mostly in the second drawing of the snake. You can see in the first drawing, there are a few patches of dark and light that stand out. They add contrast to the drawing, but they don't blend smoothly. In the second drawing, I fixed this and I believe the transitions are much cleaner between the different colors and the darks and lights. Both of these drawing are based on things that fascinate me. I have always enjoyed playing with lightning, electricity, and brightness in my drawings. While the subject matter of the second drawing doesn't involve lightning or electricity, it does use very bright colors to highlight and advance the snake. Both of these drawings were based on things I am interested in, and I believe that is what really matters when creating art.
5. Throughout the year, we used quite a few mediums to create our works. I had a hard time choosing a favorite, but I ended up deciding on acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is very bright, thick, and can be used to create outstanding colors. There is very little layering, compared to watercolors, and it works very well for creating little details. My sticky situation piece was done in acrylic paints, and I am pleased with the outcome. By using acrylics, I was able to create minute details while still enjoying the process of painting. The various and often exciting colors that are possible because of acrylic paints is another reason that I find them my favorite medium. Overall, I enjoyed many of the mediums, but I have to conclude that my favorite would be acrylic paint.