Friday, November 1, 2013

Graphite Pencil vs Colored Pencil

   I've come to learn that drawing with graphite and drawing with colored pencil, are two completely different experiences. The shading, the perception, the depth, catching the light, and catching the shadows are all a differing process between the two types of pencil. Using the graphite pencil, the use and aid of an eraser was very necessary in adding detail to my bicycle sketch. An eraser didn't help much while using colored pencil during my candy jar sketch. I blended colors to achieve certain shades, the way I achieved the results I wanted with an eraser while using the graphite pencil on my bicycle sketch. I prefer using color over graphite pencil. My reasoning is simple; color adds liveliness to an image. As an artist, I personally believe liveliness and energy are important in a drawing. Colored pencil brings both energy and liveliness to the table, and that is exactly why I prefer colored over graphite pencil.

A Sweet Lesson With Color

   The candy jar drawing I've completed recently in art class has left me to conclude that drawing with color is a much greater experience for me, than sketching with graphite pencil alone. Sketching with color creates a better visual to the viewer, and adds a better sense of perception to the drawing. Sketching with colors allows blending to become possible. Blending colors is an excellent technique every artist sketching with colored pencil should use. Not only does the ability of the colored pencils to blend to add perception increase the value of the use of colored pencil, but the visual colored pencils gives is a much greater visual than that of a graphite sketch. I learned through this sketch project, that colored pencil opens up a whole new world or art and a whole new sense of perception. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Bicycle With a Lesson or Two

    As the end of the marking period nears, it's come time to evaluate the work I've engaged my effort in these past weeks. This includes my drawing of the bicycle. The bicycle drawing has taught me two valuable lessons: perspective and development are keyAs an artist, I've learned that drawings require the right perspective and patient development. An artist's perspective is what creates the image on the paper; the perspective sets the whole mood of the drawing. If a drawing lacks perspective, it would feature nothing merely more than a flat, two-dimensional sketch. A drawing is a work in progress as a result of effort, not an immediate finished product resulting from a divine artistic talent. Time, patience, and LOTS of effort create development in a drawing. Progress paves the way for development, and development creates one thoughtful drawing. An artist must allow for development in their work, unless they plan on having an unsuccessful drawing experience. Development is a virtue in drawing, you must allow yourself to grow as an artist to achieve development.

  This experience of drawing the bicycle in art class gave me hope. Yes, hope! I entered this art class with a not-so-confident attitude and a minuscule idea of what is out there to explore in the world of art. This bicycle drawing taught me that your perspective as an artist is what makes or breaks your work! The right perspective allows for a more developed piece of work. To say development is crucially important in art would be a complete understatement. Development not only allows your work to improve, but your skills as an artist to improve. The whole learning process of art is one big journey, yet I've only just entered the rabbit hole. There is so much more to learn, and I've already learned two valuable artistic lessons.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Hello! A warm welcome to all! This blog belongs to Jull Parisi, a well-gifted creative arts student of Haddon Township High School of New Jersey. On this blog you will find opinions, constructive criticizm, and a strong appreciation for art. I am Jull Parisi, I am a senior in high school, and I am currently taking Ms.Kiick's Creative Arts class. This class is a portal to a world of creative art making for students who appreciate art and all that is apart of it. thank you for visiting my blog, and enjoy! :)