Hello and welcome back.
For today we have another maker post! Recently we have been doing a two part Mini project type thing. We were split into two groups, Carr and Hertzog, (i will explain those later) and did 5 classes, then we have to switch groups. (Carr becomes Hertzog, and Hertzog becomes Carr). During these few classes with Carr I have really learned a lot about sketching and drawing!
First off, explaining Hertzog and Carr. Hertzog is the photography group. That is all I know about it, but there will be another blog post in wich I explain what they do, as I am switching over to Hertzog by the time that this post is up. Carr is the drawing group. We learned about the power of an Apple Pencil. How it is a pencil yet it has a ton of different brushes that you can use with it (depending on the app).
What we did:
First we focused on the different brushes and what they looked like. For our first assignment we had to make word art with our name. To be honest with you, I wasnt really happy with this one, because I did it in a rush, and I think that I could have made my lines smother, and taken more time, and putting more effort into this design.
The second skill that we learned was quite an interesting one. It is called sketchnoting. This is when you organize your notes from something like a presentation into a combination of words and sketches. Most people think that sketchnoting is a bad idea, but it actually helps you focus on the speaker.
The third thing that we did was shading. To be honest with you, I hated every attempt that I made of drawing a mug, so im not going to bother putting it in here.
The next thing that we did was perspective. We had to go someplace in the school and sketch it. We learned how to make rooms look realistic and sort of 3d. For the actual assignment, we had to sketch a place that we have seen before. I chose The Battery in St. John’s looking out, because I have a house in the battery, and I go there every summer. Here is my sketch of a place in my school and the reference photo, and my final drawing of the battery.
The last Carr class that we did was really fun. We got to meet with a graphic designer, (Chloe Divine) and learned about using colour. Then we got to make our own personal logos.
This is my logo. I chose two hands reaching out towards each other because it is kind of like a helping hand reaching out to another hand. (I admit to using layers) I am really proud of how this turned out, because I didn’t think that Icould draw these hands. One thing is that on the hand with a glove, I did make the fingers way too dark, and it does not match the tone of my actual hand, while the other does.
Then I changed some things. I changed the hand colour and the glove colour. I changed the glove colour because I thought that it blended in a bit too much with the background colours.
Overall this was a short but fun thing we got to do with Carr. I really learned a lot!
Thanks for reading!