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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Friday, August 31, 2007


Gotta love Photoshop!
Good thing I brought my laptop to Delaware (where I am now) otherwise this assignment would've been MIA until I got home Sunday and found out this was assigned.



my cousin just moved into the worst possible apartment ever. that's where i got the idea for this from. :-)

Also, howdy!

Hey, while I'm posting anyway, howdy! I'm Zith, most of you know me. Anyway, I like drawing, gaming, drama, and, um... girls? Here's my work:

This is one of my thematic sketches: a tribute to a superhero romance i loved that can never happen, now. (isn't it odd that my "sketch" is better than my "real" pieces so far?)

And this is my song piece, made to They Might be Giants' "Am I Awake?". The song has a cool techno feel that made me think of using blue tones, cubism, and a tablet. BTW, I've never used a tablet before, hence the shakiness.

Visitors (I hope I'm posting this correctly)

The late Flash doesn't appreciate it when no one understands how I'm tying in to a theme.

P.S.-This sort of lame picture is what happens when I have ONE DAY to make it

Visitors (by plane - lol)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


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Um, about those dates.

The last two I can meet, it just that first one I might not be able to. My family is leaving for a camping trip that day and so I won't have a chance to upload the pic until after. Just wondering if it's okay if I post it early or if after the weekend is preferred. o.o;

Monday, August 27, 2007


Are the last three assignments done in our sketchbooks, or on a differnt surface?

Assignment #7, 8, & 9: Back to School


Hey AP!

We only have a few...never mind lets not even mention it. Here are the final 3 assignments. I'll be seeing all of you soon- make sure your assignments are ready for next week.

The final 3 assignments are thematic and should be posted here on the blog by the date listed. Use any media but make sure you post them by the date listed.

Assignment #7 (due by 8/31) - "Visitors" (from IllustrationFriday.com)

Assignment #8 (due by 9/7)- "Transform"

Assignment #9 (due by 9/14)- "Regular"


A sketch of my dog falling asleep... this picture was supposed to go beneath my introduction but I'm too lazy to fix it so whatever...

I'm Brian and I'll be a senior this school year and can't wait to start this class as it's a fitting end to my high school career. Basically I've been really busy with spending a month in the Colorado Rockies and then having to come home and get done with all of these assignments although I'm pretty much done. Actually, I'm working on a drawing as I type out this introduction :D lol
Anyway, I prefer working in pencil or acrylic paints and can't wait to meet everyone and work on my portfolio.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


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Monday, August 20, 2007

Chinese Food!

Everyone loves Chinese food!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hey Needles, I'm doing the 3D test for the exam, but all of my summer work is 2D...

Is that ok? I don't really have any materials to work with so I didn't try to make any sculptures

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Needles is alive....so far

Hey gang,

Just wanted to let you all know I'm alive, but thanks for the concern. I've been teaching a class to educators up in Canada and Niagara and I haven't had Internet access much. I'm going to be posting the new assignments next week (and going to the beach a ton). I'm happy to see the work you've posted so far- keep it going! Make sure you enjoy your summer we are getting close to that dreaded "Back to School" time. Talk to you all soon!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I'm pretty sure needles died, he's making me worry.

Monday, August 6, 2007


Hi, my name is Ashley. Im about to be a junior. I dont want summer to end, but im really excited for this class. My favorite thing to draw/ paint is people. these are 2 sketches and one painting that I've completed:

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Shot with FinePix A205 at 2007-08-06

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Shot at 2007-08-06

Thursday, August 2, 2007

hey im alexa

Hey my names alexa and im a senior and i cant wait for ap next year with everyone. ive been having a pretty crazy summer. with work visiting colleges and taking art courses at the huntington school of fine arts. with the drawing and self portrait classes i really feel like im improving.

these are the drawings i did from this past week

and this is the love of my life. my puppy ahah she climbed on my desk while i was typing on the computer

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tiger Shark

I worked for four hours straight on this and just wanted to know what people thought on it. Crappy background is because of exhaustion after just doing the shark for 4 hours. >< Colored pencils as usual.
Sorry for being annoying?


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i tihnk this is my first new thing all summer
and icnat tell what it needs

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