Sunday, November 25, 2012

Getting ready for the holidays

Lettering for a movie title

Over Thanksgiving break I got to watch both the original version of Willie Wonka and the re-make by Tim Burton. I thought about making my own version that I would call Wonka & the Chocolate Factory so I created this sketch for the logotype of my version. I used the original type from the Wonka bars but added a hat and the text below. I think Roald Dahl is the best storyteller ever. I like drawing type as much as I do pictures.

Friday, October 19, 2012

For the love of birds

Yesterday for my science homework I read about John Audubon who was a French-American artist who loved and studied birds. My parents have taught me that a great way to become a better artist is to draw or paint the work of other great artists. This photo is from the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and here is a very good artist we saw copying a painting. I really liked John Audubon and decided to try drawing his flamingo. I decided to make my flamingo pink and added a yo-yo.
Here is a fun way to come up with ideas-a word cloud I made at school of things I like. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Color in the Air

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer of Ten

This Summer I am ten and have been drawing, reading, telling stories, making movies and walking all over San Miguel de Allende. Mom asked me to pick 3 favorite drawings to share on my blog. The first one is of one of my favorite books this summer Tin Tin. I've got 10 Tin Tin books and I want to get them all! It is a picture from the Secret of the Unicorn. Herge is an author from France and he wrote books full of adventure and excitement. In this scene the captain has a sword in one hand and a hat from his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock who fought Red Rackham the pirate. Here he is acting out the spirit of his famous ancestor and Tin Tin looks shocked while his dog Snowy runs in fear of the captain's crazy dream.
The second drawing with the world map on the wall is from a favorite scene in the movie Christmas Story. Ralphie is giving the teacher a basket full of fruits because he wants here to help him get the gift of his dreams-a red rhyder range model air rifle.
My final drawing shows Belle dancing with the Beast and girls may like this one best because it is romantic and has a beautiful rose in it. I tried to do a good job with the lettering and it is a serif font.

Here are some photos that my family took this Summer so I could remember all the fun I've had.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A good drawing week

Today is Mother's Day and Mom and I scanned in my work from last week. I call these drawings:
Tin Tin
Sponge Bob Squarepants and friends
Three Musicians playing while their buttons burst, strings pop and glasses break.
Pery the Platypus

On Saturday I went with my friend Alessandra who is an artist like me to the Timken Art Museum in Balboa Park. Together we drew the work of great painters. I learned that it's a good idea to try to copy the work of artists in museums when you are learning to draw.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Alexander "Sandy" Calder on my mind

In 4th grade we are studying Alexander Calder who is amazing. Here I am drawing his work at the gallery in Washington D.C. Today I created a movie about him for Art Night at my school and did you know he made a circus with cork, scraps of wood and paper, wire, buttons and a pair of pliers? He carried it back and forth in these cool suitcases from Paris to New York. I made these drawings of his mobiles and wire sculptures.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Here's a drawing I made that I'm starting to paint with watercolor of the Lorax.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hike to Iron Mountain

On Sunday I went with Dad and Mom on a 6 mile hike up Iron Mountain. It's the longest trail in the county and is for intermediate hikers. It was really tough and far but we made it to the summit and had a snack while we watched hawks and crows soaring around.