Today we started actually working on out sculptures. I am making a clay sculpture and to prevent it from blowing up, also to make it easier to get the basic form down I have made an armature for my sculpture around a metal pole attached to a wooden base. After I made my armature with newspaper and tape, I wrapped it with plastic and some more tape in order to prevent it from deforming with the wet clay on it. I am happy with the way that it is progressing, but I am impatient with how long it is taking.
So I forgot to post pictures of my practice paintings that I did before my big final one to experiment with the paint and figure out what I like to do in abstract painting. Through these paintings I we also workshopped on different techniques like zips, drips, pours, splattering, scraping, and using mediums with our paint. I don't really like the way either of them came out, but they allowed me to create the final piece which I am happy with, so I am still happy that I made them