Science Lesson 60- Almost done with Art.

Hello everybody! It’s me again, and I did a couple paintings while I was gone.  The one above is one out of two that I did, the one above being a sunset in a field, while the other one, below, is of, well a deer on a dirt road in a forest.  So far, I’ve learned a lot about drawing, like the elements of both art and sketching (which are pretty much the same thing),  How to draw a 3-d object, and a couple other useful tidbits. I also learned a good bit about what art means, and while studying art, I was introduced to a couple of artists. I think that my favorite statement was from Gustave Courbet, and it was, “Show me an angel and I’ll paint one.”

first-painting

Anyways, I am almost done with Art School and will be going into Rocket Science (you heard me right, it’s seriously Rocket Science) soon, in about a week or maybe two. Anyways, one last thing:art-poster

🙂 I love that poster

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English lesson 55 Cat of Bubastes one-quarter essay

What I think of the Cat of Bubastes so far is that it’s a pretty good book (I admit it, I’ve been reading ahead a little – just a little) and I think we will see Chebron, Amuba (A-mu-ba), Jethro (Je-throw), Mysa (Miy-sah), and Ruth again.

In chapters 1-2 we find out a little about the terrain that the Rebu capital is set on, which is a peninsula in the Caspian Sea, and the city is on top of a cliff.  The town is surrounded by a wall and the Rebu are rich at the time.  All wore daggers and ornaments of gold and gems.  We meet Amuba, the main character, and his mom tells him something that is true for all nations: “No country is so rich that it does not desire more.”  We find out that the Rebu are very strategic, and have a lot of information at hand, and the Egyptians revere many creatures.  At this time, the battle begins between the Egyptians and the Rebu in a swamp.  During the battle, and an Egyptian performs a technique on Amuba:  he slips his bow over Amuba’s head and gives a slight but hard jerk, knocking him insensible.  Back in the city after the battle was lost, Amuba told his mother to ride out in a chariot and tell everybody in the city to calm down and help defend the city in carrying supplies to and from the walls.

Chapter 3 is on the final part of the siege and how the Egyptians beat the Rebu, while Chapter 4 is on the splitting up of the captives into slaves and regular peasants, tells of the slave portion being brought back to Egypt. Next it describes the garden in front of Ameres, the owner of Amuba and Jethro, Amuba’s best friend.  When they get to Ameres’ house, they marvel at the garden, and as soon as they get near the house, a young boy named Chebron (che-bron) came running out.  Chebron marvels at Amuba’s goldenish hair and pale skin, but then his father reproves him for it.  Amuba understood the conversation because he had very quickly picked up on the Egyptian language.  Next Ameres assigns Amuba a position of companion to Chebron.  Then they get to go inside and meet Mysa, Chebron’s little sister, who takes Jethro as her special attendant.  As I figured out, the book is more on Chebron and Amuba than on Mysa, Jethro, Ameres, and Ameres’ wife.

In chapters 5-6, Amuba and Chebron go on an adventure.  Of course, Jethro, as always, comes along on the adventure of a hunting trip.  The main point of the journey was for Ameres to go to check the levels on the canals for the overflowing of the Nile River.  While on the way south of Thebes, they talk about the Israelites and their religion.  Then the threesome arrive and Chebron, Amuba and Jethro are given permission to go on the hunting trip, and Mysa and Amense stayed home.  Afterwards the trio that the book is focused on are sent into Ameres’ farmhouse, which sounds a lot like his main house from the description in the book, to get supplies.  After that, they leave for the hunting trip, as described in the next two Chapters.

Chapters 7-8 are on the rest of the hunt, in which they decide to hunt a “river-horse”, known today as a hippopotamus.  During this hunt they hear a scream, which was, they found, a girl being carried off by large crocodile.  Trying to rescue her, Chebron hit the crocodile on its snout, and then the hunter they were with and Jethro stabbed the crocodile in the back of its legs.  Amuba tried to tackle it, and was swept away via the crocodile’s tail.  This being done and the crocodile dead, they returned her to her grandfather’s cottage.  Chebron then became fearful because in Thebes, the crocodile was a sacred animal but here it was not.  He was torn between whether to tell his father or to simply keep quiet, but Amuba reassured him that since the kill happened on a province that thought the crocodile dangerous, it would not matter.  The saving of the girl was very brave of Amuba and Chebron.  In the next chapter, the girl, named Ruth, became Mysa’s second attendant.  Shortly afterwards,  Chebron and Amuba go wandering in the temple, and this time they find an open door leading up a tower and into a chamber where a man could stand and talk through a picture of a god downstairs.  The picture was a sacred one that was supposed to tell you what was going to happen and to forgive you for wrongdoing.  Chebron was very angry about this deception.  They overheard a conspiracy about killing someone.  They fled the chamber, and while they did that the enemies of the book tried to search the temple and find the boys, but failed.  Chebron and Amuba had escaped, but the next morning Neco, Chebron’s brother, is killed.

I think that they will find out who were the conspirators, and why were they plotting against someone?

Science lesson 55 – City in Two- Point Perspective

For those of you who remember the photo above on the “A Couple Sketches” post, I decided to take it out and make a whole post on it, as well as the next lesson’s sketch.  And for those of you who don’t know what two-point perspective is, it’s where the lines dissappear on the horizon on two points, like say, a row of buildings.  Look in the pic above.  Try looking where all the lines stop.  Two points, right? Those are vanishing points.  Those vanishing points are how the technique gets its name: Two– as in the two vanishing points- Point– as in the vanishing Points– perspective- as in the way you see the end result.

Trees  and fields

This other pic was also on the post beneath, but at the very end of the post.  This one is focused on the tone of the graphite creating a 3-d effect. Note that the lighter shades suggest farther back, and therefore make it realistic.

A Couple Sketches – Science Lessons 45-54

Today I will be posting a couple sketches that I sketched in the lessons.

My try at a 3-D tree, Sphere, and Rock.
My try at a 3-D tree, Sphere, and Rock.
An attempt at a computer with a fullscreen video playing. See if you can recognise the drawing.
An attempt at a computer with a fullscreen video playing. See if you can recognise the drawing.
Second try at a computer
Second try at a computer
EPSON MFP image
Drawing of a roll of paper towels
hand
hand
Hand and Spheres
Hand and Spheres
EPSON MFP image
row of houses in single point perspective
First try at the house Heh
First try at the house
Heh
EPSON MFP image
crossroads attempt in two point
random circles & lines
random circles & lines
Cup
Cup
Father & son near a fruit basket, the son reaching for a fruit and talking
Father & son near a fruit basket, the son reaching for a fruit and talking
Cats
Cats
Jars on shelves
Jars on shelves
Pot and Mortar
Pot and Mortar

That’s a couple of my sketches.

Doodle Faces!- Science Lesson 44

In this lesson I made doodle faces and patterns!  I watched some videos on doodling expressions and patterns.  Then I got to draw them, and I made up the faces above. Theirs were nice, and rate mine below, in the comments!  You can also do this, the link is the words, “expressions” and “patterns”.

EPSON MFP image

Elements of Art; Science Lesson 43

Sorry for just simply skipping into the art, I was just so excited! I forgot to post that I was moving on to a new unit, and just sped through the sketching and drawing part. In the Sketching part of unit 2; Art.  So here I’ll summarize lesson 1 on art.

To make art, the first thing you have to know the elements of art: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Space, Color, and Texture. Lines can be squiggly, straight, long, short, jagged, thin, bold, round, or even all of these things.  Each artist and person has a different way to make a line, and even how they turn out is like a signature.

Shapes are the forms created when lines join and create an enclosed space between these lines.  Shapes can be large or small, round or straight, and the lines that make up the shape define it.  They are a major part in art, and almost any imaginable object can broken down into the common shapes of rectangle, circle, square, triangle, cylinder, cube, sphere, and pyramid.

Form is the part of art that will define the whole of what you put on the paper. It defines the shape of a line, the shape of, well, a shape, and everything except itself, value, color, texture, and space.

Value is the shade that the color is being used in, and can define the feel of the picture, like Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life, circa 1842.  Note that he uses darker shades to depict torment, suffering, and sadness, and lighter tones to show happiness and morality.

Space is the distance between two objects or their placement in the landscape.  This can also be used to separate two or more objects without using a border, so it acts like an invisible border.  By taking advantage of Space, you can make a 3-D landscape by showing space between the objects and making them smaller as they’re farther back.  Value can also be very useful when doing this, as they get farther back, you can draw them in a lighter shade and suggest that they’re farther back.

Color is the part that can really affect your picture.  Adding color can completely change the mood of the picture, make it look more real, and so forth.  This Element can create texture, form, and above all, feelings.

Texture is the sight or feel of the Drawing, and if a rough texture is used for, like, say, the bark of an oak tree, then the onlooker will view the tree as a rough, old tree. Sometimes, the painter will layer the paint to create actual texture and actually create a little bit of shape and form.  These types of paintings are made for touch, and are very interesting.  Using texture can also allow you to have one thing bulge out, and be the center of attention.

These elements of art are useful in both sketching and painting, and when combined, can make an angelic or devilish painting, depending on the Value.