Sunday, 8 February 2015

Terrible art I did for my GCSE

I thought it would be fun to look back at the art I did at school, I apologise in advance for how bad my art is but I just thought I would show you all because I haven't looked at these pictures in about 2 years. I do want to warn any people who are approaching GCSE in school, well the UK anyway, don't pick art because you like drawing. That sound weird but the amount of theory you have to do to go with the work is quite a lot if you want a good grade, you don't get to do what you want and I guarantee you will get artists to research that google knows nothing about.

So just to give you a bit of information about what the topic was, well we did different book so one was natural imagery, music and dance the other was art or words.

The first picture was for my natural imagery book, I saw this picture online and wanted to try and draw it for my work, I used watercolours and as bad as it looks, I actually was happy with the way it turned out.

This next one was a test and we had 2 hours to draw and shade this, now most of my class did finish it but I get easily distracted and so I didn't finished the whole drawing. If I'm honest I didn't finish it as well because I had to draw every single leaf and that just really bored me.

The most horrible picture of a butterfly you will see is next, I don't even know why I thought this would be good to enter for my GCSE work but apparently I thought this was an amazing watercolour drawing of a butterfly, so no wonder I didn't get good marks for this.

Now here's a picture I actually like, I spend hours on this because I kept on rubbing out the outline because it didn't look right, but in the end I think it turned  out okay and I'm still quite impressed with how it turned out.

This next image was one of my favourite, we were told we had to do a surrealism piece that linked with natural imagery, my teacher really didn't like this and I was so annoyed at that. I'm not saying this is the most amazing artwork ever, but I really liked it because I liked the idea I had behind it.

The music and dance section of my work mainly included terrible drawings of singers and dancers, I hate this picture I did which is supposed to be of Ed sheeran, I found a picture of him near some bushes, I didn't just add some leaves for those who may be wondering.

This is terrible but I loved the idea of this, I was the only one in my class to think of a spinning record player, so I had one page like this and I had to do the classic Beatle Abbey road picture to depict the decade it was from, I can Tell you how annoyed I was when the best artist in our class then copied my idea after looking through my book, as you can imagine hers was miles better than mine, but you know life goes on.

 There's not really much to say about this, I really love Adele so I drew her.

This still isn't finished but I managed to convince my teacher that I didn't need to add anything else. I saw this picture online and it was by this incredible artist, I'm quite happy with the way this turned out but thinking bout it I should have probably finished it.

Here I attempted to paint Amy Winehouse, it looks terrible and my teacher thought it could do with a lot of improvement as well.

This is one of my favourite pieces I have done, I was so happy with the way this turned out and I spent hours trying to make this look perfect, for me this is the best I have ever done, even thought there were people in my class who's worse work was my best, if that makes sense.

So I hope that wasn't to boring for you, but I wanted to look through some of my old work, I came out of school with a B grade GCSE for my art, and I was genuinely so pleased with that because I was sure I wouldn't even get a D for all my work.

Bye for now xxx

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