Define & Inquire:
In humans of ISB, we are interviewing and taking pictures of the humans of ISB. I am interviewing teachers of ISB to see what the happiest moment of their life was or what they worry about the most. After I interview them I took a portrait photo of their face that we will then draw using charcoal. During the exhibition, we will present our piece with a candid photo, along with the interview answer and our charcoal drawing. We are doing this so we can show others the people of ISB because they aren’t usually recognized.
I interviewed 3 teachers from ISB. Ms. Krista (Grade 6), Ms. Erin (Grade 2), and another TA from Kindergarten.
I choose to do Ms. Krista’s interview because I liked her answers to the questions I asked an example was…
What is something you worry about today?
I worry about what type of world you guys are going to have as you get older, I worry about that a lot because I think your generation and those younger than you are going to have to deal with a lot of things that I haven’t had to deal with and that makes me really worried.
I quoted her entirely and I think her story tells a lot.
Yesterday, we were introduced to charcoal by Mr. Northcott, and we made a value scale chart with it. I’m looking forward to starting our actual artwork tomorrow with charcoal. I will also need to take some candid shots for Ms. Krista.
Develop and Plan:
From the portrait I took, I made it into a charcoal art with shading value. Mr. Northcott helped us outline our charcoal drawing so it would take less time for us.
As you can see I used the scale value paper we made on Tuesday from Mr. Northcott to have the proper shades. The eyes were the hardest part for me to draw so Rebecca helped me draw some parts of them.
Create and Improve:
To make the drawing better, I added more details such as the smile wrinkles and some hair strands. I also shaded the hair to show the lighting difference. Mr. T also gave me some feedback on how I could make the shading look more realistic and 3D.
In Ignite Week, I think I improved in Creativity and Innovation especially by solving problems in drawing and photography. For example, when I was starting off the charcoal drawing, I didn’t know how to draw the hair since it was blonde and “white”, so I was thinking about all the techniques I learned from Mr. Northcott such as blending, mixing and shading, and I took the best option I think would suit it the best and blended the hair so it would make this blonde/whiteish effect with some white charcoal strands on top. While taking photos for my interview subject, they had class so I had to figure out how to take the picture fast. I used my phone to take the photos so I used shutter speed (burst) and zoom on my phone to get a nice, close up shot. Overall, during ignite week, I learned a lot of things and it was a fun experience. This could help me later in other projects that are similar to this, and I would know how to solve these problems already.
This is my final setup for the exhibition, it includes my charcoal drawing, my portfolio picture, plus my candid photo and my interview questions.