My most difficult challenge was comparing my work to other students’ work. During this project, I kept viewing my piece as “not enough” because my style is abstract. I’ve been having trouble pushing myself out of that safe zone. I handled it by ignoring it. I feel it was easier to accomplish at home when I wasn’t right next to someone who I had been comparing my piece with. It made it easier to think that I was on the right path.
I made my house my own by creating colored smoke coming out of the chimney to represent my creative thinking and drew in an abstract style. Instead of having my house be a plain yellow/blue/white house, I chose to incorporate other colors into the smoke and the house itself. I feel like this choice made it have a bit more depth and interest to the house.I’m not happy with how my drawing came out. I’d probably choose a different photo if I were to do it differently. I may have also chosen a different aspect of personality to the drawing. Furthermore, I would have strived to draw in a more realistic style.