9 September 2016
How Art Has Changed Me
Everyone has their own get away hobby, or happy place, whether it be music, sports, art, exercise, or even drugs and alcohol. People always have their interests as kids, then they grow up and sometimes will grow out of their hobby. Some have talents that are extraordinary and get to pursue their dreams, and others just keep it as a hobby. But in the third grade I discovered something I exceptionally loved and enjoyed doing. Every Wednesday after lunch we would have art class down at the end of the first grade hall. It was my favorite part of Wednesday's, something I would look forward to all week. I wasn’t the best at art by any means, but I highly enjoyed making things. Art has influenced me in so many ways over the years. It changed the perspective on which I look at things, changes my mood, and has taught me that mistakes are okay.
In the beginning years of my art exploration, I learned about many things. There are multiple ways to express art, such as in paintings, drawings, printing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and music depending on your intent and aim of the artwork. Personally enjoy using acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, and clay. Throughout my experience in art I’ve tried a lot of variety of mediums. My favorite medium is acrylic paint, because it is so forgiving. I own about four or five major paintings that I’ve done with acrylic. It forces me to step back and look at the big picture, not just the tiny details. Since, those tiny details essentially have minor effects, just like in life. The more you use a medium the more you learn about it. Not only do you have to worry about using the medium properly, what you paint on is a huge component of how the end product will look. In my free time, when I’m not in an art room with my paints, I will sketch pictures from the internet with a pencil and piece paper. I am a decent drawer when I can look off a picture, so I would...