In this unit we are now learning about and doing scaled reproduction. Scaled reproduction is when you have images and then you resize them to make one picture. Scaled reproduction is probably used by architects because of all the scaling they have to do when they apply their drawings to a larger scale. Anyone can do scaled drawing, such as cartoonists or sketchers.
To do a scaled drawing you can follow the following steps:
- Get a picture and print it out (best in black and white)
- Draw 1cm x 1cm grids on the picture
- Now to the math, scale the picture, like 4:1
- Draw the scaled grids on another piece of paper
- Label letters vertically, and numbers horizontally according to the grids
- Now draw whatever you see in the grids!
Natural pictures or organic pictures are best for scaled reproduction because they are less linear than man-made pictures and makes it easier to draw and paint. Also there are not so many straight lines.
Here is some examples of my scaled reproduction:
As you can see, I am not finished with my product yet. The first picture is the sketch, and the second picture is after I started painting.
The theme of my artwork is drink driving. I want people to see that it is not safe to drink and drive. I chose this theme because I have heard and seen many road accidents and most road accidents start with a driver being drunk. Also teenagers and young adults often get drunk and then they start driving, causing accidents to occur.
I think that I did well on my scaled reproduction because the theme is obvious and so that would let people know immediately what the theme is. I think that both the beer bottle and glass look great with the colors and was to the help of Mr Pat. I really think that I could improve on my paintings and drawing because the drawing was not well polished and also my paintings don’t have much texture as it is supposed to be. My reproduction of the images were actually really good. I only need to polish them. The sizes fit well but I did have trouble at the beginning when I drew too man lines and grids until I got confused with the grids. So I had to erase lots of lines until there were no more confusing lines (i was warned). I think that the viewers will realize that whenever they drink and drive, they will be in Death’s hands or in this case hand. They will have more understanding and get a different point of view the next time they drive, to think wether or not they should drink before driving.
Overall I think that I did a good job. I was not really challenged much during this unit except for when I had to ask Mr Pat to make some colors for me since I couldn’t judge myself. Painting was not hard but it needed a lot of care. The most difficult part is deciding where to put what in what places. I found it annoying that I had to draw the grids and then ersae them again since I did them wrong. My artwork is original because I came up with the idea by myself. Well, it was not really original, I got the idea from a book talking about death and then I got the idea of having death holding the beer bottle, beer glass and key. My time was managed pretty well I think except at the beginning when I was not prepared for class. I think that this time, I had my ever fullest concentration on while drawing and painting.