Friday, December 9, 2016


watercolor, charcoal & colored pencil

The end of the 2015-2016 school year has finally come.
I wanted to end it with this group of students from my 2nd year 2-D class 
because this is such an important assignment.
It's not easy doing a Self-Portrait,
no one wants to take that close a look at themselves,
so I save this assignment for the end.
Plus it takes all of the skills they've learned throughout the past two years to pull it off.
I asked them to work in their favorite medium,
and not try something new.
Let's see how they did.

Senior Kyla Balquin got really brave
 and painted now only herself but good buddy senior Sitara Pul in watercolor
from a pix they took at Senior Retreat.
She really captured their likeness in a very soft & delicate way.
Beatuiful Kyla!

Senior Bernice Lin is looking super thoughtful in this portrait 
as she takes a look back at her school years with friends and brother Derrick.
Bernice chose to work in charcoal using the eraser technique she learned this year.
Brilliant work Bernice

And lastly we have senior Risha Bhakta.
Risha loves combining watercolor and colored pencil.
She did it very successfully on another piece earlier in the year.
And it's brilliant how you filled in the backdrop inside of just leaving it white.
And what an adorable photo she worked from.
Fantastic job kiddo!

We've come to 
of the 2015-2016 school year.

I'm so very proud to have been able to show off so many of my students from this past year.
I hope all of you have enjoyed the journey with me.
There will be one final post with a look back at the entire year 
with candid shots of the seniors.
I call it the Senior Farewell 
and I will probably work on it during Xmas vacation.
But in the meantime,
 I shall finally introduce you to the students and their work from this school year.
I'm only 3 11/2 months behind schedule
Hopefully I will be able to get caught up in a timely manner.

1 comment:

  1. Every post is so worth waiting for ... I'm glad you gave 2015-16 all the attention you did, and I can't wait to see 2016-17 unfold.