Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Magazine Bowls



Magazine bowl is obviously a bowl made of magazine, of course.  


* Magazine (one or two books)
* Bottled glue
* Scissors


         Step one is to gather all the materials listed above. Step two, cut the magazine in half verticaly ( you can tare every single page and cut it verticaly or use a paper cutter to make it easier). You can make it in patterns of colors or just random if you want. Step three, to make the base of the bowl take the half of the paper you just cutted and fold it in half and half again. Step four, put glue in one side of the magazine and stich it. Step five, roll the stripped of magazine into a circle or any shape you desire. Step six, to add more layer do the same thing before and stick the stripped of magazine to the first one. Step seven, do the same thing and over again until the size of the base is what you want.
          Step eight, to make the side of the bowl is almost similar to making the base. Step nine, glue half of the strip of magazine horizontallyand stick it to the base of the bowl. Step ten, do the same thing as step nine and do two layers to make stronger and thinker. Keep doing it till the hieght of the bow is what you want.

                Here's a video that close to what I did But alittle bit different


For some challenge, try making this bowl above

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How to Shade


Do you know how to shade?

If not stay on this page to learn how. "Shading  is the darkening or coloring of an illustration or diagram with parallel lines or a block of color."

Shading from dark to light
In this lesson you will need a blank piece of paper and a pencil. Grab your pencil and press down as hard as you can make it. The movement of your arm should go up and down. To make it go from dark to light, go a little bit lighter eveytime you move your pencil fom left to right. Remember to make the beging part the darkest it can be. If it turns out bad keep trying because practice makes perfect. If your having a hrd time shading from left to right, try top to bottom instead. It's basically the same thing except your starting from the top and not left and your arm movement is left to right not up and down. Once again keep practicing if your having a hard time.

 How to make a Sphere

Parts of a Sphere
Now you know how to shade, lets try shading three demensional figures like a sphere. "A sphere is a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center."

Just like the last time you will need a pencil, blank peice of paper, and this time you will also need a compass (a tool that makes circles) or and object that is a circle shaped. This might be a little hard for the beginners. Before starting , you will need to know the basic parts of the sphere. In your drawing you need to have a light source, highlight, mid tone, core tone, reflected light, and cast shadow. The light source is very important because whithout it, it won't show thw lightness and darkness part of the sphere. The highlight is where the light source is directly shinning on the top of the sphere. The core shadow is in the bottom of the sphere and is the darkest tone and the mid tone is obviosly the medium tone. The reflected light is where the light source is hitting a little bit of light at the bottom of the sphere. The last but not the least is the cast shadow, the cast shadow is the shadow the sphere. The cast shadow  is place depends on where your light source is. Example: The light source is on the top left, and the cast shadow is on the bottom right.

Start by drawing a circle using a compass or any object thay's a circle. Then decide where you want to put your light source. Where your light source is hitting will be the lightest part of your sphere. start from the bottom of the sphere and shade as how I told in the beginning but this time instead of making it straight, curved it to make it three demensional. Remember to have a reflected light in the bottom because it makes mor like a sphere. The last thing you need is a cast shadow, start close from the bottom of the sphere and go dark to light from left to right.