Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Blog Post (2)

My name is Jenna Rieder. I'm from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and I'm a junior here at UW-Stout in the Studio Art program with a minor in psychology. I am concentrating in drawing so this will be my second time of many taking this class. After I graduate, I plan on going to grad school to become an art therapist. I love to draw; even though I don't think I'm very good at it. I have loved to draw ever since I was little. The main thing that I like to draw is people. Most people consider this to be a very difficult subject to draw, but that is part of the reason why I like it. I like the challenge it presents. However, I would consider other things to be much more difficult to draw than people. When I draw people I aim to create photorealism, however, I have never been satisfied with my attempts at this, so that is my goal whenever I do a drawing. Most people say that they can draw photo-realistically, but they like to challenge themselves to create something different than what they see, but for me, the challenge is to recreate what I see exactly how it is. That being said, when I took Drawing III last semester I learned that the most important part of a drawing is not how realistically you are able to depict your subject, but the emotion that is created by the way that you depict it and the meaning behind the entire piece. So my goal for this semester is to learn how to do that more efficiently. I really hope that I am able to accomplish this semester.