Sunday, December 8, 2013

Eminem out of M&Ms

 As we begin our next project we were told to create a portrait using a medium we have never used before (ex. coffee beans, toast, apple juice). It took me a whole day to think of 3 ideas which were Obama made out of beans, my cousin out of old dresses, or Eminem out of M&Ms. I really liked my last idea the best, although I knew it was going to be hard. I had asked my friend Rocio if she wanted to work with me for this project and she said no....just kidding! After we decided we were partners, I still was not sure if the M&M
project would be such a good idea so I asked Rocio what she had wrote for her ideas. She thought of doing Ed Sheeran,the girl fromthe book thief, Harry Potter, Moose from the Step up movies, and some other people I don't really remember. We looked up all these things and we thought it would be cool if we did Moose but it was hard for us to come up with a cool medium to use with him, so we just went back to our other idea with Eminem out of M&Ms. We began with sorting out the M&Ms so it would be easier for us. Then we started hot gluing his shirt and his jacket. After this, we needed a skin color M&Ms so I went out and bought some spray paint. I had spray painted  some  at
home that day and some of them got ruined so we had to spray paint them again at school. I would say that spray painting was our biggest challenge in this project. Almost everyday that we had spray painted outside, it was FREEZING!!! So the M&Ms took a long time to dry (almost the whole class period) and some of them didn't turn out good so we had to spray paint them again. After we had spray painted all the M&Ms we needed for his skin color, we had to find the right color to make it look like there is value to his face. The problem was we could  not  find  the  right 
color spray paint that was between his skin color and a khaki color; so we decided not to add value to his face. Also during this time, we had put down some mini M&Ms for his eyes, ears and mouth to make the ears look like they were more real and so the eyes could have more detail in it. We then decided to use the khaki color for his hair and eyebrows. All we had left was to do his nose. This was probably the hardest part out of the whole portrait because we didn't know how to add value
to the nose without a color that is between the skin color and the khaki color. So we ended up putting mini M&Ms that were spray painted to a khaki color around the border of his nose. If it wasn't for the nose and the mouth looking a little "different", I would say it turned out pretty good!  

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