Scientific/creative process (drawings and zine):
The zine process was much, much easier than the drawing process for me. Since we already did a mini zine project in the beginning of the school year, I already knew how to make one. All I had to do was pick the quotes I wanted to add to my zine. I added a picture of my cousin and the tint of it was purple. So I decided to add a picture of the cancer cells because those had a purple tint as well. Once everything was put together, I had to make sure that the middle part was clear because of how they bind the book. That was the overall process.
For the drawings, because of my system (the skeletal system) I only chose one of the organs from the pig dissection that we looked at which was the heart. I decided on the heart because it can connect to my story in the sense that my families hearts grew while caring for Eliana. The process was pretty simple. We drew our two drawings, mine was the heart and also a human skull, and we got it critiqued for the first time. I needed to work on the shading and depth of mine. So once I worked on it for a week more, I got it critiqued from Ms. Nuvia and she told me to use the 6B pencil. It made a huge difference and I was able to finish both on time.
Image One: "Human Skull", Apart of the skeletal system, Media is pencil
Image Two: "Fetal pig Heart", Drawn from dissection of the fetal pigs, Media is pencil
Learned about scientific process through creative process:
In the beginning of this semester, we mad s chart showing what the creative process and what the scientific process have in common. We also demonstrated this by doing the Observing Natire mini project where we at first used our creative side to draw a flower then we used our scientific side to learn about it. They have a lot in common like how to draw something it might take a few times to get it the way you want it to be, and in science it takes a few try’s or “expirements” to prove a hypothesis. We continued to combine the two by also doing the anatomical drawings. But it was reverse, we dissected the pig first then we drew our drawings. That showed how the scientific and creative process can work together in any order.
A challenge that I had for the biology side was definitely the anatomical drawings. It was difficult for me to draw because I don’t have natural talent. Yet I did learn some great tips like drawing the shapes first. Then once you draw the shapes, you fill it in with shading and detail! This allows you to not over draw anything and simple add more. Also starting with the lightest pencil first and instead of erasing something you just use a darker pencil over. These techniques helped me get over the challenge to create my two anatomical drawings.
most proud of..:
That being said about my challenges, it turned out to be my favorite and most proud work of art I have ever done. The heart looks so realistic in my opinion and I did not think I would be able to accomplish that. I am especially proud because it was a challenge at first but then I overcame that and now it’s my favorite! This just goes to say that if something is difficult, wait till you put in the work to make it better!