This activity has taught me how to mix primary colors to get secondary colors. I also understand how to use tints, shades, and tones to make the colors darker or lighter. To make brown, you need to mix a primary color with its complementary color which it the color opposite from it. Depending on which colors you chose to use your shades of brown may vary.
After I put on all of the clay decorations, my piece was fired, I painted it, and it was coated in glaze to give it a finished and shiny look. I really liked that my finished piece came out the way that I wanted it to look based off of the sketch I made. If I were to do this piece again I would make the box a cube shape and I would put more decorations on the lid.
I plan to turn this piece into an ocean themed box because I love the beach. I plan to finish this by adding a turtle to the top has the handle and adding things like seaweed, coral, rocks, and starfish. I also want to add a texture to the box to make it look like water. After the box is fired, I plan on using acrylic paint to finish the piece. So far something that I have found difficult was getting the lid to fit the base because it needs to line up perfectly to be able to fit correctly.So far i found to be successful in putting the walls of the base together. I have used to method of scoring and slipping to connect each slab of clay.
My piece shows off the theme of "line" because I chose to do hair. To make hair look as realistic as possible you need to be able to use different types of lines and incorporate different line shapes. My piece was successful because it turned out just like the drawing that I planned it to be. If I were to do this again I would have changed the shirt design to make it more interesting. I might have also added something to the background.