What did you make?
I made a painting of Victor Oladipo doing a slam dunk. We were learning about motion in the art room. I really like Victor Oladipo because I met him once and he signed my shirt. I wanted to make a painting of him because he is an athlete that I like, and when he slam dunks the ball he is in motion like we are learning about in the art room. I used poster paper, paint, colored pencils, and markers.
How did you make it?
Victor is my favorite player on the basketball team. He was in motion so I thought it would be a good project for our theme. As I kept going with the project I didn't know what to put in the background. I had made Victor too small so I wanted to add more details around him. I did stripes at first, but I didn't like them so I painted over it. After that I decided the IU symbol looked better in the background.
Where did you make it?
I made it in the art room at the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club. This painting connects with our theme in the art room about arts in motion, and it reminds me of the time I met Victor.
What did you learn?
At first I didn't think I could draw Victor because it is very hard to draw people. Then I looked at a picture of him that I printed off the computer and practiced drawing him. I realized that I could draw Victor if I tried, and now I have a cool picture to remember him by.
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