Charlton : Large Fries


This project allowed me to have a new insight when it comes to creating art. I learned that patience is a necessity.  That an ok artist can look professional if he takes his time.  I spent a lot of time on this project in order to feel satisfied with every detail.  I never let myself become frustrated with my work, knowing that would occur in a lack of focus, resulting in a possibly mishap. Even after taking my time I had a lot of challenges figuring out how I was going to create a full 3D image.  Due to the fact that I did not want to mess up, I spent a lot of time drawing and laying out how I was going to carve it, before I started the work.  This made me realize that I need to make a a plan before I start the actual creating portion. I believe that I did very well.  I took my time and tried to add a lot of detail that I am happy with.  The cast of my hand came out very well and together they make a very good pair. I couldn’t have been happier with how this project turned out.  The lessons that I have learned during this process will help me in other areas of school.  I can’t rush any work.  Taking my time will help me limit mistakes, that can potentially be fatal.  I will also try and think about my work before I start, whether that is brainstorming or making a formal outline.  This will help me stay organized and help me figure out the steps I should take.

I chose the topic of obesity because it is a very important issue, that for a while had gone unnoticed.  According to the National Institute of Health, 35% of U.S. adults are obese and nearly 32% of children are obese, where the percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Obesity is so much more then health.  It affects people physically as well as mentally. Obese people start to become self-conscious.  In general organizations are making the problem of obesity aware, and food companies are trying to limit the amount of fat in their products.  Even though things are starting to change, people still need to be aware.

2 thoughts on “Charlton : Large Fries

  1. This is probably my favorite piece. I really like all the detail in the fries and the hand and it really looks like a lot of time went into the piece. One thing i would critique are the photos. I think everything about them is really done well, i would just like them to be a little bit lighter. There seems to be a lot of shadow covering up certain aspects of the fingers. However i think this piece really nailed the project on the head and does a really good job representing the topic at hand.


  2. I love your topic! I also like how you didn’t just make the fries look like they were sticking straight up in their container, but lopsided and of various sizes, making it look more realistic.
    I believe there was a reason you did not carve off the “Ivory” indents on the back, however, if I were to do this specific project, I would’ve tried to carve all sides of the container equally while removing the “Ivory” letters. I also could’ve make the “M” more prominent by carving it deeper.
    They look great and this was a very tedious piece of work!


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