Genius Hour

Mark Crilley

                             Mark Crilley

My topic is how to draw a realistic eye, so far I have learned how to draw the shape of the eye, the cornea, and I am working on the eye lashes. What I have learned about myself during this project is that I work really well alone. I enjoy working alone because I like to have everything my way, and working alone allows me to plan out what I need to do for that day and how I want it done. Some obstacles I have had is drawing the eye lashes, also I kinda get of task when people start to talk to me but usually I’m pretty good about getting my work done.

This week I need to get the eyelashes down and the eyebrow, so I can move on to the little details in the cornea. It takes me about a week to drawn an eye so next week I will be doing basically the same things just trying to make them look better than my first one. When I am drawing I first start off with the shape of the eye, second I do the small part in the corner like your eye socket, then I do the shape of the cornea and the small circle in the middle of that, next I do the eyelashes, and after that I do the eyebrows, finally I add all my details and see how it looks in the end. I like this project because I’ve always wanted to be able to draw a realistic eye so I’m pretty excited to see my end product.

College Visit

By: Scott Locati

The college I attended was Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. I was chosen to go to that college because I scored high in law enforcement and business on a question thing we had to do with our consular. So we were chosen to go to Buena Vista because they have a good business program and also a good law enforcement program. When we first arrived there we went on a tour. A room that we went to that I was very surprised about was a room full of animals. All of the animals in this room were donated by people. I thought it was really cool because there were a lot of different types of animals and how big some of them were.

Then we went outside and played these games and the winners won stuffed beavers, which was kinda cool but I was the first one out. Also we took group pictures under an arch that they have. The only time you can go under the arch is the first day you come and the day you graduate. They say if you go under it more then those times that you’ll be at the school longer than you wanted to be or that you wont graduate. We got there late so our visit wasn’t very long, but it was really interesting.

 

Genius Hour

At school we have started a project called genius hour. At first I didn’t really wanna do this project because I thought it was gonna be really hard, but the more I started working on it I actually began to like it. It is a lot of work and kinda hard, but it helps you learn about new things that you’re actually interested in learning about.

For my genius hour project I have decided to draw a human eye. I chose this topic because I wanted to see if the more I drew the eye would I get better at it. I also wanted to do this because on my free time I enjoy drawing. It is important to me because I think it will show people that the more you work at things the better you get and I think that is a really good lesson to know.

The goals I have for this project are to teach people that the harder you work the better you get at things. Also to be able to draw a good human eye. Then once I get good at the eye start drawing and getting better at the other facial features, so then I will be able to draw a human face. My first goal I will hope you have learned by the time i’m done with this project. My other goals are kinda just personal goals and I will be doing them after I think my eye is good enough, then I will just move on to drawing another facial feature. Then hopefully soon be able to draw and entire human face.

Neil Tackaberry

                            Neil Tackaberry