For the project " What's the Point" some of my solutions where cacti, and a rambutan which is a pointy Australian fruit. Another solution I had was to draw a circle made completely of points which would be neat to make something without out them. In the end I choose to draw a cactus for my solution because I felt that out of all the ideas I came up with I could best exhibit cacti. I showed contrast by shading and blending lights and darks with a tortillon. I used the scribble sort of technique to show the value in the cacti. The medium I used was charcoal to draw because you can easily blend the shading. I was also interested in trying a new technique of drawing. I used the shading techniques to draw the cacti as well as the skills needed to use charcoal that I learned during this unit. We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new. Yes I did indeed take risk with this project because I used charcoal which is something I have never done. Therefore I was a little nervous about it but I feel it turned out well. I am conveying that cacti are pointy and that it is okay to take risk sometime when drawing and even if it is an out of the box idea it can turn out well. I used charcoal unlike many other which is a risk and not a lot of people thought about cacti when they thought of points which is why I feel my project was successful.