Monday, October 22, 2012

1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement). 
    • flows together
    • nice texture
    • nothing blended into the background
    2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
    •      used thin and thick lines
         Yes, because you cant make the print look like the animal without the lines.

    3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
    •      positive
    •           to show the stripes
    •      negitive
    •            to show the background

    4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted
           Overall I thought it was well put together but I could of used less positive space.

    5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
           Yes because it looks like a swimming fish to me.

    6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?  
    • disadvantage
    •    no experience
    •    controling the tool
    • advantages
    •     only having to use only one color
    •      having a slightly simple design

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.
        I think working with a team was pretty easy and it gets work done fast. It was really fun to work with people on the chalk mural because you could interact but work too. The choosing prosses was alittle hard but we got through it.
    2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
         If a team doesnt work well together nothing gets done. "a house divided does not stand" said Abraham Lincon and it is true. In order to work well you have to get along.
    3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
         This project was quite successful I think. We worked well together and used our time wisely. we didnt argue at all about what to do or draw we just did what we were told.
    4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Invoving the whole school?
        I think it is fun and a great idea. I reall like art and having people interact with it is even better. It also inspires you to new positions people can do in your art work.
    1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
          Texture is so importent to the sketches because if you dont have texture then when you transfer it over to the actual print the animal wont look like what its suppose to. But if you do have alot of texture then the people that look at your print will know what it is. I think my sketch has alot of texture for just a fish.

    2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
          It is neccessary  to have several references of each animal and background because if you think you want to do one and you draw it and then it comes out wierd then you have another to choose. Also if it turns ou that you dont have that much texture in one your doing then you can do another one. Another thing is that you can put the different views of your animal in different background to see if it will look good.

    3. When you look at your sketches are you able to see which sketch is the strongest and will make the best print? How do you know this? 
          If the sketch is just plain and doesnt have much going on then it wont have good texture and it will be hard to make it look like the animal you want when you transfer it to the print. You also have to look at the values. If it has alot of values then it will have good texture but otherwise it wont. 

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Value portrait

    1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
         To develop my drawing I had to mark where all of the values and where they are. When I was done with that I started shading them in one by one. I had to erase some of the lines to make it look...normal.
    2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
        When I was looking for the different values in the portrait I just looked for the darker parts of the photo. There were some values that I had to really look for because they were faint. Over all the values were mot that hard to find and i found most all of them.
    3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
         I think I achieved a full range of values in atleast one part of the picture. When I was doing the face I think I only used about one or two values but the over all picture used most of the values on the chart. I did have some trouble matching the values but it was pretty easy.
    4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
        Honestly I dont think I did a very good job on the whole "executed and crafted neatly". In my perspective it could of been a lot nicer drawing if we didnt have to draw the value lines. Some of the lines that I had erased showed up when I was coloring over them. This fact made it not as nice.

    5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
        - Making the values blend and not be one big color. I had trouble with that because when I overlaped the pencil it made it darker.
        - I couldnt draw the face features correctly. The nose was the hardest for me because I couldnt make it right.

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    Im scared to start coloring the final peice because I feel like im going to mess up. This pastel project is going well so far though so im not to worried. My paletts of blending the colors at first worked pretty well but when I shaded the shapes it looked kind of awkward. If I were to do this project over again I would learn to blend the colors togather more clearly. The most diffecult part is blending the black with other colors. I learned from doing this that you can blend any color nd make it look natural.