Friday, December 7, 2012

Anamorphosis Critique

Anamorphosis Critique
Colored Pencil Anamorphosis
1. Describe the process you went through to change your object into the correct perspective to create the drawing. This is when you were in the lab.
When we entered the lab we were instructed to open up photoshop and distort an image we would want to draw.  These images were chosen by us and they varied from food to game pieces.  The scale of the drawing had to be exaggerated to get the result I wanted, so I made sure to change the scale width and height according to my preference.

2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer?

When I distorted my image it transformed the perspective of the image.  Since the perspective was distorted we used grid lines to guide us.  After creating the overall shape, we used values and shadows  to help the image appear to be standing up at a certain perspective. 

3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful? 

The most important concept in the anamorphosis critique was exaggeration.  To get the final product the way I wanted it I exaggerated the top of my object like i was told.  Another thing that made this project successful was the use of colors and blending them in to make the product realistic.

Game Drawing

Game Drawing 

Overall I thought this art piece wasn't one of my best.  I liked the process of the piece though, even thought the outcome could have been better.  I feel that this perspective piece was successful, but there were areas that could use more work.  What worked was the colors and the reality of the perspective.  I used a light watercolor wash then color pencils to overlap and bend in the colors.  What didn't work was the overall composition of the art and the gradation between the colors. I feel that I should have used colors to highlight areas.  If  I was able to do this project over I would plan ahead more and use different colors.  The most difficult part was using my eye instead of using a ruler to align were the objects would be placed. This was the hardest part because everything had to lead to the vanishing point which takes time and practice. I would also put in more shadows and define the horizon line more to make this piece better.  I learned that the process of creating pieces are more important than the final product.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Famous Landmark or Transportation Stencil Critique

Famous Landmark or Transportation Stencil Critique

Word Bank: Use these vocabulary words in your responses. Please underline or make letters bold when you use them. 

Stencil                 Spray Paint       Xacto Knife        Positive/Negative Space
Composition    Collage                Photoshop        Threshold              Contrast

1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil.
When our class was in the computer lab, we were told to use Adobe Photoshop to change the image and make it black and white.  I did as instructed and this created Black and white image  representing postive and negative space within my document. To acheive the black and white appearance in photoshop there was a button named Threshold that we were instructed to click.

2. When creating the collage background explain your choices of colors, materials (magazine paper, books pages, etc), and placement. How does it relate to your topic? If no relation discuss general idea.
Once I decided that I wanted to create a rollercoaster stencil, I searched for things relating to the fair, waterparks and bright colors to add to my collage.This search then turned into anything that appealed to me and I disregarded the fair theme.  The lines in each cliping were ridged.  The general idea was to created something that appeal to everyone using a wide varity of colors.

3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil.
The postive and negative space was used to create the stencil.  We used these elements to contrast with the other.  When I cut away the postive space with the Xacto Knife  the stencil was left with mainly the details in the image.

4. When using the xacto knife, explain the safety procedures, how to use the knife and any challenges you had to overcome while cutting.
When using an Xacto Knife there were many guide lines we need to follow.  Before I was able to cut I had to make sure there was a hard surface underneath the paper I was cutting.  The Xacto Knife is sharper than it appears so I need to cut away from myself, and take my time while cutting.  The main challeges I needed to overcome was pressing deep into the paper without cutiing to deep and staying safe without cutting myself.

5. How was your experience with the spray paint? Discuss how color choice is important, placement of stencil, and any other concepts you noticed while creating this. 

Color choice  played an important role in the overall compostition of your artwork.  When I cut way at the positive space a better choice for spray paint would be Black so the Negative space is highlighted.  The placement of the stencil helped the compostition as well.  If the Stencil wasnt steady or a little off it would make the art look messy.  I noticed that it is very important to plan ahead so that I would be  ready for anything. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement). 
    Overall my artworks composition was very nice.  Each element of composition I believe was executed well. The picture was balanced with an equal amount of negative space and positive space, it showed movement with each texture, it was put together nice and it has a pretty good rhythm.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
To add texture to my print I used a  carver and the different widths of the tool to create multiple types of texture.  With the texture I had to balance it out, so there was contrast. I used the same tool to add texture and contrast to my print.  This is important because you no longer have values to show your image to make it look real.
3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
The positive space was used to create my main subject which was the Gilder, the negative space was the back ground and detail of my print.  I had to use a good contrast and detail to have my image appear.
4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted
The technical craft of my work I believe could have been better.  Although the print was inside the lines correctly some of the ink was over whelming in parts and lines weren't deep enough.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
I was able to show depth and background by including a  foreground, middle ground, and back ground.  The images in the background were smaller than the other images in other grounds. This ultimately creates the illusion of the animal being closer than everything else.

6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages

This wasn't the first time I've done printmaking but some of the elements were new to me.  overall i had a very good experience, for someone who has never done printmaking I would say that care full planning makes the execution a lot better.  The obstacles in printmaking were carving out the linoleum, and applying ink.  The advantages of printmaking is being able to create the same copies over and over again.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chalk Mural Critique

Self evaluation (must write at least 3 sentences for each question)

1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.
I liked the experience of working with my group.  It was very interesting hearing from everyone and the ideas they all had.  Each idea was very intriguing, and it was very had to pick which idea we would choose.
2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
It is very important working in team, because you get ideas from different people that mean different things.  Collaboration is very important because it's when a group comes together as one to make a decision.  With out collaboration there would be a lack of communication which is needed to succeed within a group.

3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
This project was very successful in my eyes.  I believe this because it turned out better than expected everyone had something to do and there were all very cooperative with each other.  It was successful because we planned everything like we were in instructed to do and mapped out our ideas before attempting the final piece.

4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Involving the whole school? 
The whole interaction part is smart in my eyes.  It engages people and makes them interested in my artwork, which is the whole point of creating art.  Art is my way of expressing my feelings and i make art to inspire people.  What better way to inspire  multiple people than to get them involved. 
Print Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
Texture is important in this piece especially, because were not using shading to show value.  The next best thing would be texture using lines and different patterns. 
2. Why is it necessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
References are necessary to avoid copying an image.  The reference you got aren't your own so you can't copy them, they are to be used as outlines or something to get you started when you are about to create a piece.

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? 

When I look at my sketches I can see which parts are the strongest from each.  I'm still having a hard time choosing which sketch is the strongest out of all three.  The one that would be the strongest would contain multiple texture differences, the use of lines in place of shading and contrast between positive and negative space.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Value Portraits Art Critique

Value Portraits Art Critique
Self evaluation (must write at least 3 sentences for each question)
1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
Some steps I took when creating this piece was finding the values from a black and white picture, then shading the back of the paper to create the transfer effect.  This made the values I circled transfer onto my sketch book.  After that I used my value chart to match the original photo values in her face.
2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
With the tracing paper on top of the original photo, I taped them together.  After they were taped I held them up to a window, that was used like a light box to circle and find each different value in the photo. Holding my photo up to the window made it very easy to find the values in the picture.
3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
I believe that I used a full range of the different value's in my portrait.  In my portrait I went from light to dark in the best way possible.  I was able to do this with the help of my value chart, by matching up the values in the photo.
4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
My craftsmanship was pretty good I thought.  My artwork I believe was neat and clean, I made everything as cleanly executed as possible.  Something I could have fixed with the execution was how clean my shading lines were.  I followed the directions of this value portrait to the best of my ability.
5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
Some obstacles I faces were finding every value in the picture, and using every color in the value chart.  I examined  the photo closer to find every detail and I made sure there was a color every spot. Without these obstacles I don't think this portrait would be as fun.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Vaule Study Drawings

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
I thought that it was a good project to show how to add,  value to 2-d shapes.

2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
I feel very sucessful about this project, I felt that I did my best on this piece. I tried my hardest and took my time when I was creating it.

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
What worked was the blending of specific oil pastel colors which made the figures look a lot more like 3-D objects.  What didnt work was how easily the oil spread all over your fingers and the black paper.

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
Some changes I would consider making are using different colors that work well with each other.  I would also consider changing the position of the shapes and which planes they were on.

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
The most difficult part was controlling the oil pastels and how much you put on.  Even after practicing it was still very hard to blend without geting to dark too fast.  This was the hardest because its very easy to scrible on your work but it takes time and practice to make quality art.

7. What did you learn from this piece?
I learned a good  amount of things from this one project.  I learned how to shade, blend, and how use oil pastels to make art.