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.