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.