Friday, December 7, 2012

Gameboard Drawing

I think the piece turned out okay from what I expected it to look like in the end. I didn't like the designs on the rooms of the gameboard. They were very difficult to draw and I hated drawing them. I feel okay with this piece. I would haver preffered it too look different and better, but it is okay. I think that the front of the gameboard came out nice, but towards the back it started looking worse. It also looks very unproportional. I would probably try and work harder on my watercolors if I were to do this project again because I didn't like how my watercolors turned out. The most difficult part was drawing it so that it was proportional and also trying to do the watercolors after I drew it. It was hard because I do not really know how to use watercolors. I learned about one point and two point perspective by working on this piece.

Anamorphosis Drawing

I took the picture and brought it into photoshop and made it wider at the top and longer. This created a 3-D perspective. So if the viewer were to look at the photo at a different anlge then it would like like it was sitting on the page. It was also important for me to shade and color in my sketch with colored pencils to make it look more real. I added value so I could also create a shadow. The shadow also made the drawing look like it was standing on top of the page.


I changed the photo in the lab by changing the threshold so that there was positive/negtative space throughout the picture. I tried to make the background the colors of nature because my photo was of rocks. I wanted to make the photo be all nature and natural. I used the positive space as the rocks and the shadows of the rocks. Then is used the negative space to represent some of the rocks and the water. As I was using the xacto knife I had to cut away from myself so I would not cut myself. I also had to be very careful and steady with the knife just to ensure of complete safety. There were not that many challenges I had when using the xacto knife though. I enjoyed using the spray paint. I used white so you could still see the nature in the background. I put the stencil in the center because Pillow told me to put it there. Personally I liked it better toward the right though. And I used black spray paint on the stencil to make sure that the landmark was visible.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Final Print







1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
         The overall composition of my artwork I think was well balanced with a good variety of texture. The unity was good because the colors blended well together, and the rhythm and movement in it brought the image to life. Since I added texture to the different objects in my artwork it created more moavement through out the piece.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
         I created texture by over exaggerating lines and creases in the objects in my piece. I usesd contrast between the colors I chose. I put the turqoise against a lighter color such as pink to really make my animal pop out. This was important to show life to my print and to really show what my animal was and where it was.
3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
         I used positive space with the turqoise and negative space with the pint. I used more positive space because the positive space made objects in my print really pop. The negative space I mainly used to show texture through out my piece. I believe that since I put less negative space in my print it made the texture pop out as well as the positve space.
4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
         It took me a while to plan out my print technically. I spent a while designing the animal and then trying to create the perfect back ground that would go along with my animal. Then I had to plan out the positive and the negative space which took an even longer time to plan out. Then from there on the rest of my project was pretty simple.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
         I achieve depth by showing the different sizes and shapes of objects in the foreground, middle gound, and background. I put my animal in the foreground and to show that I made my animal the largest. Then the water was the middle ground because the flamingo was standing in it. Then the grass in the background was shown by making it smaller with less noticeable texture. This created depth because it showed that my flamingo was in front with the rest of it's environment in the back.
6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?
         My experience with Printmaking was not the best in the world. I had to overcome many challanges during this project. Such as creating such small texture in the background with the cutting utensiles. Also having to plan out the positive and negative space in my print. Yet some advantages I had in this project was drawing my animal with texture because I am pretty good at showing the texture in objects.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chalk Mural

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 enjoyed working on a team with everybody and drawing our mural to make it interactive. It was a good experience, and I think we executed our idea pretty well. It came out nice, and I think it looked pretty similiar to what we had planned on making it look like. The overall mural looked almost exactly like our sketch if not better.
2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
     Collaboration is very important when working with a team. My team collaborated very well together. We all agreed on the same things and approved everyones choices when drawing. We all worked together very well, and we tried to put everyones input in our drawing.
3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
     I think this project was very successful because of the way it turned out in the end. We all worked very good together, and we agreed on all the decisions we made when we made this mural. I think that it came out very life like, and it looks like you could interact with it.
4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Involving the whole school? 
      I like the fact that we created artwork that others can interact with. I think it was a ver cool idea, and our school will enjoy taking pitctures with the art. Our artwork will make other students laugh as they try and pose with a wall. Im glad I had this opportunity to create this wall mural.

Print Making Sketch

Print Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
     Texture was very important in my sketch because it made my animal pop and come to life. Texture shows all the little details in an object, or in this case an animal, and lets someone really see how that object would feel or appear. Since I added texture into my animal and background it made the whole drawing look more realistic.
2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
     It was necessary to have several references for my animal and the background because it helped me get all the little details into my drawing. It also helped me look at my animal from several angles so I could see the texture exactly the way it is. The beackground photos helped me create a perfect landscape for my animal, so it could have the perfect environment with all of its necessities in the drawing.
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 am unable to tell which one would made the best print. This is because I worked really hard on all my sketches, so they all look really nice and well drawn. I tried to make all my sketches life like with a bunch of texture, and for the most part I think I succeeded.

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.
           To develop my drawing I first had to use tracing paper and trace the basic outlines of my person, and I had to create different shapes where ever I saw value. Once I was finished with that I had to transfer my drawing into my sketchbook by covering the back of the tracing paper with pencil markings. After that I had to place the back of the tracing paper on my sketchbook and traced over all the lines I had created before. I then began to color in my drawing by adding different values to all the different shapes. To make it look more natural I had to blend in all my values with different ones by changing the pressure of my pencil. Lastly I made all final touches by darkening my darker values and blending everything more to make it look more cohesive.
2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
        To find all the different values in my portrait I had to look closely at the picture of my person. Another way I used to find the value was by placing the portrait up to a window. When I did this the light was able to show all the darker and lighter values easier by illuminating my portraint. Once I did that I placed my tracing paper over my portrait and traced all of the different values I saw.
3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
         I tried my best to reach a full range of different values in my portrait. I think I did work to the best of my abbilities, yet I do believe that I could have darkened my dark values more to really make my portrait pop. If I had made my darker values darker then I think that my portrait would have looked more life like. Even though I did not push my values to its full length I still think the final product of my portrait turned out pretty good. I was very pleased with my overall work of values on it.
4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
         I think my artwork was crafted neatly and executed properly. It definately does not look sloppy or like it was made in a couple of minutes. I believe that I worked to the best of my abilities and used multiple values in the portrait to really show the purpose of this project. In the end there were definately values in my overall portrait. Even thought there could have been more I think it turned out well and neat.
5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
           Some obstacles I had to overcome had to due with the facial areas near the cheekbones. It was hard to show the darker values without making my portrait look unrealistic. I had to deal with his by trying to blend in my values even more. In the end I think my blending turned out well. Another issue I faced was figuring out which values were darker than others in the eyes because they looked so similar. I dealt with this by looking closely and just trying to blend all the values in to make everything look realistic. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Drawing

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
    I thought my value drawing came out nice and I thought I did well blending the colors together.
2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?
3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
    I felt pretty successful with my work because it turned out well and the colors looked well blended.
4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
    Everything that I tried worked for the most part. I did not take many risks on this project.
5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
    I would consider changing the background colors because they did not blend well with the shapes.
6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
    The most difficult part was time management because I had to rush towards the end.
7. What did you learn from this piece?
    I learned about value and how to make a 2-D drawing look 3-D. I also learned how to blend colors together to make it look darker or lighter in certain area's.