Friday, December 7, 2012
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
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.
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
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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
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.