Monday, November 26, 2012

anamorphosis drawling

Grid              colored pencils            anamorphosis            photoshop        transform         scale
Perspective      shadows             value                    

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. first we had to choose a everyday object, i chose a cupcake. then we went in to Photoshop and clicked on the transform tab and changed the scale to the whole canvas. then we took the corners to the picture and dragged them sideways so the picture was bigger on top.

2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer?
 distorting and stretching the object made it look like it was standing up when you took a picture from a certain angle. or in other words it turned into an  anamorphosis drawling. it changed the perspective of the picture to 3D, or made it life like.

3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful? 
the most important aspects of this drawling were, the grid, shadows, and value. how the grid was important is you had to draw it exactly the way it was on the photo otherwise the 3D effect would not work.  you could also add shadows to the object to make it more life like and seem like it standing off the page. value was a very important factor because it made it seem like the drawling had depth. you had to color in darker shades of the color on the edges of the shape by using colored pencils. overall, with the help of these aspects, and colored pencils the drawling transformed into a real life object.

stencil critiue

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. first in the threshold of our project, we added pixels to our photo, and made our photo black and white in Photoshop so we could choose how to cut the outline of our picture. then we had to make a stencil  by protecting our photo on a wall and tracing on to a piece of poster board. after that we picked whether to cut out the black or white i choose to cut out the white part of my photo by using a Xacto knife.  however it was important to have a frame around our stencil other wise our image would get lost in the back round of our collage. 

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.
when i created my collage for my stencil of my punch buggy i picked color and images that would relate to hippies who are the type of person i would think would drive a punch buggy. because hypies wear tied allot i picked random bright colors i also picked flowers and neat designs which reminded me of the thing that would be associated with a punch buggy.

3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil.
i pick the white space of my punch buggy to cut out, or positive space so my colors of the spray paint i chose would outline my photo. i also chose this so the black parts or negative space could make up the picture of the bug. also the negative space made all my details. the positive space however outlined them.

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 a xacto knife it is important to cut away from you because you could cut yourself if you don't. also it is important to have the blade tightly secured so it does not fall off. the most important thing is to have the parts directly underneath the knife to be secured, otherwise the knife will not work. i had a few times where i accidently cut my self because i was going to fast but other than that it was fine.

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. 
when using the spray paint i used bright neon color and had Lacey fabrics that a sprayed over to create texture. the colors i chose were, pink, orange, purple, white, yellow, red, and blue. i out lined my stencil with purple at first to go with my theme of hippy style. but i figured out that it did not out line it very well and used black and faded it out into the purple which i think made a overall very good composition  and made a very nice contrast with the colors showing up inside the frame of my buggy..

Monday, October 29, 2012

print critue

1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
      the overall, composition of my artwork was very balanced because i do not have too much blue or black overwhelming the print. you can see the fish clearly so i think my artwork turned out well. it seems like the fish is swimming which adds a life like quality to it.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
      I added allot of contrast in my artwork.  for example i added the scales of the fish, and added texture to the fins of the fish and folded the fin up to give it a 3d look. it is important to have contrast  and texture so the people who view the print can can tell what it is and they don't get lost.

3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
      I used positive space to make up the body of my fish and the rocks and bubbles surrounding it. i used negative space to add details in my artwork. I also used negative space to outline my artwork so my fish was easy to see.

4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
      The craftsmanship of my artwork was good overall. I did not get much ink on the sides of my print. also my line defined  my fish and were crisp and clear. my print stayed in the areas of the registry marks and was not tilted in anyway. so overall my print was neat and well crafted.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
      I was able to achieve depth in my print. i was able to achieve creating a foreground by curving the fish so that it would look like it was swimming towards you. i was also able to achieve a background by makeing the rocks get smaller and smaller. making it appear that they descend into the background. i was able to achieve a middle ground by flipping the fin of the fish up to give it a 3d look.

6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages
I loved print making. It was a different unique change from the usual paper and pencil. i had a few obstacles with printmaking  because it was hard to make the linoleum cut deep enough so it would not appear on the final print.  the advantages were that you did not have to re-draw each print you just had to ink it on and put it on the paper.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

print sketch crtique

Print Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
 textchure is important to have in sktches, because it make the drawling come to life. it also adds more detail to help other define what the part of the  drawing are. For example the bark on a tree or feathers on a bird. texture overall, adds detail and a relistic quality that most wouldnt have if they did not include textchure.

2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.  it is necessary to have many references for each animal and back round, becuase you dont want to copy one photo that is copying their work. it also helps if part of the animal or backround is cut off you can use some of the other photos the to fill it in.  you can also use details in many references to help make the animal more 3-D.

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? i am able to see which  drawling would make the best print. i can do this by looking at the amount of postive and negtive space in the photo. you dont want to have too mush detail in the animal and in the backround because then it will be hard to destingush the animal from the back round. for example i think i am going to do the drawling of my betta fish, becuase the fish its self has allot of detail. while the rocks around the fish have less detail around it. however there is not allot of detail for the backround of the fish, so the best chioce for the print making  is my bird that i skecth drew becuase it has allot of detail but is not overpowering the bird which should be the center of the print.

Chalk Mural Critque

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.  in my group we first brain stormed many ideas. then we has to sckeacth out all of our ideas in 3by 2inch rectangles. our top two choices were, someone walking a dog, or a person with angel wings flying thorugh the night sky. we chose the angel wings because it was an orginal idea and we would have the most fun creating ways we could draw the wings and we felt that it was a more creative way people could interact with the art.

2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team. it is important to work on a team and collaborate with them, because you can have more ideas. you can also get your mural done faster. it is aslo important to have collaboration on a team because if you are all agruing with every one you will never get your work done and you will waste time and eventually get a bad grade. 
3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.  this project was really susseful for me and my group because every one was able to interact with our artwork. we also were sucessful with making our wings look relistic and 3-D.  our project was also a sucess because we made the secene easy to interact with and made it come to life, so overall our project was a success. 

4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Invoving the whole school?  i loved creating  artwork that people could interact with. it was different from the regluar artwork that im use to doing. which was drawling in a skecth book. i think  that making a interactive artwork peice is fun and interesting and easy to do with just a little bit of creativety and chalk.

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.
the process we went to develop my drawing is we had to get a sheet of trace paper and put it over the black and white photo of the person we were drawing. then we had to hold it up to a light source and outline all the values we saw in the face. not the features of the face like the nose. after we had finished outlining all the values in the photo, we covered the other side of the trace paper with graphite. after that we placed the trace paper on a blank page of our skeacth book and retraces all of the values on the trace paper so the face of the person we were drawing would transfer over. after we transferred it we began to fill in the values of the picture trying not to go to dark to fast. after we had done that we were finished.
2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
 I found the different values in the portrait by using our portable shading chart which had 8 boxes of shading going from white to black. i then macthed the vales in the picture to one of the boxes in my shading chart. after i macthted the color to one in the shading chart i colored in the value it macthed  and shaded with the shapes of the features of the face making the values blend together to make it 3d.
3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
yes i did make a full range of values of my picture. i did this by, looking at the lightest and darkest part of the picture and colored them as applied. i also used all of the values in between by machining up the value that fit best to the value in the picture and colored it the value as it applied.
4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
i think that my drawing turned out very good and it has the aspect of looking 3d. i tyred my hardest so, i believe that my artwork looks the way its supposed to and it straight to the point so i think that i executed it very well and it turned out beautifully. my artwork was done to the best of my ability there were no stray marks and it blended all together so i believe it is very neat.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
i had trouble with getting the hair dark in certain parts. after many try of shading more i figured out that if you pressed down on the pencil harder the line became darker, and it also helped if you shaded with the way the hair grows to give a life like aspect.

Friday, September 7, 2012

value art study

 1.Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece? i thought my final oil pastel drawing was very detailed in the shadows and the quality of light wasgood and made them apper 3D. however, i could have done more work on the square because it dint define the shape enough.

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 when i finshed this project because my sphere looks like a ball you could grab off the paper. but my square could use more detail.

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work? what worked when i was doing this project is shading with the shape and starting with the middle color first, also blending the colors helped me a lot. what dint work is on the square i was trying to shade on side at a time  and it dint make it pop.

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making? i would put more lightness in my cone and square and give more detail in the shadow of the square.

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why? the most diffulcult part about this project was figuring out how to make the shapes pop off of the page.

7. What did you learn from this piece?
that when trying to shade a object shade with the shape always