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.