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.