Monday, October 22, 2012

turtle evaluation

Self evaluation
1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
  I think that the overall piece is very neat with good print, shapes, and color. The balance of my artwork was put together with all the right textures and surrondings. It all came together to give my piece life and creativity.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
I added texture to the actual turtle and sand. Everything else surrounding it was left white, that was the contrast. The bright pink worked very well on white paper and looked as if they were working together for that perfect contrast. Texture and contrast are important to have in a piece because they make it interesting. You wouldnt want to see a plain turtle on the same color background with no texture within the piece. It makes it all the more real when there is texture and contrast.
3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
The pink within the piece was the positive space and the white was the negative space. I cut out everything around the turtle, the rocks, starfish, and the turtle's patchy skin and shell for negative and postive space. This was also another way of showing texture and contrast because I had pink on white.
4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
The craftsmenship was good because I put detail into the piece. I did this by putting things in the sand in stead of leaving it like it was. The turtle had lots of lines in it and showed good texture. Everything came together well and was very organized.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
Yes; I had the turtle, the sand, and the open ocean. You could tell that the turtle was the closest up, it was hovering over the sand, and the open ocean was behind it all. It all look neat with foreground, middle ground, and background.
6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?
When I was actually carving out lanoleum, it was hard to get the smallest items because I had to be very patient. I also had trouble printing because I could never get the right amount of paint. An advantage I had was the turtle didnt have fur that I had to spend my whole time working on, I had lines and scales but it wasnt hard for the most part.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

chalk mural critique

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.
When I first got into my group, I was a  worried a bit about how it would turn out because I had been so used to working on projects alone. I thought the group was a good idea though, not only did i have my own ideas, but i had everyone elses too. When we wrote all our ideas down on paper, we had to portray them on the wall with chalk and with everyones help, it worked out great.
2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
As a group, everyone can add different ideas and everyone within the group has a say in how the piece should look. The more my group members would talk about what they did and did not like, the more ideas we would have to work off of for the final product. It was important if everyone spoke their mind and helped with the project.
3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
This project was really successful for the most part. We had some really good ideas and worked together great. The only thing is, some of our members werent working or didnt even try to help us, we did pull it together with the four of us though and it turned out amazing.
4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Invoving the whole school? 
I thought it was a great idea, I loved how I would see other people who I didnt know jump into the picture and pose. It made me feel like they were enjoying something my team mates and I had created. Evertime I would walk past it, I would look in its direction and remember how fun it was to createt it, I loved working with chalk.

print sketch critique

Print Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
Texture makes the sketch more realistic and the animal looks more like itself if there are a lot of shading and detailed lines. There are plenty of details within an animal that have to be drawn according to how it looks. The texure of the animal is of different shades and my turtle had a lot of scales on his back and fins so I had to use texture to draw them accordently.
2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
If there are more pictures of the animal and the surroundings in which they live,then it is easier to base my drawings off of the picture. From the pictures, I could tell how to draw the animal, where to draw it, how big to draw it, and what to draw around it.
Also, I know where and shade and the texture i put in the animal.
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? 
Yes, this pictue was my favorite and seemed to be the best because there was more detail in the picture.It will make the best print because the turtle has a lot of detail in it and the scales will make a nice print if the background is a vibrant color. This was also my most done picture with the full enviornment in which it lives.