Monday, October 22, 2012

1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement). 
I believe that my artworks' blance is very even and porportianial because most of the area is pink but it is balanced out because of bigger items in the picture.  The unity is portrayed because all of the lines are balanced into eachother.  The rhythm and movement are shown by your eyes being drawn to the right and then heading over to the left. 
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
I added texture to my print by adding different patternts to it.  The print is contrasted by the thicker and thinner lines that allow this to be portrayed.

3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
I used positive space to show the background and the actaual body and beak of the bird and the details of the branches and vines. The negative space i used at the details of the bird and i used it for the main parts of the branches and vines.

4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
I believe i did a relativley good job at constructing my print make. But, actually printing the picture  was difficult.

5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
I believe I was able to achieve a depth in the foregroud, middle ground, and back-ground by having positive space used as the backgroud, more negative space in the midleground, and more positive and negative space in the foreground.
6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?
Actually printing the printmaking picture was the hardest part about making this.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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.
First, I had to outline the different values through tracing paper.  Then, I had to color on the back of the sketch, then flip it over and trace the outline of the values on to a peice of paper in my sketch book. After that, I studdied my photograph and shaded in the value on to the faint outline of the values.
2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
I took a sheet of tracing paper and put it on top of the picture. Then I held it up to the light where I could more easily see the values and began to trace the different values. Then I studdied the portrait and found the all the values, after that i filled in the shapes that were made from tracing.
3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
Yes, I did acheive a full range of different values within my portrait.  I did because in alot of places on the skin was lighter shades all over the face in neck.  In the hair the shades were alot darker and it went through a range of medium to dark values.
4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
I would have to say that my craftminship is the best I could of done.  I believe that it is the neatest I was able to do in the given amount of time that I had. I understand that it is executed very well. 
5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
An obstacle that I had to overcome was outlineing to much values on the tracing paper.  How I delt with this problem was that I only traced a sertaint amount on to the white paper.  Another obstacle I had was dealing with shading the right shade, but after a little bit I got used to shading and I got better at it.

Friday, September 7, 2012

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
I thought it was a great mixture of the types of drawing we did in class.

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
I feel that my peice shows the most effort I could of put into the peice

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
Everything but the blending worked.

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
I would work on my blending better.

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
The most difficult part was again, blending it was hard to make everything look like it faded into the colors.

7. What did you learn from this piece?
I learned that art is harder than I think it is.