Friday, December 7, 2012

1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil. While we were in the lab, we had to pick out our picture for our stencil and use photoshop to make the picture black and white. When we were making it black and white, we had to make sure that it was the perfect contrast with positive and negative space. Also we had to have the perfect threshold. The threshold is when there is the perfect amount of black and white in the picture. 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 we had our picture picked out, we went back to the room and we had to make a collage of different pictures. The pictures in background of my collage kind of went with my picture. But the general idea was to make the overall composition have a lot of color. 3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil. When I was creating my stencil, I had to make sure that there was enough positive and negative space. This means that in the end I needed to have the same amount of things cut out as the things that weren't. 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 the xacto knife, we had to cut away from our hands and we had to make sure that our hands were out of the way so that we wouldn't cut yourself. When cutting, we had to push down kind of hard so that it cut all the way through the poster board. Some of the challenges I had to overcome were when I had to cut the boarder. This is because you had to cut straight because it was the border. 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 I was using spray paint is was really fun . Choosing the colors that you would use was kind of hard because you wanted it to look good and once you spray it on there, there is no going back. The placement of the stencil was very important because you had to keep it still while you were spraying so that it wouldn't smear.
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. While we were in the lab, we had to choose our picture for our colored pencil anamorphosis drawing and insert it into photoshop. When were in photo shop, we had to transform the picture so that it was in the right perspective. After we had our picture picked out, we had to draw a grid on both the picture and in our sketch book. I had to draw the cup to scale and I had to give it value when I was coloring it. The last thing we did was give it a shadow so that it looked like it was standing up.
2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer? While distorting and stretching out the picture, it help it look like it wasn't just sitting on the paper. It helped the viewer see that it was actually standing up. But you did have to look at it at a certain angle so that it looked right. Otherwise it would just look extremely stretched out.
3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful? The most important concepts of the project to make it successful were to make sure that the picture was stretched out enough so that it looked right. Also I think that the shadow made a big difference because it gave the impression that it was a 3D object and not 2D.

Monday, October 29, 2012



1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
      I think my balance was good because the picture turned out ok. The rhythm and unity was good too. But I do think that my lines could have been a little straighter. Also My print didn't have much detail in the background, so I could of added a little more then what I have.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
      I added texture and contrast to my picture by putting spots on the cheetah and making the trees to make them look like they had leaves. This is important because it helps the print look more realistic.   
3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
       I used positive and negative space in my image. I showed it by having and equal amount of cut out area and non - cut out area. This helped make the spots on the cheetah stand out more.
4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
       I think the craftsmanship of the print was good. I think this because the lines were cleanly cut. Also because the actual printing was neat. The final products were done very well because there were no smudges on the paper after the paint.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
      Yes, because I made the grass bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. This made the grass seem bigger closer up. It also made the smaller grass seem farther away. I also made the tree in the background smaller because I wanted it to look like it was closer to the cheetah then the other grass.
6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?
      My overall experience with print making was ok. This is because it was kind of hard to figure out what to cut. Some advantages would be that we didn't have make five different stamps.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Print Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
   The texture is very important in the sketch. This is because when you do your stamp you need to have a lot of texture to make it look good. You need to because there is only a limited amount of space for you to draw your animal. If you have a lot of texture then you can have positive and negative space in your stamp.

2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
  It is necessary to have several references for both the background and the animal. It is very important because you want to have many view points that you can look at. Also if there is something is one picture that you like and something in another that you also like, you might want to combine them. An example would be saying that you like one tree in one picture and the grass in another. This is why it is very important that you have many references.

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 look at each of my sketches and see which one would be best for the print. I know this because I have to chose the one with the best texture on it. I also had to pick the with a good background in it as well. I also know that this one was the best one because my other sketches didn't have has much detail as this one.

Chalk Mural Critique 
1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.
    I liked working on a team because we were doing such a big project that I would've needed help anyways. I also like this group because we all came to an agreement when we were deciding what to draw on the wall. I think we should work in groups more often because we get done faster and we are bringing all our talents together. So in the end I really like working in a group.
2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
   Collaboration is very important because we all need to communicate on our ideas. If we don't, then our work will never get done. So if you don't communication, then the whole project will never get done. Also if we don't like each, we would still have to work together to get everything done.
3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
   I think this project was very successful. I think this because our angel wings turned out very well. We got the wings the same size and the have many different colors in them that go really well. Also our background turned out very good because the blues, purples, and blacks go together really well. We also learned how to blend in the colors with a paint brush. This technique worked really well.
4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Involving the whole school? 
   I love having the whole school being able to look and interact with my art. I like this because my art is usually just in the classroom. But when we do it outside then everybody can see it. Also everybody can interact with it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Self evaluation (must write at least 3 sentences for each question)

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
   The process that I went through started with making this picture started with drawing all the values in their faces. We went to the window so that we could trace the values. Then we shaded the back of the picture. After that we retraced the picture to a page in our sketch book. Once the picture was traced on the paper, we had to draw and shade the values back onto the page and color in the whole picture.

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
    I found the values in the picture by looking at the picture through the light of the window. This help us because it help me see through the paper and find the different values. Also the picture was printed in black and white so it was easier to see the values. Another tool that I used was my value chart.
3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
    I think I did achieve full range of the different values in my portrait. I think I did because I learned how to do the different values with many different steps such as using my values chart. I also used the values to make is realistic by using the values.
4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
   My craftsmanship was very neat and organized. This is because I didn't want anything to go wrong. My artwork is executed and crafted neatly. It is neat because there are no random marks or lines on the picture.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
   One of the obstacles I faced was when I was trying to trace the shapes of the value. This is because there are so many and while doing this I tried to do the best that I could. I dealt with them by looking at references and trying to make it really realistic.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Drawings

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.

2. if this was a group project, what was your contribution?

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?

7. What did you learn from this piece?