Friday, November 30, 2012


1. Explain how you changed your photo in the lab to create a stencil.

  • I created my stencil by using Photoshop. The black and the white created contrast.

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.

  • I based the theme of my collage off of England and the UK.  I also used the colors red, blue, and white.  

3. Discuss the way positive and negative space was used to create your stencil.

  • The positive space was what I didn't cut out.  The negative space was what i did cut out.  The balance of the positive/negative space created my stencil. I used a border as my threshold.

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, you had to cut away from yourself.  The challenges I faced were things like tying to keep everything together and not accidently cutting through something that didn't need to be cut.

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 spray painted my collage, I used a variety of colors.  I used colors like pink, blue, white, and yellow.  The color that I sprayed the stencil with was black.  The composition turned out good.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Anamorphosis Drawing


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.
  • First I found the image on Google Images.  Then I opened it on Photoshop and transformed and scaled it.  Then I drew it in perspective after drawing a grid.  I colored the picture using colored pencils then drew the shadow.  This project was called anamorphasis.

2. How did distorting and stretching the object allow for you to create a drawing that would look different to the viewer?
  • Distorting the value of the sketch helped draw it so it looked 3D when you looked at it at a different angle.

3. What were the most important concepts in the project to make it successful?
  • I think that I was successful in using all the important concepts like transforming, scaling, shading, and distorting the image to make it look good.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Print Evaluation

1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
  •     I think that the overall composition of my artwork turned out good.  I think this because the balance between the pink and the white worked.  I also think this because you can see the image well.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
  • I added texture in the male lion's mane.  I also added texture in the leaves of the trees.  Texture was also added in the whiskers of the two lions.  I think this is important because then the drawing wont look flat and boring.
3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
  • I used positive space in the lions.  I also used positive space in the trees.  I used negative space in the sky and background and the lines defying the shape/animals.
4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
  • The craftsmanship of my print was good in my opinion.  I thought it was good because there was a good balance between positive and negative space.  I also thought it was good because the animals and shapes and identifiable and because the texture was good.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
  • I was able to achieve depth in the foreground with the lions.  I achieved depth in the middle ground with the trees.  The background's depth was achieved with the sky.
6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?
  • In my experience with printmaking, I came across obstacles.  One of the obstacles I came across was the lines because I didn't know how big to make them.  I also had trouble in decided whether to cut out the black part of the white part.  One of the advantages I had was the shapes because cutting out the lions and the tress was easy.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Print Making Sketch

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?

-Texture is important to have in your sketches because then it wont look so flat and boring.

2. Why is it necessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.

-It was necessary to have multiple background references for this project.  This was necessary because then the background would be unique and different and not boring with only one thing in the background or a few things.

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 will be able to tell by how textural and detailed the sketch is.  I would know this because it wouldn't look flat but have a lot of texture so it would look good on the print.

Chalk Mural

1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.

-I liked working with my team because we came up with a lot of great of ideas for the chalk mural.  We came up with a lot of ideas for this project but narrowed it down to our favorite, which was the large drink.  Each of us put in a lot of work in this project.

2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.

-Each of us had a pretty big role in creating the mural.  We each had a different object to draw and shade but we also helped each other.  It was important for us to work together so we could get it done.

3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.

-I think the mural was successful.  I think it was successful because it looked good when someone tried to interact with them and the colors and proportions were good.  I also thought it was successful because it looked almost exactly like our original design.

4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Involving the whole school? 

-I think that it is really awesome that you can create interactive art.  I also thought it was fun to be able to do this project.  I think that it would be fun to do this again or on my own.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Value Portraits

1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
First I traced the sections of value from the picture on the tracing paper.  Then I shaded the backside of the tracing paper and then traced it in my sketchbook.  After that, I shaded in the values that I saw in the picture.

2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
I found many different values in the picture.  I found the values by using my value scale.  I also found the values by shading in the section with the coresponding value I saw. 

3.  Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait?  How?
I think I achieved the full range of values.  I think this because I used the value scale colors, except for white, and was able to shade it.  I also think I was successful because the darks and the lights coresponded with the picture.

4. Describe your craftsmanship.  Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
I think that my craftsmanship was neat.  I think this because the picture turned out good and shaded correctly.  The only thing I could have improved on is how well I shaded and how I could have blended better.

5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
Two obstacles occured when trying do do this piece.  One obstacle was the tracing of the shading sections because it was hard to find some of the locations of the values.  The other obstacle was the shading because I had a little trouble trying to figure out which value would go where but then I eventually matched the sections with the correct value shading.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Value Study Drawing

1. Describe your overall thoughts on the final piece.
I thought that I could've done better, like darkening the shapes.

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

3. How successful do you feel this piece is and why?
I think this piece was semi-successful because the shapes looked weird and the shading was kind of choppy.

4. What worked about this project? What didn’t work?
The thing that worked was the blending of the colors.  The thing that didn't really work was shading with the shape.

5. If you were to do this project over again, what changes would you consider making?
I would totally draw my shapes better, shade better, and darken the shading.

6. What was the most difficult part about completing this piece and why?
The most difficult part was shading with the shape because I found it hard to follow.

7. What did you learn from this piece?
I learned how to shade and use value and the blend oil pastels.