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.