Monday, October 29, 2012




1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
  There is a good balance of negative and positive space. The negative space that is used in the background brings out all of the details and texture of the backdrop and of the animal.  The unity of the artwork is also good. The details in the ink painting really define the animal but the plain background makes up for all the detail so the artwork doesn't look to overwhelming.  it creates the look of completeness instead of having too much detail or to little detail there isjust a right amount.
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
I added texture to my print by drawling lines in the cheetah to define the fur of the animal.  I also added texture by putting a variety of line sizes. Along the outer part of the cheetahs face I put thicker lines to define the thickness of the fur. The closer I got to the face the skinnier I made my lines. I used the cutting tool to make sure my lines were perfect and defined the detail and texture of the animal well.

3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
I used the negative space in my artwork to define the texture of the animal. I made the animal positive space so it would stand out with the negative space that was used to define the background. The let over  negative space was used to define the texture of not only the animal but also the background. The positive and negative spaced that was used in my  artwork helped made the picture more visible.

4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
overall i believe that the craftsmanship of my art work was very well showed. i made sure that each line that i crafted out of the linoleum was deep enough so i wouldn't of caught any unwanted ink. each line was also straight so i created the effect it was supposed to. i believe that i  did a good job because the lines were neat and there wasn't any overwhelming of ink. it had a good balance.

5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
I was able to show depth because I put my animal in my foreground  so it would appear larger than the rest of my artwork, creating the illusion that it was closer then the rest of the artwork. In the middle ground i created depth by making all the object smaller then the object  in the foreground. By doing this i created the illusion that the cheetah is a great distance away from the grass. I was also able to show depth in the background by making the middle g round and background overlap. Making it look like the hill is the furthest object away.

6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?
Overall I had  a good experience with printmaking. After I started cutting out the animal became easier then I realized it was going to be. I also had an easy time creating the animal and the texture that defined the animal. I did however, had trouble making sure i had the right amount of ink on my print. I needed to be the perfect amount in order for the print to come out good. i was also having trouble centering the print, because it was hard to get a good grip on a print.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Print Sketch Critique

1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
 Texture is so important to have in your sketches because it makes your drawling more realistic. texture also will come to play in the final product when you print it, because the more texture you have the more you will be able to identity the print. texture in the print will also have to ability to make it come to life instead of being  a blotch of ink.

2. Why is it necessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
It is important to have several references for each animal so you arnt coping a picture. having several references makes it easier for the artist to come up with their own original ideas. also multiple references also give you different view of the animal and their environment so you would have a better understanding of the texture the animals has and what elements are in their environment.

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? 
When i look at my sketches i am able to see which sketch is the strongest and will make the best print. i am able to pick out which sketch based opontheamount of texture in the drawling. if the drawling really makes the animal and the environment stand out and come to life then that is the sketch that will be able to make the best print.

Chalk Critique

1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.
Working on a team made the  project a lot easier and made it go faster. With being on a team you have multiple people working together so you can get more things done at once. Being on a team also gives you the opportunity to come up with more ideas. The more people there are the more ideas that people are going to come up with, so you have a greater chance  of coming up with a unique idea.

2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
When you work on a team it is very important to work together so you can get your work done in time. If everyone on the team works together you can get your work done faster. Working as a team not only gets your work done faster but it also guarantees the quality of your final product will be good. However, if there are some teammates the don't work and slack off,  all the work will be on one person. That one person wont be able to do good quality work because they are rushing to get the project done in time, alone.

3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
This project was pretty  successful because  everyone in my group contributed to some party of the project.  Our group equally spread out the work that had to be done, and the job that peo0ple were assigned to were based on their artistic ability. If one person wasn't amazing at art then they would be assigned to a simpler part of the project, so all parts of the mural were good, quality work. We did though, have sometimes where a majority of our group was slacking off and not doing any work, so the project was being done by one person. However, other than those few moments our group worked together well

4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Involving the whole school? 
Creating a project that everyone in the school could interact with, was very exciting because i new that everyone would be able to see your artistic ability. However, it was fun to think that everyone in the school was going to interact with your art, but, it was also nerve racking because then you thought you had to make your art perfect or people would make fun of it and judge your art. Other than the nerves, i though that by creating the interactive art would not only be fun for the artists by also for the bystanders, because they could get involved with the art.