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Monday, October 22, 2012

Print Making

1.     Describe the overall composition of your artwork (balance, unity, rhythm and movement).
I think my print embodied a good mixture of texture and color with a good balance of positive and negative space which all added together to create a life-like print.  
2.     How did you add texture and contrast to your print? Is this important? Why?
I added texture by carving a combination of lines and other shapes into the tree and the rhino itself. Texture is important for a print because it adds a sense of realisticness that otherwise would not be present.
3.     Explain how you used positive and negative space to show your image.
I found that having a black print surrounded by white space worked the best for outlining and defining the print.
4.     Describe the craftsmanship of your print. (How good the project is technically crafted)
I think that this print is particularly well executed because it really captures the texture present on a tree and a rhino.
5.     Were you able to achieve depth by showing a foreground, middle ground and back- ground? Explain.
This seems to be the one area that I seem to not have accomplished. In this print, everything is in the foreground and all in one frame.
6.     Explain your experience with Printmaking. What were the obstacles and advantages?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Print Sketch


1. Why is texture so important to have in your sketches?
Texture adds an extrasense of reality by the picture/print and makes it more believable.
2. Why is it neccessary for you to have several references of each animal and each background? Explain.
By having this, we can get a sense of the animal's habitat and what to expect from a realistic looking print

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? 
Yes, i can tell which print would be the strongest because it has the best texture and background

Interactive Chalk Murals

The Titanic

1. Explain your experience working on a team and executing your ideas for the mural.
By working as a team we had to join our ideas and talk together to create the best possible picture

2. Explain the importance of collaboration when working on a team.
Our team, while working together, was able to get more work done and get more area covered

3.  How successful was this project? Explain how and why.
I believe that this was really succsessful because our picture looks quite realistic.

4. Explain how you feel about creating artwork that others can interact with. Ex. Invoving the whole school? 
I think that it is cool that everyone can experience our picture and appreciate it like we do.