1. The art criticism process is comprised of four steps describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate. Describe is when the you say exactly everything on the piece and say what the details are. You say what the medium and how the piece looks. You explain the design and the colors. Analyze is examining the main principles of the piece and how they are affected by the art form. If a piece has a certain look find out why it has that look from style or from the medium used. Interpret is when you look into the piece, and you try figuring out what is the author trying to convey. Then you must think of why is the author conveying this message, whether it is the time period or their personal life. Also you must know how the time period might add certain elements as if it's dark or appeals in one way. Finally you have to figure out why the style of the piece is that way. Last step, evaluate, you have to see how successful or how important the piece is.
3. There is a snail with cross hatching. The medium used is pen. There is some detail along the body of the snail with and has an alarm clock instead of a shell. Books are in the top left corner and the snail is on a nightstand. It is combining two ideas of a snail and a clock. The shape of the snail is done sloppily and the shape of the books are also asymmetrical L. The form of the piece looks 2D because no shading was done to make it look 3D. The value throughout the piece of art changes from where parts of the snail are darker than other parts. Also going around the clock there is value. The only colors used are black and white but there is light value. The overall texture looks rough because the cross-hatching is in every way. The image was supposed to convey the method that in the morning you are slow to waking up. Every morning I wake up and it's always so hard to get out of bed so I drew this. It's set in present day where everyone uses an alarm clock to get up. The art was done in this style because when you wake up everything is done sloppily. Overall, the piece was not that successful and has no importance to me. The cross hatching looks very rough and not professional. The books are not rectangles so they do not look professional. Also, no 3D texture was given to any of the items.
16. Do over. I would redo this project because I think was the sloppiest of all of them. The cross hatching was pretty horrid and the piece just doesn't look like there was much effort put into it. I would add shadows to all of the items in the picture, redo the valuing, and change the shape of the books. Also I would probably add more clutter to the nightstand because there is a lot of open white space. This two in one project was creative, but I would change a lot of the shading through out the body and around the clock. Although, I do like the medium of pen.
15. I believe my most successful project was my sculpture. The topic was to do a sculpture project of someone you knew. I originally found a picture of the person I wanted to draw then made a rough draft. In the rough draft I saw what I could change and how to do shading throughout the face and make the features. After the rough draft I went straight to the final draft. The final draft went well and I started off by just drawing the head. Then I drew in the eyes, then the nose, then the mouth, then the hair and ears. Value came in at the very end. I valued using the different valued pencils and I was able to encapsulate a light source. The shading really shows the dark and light parts of the piece.
17. This was my favorite warm up because I felt I handled it better than any of my other warm ups. I spent the most time on this warm up and I genuinely enjoyed spending time to draw this. It was also beneficial for drawing my sculpture piece when it came to ears. I selected above any of my other activities, because the value makes the piece really stick out. It makes the ear look 3D and it has sharp details around the ear. The ear has more detail than any of my other warm ups and it clearly shows the light and dark portions.
Video link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2qVjMNmOZT9TkhKUEpLcnNEVkE
I chose to do a stop motion video with my table partner. We picked the project, because we both found an interest with the stop motion. The way the video flowed was very unique and I liked the way it was a little choppy.
First off we thought about what we wanted to draw and since my partner was very passionate about her recent present, a stress doll, I drew that. Then we created a story board about how the stress doll was going to come out of the paper and then go back in. Finally we started drawing originally with colored pencil to get an outline then went over with marker. Added a shadow then showed the actual doll and played around with it. At the very end, the doll was put back into the paper and that's where it ended. Pictures were taken periodically of each stop and finally edited together to flow. The end project was a video of a multitude of pictures.
I found the accuracy between the drawing and the actual doll to be extremely successful. The drawing had a 3D element to it making it pop like an actual doll.
if I were to improve anything it would be to add paper cut out effect between when we transitioned between the drawing and the doll. That would make it apparent of when the doll was in the paper and when it was out.
The artist is named Ivan Belikov that specializes in extreme detail. His pieces are usually inspired by nature and animals. The medium used is graphic design. He lives in Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation. Most of his pieces have intense detail and are very crisp using print design and graphic design.
I enjoy the intense amount of detail he puts into each individual piece. He also adds effects that really make the animals pop with contrastig colors. Also, Ivan incorporates small details that are part of the bigger picture. The detail is really what draws me in because he is able to add an immense amount per piece. All of his drawings look very flawless and all the details have crisp edges. None of the edges are soft and it makes the piece look sharp.
According to Ms. Sudkamp's permission I was able to use one medium which was pencil. But if I were to use two I would add charcoal in the darker shadows. I first outlined the head then noticed how her hair covers up the left side of her face so after I was done with all the features I put in the hair. I did the eyes then nose then mouth then hair then ears.
This is a picture of grace and I chose her because I asked my friends for a picture and she was the first person to send me a picture.
I forgot to take an in-progress picture. I made a sgraffito tray with a winter tree carved into it. I created it using a pencil on soft clay because the tools didn't work as well. I used the pencil for the entire design, because the pencil allowed for fine details. The branches were very thin and the exact detail of the branches was easy to do with the pencil. My love for trees during the winter inspired me to make this piece. Also when I think of black and white, I usually think of winter. I think the fine detail of the branches is the most successful part of the piece. If I were to make it again, I'd clean out all the little clay balls created by the pencil. Also, I would make the two sides of the tree better proportionate and maybe add some snow. No, I would not sign up for sculpture class although I enjoyed making this piece.
Looking at various pictures, I have been inspired to make my final project about nature or winter. The trees during winter seem to be especially cool to me. Above is a rough sketch of what I want my final product to be, but I may change it to be specifically a tree.
Brainstorm: I brainstormed the four seasons, winter trees, the moon, a forest, a Starbucks cup, a pile of papers.
The best print is on the right and the worst is on the left. The process was fun to do and relatively easy. First I had to find a picture that inspired me then simply drew it in my book. I had to find out how to balance the black and white in the picture so I chose to line the sky. After you have drawn in your picture you cover the back in a graphite along the shape of the picture. Then you line the block of linoleum up with the graphite and push down so the design transfers through. Then you carve out either the black or white areas on the block giving you the different looks. Then you roll out ink and cover the surface of the block until it is completely black. Finally you place a piece of paper on top of the block to copy your design onto paper.
I incorporated the theme of "line" in my piece because my sky is an array of straight lines. Also through the piece you can tell it is just a bunch of straight lines instead of curves giving it an interesting texture.
I found the intricate design the most successful part of the piece. However, if I were to change anything it were to not make the lines so close in the background, because it can cause confusion. Sometimes it is hard to see the pole when there are so many lines in the background.
The idea was to use hearts and spell out the word love. The hearts emphasize the fact of love and each heart is outlined in a different color to represent love for all types because it doesn't matter what color you are. I think it was successful because we got the idea across and you can clearly see the word love. If one thing could be changed I'd use colored paper versus gray paper, which we only colored the edges.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.