Art criticism process:
1. Describe: Tell exactly what you see
2. Analyze: Use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form
3. Interpret: Consider... What is the artist trying to say? What caused the artist to say it? What is the historical milieu that surrounds the work of art? Why was the work of art created in this particular style?
4. Evaluate: How successful or important is the work of art?
1. I see two people kneeling, chained to a box
2. There was some shading done around the people, there was a some texture on the chains, and there were lines in this piece.
3. The artist seems to be saying that people are being chained down by the stress of life because they are hanging their heads down. I think the artist is saying this because they deal with a lot of stress from life and school. The work of art was created in this style because it would make harsher lines to seem more distressed. The historical milieu that surrounds this work is stress from school and life.
4. The work was successful with what they were doing but it doesn't seem like they wanted to do it so it doesn't seem too important
1. What is art? Art is what you want to make it. It comes in many forms. It can be through words, drawing, or painting. There are many different ways to express yourself, and it would be considered art.
2. What is artistic style? Artistic style is how the person draws something. Different styles include animation, realistic, and cartoon. Many people put their own spin on these styles to create their own. My favorite to look at is cartoon.
3. What are some reasons why artists make art? Artists make art to express their feelings. Others make art to help cope with feelings. Art is made to make people think no matter what.
I chose to do an acrylic galaxy. I chose this because I originally wanted to weave into the canvas, but thought it would ruin it. I started painting a canvas black, then put a navy blue on the black, and got lighter from there. I finished it off by mixing white paint and a lot of water to splatter it for stars. I created bigger stars where the galaxy was lighter by flicking the paint brush faster. I find the whole thing successful, but the most successful part was the stars. I might make the galaxy look a little nicer and add more purple, pink, and white.
1. Jess made this drawing of a Syrian refugee
2. The mediums used/will be used are pencil, colored pencil, pastel, and a multimedia background
3. Her plan for this piece is to add in the color, details, and shading
I made a pumpkin with a kitten on the stem. I slabbed the clay and wrapped it around a bowl; then repeated this step to create the two halves. To create the stem: I made it solid, curved it to look like a stem, and then slipped and scored it onto the pumpkin. When the stem was on the pumpkin top I cut the opening of the pumpkin with an exacto knife. I then hollowed out the stem. The final thing I did was create the kitten that sits on the stem. I made two spheres, one smaller than the other; two ears; a tail; and four paws. I made two of the paws curl to make it look like the kitten was hanging off of the stem. I then painted the face onto the kitten when it was fired. I was inspired to create this from a drawing I saw of pumpkins and cats around them by Baylee Jae. I think the most successful part of my piece is the stem, it wasn't too big or small, and it wasn't too curved or straight. If I did this again, I would make sure the two halves of slabs fit together better, smooth out everything better, and maybe change how I did the kitten a little bit. Of course I'm going to sign up for sculpture next year. :D
I designed a heart in my sketchbook and drew the lines around it, I then took a marker and marked what I would cut out. After that I got my linoleum block and started to transfer the sketch to the block, and I traced over what I wanted to keep in sharpie. I took my cutting tool and started to cut out of the block. I cut it deep enough to not get ink on it when I transfered it over to the paper. I incorporated line into my piece by adding the beats of the heart around it. I found I was most successful with getting details in my piece. I would change how I did the lines around the heart the next time I did this.
Vorja Sanchez is a Barcelona artist who draws with pencil and adds in bright colors with water color. He gets his inspiratioin from walking through the forest and seeing the liveliness of birds. Vorja will sometimes add in pen work and spray paint to his pieces.
His work is inspiring to me because I like the look of adding color into regular pencil drawings. I like to add color into my pencil drawings as well. I would like to be able to draw something as beautiful and whimsical as what he draws because it's very happy drawings that bring life to the pencil.
What items did you choose to represent you? What does each one represent?
I chose a stuffed animal for my love of stuffed animals, a chip bag because I love food, earbuds for my love of music, and headset to represent my love for gaming.
What do you find most successful about your piece and what might you change?
I found the stuffed animal to be the most successful because of making the cream colors, and i might take out the chip bag next time.
What medium did you pick and why?
I chose water color because I thought it would be the easiest to get the lighter colors
Who is your mentor: Emma D.
What is their blog link: emmad-apex-2017.weebly.com
What is their back: Art 1-4 and drawing
What am I looking for in a mentor: Someone to help me make smoother lines in in my drawings