Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book carving

Prompt: Explain how you developed your design for your book carving. How important was it to have a clear plan before starting? What were the challenges you faced when working on this project? Explain how you overcame them. Discuss your design and how it relates to the book you chose (if that was the case, if not just discuss design). Did you take any risks? How and why? Describe how you felt about the overall project and if you felt it was successful.

When I started thinking of what to do for my book i had no clue what to do. One of the topics had something to do with question. A question mark sounded like a great idea so drew one. To make it even better i drew multiple marks that were all different shapes and colors.  It was very important to have a clear plan so that you could stay on track and know what you were doing.  I cut threw my shapes way to many times so i had to keep pulling them out over and over again.  I took alot of risks by overlapping some of the marks. Plus the knife cut me a few times while trying to get the final page of every layer.  This was my least favorite project mainly because of how boring it was but it definatley turned out pretty good.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mixed media

1. How did you show amusement and variety in your piece? Explain your choice of subject matter and how you created a unified piece of art.

- Well when i think of amusement, i think of circus clowns because they are always really funny. In the center of my piece i made a clown. Then to make it cone to life i cut out letters from magazines to show the clown laughing. For variety i used various colors and picturse that amused to me.

2. Describe your experience with using mixed media. What mixed media did you use for your piece?

- This project wasn't my favorite but it was definately fun. I used magazine, tissue paper, and  cloth .

3. What role did our lessons on visual journaling play in the success of your piece? Explain.

- They showed me what i can do to make the artwork better and how to make a bigger variety.

4. Discuss any challenges you experienced and how you overcame obstacles.

-The tissue paper was being difficult and not sticking down when i wanted it to.