1) I thought the layers in my cardboard piece worked out and the contrast between the yellow and and ocean like sand. The colors on my tile piece worked out too.
2. If I were to do the tile piece again, I would smooth out the lines more and would make the texture better and I would add more glass in the first place and I would probably back it. If I were to make the cardboard piece again, I would make more turtles and I would take more time on the shell and gluing the sand down, because it's kind of patchy.
3. For my subject on the tile piece is a tropical scene and I chose it because it's really cold and I'm really mad about it and I want it to be summer. For my cardboard piece, I chose sea turtles because I saw a sea turtle on pinterest andd it inspired.
The artist I chose for my inspired artist post is Matt Shlian. His pieces are made of paper and consist of very alaborate and geometric shapes. He considers himself a paper engineer, and uses his skills to create moving 3D pieces, which have even led him to collaborate with scientists at the University of Michigan. I like his style and how he lets the piece create itself. I find his work inspiring because it's so annoying to work with paper and i dnire that he makes such elaborate pieces out of it. I was drrawn into his work because, as I was scrolling though Collosal, I saw his art and I couldn't tell what is was made out of and it intrigues me. His website link is https://www.mattshlian.com/
1) The art criticism process starts with describing and identifying what you see. Then you analyze, looking for specific things like lines, colors and textures, as well as a center of interest. Next you interpret what is happening in the artwork and everything that is going on in it. Last, you evaluate it, like whether you like it and how successful it is and the quality.
4) What are some reasons people make art?
There are lots of different reasons to make art, like if it were a job or if you were teaching. It could also be a hobby or maybe someone asked you to do it as a favor or something. It's hard to remember how many things qualify as art, so maybe if you were just taking a picture of something it could be classified as art, and you could be taking it out of enjoyment or for memory or whatever else. A lot of different people make art for a lot of different people but I think another reason could be to bring people together. For me, I just make art because I enjoy it and I like seeing how I improve with my art over time.
7) What is the point of this class? What did you get out of it?
I think that the point of this class was to teach techniques you'd use in higher art classes. You learn basic things about the different types of mediums and how to use them and etc. Even if you don't continue to take art classes, it's still cool to know. One thing I got from this class is that there is a lot of different types of art and it's not just limited to drawing like everyone who hasn't taken art thinks. I also learned a lot from the warm ups, like the collage color wheel, and illustration Fridays, like how to be more creative.
8) What was the warm up or sketchbook assignment that you learned the most from?
I think the most beneficial warm up was the sign language hand drawing. Before that, I had a rational fear of drawing hands and was one of those people who just put the hands behind their back or something but not anymore. The warm up also taught me to look at what I'm drawing, not just try to remember it so I could get it more accurate. Also looking at just shapes helped, and it also helped me with values, which have both helped in other drawings.
I like this piece because of the background and how the colors fade and how it looks realistic but not realistic at the same time. I wouldn't change anything about it. I think they used acrylic paint and I'm not sure what technique they used.
Pre test- I critique my art on how similar it is to the idea I picture for the piece when I started it. I did a portrait of my sisters dog because, people are hard and it also worked as a Christmas gift to my sister. I did watercolor because, I had watercolor pencils at home I really wanted to use and this seemed like a good project for it.
My theme was dandelions with red objects and it's my favorite because I like how the light hit the dandelion.