The critique process works by describing, analysing, interpreting, and judging. In class we describe what we like about it, what can be improved, and what we would have done to improve it.
The piece I want to critique would be my portrait piece because it is so ugly and I can explain why. I think I did the measuring right but everything is very flat so one way to fix that would be to practice cross contour and then have my pen strokes go in the direction of my face. And another thing is that the drawing looks very lopsided and I think that this could have been solved if I made the photo black and white, drew a grid and photoshopped a grid with the same amount of squares on the photo and then shade my drawing square by square.
1 List some reasons that an artist would need to use observation when making artwork.
Observation is very important in art because art is mostly rendering images yourself with pen and pencil. As you grow as an artist you gain the skills to draw from life just by observing. Art is mostly learning to see, you could be a beginning artist but still make great drawings because you understand the shape and form of an object.
2 What was the warm up or sketchbook assignment that you learned the most from?
The warm up that I learned the most from was the sign language hand drawings. I used to always struggle with drawing hands but after these warm ups my hand drawings are looking better.
3 Regardless of whether a project was successful or not, describe the one where you learned, grew, or developed the most from?
The project that I learned the most from was the vessel project. It took a long time to finish and as I was building it (while the clay was still wet) I sprayed it too much that it ended up cracking, so I learned no to do that anymore, but the main problem was how I glazed it. I was so worried on how I was gonna make this vessel with an octopus on the side that I didn't stop to think if how I was going to color and glaze it. I was so insecure that I ended up putting on a underglaze and a silicon glaze after so because I took too long and because I touched it with my bare hands the glaze ended up cracking and peeling. So in there future I will add color to my idea sketch and I will try to avoid touching it a lot.
Illustration Fridays have been completed almost every week this semester, do you feel this assignment helped you brainstorm for main project or helped you skill levels in any way? Why, or why not?
I think that it's important to draw often, even if what you draw ends up not looking great. And illustration fridays gets people in the habit of drawing weekly. And with a different theme every week people learn to think a little creatively on what to draw.
Since completing the in-process blog post what has been your process since? Use vocabulary: glaze, paint, glazeware, finish, and fire.
I used a under-glaze and then fired it again then put some regular glaze in it, but after it fired for a third time the piece came out with glaze pealing off.
What do you find successful about the finished piece?
Everything I did before the glazing stage was fine but then it all just went downhill from there. the finished product is rough from the cracks in the glaze.
What would you have changed if you were to do it again?
I wouldn't have put under-glaze on the octopus and I would have touched on it less
Who did you do a portrait of? What is your relationshop to them?
I did a portrait of myself.
What medium did you use?
I used pen as my medium
Explain your process start to finish.
I measured the proportions from my phone to the canvas and then sketched some parts in and did the shading with pen, using different techniques.
What do you find successful and what might you change if you were to complete it again?
I think the cheeks look fine but everything else looks flat and ugly and not perfect to the picture, so next time i could look at my reference more maybe.