1)The Art Criticism Process: The art criticism process is considered with 4 steps. The first step would have to be to describe what you see. In other words what techniques do you see being used and what genre does this piece fit into. Anything that you see you should describe. The next step would be to Analyze the piece. By that meaning how are lines/shapes/colors/textures being used. What's being repeated of wah catches the eyes attention? The third step of the process is interpreting what you see. Whats going on in the piece? What's the purpose of it. With the piece what is the artist saying? The fourth and final step is deciding/ evaluating the piece. What are the best and the best and worst parts of the piece? Do you like the piece? Why/Why not. Is the artist successful with what they have done. Why?
4) Some reasons that artists make art can be as simple as them just wanting to sell it without a big reason. But artists mainly make their art based on their feelings of how they see the world in their eyes. For example an artist would make a beautiful portrait of someone that has very special meaning to them that no one else has the same feelings toward. An artist can also make art because while they do, it makes them feel as its the only thing that makes them feel alive. Its very rare for there to be two of the same artists that do art for the same reason.
6) Some kind of problems that artists might encounter are when they have an idea to do something and that idea doesnt always work. For example on one of my projects i had an idea to paint a flag on a soccer ball but instead i did my project on a canvas. Since one thing didnt work out i found an alternative to my idea. Not ever artist can do exactly what they planned. Another problem could be that an idea they have someone else has already done it and they cant recreate it unless the completely change what was planned. One other problem could be that if they were to make something
9) Yes i do believe that illustration fridays have helped me brainstorm for main projects. Having one for each week helped me think about better ideas for each project. When i saw the word for each week i wouldn't just think of the first thing that came to my head i would think outside the box to be able to accomplish a better understanding of the word. Once i am assigned a project its easier for me to be able to decide on what to do. For example one weeks word was villian and i drew a villain from a movie instead of just doing a famous one that most people know about.
For my mini project i decided to do a clay plate. I choice to make this because i thought it would of been a interesting project to make. With rolling out the clay and putting it into a mold, then carving out the writing. After those steps it had to be fired then glazed then fired again.
What draws me to this piece is that when i first looked at it i just had to stand there a minute and look at all the neat details that were put into it. I enjoy looking at how precise the blending is. Also how vivid the colors are. I myself wouldnt change anything about it. Even with the simple background i think it fits well with this drawing because anything else would take away the focus point which is the dolls. The medium that was used on this is Prisma Colors.
Art Criticism Process: What i think the art criticism process is what you think when you look at an art piece. For example you looking at each part of a painting and you are describing what you see out of the box not just the big picture.
I decided to do my portrait of me and my twin brother because he means the most to me and i wouldnt know what to do without him. I understand the most about him and while i was doing the portrait i could clearly understand more than if i was to do someone else. I choice to do Pencil as my medium because to me its the easiest to work with. If i was draw or shade something wrong it was easy to fix and i could control each line in my piece. I decided against color because to me i cant blend as well with it. While i was working on this piece the problems i had was trying to shape the faces and get them to look realistical. I overcame this problem by drawing the lines little by little.
I didnt quiet like making this piece because i dont usually know exactly how to fit certain pieces of anything together to look pleasing to the eye. This something that i would not do again. I feel pretty good with working with others if both of us know what we want to do. My thought process to this was just trying to figure out where to put a certain piece and how to not put too much or too little in a spot. Yes we did have a theme. Our theme was to put anything that seemed like Christmas. We put greens and reds to this. We also had things that were gold.
When i started this piece i didnt have an inspiration i just thought since the piece had to do with nature then i should do leaves. The difficulties that i had while doing this was when i was carving i would do a little more than i should of but to over come this i just decided to leave it since there wasnt a way for it to be perfect. Another difficulty that i had was lining up the different layers of the print. If i was to re do this project i wouldnt make it as detailed with all the different carved areas.
My mentor was Madison. We talked about what we like to do in art. we also talked about what we like to mainly use as a medium. We asked each other the main questions we had about the way we see and use art. Her blog link is madisonmarrottart.weebly.com
What i find most interesting is that Madison wasn't inspired by anyone she inspired herself. She started by just doodling in Kindergarten. I learned that she would rather be arting then doing sports like most people and she doesn't necessarily stick to one way of doing art.
I did the Locker Installation with Peyton W. Our theme for our locker was soccer. We were inspired by the look of the field. We used cardboard and acrylic paint to cover the sides and paper pulp for the bottom as grass. We covered a wooden human sculpture with plaster and painted it to create a soccer player. It was difficult with measuring the side pieces of cardboard and knowing where to draw the field lines on them.