Visual Art: Reflection on Park Illustration

In visual art class, my class did a unit on Park Illustration

Tommy Kane is a famous artist that does great drawings of park illustration. this is an example of his drawing.

This is my drawing for this unit

What was your progress made over the Park Illustration unit?

  • My progress of this drawing was, that I used and mix different colours to make a texture a an object.
  • My other progress was, that I learned the 10 techniques for the water colour drawing so I could use it in the future.


How you used feedback to improve your artwork?

While I was drawing my final water colour drawing in class, I accidentally used pencil and drew on top of the water colour which wasn’t quite necessary so Ms.Rude came over and gave e an advise. I couldn’t really change or erase the colour pencil so I covered all the other parts to camouflage it. After all that, I tried to be more careful of what I do.


If you were going to do this work again, what would you do differently and why?

  • If I would to do this art work again, I would try to make the shadows more realistic and, I would try to use all of the techniques I learned in class >The 10 techniques(Wash, Experiment, Splatter, Stencil, Salt, 2 Wash, Drop in, Lift of, Cling wrap, Wet into wet) because I couldn’t quite figure out where I was going to use it, but I still used 2 or 3 techniques.
  • I would also balance different colours and draw one object to use different colours.

Christopher Columbus comic book reflection

How did Christopher  Columbus change the world ?

Christofer Columbus was basically an explorer, and he discovered America. Thats the main thing he did and the main reason why he became famous.

He affected the world by going on a journey and trying to find India but found America. He had a brave spirit to go to the outside part of the world map back then. People thought he would fall of the world if he went too far out of the map, but he took a risk and went.

Him taking a risk and discovering America changed the world.


“The Hat” Digital storytelling reflection


Essential : The video must be 3~6 minutes long

>My goal was to make it at least 3~4 minutes long,  but I think my video ended up being a bit too long then usual because it was almost 6 minutes and 20 seconds long. I think the reason why is because I took up too much time with the opening brief story.

Essential : The video must be able to share it online

>My goal was to post in on my blog and uploading it on YouTube. This was a easy thing to do for me because I already know how to upload/post it online and it didn’t take so much time. After I uploaded/posted it, I should reload the page or go back to the main page and double check that it’s properly on the sight you wanted to be on.

Essentials : No copyright & image, and reference

>My goal was to insert good background music so it matches the scene. I think I did a pretty good job for it because I did not use copyright music and I think it matched the background well.

Essentials : Target audience

>My goal was to make sure that the story is clear to understand for the viewers. From what I think, I don’t think the story was too clear because in some parts of the story, the voice recordings were not clearly understandable. This is why I used the opening brief story.


The design cycle…..   Investigate        Plan        Design        Create        Evaluate

Investigate : For investigating what tools/applications I could use for my digital story, was not too difficult for me to do, because I was planning to use iMovie from the beginning but I couldn’t use the other applications suggested from Ms.Rude.

Plan : On the planning for the video, I don’t think I planed it really well, because by then, I wasn’t quite ready for all the filming tools and sets, so I mostly planed it wile filming. I need to work on planning in more details and try to be ready with all the tools/sets before the planning.

Design : I first wanted a story with adventure in it, for example going on a adventure to find the hat. That didn’t work out really well, because of time and I was also running out of ideas, but it ended up being a story with out a moral. Maybe next time I should gave a moral to it. Just like I said on the “planning” section, I could improve on preparing/planning more earlier to make sure that I’m completely ready to film and edit.

Create : My finalised project was a bit different then what I thought it would be, because first of all, I was planning the video to be about 3~4 minutes long but the finished project was about 6 and a half minutes long. Second of all,

Evaluate : For the times I reflect my self, the whole class usually gives feedback to each other and I think that really helps because you are actually hearing what other people thinks about your digital story, not only your own opinion.

How I reflect my self might change your future digital story when you make another one, like you normally say “learn from mistakes”.


How do I use media to communicate our stories? 

You have a lot of ways of communicating our stories on media, such as YouTube, Facebook, Blogs and etc. These are very easy to post or upload to them because either you are already used to them or it’s very easy to remember the way of posting/uploading them. I used YouTube and my blog to communicate it on media.

After you post/upload them to media, you need to make sure and double check that you have actually posted them because they might not be saved and might not completely be posted/uploaded.

You also need to make sure the privacy settings are on “unlisted” so all the people in the world doesn’t see it for several safety reasons such as negative comments using words of death and account hackings.