Art Critique

In this unit, we need to make and express a portrait of a person that we had know them very well. My subject is my friend. I’m trying to express her emotion and feeling associated with her. I expressed it through colors, facial expression and the setting. She is a person who loves being calm. She is also a happy person. I’m expressing it through my drawing and also the colors. My influence is Vincent Van Gogh. I like his drawing because some of them fits my subject.

I’m choosing the color that symbolizes calmness and happiness. For example, blue, green and other types of light colors. I’m using the primary, secondary, tertiary, cool, tints and also shades. In the drawing, I showed the color gradation to make the drawing looks a little bit more realistic. In order to make sure the take the attention of the viewers on the important areas, I tried to make those parts look interesting and attractive looking.

In another different pictorial elements, I express it through the settings. The settings is the mountain and rivers. She is a calming person, so I would draw her near mountains and rivers so that will also show her emotion and feelings of a calming person.

I think that the meaning of the portrait is determined by the artist because the artist needs a lot of interesting ideas to draw the portrait. The artist also needs to make the portrait easy for the viewers to understand the meaning of the portrait. That will makes it much more easier for the viewers interpretation.

Over and Over – Printing

I try to create something that is related to my culture which called ‘batik’. That’s why in my there is a curvy and circles all around my printing.

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In this process i think that i’m quite good in rolling the paint on the plate.I think that i’m bad in carving because i think my printing doesn’t look that clean because i didn’t did well in the carving process.

I think that cultural influence and personal interest influence is important in our artwork because this is the way to make sure that we are satisfied with our artwork. For example mine is a motif of Malaysia and Malaysia is where I come from.

So here are some advices to next year’s grade 6 students. You need to find any of your country’s motif wisely so that your printing will be pretty and you will be satisfied with it. Like I said before at the first paragraph where I choose something that is related to my country’s motif which is Malaysia.You also need to carve the plate very carefully so that you won’t injured. Other reasons to carve it carefully is, so that your printing won’t look messy. It will look very neat if yo carve it carefully and neatly. You also need to create your color plannning very nicely because that’s also the reason to make your printing look much more organised.