Minecraft Project

In minecraft we made a silk road (Kind of) palace. Here are some pictures of our palace. The water is a hottub, with steam coming out of it.the on with cake is the kitchen.Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.37.36 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.37.44 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.37.30 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.38.16 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.37.57 PM



(Credits Edinoscoper)

(Worked w/ Bennerino (Bro. Chicken), Edinosuke (Uncle Chicken), Jesperm (Hag chicken), Alec (Gangsta’ Chicken))

P.S. Thanks Awabi for spawning an ender dragon in our world and letting it destroy most our stuff 😀

Art Critique Blogpost… The Mighty Erik Reflection

1. Explain your painting. *Check your Final Portrait Painting Plan.

  • Who is the subject?
  • What did you express about this person?
  • How did you express it? (which 2 or 3 pictorial elements)
  • What artist or movement or style influenced you?

It was a bright, sunny,  Tuesday, when my known successor unveiled the new project, gleaming on the screen of the art room. Our task had to include a subject (a known subject such as a friend, teacher, neighbour, family.), and something that explained them such as a specific pose, a direction of gaze, colours, facial expressions, clothing, setting, or an object. Along with one of these elements, an artist and style of art had to be included in the painting, described the client. I chose my punny colleague, Mr. Erik Ostlund, also known as the beefy puncake. (Beefy from his description of his face, a beefy face; Puncake from being really punny {funny with puns}). I expressed an idea about this very person. In my painting, I expressed an idea that my punny friend could be very funny at times, while in important times, Mr.Ostlund can be very serious. This is why I used mixed some colours to make bright colours for his entertainment tools, while I coloured his piano with a dark mix of purple. I expressed my friend with a specific pose, setting, and objects. Since Erik enjoys playing games, sports, and piano, he is in a background filled with his interests. Also, he is looking director at the watcher, so as to prove that he is inviting the person to come over and join him. Objects include his favourite hobbies. This painting was influenced greatly by the artists Herge and Keith Haring, with the style as a ‘comic’ style. My movement was graffiti art and cubism combined.
2. Analyze your painting.

  • Describe the TYPE and USE of colors.
  • TYPE: primary, secondary, tertiary, complimentary, analogous, tints, shades?
  • USE: realistic, symbolic, abstract, smooth brushstrokes, painterly brushstrokes, gradated?
  • Describe the emphasis in your painting: how does your composition focus the viewer’s eyes on the important area?

In my painting, I used a variety of colours. I used colours from secondary colours to primary colours. Warm and cool colours. Tints and shades. Exactly. A mix of many a range of colours. On the left side of the painting, there are many warm colours while on the right side of the painting, there are more cool colours. (Mostly, not exactly) I wanted my painting to be smooth with no brushstrokes, so that was how the painting turned out to be. I emphasied my subject by surrounding him in bright colours so that the viewer can draw attention to my subject.
3. Describe an alternative approach.
How could you express the same idea with different pictorial elements?

I could describe that Erik could be funny in good times, and serious in important times by using some colours, facial expression, and clothing. I could make the left side of his face happy and the right lobe of his face serious to show contrast. In addition, I could use some colours such as bright or dark colours to show contrast again. Again, I could use contrasting clothing to show contrast three times.
4. Is the meaning of a portrait determined by the artist or the audience?
In other words, which is more important: the artist’s idea or the viewer’s interpretation?
Explain your answer with an example.

Really, it depends. Most times, the artist’s idea is more important than the viewer’s interpretation. The artwork is DETERMINED by the viewer’s interpretation. However, that won’t affect the artwork. The artist’s idea is more important because that is what DECIDES the painting. For example, let’s say that we’re analysing Van Gogh’s self-portrait. He was the one who decided that he wanted to express his view in the way he painted. However, Van Gogh’s painting is finally determined by the viewers and their opinions.

Thus, the artwork is DETERMINED by the audience, while it is DECIDED by the artist.