Art Printing Unit Reflection

I think that I did well with deciding how to make my printing plate. I think that I really well mixed one of my favourite hobbies and an interesting cultural motif into a whole new design. I also liked how instead of printing the Jordan symbol, I printed the things around it. If I were to do this whole thing over again, I would print until I have to clean up instead of printing, washing the plate and doing that over and over like I was lead to believe I had to. I would do this because it would save a lot of time so that I could maybe get some better prints because I would have more selection.

My creative thinking was when I was developing my final design. I wanted to get an interesting pattern behind the Jordan symbol, but I didn’t want it to be a non-printed space then then a printed space that are the same size because I thought that it was normal. So, I made the non-printed spaces half the width of the printing spaces. I also did that because if I started with a non-printed space, by the end of the 15 cm, it would interlock with the other designs.

My cultural influence was the North American design. I got the idea of having the lines behind the Jordan Symbol from the lines that that the motif has behind parts of it. I thought that it looked like it was being displayed on a old television because it was small black and white lines. I thought it was cool. My personal interest for my final design was basketball. To represent basketball, I chose the Michael Jordan brand symbol. I thought that since Michael Jordan’s NBA years was while ago, that it would make sense to put something that to me looked old behind a Michael Jordan symbol.

I used nice, rounded and curved lines in my motif except for the vertical lines behind the Jordan symbol. I tried to make those lines as sharp and accurate as possible. For my printing, I used yellow paper under red ink and green paper under blue ink. I tried to use the brighter colours because I thought the outcome would look like it had more contrast. I chose these colours because I think that they were interesting and had good contrast to not only the paper underneath them, but the other prints. I also chose them because they are some of my favourite colours. I did create a unified pattern with my colour plan. Instead of just randomly places the different motifs, I thought about how I could have the blue and green prints in the middle and in each corner and the red and yellow prints in-between them. My prints do interlock on all sides. The top and bottom interlock because of the vertical lines and how they follow the same pattern. The sides interlock because all of my prints started with the non-printed line that was half the size of the printed line. I think my interlocking is very accurate except for parts of the vertical lines. For some of the prints, the ink didn’t make it to the paper on the sides of the printing block. Other than that, I think that it interlocked perfectly.

Here is my final project result.


Goal Post February 18th

So far I think I’ve done decently well. I don’t think that I’m completely done with this goal. I think that I can still think about the three steps that I made when I’m about to talk about something. My friends have told me that I’ve done well. Here is a video that is my proof. I shall try to think more about what I’m going to say before I’m going to say it. I’m going to try to everyday think about what kind of decisions I made that day and if they were good or bad.

French Online Textbook Lisons

Answer #1 This magazine talks about what these people like to do, and how old they are ETC.

Answer #2

I found 5 cognates in slide 3. Here they are.


Answer #3 I think it means something along the lines of “small paragraph”.

Answer #4

1. Hugues Vallet
2. Christiane Saulnier
3. Karim Marzouk
4. Amélie Perrin
5. Mireille Lacombe

Answer #5

1. Laurence Simon
2. Chistiane Saulnier
3. Amélie Perrin
4. Laurence Simon
5. Didier Kouassi
6. Karim Marzouk

Answer #6

If I wanted to create an ad for a pen pal, I would make a piece of paper with my name, my hobbies and anything else that I think would be necessary to introduce myself and send it to a few schools around the world.



Goal Post Thursday, January 28th, 2016

My goal is not to tell too many people about things that are happening to me. Here are the three steps that I’m going to take to achieve my goal. These are the three things that I’m going to think about before talking to someone about something that happened to me.

  1. Will it make them feel like I’m bragging?
  2. What would it make you feel if someone said it to you?
  3. Is it too personal to be telling the person that I’m talking to?

Those are the things that I will follow to become a better person.

Art Blog Post Semester 1


I think one of my new main skills that I used in my final portrait was shading. I got good at using the blending stump so that the shades can make one colour. I also think that I did well with blending the different values to make appropriate shadows. I now know that many parts of your body don’t have a black line around them because before, all the time when I was trying to draw a nose of a mouth there was a black line around it because I didn’t know how to shade. Now that I know how to shade, my mouth, ears eyes and nose look a lot more 3D because I used shading and erasing.


I thought that I was thinking independently when Mr. Reed told us that he wasn’t going to help us for the first part of class, I thought that I made some good choices when I was making my highlights because I really paid attention to where the parts where slightly lighter and erased then used the blending stump there. I had a problem with my lips. They were a bit too curved and I found out when I asked a friend for tips. So I erased it, shaded where it was before, then just drew them a little bit wider and less curved. I also drew the left side of my nose (on my last portrait) then I looked at it and with a little help from Mr. Reed, I erased it and made the contrast a bit better which made it more 3D. I anticipated the homework that I had but didn’t do it until the day before it was due. That wasn’t a good thing because I needed some help with it and I didn’t know it. Next time I’m going to do it as soon as I can. I’m going to remember to do it and put it into my phone and Google Calendar.


I don’t think that my self portrait really explains and represents me because I’m not a professional drawer and my face might be a little bit wide and my mouth might be a little bit small or big. So I think that my picture only represents the physical of my face, not really the opinions or my personality. I think that this doesn’t really show me as a person because it only shows my face. It doesn’t show the rest of my body and this is important to knowing what people think about themselves because you can see their posture and if they seem to be important or anything.


I think that I could have done better with communication by asking others for tips, asking them to observe some of the mistakes and for some help about my portrait. Not only that, but I also could have asked more questions like “How do you make this look more realistic?” or “ How can I make this part of my face shaded and a different part not shaded?”.


Overall, during this unit I’ve learned that to make a drawing more realistic, you have to use gradation, which is the use of making a value lighter to darker or the other way around. You also have to pay close attention to the highlights to make things more realistic.