Category Archives: Visual arts
My cultural influence was north America. It was my cultural influence because I once lived in North America in Canada and I saw the totem poles and the patterns in the totem poles so I really liked them. I like the designs in the totem poles because of the unique faces like the expressions is good because there are sad, happy and excited expressions in the totem poles The other reason i like totem poles is that When you make totem poles it takes you effort to make it and I enjoy something that you take time on. I also liked how the patterns are unique by the triangles and I also like the totem poles design that is in Canada. I think there is a story to each totem pole but I don’t know them. My personal interest is cats and i chose that because I adore cats and I had two pet cats that i care about. They were my first ever pets so it made a big impact on me. It changed me because I had to care about my pets and i learnt how to care and take responsibility for something. I really liked them because I saw them since they were little kittens to big cats. They also comforted me when I felt sad and it made me feel better honestly. Sadly i had to leave them.
I think I liked how it turned out like in the beginning I thought it was going to turn out bad because I thought it wasn’t going to interlock because I had to take many trials but I like the color scheme like the bright purple and red it looked like a combination of stand out or popping out colors to me and I like how the prints interlock in the end like the butterfly from the paws. I also liked how the purple and yellow stood out the most in the prints.I would maybe change my colour plan to a softer colour like light blue or soft pink. I would also change the stlyes in my printing like the paws and the cultural influence. I think I should so it in a softer color because maybe it would match better and the colors wouldn’t be too intense. I could change it by picking another cultural influence or making another pattern from the north American designs to another pattern from the same culture but a bit more complicated.I would change the cultural influence because I didn’t know the history to the totem poles and maybe next time I would like to learn it. I also don’t exactly know how they make the totem poles so maybe I would like to see how to make it and all I know that is that it takes efort and time. I also would like to know why they make totem poles like is there a reason or just a decoration. so that’s why I want to change it next time.I could have improved it by making my personal interest more complicated or more detailed. Like for example I could have picked the cat thing but I could have drawn their favorite toy or something instead of cat paws.
The type of lines in my artwork are triangles,some curved shapes for the paw, the outer square in the middle I used straight lines I mostly have triangles because of the north american patterns. I have some circles under the paws. I used black, crimson red, purple and yellow. The reason I used those colors was that I really wanted to make colours that stood out like the purple on yellow and the red on the black. I Really like things that stand out and something weird or unsual so that is what I was trying to do on the print with the colours. I also like the red and purple because the purple is vibrant yet soft but on the yellow it makes it look vibrant and stand out even in the dark. It took me a really long time to make it interlock but I did aim to get it interlocking in the beginning. It is pretty interlocking but in the beginning it took me a really long time to make it good using the paint. i did know what the interlocking will look like in the end like the butterfly paw and the triangles. I used a unified pattern for the color plan because I wanted the middle to stand out more than the edges. i did change my color plan quite a lot but as I went on I decide what was best and what was bad.