I think that what I did well was that I used my time effectively by coming to open studio and trying to get things done.
I think that one of my strengths in interlocking were that some of them interlocked if they were in the right place and when it did it looked like one picture it looked almost perfect. At first, when I tried my test print first my artworks didn’t interlock one bit. First I thought it was the way I carved it that was bad so I tried carving again but it still didn’t work. Even after that didn’t work I asked Mr Reed what I did wrong and he said that maybe I was putting on too much ink but that he didn’t know so I didn’t know whether to take the risk or not. My interlocking was OK because the crosses were touching but they weren’t exactly interlocking. Another thing that was bad was that my pizzas were a little too big and it looked like I didn’t measure it that much. But something that is good about my interlocking is that because my crosses aren’t interlocking that much it makes a diamond instead of a big cross so I thought that it looked cool and good.
I chose the colours that I chose because I liked those colours and I thought that they went together well with the other colours and the papers. My colour plan was mostly random but I just did it because I thought that it showed unity. The colours don’t really symbolise anything.
My Strengths and Weaknesses
I think that what I did well was that I had good motifs that were creative and made my pattern more interesting. I am proud of me finishing my pattern in time with a bit of time left over and it not being too bad and wonky. an idea that I am proud of is that I found some things that interlocked well and it looks interesting and I have more than 2 motifs so it looks more creative. I think that I could improve my cultural by making it more even and making the edges go to the middle of the corner instead of a bit off to the side. I could improve my personal influence by making the circle in the key down below the actual key instead of to the left. Another thing I could work on was that I should have measured the pizza’s more because they look like they go down and they are too big.
I learned how to make things look Three-Dimensional and realistic by using gradation, a blending stump, shadows and highlights. At the very start of the year I couldn’t use any of these. For example when I was trying to use a blending stump I wouldn’t be able to use it and it would look like a line instead of a shadow. I also practiced a lot by coming to open studio and at first I wasn’t that focused but I started to get more focused as the lessons went on. It also helped me improve by learning that shadows and highlights are actually important in a artwork but not only that but also my communication skills. They taught me to be independent to find mistakes by myself but also collaborating with others by asking.
I think that to do the drawing better I think that I would stop talking as much and focus a little more in the gradation and concentrate on what other people are saying so that I can think. Next I would problem solve instead of just asking and forgetting what they said and continue doing what I did so that I will have a better understanding of what to fix and what to do next for example one time when I was drawing I noticed that my lip was maybe a bit too big. I tried to make it smaller but it still didn’t work so I made it curve up a little and it worked. Also not try to make something perfect for example if the shape isn’t so good and I spent almost half the class trying to fix it but I could save some time by only looking at one thing but looking at the whole picture and it might not look so bad. But mostly I think that I should make the highlights a bit lighter because when I looked at it it was mostly the same colour as the normal places.
I think that these two learning words would describe me the best: risk taker and confident because when I was drawing I would try new things not knowing wether it would work out or not but I still tried it taking a risk and if it worked Yay! if it didn’t work Oh no! One time Mr reed told me to erase the teeth super white and don’t draw anything so at first I was a bit scared to do it but I tried it hoping that it would work and it did so I was really happy that I was a risk taker then. I am also confident because I would ask people for feedback I would not be shy to not show my drawing so people could give me feedback. Once I thought that my drawing was a bit not-very-realistic but I didn’t hold back to ask people what I should work on and instead I went and asked them what I should work on and they would tell me instead of giggling like I was afraid they might.
THIS IS MY DRAWING THAT I DREW
I think overall the story was good and I think that the story choice was definitely easy to understand the life lesson. I think that the illustrations were also good but maybe the story itself was a bit too violent because there were some parts where people were getting killed and I sometimes flipped two pages or read the wrong part or lost track of where I was so made some things up so I think that I could of made the words a little bit more clearer so that I could read it without taking time and making up some parts. I could also make it a bit more interactive because it was just me reading it and nothing that the Grade 1’s could do with their hands.
I think that first I did not really use my time effectively but around the middle I started to use my time more wisely but because I did not use my time effectively at the start so I was a bit tight on time so I think that I should of used it wisely throughout the whole process. At first I didn’t really like drawing because I wasn’t use to it and was very bad at it but later on I got used to it so I started to get better so I think that that was something that I improved on and found easy around the middle and end. I have learned that you have to be patient to be good at something because I was very impatient first and you can see the difference between the start and the end because I started to become more patient around the end.
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