Art Unit 1 Reflection

I think that my learning in art class helped me a lot because before coming to art class I used to draw cartoons and couldn’t draw realistic. After coming I learned about shadows, highlights, gradation and many more. I used the tips that Mr. Reed gave me like “Why don’t you add more highlights here” or “add a little shadow near the eye” and some other tips. Using these tips my realistic drawing skills got so much better and my drawing improved so much. I also found out that a blending stump is very useful for me to bend the lines on my drawing and also adding shadows and highlights make your drawing look more three-dimensional.

If I did this unit again there are some things I would like to change, such as changing my expression for my photo because I was just smiling in this one but maybe next time I could change it too a smirk it would be a little different to draw. Another thing I want to change is if I had a little more time I could have worked on close details for my hair because I think that there was not much detail. If I spend more time on hair I could have made it more realistic and look like actual hair.

2 words I chose to describe myself this unit is collaboration and reflective. I was collaborator because I asked advice from many people and they gave some good tips and I was talking with everyone to make my drawing best as possible. I also was a reflector because after each class I thought if I did good progress and did I use my time well.

Overall I think that this is was a great unit for me because I always wanted to draw a realistic self portrait and I think I did a pretty good job.

English book making Evaluation

I think that I did  really good job on my english book.

I really liked my myth and how I designed my book.

A part I want to improve on next time is that to make the font easier for 1st graders to read. An easy font people can read is Trebuchet MS or Arial.

I also want to improve my drawings to be more sophisticated and detailed. Next time I will learn to draw a little better for example drawing the face shape more accurately and making the eyes look realistic.

I really like the background for my story page and the page looks old. This will make it so that the 1st graders will think that it was made long ago.

Some difficulties I had during this project was the drawing because at first my drawings were really bad so I had to redo them again and again until I got them good.

I think I used my time effectively and did not waste that much time.WAt first I didn’t get much done, but after I got the idea of my book, I finished it really fast. This shows me that when I am focused and have a good plan, I can complete tasks well.

The only thing I am worried about is that the 1st graders will break my book.

I really enjoyed this project and I am pretty sure the first graders will like it.

fullsizerender-4 k