Unit 2 Art Final Reflection

My Ukiyo-e prints has lots of strengths. First of all I think I had a good color plan. Blue on yellow. Red on black.

I am happy that I thought of using the golden state logo. I think something I did well was carving because I felt like i could carve every small detail on my carving. I also think I did well design because it is complicated but not hard to carve. Some solution I felt proud of was when not all the color was getting to the page.My solution was to spread the ink straight then turn the printing plate around and spread the ink again so the ink reached all the places. Matthew really helped me with my cultural influence.At first I just wrote because there are lots of lines in Indian motifs I chose it, but Matthew said that there are lines in every motif so choose something more specific to India and now I have a more specific reason. My personal interest also got better because I added more detail.

I think my interlocking needs a little more work. If my ink transfers properly and perfect, then I can get my interlocking well. But right now the transfer is not going well so my interlocking still needs work.My interlocking creates circles in the side and squares in the top right left, both bottom left and right.I chose yellow and blue as my colors because those are the golden state warriors colors. I also chose red and black because those are the atlanta hawks colors(I do not like the team. I like the colors)




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.