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Art Unit 2 Reflection

My strength was to carve the plate. First, I tried to do it very neat. But I was worried that the test print will be bad so I made it more deeper. Then the test print went well. Also in my graph paper, I used a lot of negative space in the rectangle. I measured the rectangle so I was confutable to transfer my design to my plate. The weakness were the tracing on the window. First of all, I didn’t use a ruler to trace so I didn’t get the line straight enough. I was good at the carving so it wasn’t so bad after all. My 2 motifs designs were good but I didn’t read the instructions carefully so I did 2 Japanese cultural influence symbols. I should’ve put an islamic design in one of my motif design. I had a lot of personal interests in my mind and I chose the piano idea because piano is life!!!

My design has 3 symbols that interlocks. One is a keyboard, one is a flower, and one is the WIFI symbol. The interlocking symbols doesn’t change that much except for the flower because one part only looks like it is a semi oval shape but it actually goes to a flower. The semi oval is a petal of the flower! I thought about the colors of the paper. I think that I should put more than 4 colors so that it has unity, and has several colors and not all same or different. There is no symbols in my color of paper. I tried to make the colors make a mirror so that it looks like it has unity. I had fun in carving, printing… everything!

Art Unit 1 Reflection

The main skill that I learnt was how can I draw gradation good. The day when we practiced our gradation scale, it helped quite a lot for the portrait. I got tips from my classmates and practiced hard on that so at the end, I finished it and my gradation scale looked pretty good.

I think I improved a lot. First, it was an cartoon picture of me because I wasn’t used to drawing a 3D portrait but I learned about gradation and different kinds of values and how to use an blending-stump so the improved one looks like a photo than a drawn picture.

When I draw another portrait, I should erase more gently because my paper kind of ripped off and it is ugly. I had lots of trouble with that The other thing is that I should get more pencils like 8B, 2H, and 4B and not using the thickest color or the thinnest color.

My 2 learning words was reflective, because I reflected on what I did well and not, and cooperation, because I asked people to look at my work and also I gave comments on peoples work. I had a fun time collabarating with others so I want to do these activities again. First, it was kind of troublesome but later on, it was getting fun so I was trying hard.