Unit 2 Final Reflection (ART)

When creating my motif design, my strengths were that I was able to use creative thinking when creating my design. For a long time, I could not get my design right and I kept changing it then I thought that I should just go with the flow and do what my gut tells me to and I finally made my design look favourable. I also had a good understanding of what interlocking and negative space was. I was good at decision making because I was able to decide what my cultural influence would be I knew what colours I would choose before I even needed to worry about it. Some of my weaknesses during the unit were that I struggled to find a personal interest that I could use when creating my motif. Another weakness was that I kept drawing part of my design small so when I was carving I had some trouble and ink kept getting into the small lines. This affected my printing because undesired ink kept getting onto the paper and because the colours are contrasting it is very visible.

My interlocking was substantial. The interlocking parts create new shapes when interlocked for example the triangles create a diamond when put together. I think that my colour unity is good as the colours of the paper are similar and the colour of the ink is consistent. For example, the paper colours are dark blue and black. I chose these colours because black is one of my favourite colours and dark blue is used often in traditional kazakh clothes and my design used designs that also are used in the clothing. I also enjoy wearing the color blue and it is my second favourite color after green. The colour of the ink is white. Some people may think that using white ink is boring but I believe that it gives an elegant simplicity to my art and it balances out the darke colours of the paper. The way I arranged the papers where three blue papers are in between six black pieces of paper. I wanted to be different and not assemble the papers like the sixth graders last year.