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Unit 2 Final Reflection

During this unit, I think I have incorporated a lot of my characteristics into my design and that has made it a really important artwork to me. I have added 2 different personal cultures and 2 personal facts into this design and in conclusion, I think my design turned out to look appealing. I have also made my design overlap so it could show more of my culture of Japan, and my interest in Japan’s history. I made my motif design have a good balance between the curved lines and the straight lines to express who I am as a human being. throughout creating this motif design I am particularly proud of how I problem solved when creating the detailed waving line because before I found my self-drawing a completely different pattern every time I tried to write the same design. For example, when drawing my fourth spike my sides were uneven and didn’t turn out to look as I wished and didn’t interlock properly. So instead I overcame this challenge by changing the steps and drew from the negative space, not the positive space. If I would do this again I would make sure to have my design with more of a balance with my negative space and positive space because to me it looked too bland and needed more positive space.

I think my design interlocks properly because I took extra caution on my sides to make sure that it has equal and the same measurements. I still wish I had more of a abstract drawing with more of a interesting pattern when interlocked, because the parts that interlock are all the exact same and has a cemetery line and looked mostly geometric. I am planing to use the colors that are mostly hot because i think it represents me the most. I might arrange the colors by brightest in the middle to make it stand out more than the other and the cooler colors at the border of my paper to have unity. I preferred to have more of a calm feeling in my motif so it would have a connection with my colors. But i still chose the colors mostly similar to red because in all the countries iv’e lived in I noticed that it always had the color red in it. All in all this project ha been a enjoyable and a new experience and have learned a lot in these couple of days.

Unit 1 Final Reflection

My learning helped me improve my portrait look realistic by using more values and learning how to shade using tools such as the blending stump. The blending stump was used for blend lines so the different values gradually change to one another. One massive change I found out was that I learned how to create gradation making my picture look realistic. For example, on the portrait, I drew 2 months ago I had no gradation and looked like 2 dimensional. Another change I found was that I used different values and a wide range of dark and light values. This made me improve my portrait because by using a large range of values this added shadows and depth to my portrait making my picture 3 dimensional as well. Also going to open studio, practicing drawing the facial expressions helped me with having the right shape and size. By knowing the size and shape it helped me with having to not erase, leaving a mark.

If I could draw my portrait again, I could draw the outline of the facial expressions lightly with my pencil first so I don’t leave a dent. For example, when I drew my portrait I mistook the place and had to erase my eye, but didn’t come off as I expected. I would also start off with a darker toned paper because my paper first looked like it was almost white therefore my highlights didn’t have much contrast with the background and blended in. Also by toning my paper darker, making my shadow would be more effective because I do not need to add value or subjective value.

I think reflective best describes me as an artist because I acquired new knowledge and skills by transferring my knowledge from different subjects and also reflecting on the mistakes I had before. I also think enthusiasm best describe me as an artist because I tried to think always positively and never gave up even though sometimes my work didn’t go the way that I intended to expect. Although sometimes my enthusiasm caused for my self-management skill going down and lost concentration on my work.

Final Portrait

Descripción Mi Casa

En mi abuelos casa, tengo seis habitaciones. Tengo una cocina, un comedor, un baño, un dos cuarto y un salón. en mi cocina tengo un lavabo y un lámpara. en mi comedor tengo una mesa, cuatro sillas y muchos libros. También en mi salon tengo un sofá, un televisor, un librero. En mi cuarto tengo cuatro cama, tengo una la mesa de noche, un vitrina y un lampara. en mi otro cuarto tengo un poster, una vitrina, una dos masas, unos dos sillas y un cama. por ultimo en mi bano tengo un lavabo, un la taza de bano un espejobun comoda, un tina y una ducha.

Tech Day

Technology is about problem-solving and something that helps our lives.

Today in tech day I learned how to control Lego robots and what you need to improve to make it better. We battled who had the best robot and battled ice hockey. We thought of creative ideas and thought of the most efficient way to make our robot better.

The other activity I did was Paper Craft. We printed out the net of our favorite characters and made it by glue in and cutting. I started to make a devil character and turn out to be really good.

ATL Skills

Over the past few days, I have been learning about the ATLs (aprouches to learning) and how that could effect our learning. We watched a video and wrote down how the video connected to ATL skills. From this excercise I learned that ATL skills are something that are really important and something we should all use to help with our learning.