I think I did well on the color pattern for the motif design because I chose the colors that meant something to me, for example, I choose the color purple because my grandmas favorite color was purple and my grandpas favorite color was blue and they both mean a lot to me. I think a solution I am proud of is when my seeds in the watermelon were almost gone and if I printed it like that it may look funny so I made the watermelon have no seeds, an idea I think I am proud of is when I decided for my second design I chose the Japanese flag because I have been living I Japan for a long time and I just love Japan. For my Cultural influence, I think I could’ve made it have more detail because I fell like it didn’t have enough of me showing its Japan, for example on the fan I put the Japenese flag in the middle of it and I added some cherry blossom petals but I think I could’ve added a little more detail like adding the waves from Hokusai(but not so detailed). For my Personal interest, I think I could’ve added more design to the watermelons because the shape of the seeds inside of the watermelons where not really the shape of watermelon seed, for example, when I was carving the watermelons the seeds were too small and were hard to carve around and I kept on just carving over them so I just decide to carve all the seeds out, but I feel like I should’ve had like big seeds so it looks more like a watermelon.
I feel like my interlocking isn’t accurate because after I finished printing and cutting the paper with the design so its the right size I started to notice it doesn’t interlock at all, for example, the watermelons on the corners of the design were supposed to be the ones that made it interlocking but they were either too small or too big that they wouldn’t connect beautifully but I think is because I didn’t measure it right, draw it right, or didn’t add enough ink on the corners before transferring/printing the plate onto the paper. I think my after printing and gluing the papers with the print on it that they don’t make any really new shapes partly because they don’t interlock but if they did they would make a circle because of the watermelons but I did notice that the thick line on both sides of the flag that they interlock and make a nice line. I chose those because they are my favorite colors and because my grandmas favorite color was purple, my grandpas favorite color was blue and they both mean a lot to me and it helps me remember them so I won’t forget them. They don’t really symbolize anything just only about my grandparents. I think my colors are unified because it’s not polychromatic because the colors I chose were kinda analogous colors they are not random because I didn’t choose many colors that weren’t unified.