1. There are different parts to the art criticism process. The first part of the art criticism process is to describe the artwork. Here you list what you see in the artwork, including the images you see, art elements, and color schemes. For instance, if you were to describe the art piece to someone over the phone. Next is to analyze the artwork. To do this you list the art elements and color principles, such as color, value, line, shape, form, texture, space, balance, harmony, emphasis, proportion, movement, rhythm, and variety. Now you interpret the artwork. This means to determine the mood and feelings that are communicated, as well as the story told and ideas represented by the piece. Finally you judge the artwork. To judge the artwork you put what you think of the artwork, your thoughts in general and why you think the pieceis successful, or why you don’t. You should support your opinion with criteria or evidence, such as art skills, the meaning, creative and realistic.
background, yellow, and red of different shades, with more vibrant, brighter colors on the right side and darker, more dull versions of the same color on the left. Although there is not one color scheme, the foreground and uppermost layers are warm colors and the background has cool colors. Other than color, some art elements seen in this piece are value, line, space, shape and form. There is a focus of light and dark value in this piece that create a large contrast on each side. The left side contains all dark themed colors and light on the left. Due to the way these are balanced, there does appear to be an emphasis on the right side. There are thin diagonal lines on the crab to give it a more realistic pattern and texture that a normal crab would have. The checkerboard pattern was originally created using straight lines, and a thick black and white outline surrounds the crab using chalk pastel. The crab itself, however, is meant to be more geometric shaded, having straighter lines for its body, claws, and legs than round and curved like a real life crab. When I first got the idea for this piece it was to make the piece was to convey the idea of light and dark, so after drawing an outline of everything, I began adding darker shades of red to the crab on only one half and making the other lighter. I then did this with everything else in the piece, which is the reason why the checkerboard pattern isn’t all one color. This was successful in giving it the mood of there being a dark and light side to everything, or possibly sad and happy, or allowing for anyone who sees the piece to be able to tell something is contrasting, whatever it may be. I think that the overall idea and outcome was successful but think that some parts of the piece could be neater, like the chalk outline and making the checkers in the pattern neater. The shape of the crab also came out nicely but could be smoother with the prismacolor.
skin tones, after getting the chance to experiment with paint in this class. I benefit greatly from being able to try new mediums as well. Prior to this class I would not have considered creating art using charcoal, watercolor and some other mediums we used. Now that I have, it helped me determine which mediums enjoy, which I dislike, and which mediums I will use in the future. Due to this class I can now more easily create new art projects in general after going through the process multiple times on many different projects. I developed techniques on what to focus on during a project and which parts to start out with that will make the final piece look the best. The class has prepared me for if I want to continue with art at school or on my own in the future.
pigmented, but you can also make darker or more dull things with them if you wanted to, which allows me to have both options to color any piece. The intensity of the colors are stronger than that of normal colored pencils which is one of the major reasons why I prefer prismacolor over other pencils. Another being that you can layer with them. When using them I often add white at the end to certain parts of the drawing where it should be lighter, and with prismacolor, it blends nicely and smoothly. A medium I wish I had explored is oil pastel. Oil pastel seemed interesting to me, but I did not have a piece that I wanted to use it on over a medium I liked more. I think I would like using it as it is similar to prismacolor in the sense that it is vibrant and would allow me to use layers. I have also seen some artwork made using oil pastel that I thought were great, which further make me wish I had tried it.