Soft kut (Linoleum print)
My most successful print was the Linoleum print. The first thing that I had to do was draw a picture that had to do with the fall season, on a piece of paper. Then I had to trace the image from the paper to the linoleum. After that I had to decide what size carving gouge I wanted to use. Once I decided what size, I had taken the gouge and carved out the image. When I had finished carving, I had chose a color, then used a brayer to roll out some paint out a bench hook. Then I rolled the paint onto the linoleum and placed a piece of paper on top, after that I used a barren to smooth it out. Finally, I lifted up the paper and was finished with my print. The reason that this print was so successful for me was because I had already had some experience with this type of printing, so it was easier for me.
The print that I would redo if I could would be my screen print. When creating this piece I had to draw an image on a piece of paper. After I drew the image, I had to cut out my image. Then I tapped my stencil to the screen. I had placed a piece of paper underneath the screen so that I could have a final print. Then I chose which colors I wanted to use, then I put some paint at the top of the screen. Once I added the paint, I used a squeegee to drag down the paint. I made sure that I got all of the corners of my stencil. Finally I took my paper from underneath the screen and had a nice final print.
The print that I liked the most was monoprinting. In order to create this print I had to choose a color that I liked, but instead I chose two colors that I liked and then blend them together. After I blended them together on a bench hook with a brayer, I had used a shaper to draw my image in the paint. Then I used a texture roller to add the lines in the background to make it stand out. Once I finished drawing my painting, I took a piece of paper and placed it on top. Then I smoothed it out and I was finished. The reason that I liked monoprinting more than the other prints is because It was really fun for me and relaxing. Plus it was really easy and I never tried it before, but I like trying new things, so I enjoyed it.
The inspriation for this absract painting came from observations, pieces me and my group members created a while ago. When observing, I had to make sure that whatever I choose to paint used 10 different values. The plan was to combine all of our pieces together into one final piece. Instead we had used view finders to find certain parts on each of the pieces that stood out to us. During this project I stepped back and thought about how the piece could use some more yellow and where to put it, that way it would blend more with the other pieces. since majority of the other pieces used yellow. During this project I dicovered that when it comes to using lines, for me they have to be straight because I have OCD. In this project I did take a few risk. When adding the yellow, I didnt think that any should be added and I didnt want to change the composition of the painting but it turned out to look really nice. I also solved problems, when we needed more of a color and we had run out, I had to mix more colors until it was just like the color that was needed.
In this composition, when I first took the pictures that have 1's on them, I just simply took them. I wasn't using any methods or any rules.When I took the pictures again, the ones that have 2's on them, I used the bird's eye view rule for the still life, the cropping rule for something in motion, and the rule of 3rd's for the portrait.
My artwork looks like a tropical island. The subject matter is the sky, trees, and the ground. The title of my work is "The Beauty Of Nature". The tools that I used to create my artwork were soft pastels. I was inspired by an image that I had seen. The emotion that my artwork expresses is calmness. My goal as an artist is to get others to understand the meaning behind it. Yes, this piece did help me to reach that goal because the meaning behind this piece is calmness. I learned that its good to experiment with new tools, such as oil pastels and soft pastels. Yes, this is the image that I imagined creating, i imaged creating trees that looked similar to the trees off of the "Lorax" movie.
Artist Statement: Janiah Campbell
The Oh So Scary Dragon” is the name of my art piece.My art work looks like a dragon standing in front of a volcano. The process that I used was first, outlining the ink in pencil, I colored in color pencil wash, then I painted over it with water. I came up with the idea of a dragon after we had blown on the ink because that's what I saw when I repeatedly turned it around. My goal as an artist is to show emotion and inspire others by my art. I learned how to use wash colored pencils.This is the what I imagined creating.