The first Printmaking process was called relief printing. I had decided to name this one "abstraction", because I thought it looked very all over the place with the lines. What inspired me to create this was all of the rest of the abstract pieces I had created in the past. With this print I first had to take a piece of linoleum and carve what I wanted printed on the print paper, then roll some paint on it, and lastly stamp it to the paper. I feel as this one was my most successful, because I had more practice with it and was able to go by with it on a step by step process with knowing what I was doing. Though I made it a bit abstract, the colors I also used it's what made me like this one the most as well as the lines that were in the print. By far out of all the ones that I made I think this one was one of the coolest and most successful due to the texture I added into it.
This one came out pretty cool, I had decided to call this one simply "triangle". What inspired me to do this was simply other pictures of shapes I saw online, so I thought that it would be pretty cool to see how a simple shape would turn out, but I feel that I could have done something more different to it. The first one was ok, but I simply did not like how plain and simple it was. If I were to do this over it would have more added more to it instead of a plain simple triangle, in fact maybe even more shapes could have been added to it or a triangle of different textures. Other than that, it wasn't bad I simply thought it was to dull and plain, unlike the other styles of print I had created.
Last but not least I did mono-printing , and with this I had decided to call the first one "random" and the second one "diamond". This one was by far out of the one that I really enjoyed, because all I had to do was put some print onto a metal plate and then draw my design on the plate and it made it feel more like free style drawing, which is what I really liked about this. I also really liked this one because it was so straight forward and simple and this was probably the first where I actually got to draw my design out on a metal plate with ink. After they were complete the outcome looked pretty cool and different than what I'm used to seeing. Beyond anything else this was one of the most fun to mess a round with, in fact I might just do something with this in the future, just to get more of a feel of the mono-print.
Creating this piece was really fun for me, I haven't used clay since first grade and being able to come back to it was a real learning experience, and a cool one. I had decided to call this the super bowl because by it being a big bowl I thought it would be cool to call it the super bowl. My inspiration for this were the vases that I saw and the other bowls that different people have created themselves. It took quite a bit of time and patience to create this and to smooth it out, but it eventually came out right. I took quite a few risk here and there considering that this is clay I had to be really carefully with it, making sure that it would not dry out or break while moving around with it and blow drying it. One thing that I definitely can say is that I did improve big time on my clay skills and for the first time I used it to create something entirely different. I got stuck a little bit here and there with my ideas, but I eventually kept going and coming up with new ideas. I really observed carefully with how I did this so that I wouldn't mess up, but by not dealing with clay for a really long time it made it really difficult. Right now my artwork is a little bit incomplete, but I can say it will express a feeling of peace of kindness once I add my colors on the bowl. I really enjoyed this piece and I am glad I did, because I forgot just how enjoyable clay can be, I do hope that I create something with clay in the near future.
Nature can be a very interesting and yet scary thing in the world, but this is probably the first time I have ever created an art piece out of nature. My inspiration for creating this piece were the interesting fall colors that caught my eye, as well as the many I have seen in the past. The goal for this piece was to create different shapes within the the artwork. As I started I didn't know where I was going with it, but then as I went on I decided that I wanted to create a shape out of the rocks and sticks or some sort of swirl. In this process not to many risks were taken, but I did think outside the box when creating in terms in creativity, and shapes. This art piece conveys the feeling of fall and the different colors and shapes the represents fall, and how fall would make a person feel, in fact if you didn't notice I did this on a gloomy day to convey even more of a fall feeling. Lastly in this in this process I gained new skills in not only just basic art work, but the simple ability to create artwork out of almost anything, this also helped me build my creative skills as well. I really enjoyed this creative piece with nature and being able to go outside to do it, I might just do more for fun in the near future, but one new thing that I did learn about myself is that I really like being outside to do art. It really keeps my mind calm and creative.
Honestly this piece what's something that I simply created without thought, but somehow it simply just came to be. I decided to call this piece a simple creation, due to the fact that it so abstract, and I love doing abstract pieces. Usually when I do pieces like this there is no feeling trying to be conveyed, but only the sheer feeling of creativity and how one feels as they look at it. What I see is flowers growing out of some kind of pot, or tree. There weren't to many obstacles involved with this piece, expect getting stuck at times at what to do next with it, but as I went on I let my idea's bounce around until they eventually formed. My inspiration for this piece was the other Styrogami pieces that I saw and the swirls that they had in their pieces. When adding the color in this piece I had intentionally left the white spots in the on the Styrofoam, because I did not want to much color, and I wanted it look different so I thought that would look cool. I always like to take a couple of risk in my art work, so yes I did take risk as I was creating this, especially with adding the color and not knowing what it would look like, but one thing I can say is that I developed skills with styrogami, and creativity. This was a very creative fun piece to do and I may just do something different with this cool style of art work next time.
In this piece me and my group used acrylic, a canvas, and of course paint brushes. Personally I liked to call this painting "Simply Abstract", just because me and my group just came up with ideas as we went and had no idea where to go with it. Me and my group was inspired by our original abstract pieces that we did at the beginning of this class, and by other abstract paintings that others created. When we started we did not know how to go about this abstract piece, so we just simply started slapping paint on the canvas not knowing where it would lead, but somehow it came out pretty good. In doing this we took many risk, and along the way we even messed up the color scheme a little and had to go back over that, but as we made mistakes it only made our piece even better each time we messed up. Another thing that was highly important, as I said in my last piece was focusing on the environment and on the subject matter, which is another reason to why we messed up, but when doing this we saw what we did wrong and went back over it. I found it really enjoyable to work with a group, because we could collaborate our ideas with each other as artist, learn together, and build new skills by learning from each other. I personally was never a fan of acrylic but being able to use it helped me improve my skills with it and I was able to see in more depth just how different it was from water color. In this piece there was no feelings to convey, but simply the feeling of abstraction and creation. Overall I really did enjoy being able to work with a group and being able to create such a interesting piece with them.
When creating this piece I decided to call it nature's reflection, because within this abstract piece there is a reflection of a mountain in the water. I used watercolor pencils and of course water to create this final piece, and I really think that this piece came out quite nice, with a unique abstract design to the mountain. The big idea of this piece was to express some form of nature, such as the tree, water, and mountain that was used in this piece. What inspired me to create this was another picture of mountains and the also seeing how water reflects in the real world, such as water reflecting a blurry image yourself.