Midterm Portfolio Paige Mahoney

My Pieces

VSCO Warm Up

Megan Durst, 11

Describe

In this image, the background is used to create a shadow, or silhouette of the subject in the image. The window frames around the subject also make the reader focus on the dark subject in the image. The dark colors and shadows in the foreground of the image also contrast with the lighter, more natural colors in the background of the image.

Analyze

The art elements and principles used in this image were all very effective. The shadows and silhouettes in the image create contrast in the image from outside of the window. The subject of the image is more towards the center of the window frames. The silhouette of the subject also makes the reader of the artwork wonder whether they are facing towards the camera, or looking out the window. The image is well balanced and unifies due to the use of the specific principles and elements used.

Interpret

The artist wanted to create a simple image with contrast from the outside. The brick wall in the image gives it a textured look, from the "smoother" look of the sky, and the silhouette. The artist wanted to create an image that showed people that students are stuck inside all day, and they need a chance to go outside. The lighting of the outside made the subject dark, to tell readers that it is dark inside the buildings of school.

Evaluate

Overall, the composition of this image is successful. The elements and principles of design were effectively used to depict the artists point of view in taking the image. The contrast between the light from the outside, and the dark silhouette and shadows makes the image "pop" and make you want to keep looking at it. The brick wall also grabs you eye because of its texture.

One of the Twelve Portraits

Sean Draheim, 9, Northwest School of the Arts

Describe

In this image, the branches on the tree frame the subject in the middle of the picture. The main focus of the image are definitely the branches, because of the abundance of them The readers eyes follow the branches up until they reach the subject in the background.

Analyze

The photographer did not use color in this image, but it works well with the type of image that was taken. The B&W makes the image look more balanced and unified, even though there are a bunch of branches in the way of the subject. The branches also create a frame around parts of the subject.

Interpret

The photographer of the image wanted a more suspenseful piece. By using the branches to cover up parts of the subject, and making the image black and white.

Evaluate

Overall. this composition was successful. I do believe that the subject could have been moved to where there was a space in the branches, so we could see his face clearly, and it would emphasize the subjects face more. Although, the piece is unified and well balanced and clearly depicts the artists point of view, and the emotions of the subject.

3D Film Stills

Hailey Eccher, 11

Describe

This image was taken to represent a scene from the sequel created to "If I Stay." The subject is supposed to represent the main character, Mia Hall, after she wakes up from a coma from a car accident that took the lives of their family. The subject of the image was brought out by using 3D, to make it the focal point of the image.

Analyze

The elements and principles in this design all unify together to bring out the 3D subject. The black and white in the image gives it a more suspenseful feeling to the image, and the subjects facial expression adds to the feeling from the image. The amount of pixels that were moved for each the cyan, and red layer were even, which created the 3D to be even and pop out correctly.

Interpret

The photographer wanted to create a suspenseful feeling of the image, to represent how the actual scene of the treatment would be. The subject that was used in the image most closely represents the character, Mia Hall, in "If I Stay." The photographer wanted to make the subject pop out enough, so that the reader of the image could clearly see that it is supposed to be 3D.

Evaluate

Overall, the composition of the image is very successful. The 3D subject pops out efficiently enough for the reader of the image to see it. The mood of the image is clearly shown through the subject, and through the elements and principles of design used in the image.

Peers Pieces

Lauren Srisaguan

Photo by Lauren Srisaguan

Describe

This image depicts the subjects likes and feelings. The artist chose images that represent the subject. The effects on the images help blend them into each other successfully.

Analyze

There were many elements and principles of design used in this composition. The artist used black and white, and colors to create contrast in the composition, instead of using just one color scheme. The nature images also give the composition a textured look, from the mountains and the trees.

Interpret

The artist of the composition wanted to create an image with multiple images to represent the subjects likes, and feelings. The artist kept a calm feel throughout the composition by using calming colors and images, which can depict that the subject of the image is a calm person, who likes calm things.

Evaluate

Overall, this composition was very successful. The artist effectively used the principles and elements of design to represent the subject in the image. The contrast of the colors and textures in the image balance out everything else used in the composition.

Photo by Lauren Srisaguan

Describe

This image is used to represent a film still in a treatment. This student used 3D effects to make the title of the treatment, and the helicopter in the background pop out to the reader of the image.

Analyze

The artist used the black and white effect in the image to make the 3D effects seem more apparent. The black and white also makes the treatment look more serious, or even suspenseful. The title is effective, and depicts the treatment well. The artist also used an effective amount of pixels to make both the title, and the helicopter come out to the reader.

Interpret

The artist of the image wanted to depict to a reader what their treatment is about. The black and white creates a serious feeling to the treatment. The helicopter and the rest of the background also give the reader a feeling of what the treatment is about, and the artist used everything effectively to represent their treatment.

Evaluate

Overall, the artist created a very successful image. The 3D was given the correct amount of pixels to bring the title, and the helicopter out enough so the reader could see it, but not too much so that it would mess with someones eyes. The elements and principles of design used balanced and unified the composition as a whole.

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