Design Challenge/Assignment Parameters
We had to make a linocut and 10 or more prints that show we understand texture, pattern, proportion, balance, emphasis, and observational drawing.
The design had to be touching the edges on at least 3 sides, you must have 10 prints, and a foreground and background.
Photo of Endangered Species With Links:
Planning And Sketches
Starting to carve linoleum
Finished carving linoleum
I wanted to show the design and lines of the butterfly's wings, so I made the black lines black and the orange wings white.
It is good, but it could have been made a bit neater on the top and bottom, and some on the sides.
I should have made the lines larger and more clear, and lines appeared on the top and bottom because it touched the ink roller.
Process And In-Progress Work
I looked at pictures of butterflies, and studied the designs on their wings. I then started drawing them, and kept drawing until the wing looked right.
Problems I Had And How I Solved Them:
IWhen I started, I couldn't get the shape and size of the lines in the butterfly's wings right. I studied the wings and practiced drawing, and started to get better at it.
Critique (review) of Work:
I should have taken more time to make the lines look neater, and I could have put flowers or other, small butterflies in the background. It looks sort of plain with just the one butterfly in the middle.