Monday, January 13, 2014


Prompt: Explain how you developed your design for your book carving. How important was it to have a clear plan before starting? What were the challenges you faced when working on this project? Explain how you overcame them. Discuss your design and how it relates to the book you chose (if that was the case, if not just discuss design). Did you take any risks? How and why? Describe how you felt about the overall project and if you felt it was successful.

I had a lot of plans for book carving but was uncertain about most of them, but then somehow somewhere the phrase "the inner workings of a book" popped into my head. that phrase transferred into this.i was going for a steampunky vibe. im really mad that i painted it. wow. but i really like the carving and the metal centers. it was so important to have every layer planned beforehand and to trace really slowly and not try any shortcuts, whenever i would try to do too many pages at once it would have drastically horrible effects on the aesthetic of my book carving. i used "the godfather" bc i just found it sitting on my shelf. my dad saw me cutting into it with an exacto knife and yelled (well, stated. he doesnt really yell), "HEY! thats a good book! stop that!" but it was too late. my risk was painting it when i thought it wouldnt look good, it didnt, i was right. but i still am okay with the fact that i tried painting it. I had a different design beforehand, same mechanical layout but more pieces/closer together, but it was too difficult to carve and would have taken a decade. i think there is a nice theme behind this book carving, which i dont think i really have to explain (or really i just cant put it into words, but basically something about what it takes to make a book run/the inner workings/mechanics of a book) ok bye

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1. How did you show amusement and variety in your piece? Explain your choice of subject matter and how you created a unified piece of art.
2. Describe your experience with using mixed media. What mixed media did you use for your piece?
3. What role did our lessons on visual journaling play in the success of your piece? Explain.
4. Discuss any challenges you experienced and how you overcame obstacles.

Mixed Muddia
Amusement because the character is daydreaming, thinking about a myriad of pleasing topics. i tried to use tons of color, i didnt want the colors to mix together but i did want them to kind of flow into one another (i didnt want it to look block-y). I picked a bunch of pictures from my textbook or classwork this year which was fun to look through, but all of the little doodles were done prior to this project. visual journaling taught me a lot on how to make it all look like it fits together, not like a bunch of random pieces of paper un-strategically placed. My biggest challenge was actually startuing the project. sorry it is late. love u