Here are my final four 8x10s based off the sketches.
I chose to enlarge this piece for the very reason mentioned in class during the critique. I had recently purchased some new music and this piece was one of my responses to the variation in the music in going from a heavy drum and fiddle part to a more lyrical part of the song.
This piece was pointed out in the critique for appearing lyrical and reminding some of my classmates of a sound board. No constructive criticism was vocalized.
The sketch for this piece was chosen because of the way the thicker and lesser lines appear
to balance out the many thinner lines. This also may just be me, but I like the way it reminds me of my friend’s the barn back home with the many spiderwebs in the corners.
Personally I tend to prefer more organic appearing pieces with a sense of structure. To me the
sketch for this piece accomplished that, and therefore I chose to enlarge it. However I do feel it was more sucessful on the 2.5×2 than on the larger paper.
This piece was mentioned in the critique for having nice flow, however
the bottom left corner appeared to be crowed and the knocked off corners were not visually appealing.
In response to the critique I chose to redo my third piece to what is now shown above, but I do agree that my third piece was
the weakest one of my four and I enjoy the chance to change it to something I feel better about.
I feel the tension is more pleasing to the eye and the curved lines seem to work better with each other now.
For my final piece I chose the sketch that had elements that I found pleasing in my second
and third pieces. I tend to enjoy creating pieces where the more delicate elements appear to hold the bolder, heavier pieces. I also enjoyed the contrasting negative to positive space used.
This piece was also heavily critiqued. There were many different views, some liked the balanced but
unbalanced feeling with the heavy lines and delicate swirls, while some felt the contrast was too much. the right corner needs harder lines, the top is too heavy, or there’s not enough contrast. The right corner is too diagonal, it creates a positive cluttered tension, and the right corner is in a weird middle ground and needs to appear even more delicate.
I personally enjoyed the critique on my pieces greatly, due to the constructive criticism gained. However I also understand that I received more of a review than most of my other classmates due to them choosing three of mine to talk about.